Spanish version The Department of Justice has issued revised ADA regulations which cover Title II state and local government programs and Title III places of public accommodation, such as restaurants or retail merchantswhich took effect March 15, These regulations revise the definition of service animal and add additional provisions. Definition A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals.
Terrine of Foie Gras They are willing to save the whales, but abort the humans. Protecting animals can never be as important a task as protecting young humans from abortion, embryonic stem cell research or other forms of experimentation.
Rather, concern for exercising proper stewardship over animals ought to be a balanced part of a broader concern to avoid exploiting the vulnerable, wherever they are encountered.
The Catholic Church recognizes how man holds a special place in creation, while remaining an integral part of that creation.
Made uniquely in God's image and likeness, he still belongs to the animal kingdom.
Feet on the ground, head looking up to the stars, man exercises a limited dominion over the world and over the remainder of creation, including the animal kingdom.
He perennially faces the question of how to properly exercise that dominion, which is not an absolute right of domination over God's creation.
He is called to reasonably use, rather than abuse, the powers he has received.
To Animal rights are defined precise, we should not speak of animal rights but of animal welfare. Animals do not have rights in the way that humans do. Animal welfare means that we recognize that animals can be used for reasonable purposes, but should not be abused.
I was recently invited to participate in a press conference on a particular form of Animal rights are defined abuse. Rows of TV cameras assembled at City Hall in downtown Chicago to hear a panel of speakers encourage city council members and the mayor to uphold a recently-passed ban on serving foie gras in Chicago restaurants.
The production of foie gras involves the repetitive forced tube-feedings of ducks and geese. These animals have a pipe inserted into their throats to pump large quantities of food into their stomachs. This causes the animals and especially their livers to balloon to many times their normal size.
As liver function and other organ systems become compromised, the bloated animals become diseased and experience considerable suffering. I was asked to give a statement about the ethical concerns raised by the mistreatment and industrialization of these animals. Speaking alongside a Jewish rabbi, the President of the Humane Society, a representative from a group called Farm Sanctuary, and several others, I found myself in the midst of an unusual gathering of people from widely different political and religious perspectives.
The experience reminded me of how the Catholic Church is uniquely poised to speak across many societal strata and participate in many interrelated levels of ethical exchange in our culture. In my comments, I stressed that the proper care and stewardship of animals should sensitize us not only to their weakness and vulnerability, but also to the vulnerability of our brother human beings.
Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible.
I pointed out that while animals may be sacrificed or used humanely for legitimate purposes, such as obtaining food and clothing, or advancing serious scientific research, the use of animals to produce foie gras is clearly in another category altogether.
It is neither a humane nor a reasonable use of animals. The production of foie gras is instead oriented toward the satisfaction of a disordered desire, a disturbing desire to satisfy the human palate to the point of promoting serious animal mistreatment.
Some old Catholic manualists might even advert to the term, "morose delectation" to describe the root problem of a disordered palate that promotes other disorders.
Animals are an important part of God's creation, and we must live in an ordered way with them, exercising a responsible stewardship of the gift that they really are.
Even those animals used for legitimate purposes ought to be treated humanely with reasonable housing, care, food, companionship and pain control if needed. Animals are a vulnerable part of creation, and that vulnerability should continually prompt us to examine our decisions on how we relate to them: To the extent that we are attentive to the weakness and vulnerability not only of our brother human beings, but even of our friends in the animal kingdom, we decide the sort of society we will become: Father Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.
This article is reprinted with permission of the author, Rev. Established inthe Center is engaged in education, research, consultation, and publishing to promote and safeguard the dignity of the human person in health care and the life sciences.
The Center is unique among bioethics organizations in that its message derives from the official teaching of the Catholic Church:They claimed that the legislation had not been clearly defined and should only outlaw animal penetration.
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The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has recently published a notice which explains certain obligations of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act (FHAct), Section of the Rehabilitation Act of (Section ), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with respect to animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities.
The General Assembly killed a bear hunt bill after fierce opposition from animal rights groups and many animal lovers. First Known Use of animal rights.
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In the majority of cases, animal hoarders believe they are helping their animals and deny this inability to .