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    Protecting Animals in Democracy



    Protecting Animals in Democracy (PAD) is a historic new project that aims to turn people power into a peaceful political force for compassionate change. But the success of this project depends on your participation - people power. By making representations to your MP you can be an effective advocate for defenceless animals.

    What's unique about the PAD initiative is its positive, democratic focus on a political system that holds the lives of millions of animals in its hands. At the end of the day, unless we overturn the culture of callousness at the heart of government, then it will be impossible to progress towards a civilised society where humans co-exist harmoniously with other animals.

    Animals can't vote, they can't protest, they can't lobby MPs and they can't sue the Government for breaking the law. Although hundreds of millions of animals suffer terribly on factory farms and in vivisection labs because of politicians' decisions, they are completely powerless. They are utterly dependent on good, caring people to defend them.

    But while most people are opposed to animal cruelty, Governments have consistently ignored public concerns and deserted their moral duty to protect animals from violence. Away from the public gaze, they even refuse to enforce existing laws designed to give animals at least a modicum of respect and protection.

    Protecting Animals in Democracy (PAD) is a historic new project that aims to turn people power into a peaceful political force for compassionate change. But the success of this project depends on your participation - people power. By making representations to your MP you can be an effective advocate for defenceless animals.

    What's unique about the PAD initiative is its positive, democratic focus on a political system that holds the lives of millions of animals in its hands. At the end of the day, unless we overturn the culture of callousness at the heart of government, then it will be impossible to progress towards a civilised society where humans co-exist harmoniously with other animals.

    Putting animal protection on to the political agenda
    Initially, PAD put animal protection on to the agenda of the May 2005 General Election. Showing that votes are won and lost on animal issues is an essential part of forcing politicians to start taking cruelty to animals seriously.

    Now, PAD is building on the momentum achieved during the 2005 Election to advance the six major animal protection proposals highlighted in our PAD manifesto, and other key animal issues that emerge on to the political agenda. By supporting PAD, you can be part of a growing network of compassionate and conscientious citizens who are committed to speaking up for animals by:

    continually pressurising a political system that currently condemns millions of animals to pain, distress and death in laboratory experiments, factory farming and other cruel practices
    giving animals a louder voice at future elections, a clamour that politicians ignore at their peril
    From what we have already achieved and the reaction to the PAD campaign, we believe that PAD can make an extraordinary impact for animals. The key to fully realising that potential - and giving animals the protection they deserve - is your support and involvement.
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    Address:
    Protecting Animals in Democracy, 9 Bailey Lane, Sheffield S1 4EG, UK
    Sheffield , S1 4EG
    United Kingdom
    Contact Person: Dan Lyons
    Phone: 44 (0) 114 272 2220
    Fax: 44 (0) 114 272 2225
    E-Mail: pad@vote4animals.org.uk
    Website: http://www.vote4animals.org.uk
       


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