Animals Have Rights, Too

Teens! Looking for ideas to complete your Teen Summer Challenge? Make Your Imprint this summer by exploring animal rights through websites, books, games, videos and more!


Do animals have rights? What can humans do to protect animals? There are many organizations out there spreading the word about the importance of animal rights. Read up on the many issues on the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals website. Or if you're interested in farm animals specifically, check out the FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) blog. Or check out this list of books which includes a variety of animal topics and issues, including animal rights.


When's the last time you've been to the zoo? Visit one of our zoo partners, Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo, and talk to staff about the treatment of animals and their ideas about animal welfare. Many people are concerned about animal testing, and larger companies are starting to research and recognize alternatives to animal experimentation. Discover what John Hopkins and The Humane Society are doing to promote humane science.


Do you have a lot to say about animal rights? Try writing a piece of flash fiction or a poem about an animal rights topic important to you. Maybe you enjoy zoos and are interested in the animals being well cared for. Design the humane zoo of your dreams whether it be by drawing on paper or designing on a computer. The possibilities are endless! Don't forget to share with us what you're reading, discovering and creating on CPL's Teen Volume Tumblr!

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