Policy and Practices
United Nations Sustainability Goals:
- Improve agricultural systems and raise rural prosperity.
- Secure biodiversity and ensure good management of water, oceans, forests, and natural resources.
“The World We Want 2015” Priorities:
- Action Taken on Climate Change
- 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?