Animals, Pets and Well-Being
Policy and Practices
United Nations Sustainability Goals:
“The World We Want 2015” Priorities:
- Does our community have policies to address the safety and well-being of domestic animals?
- How does our community define “animal rights?”
- Does our community have policies to protect wildlife species?
- Are endangered animals protected?
- If animals are hunted in our community, are regulations adequate?
- Does our community ensure the humane treatment
of animals being raised for slaughter (chickens, cattle, etc.) or used for entertainment purposes?
- Does our community have humane policies and services to address issues of over-population of animals (e.g., kangaroos in urban areas of Australia; feral cats in cities; deer in suburban areas)?
- Does the community address issues of human encroachment (e.g., housing developments, highways) on traditional animal territories?
- How does the community address noise pollution and its impact on the animal species in the area?
- Does our community have facilities for rescue/rehabilitation of wildlife?
- Are there protected areas for wildlife migration (especially birds)?
- Does the community maintain spaces (gardens, arboretums, green zones, lakes and ponds) that foster the eco-system in ways that support animal life (including bees, birds)?
- Are the animals of our community protected against diseases that could affect other animals and humans?
Do local groceries ensure the humane treatment of slaughtered animals that are sold by the grocery?
Does the community offer vegan/vegetarian options for eating (e.g., in restaurants, schools)?
Do local groceries carry alternatives to meat?