Today our society is coming to the conclusion that bullfighting and other entertainments showing the cruel domination of a man over a beast are immoral and it must be stressed that even in their "native" lands these bloody spectacles lose their popularity. Thus, the opinion poll in Spain showed that over 50% of Spaniards were against bullfighting and in France more than 83% of men were opposed to this brutality. Nevertheless these entertainments continue to exist for the greatest part owing to the tourists' curiosity. Trying to stop this violence Animal Rights Committee intends to put an end to any suffering of animals.
Animal Rights Committee (ARC) is a non-profit organization based in Tbilisi, Georgia, the Caucasus. ARC's mission is to alleviate animal suffering and promote animal rights and cruelty-free living in Georgia. ARC is a member organization of the World Society for the Protection of Animals.Animal Rights Committee is managed by a group of volunteers who contribute their free time and resources to the protection of animals. They are open to cooperation with any interested organization or individual who share their objectives and ideas, or would like to obtain animal rights-related information.Their main purpose is to ensure that the principles of animal welfare are universally understood and respected and protected by enforced legislation. And their main mission is to raise the standards of animal welfare throughout the world.
Animal Rights Committee first met in December 1997. It was established in the context of a growing level of community awareness and concern about some of the ways in which humans treat animals. The traditional areas of concern have included hunting, the use of animals for entertainment, animal experimentation and neglect and abuse of pets. The increasing consumption of animal products by Western society has created another, ever-expanding, area of concern. Some of the gravest abuses of animals today occur in the so-called 'factory farms'. Under the law as it presently stands, animals are a form of property, and their treatment often reflects that. Unlike other forms of property, however, animals are living, sentient beings. This is recognised to some extent in the fact that each State and Territory has legislation that regulates the treatment of animals. Two of the Committee's main objectives are to ensure that the legislation is appropriate and that it is enforced.
Animal Right Committee operates in three main directions. Stray control: developing and implementing programs to eliminate stray animal problem and promote spaying/neutering. Animal rights legislation and monitoring: lobbying adoption of progressive animal rights laws and monitoring their observance. Public awareness campaigns: promoting humane and ethical treatment of animals.
ARC joins the campaign against bullfight in Armenia. And on August 24, 2001 Animal Rights Committee, together with Anti-Bullfighting Movement of Portugal (MATP), called animal rights activists and NGOs in the Caucasus region to express their protest against the bullfights scheduled for September 7, 8 and 9, 2001 in Yerevan, Armenia. ARC also sent an official letter of protest to Armenian Ambassador in Georgia, requesting urgent interference with this matter.
The bullfights was supposed to be held in the Vazgen Sarkisyan Stadium in Yerevan, as a part of celebration of the 1700 anniversary of Christianity in Armenia. It was planned as a show with picadors and banderillas, i.e. no bulls must be killed during the fight. But in spite of it ARC called out for help all defenders of the animals rights to prevent this cruel show. They asked to write or call Armenian Ambassador to Georgia or government officials in Armenia, and express indignation about the upcoming bullfight. One of the main reasons of appearing of this movement against bullfighting in Armenia was the fact that this country is famous for its unique culture and such brutal attitude to animals are unacceptable for Armenian nation.
The activity of ARC is quickly developing almost in every country of the world. It may be explained by the fact that it closely works with the media. They respond to articles, interviews and reports concerning animals, and through their letters and interviews promote the cause of animal rights in Georgia. Over the last five years, animal law has gained increasing international recognition as a legal discipline. This is reflected, in large part, by the emergence of courses in animal law, animal rights law and animal protection law in universities across the United States and more recently, in other countries.
So, let`s remember that if we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves. Every creature on this planet have a right to live and nobody can decide its fate. All things are connected and have their own destinations. Well... here is some work for your brain.