The New EU
Constitution Contains A `Golden Clause' Which Will Be Invaluable For All Those
Campaigning For A Better Deal For Animals
Animal rights lobbyists have succeeded in ensuring that the new EU
constitution contains a clause insisting that the rights of animals must be
taken into account by the EU in all its activities.
So, if the worst
comes to the worst and the dreaded new Constitution becomes law (as I fear it
will), animal lovers should ensure that their governments (and the EU) obey the
The importance of this clause should not be under-estimated for it
will mean that the EU accepts that animals have rights - and that those rights
must be respected.
If the new constitution becomes law the EU will have
to insist that those who farm animals, move them, kill them and turn them into
food products remember and respect the animals' rights.
clause could, in the end, be all that animal lovers need to put one of the
world's biggest and cruellest industries out of business.
And it will, of
course, enable us to put an end to vivisection and to all types of hunting and
Animal lovers will be able to force every farmer, every
abattoir worker, every scientist, every butcher and every food conglomerate to
treat the rights of animals seriously.
If the new constitution is forced
upon us this clause will help make the resultant loss of sovereignty and freedom
a little more palatable.
Copyright Vernon Coleman