We received a call about
how birds were becoming trapped and dying behind an improperly installed bird
deterrent net at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Manhattan. We spoke with the pastor,
but he repeatedly declined to take action to help the trapped birds. We
contacted The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA),
and a humane law-enforcement officer convinced church officials to open up the
net, freeing the birds. In the following days, thanks to encouragement from
members who responded to our action alert, the net was removed completely.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.