A ‘W’ for Western Civilization


Voters in Switzerland this weekend roundly rejected a proposal that would have provided abused animals with defense lawyers. The rejection was a disappointment for animal advocates in Switzerland, a country that currently has the worlds strictest animal care laws on the books. According to the AP…

Tiana Angelina Moser, a lawmaker for the Green Liberal Party, said animal rights advocates would look for other ways to make sure laws against animal abuse are properly applied and those who hurt animals receive appropriate punishment.

“It’s definitely disappointing, I thought it would have been a closer vote,” said Moser. “I don’t think it’s a ‘no’ to animal protection, but a ‘no’ for this particular measure.”

The country’s 160-page animal protection law states exactly how much space owners must give Mongolian gerbils (233 square inches) and what water temperature is required for African clawed frogs (18-22 degrees Celsius; 64-72 degrees Fahrenheit)

It is quite sad that such a proposal made it to the ballot box in the first place, but we think the outcome is worth breathing a sigh of relief over.

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