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Ethical basis for ISPCA policies

We believe that man has a responsibility to care for the earth and all creatures on it, and that each creature has an intrinsic value, entirely independent of its value to man, and should be respected and protected.

We believe that animals have the right to live their lives free from avoidable suffering at the hands of man and that man has a duty to provide for their welfare.

We believe that all animals kept by, or under the control of, humans must be kept in circumstances appropriate to their species and where the physiological and behavioural needs of a species cannot be met, the species must not be kept by man.

We believe that the different purposes for which animals are used must be regularly re-evaluated.

ISPCA Policy on Euthanasia

ISPCA Policy on Animals in Sport and Entertainment

ISPCA Policy on Genetic Engineering

ISPCA Policy on Animals in Education

ISPCA Policy on Laboratory Procedures

ISPCA Policy on Companion Animals

ISPCA Policy on Farm Animals

ISPCA Policy on Marine Animals

ISPCA Policy on Open Farms

ISPCA Policy on Pet Shops

ISPCA Policy on the Transportation of Animals

ISPCA Policy on Wild Animals

ISPCA Policy on Working Animals

ISPCA Policy Definitions

ISPCA Policy on the use of Negative Reinforcment Training Methods