More Americans Think Animals Deserve Same Rights as Humans | Ecorazzi

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animalrights-592x399A new poll shows that the number of Americans that believe animals are entitled to having the same rights and protections as humans has grown.

A Gallup poll called 1,024 randomly selected numbers and asked Americans 18 years old and over about their concern for animals in different settings for the third time (the first being in 2003 and the second in 2008) and the results are encouraging.

“Almost a third of Americans, 32%, believe animals should be given the same rights as people, while 62% say they deserve some protection but can still be used for the benefit of humans,” reads the results for the poll. “The strong animal rights view is up from 2008 when 25% thought animals’ rights should be on par with humans’.”

As a whole, women were more likely than men to believe in equal animal rights to humans as well as democrats and democrat…

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