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Written by PETA | February 8, 2010
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George and Weezie Jefferson may have moved up, but I’m jonesing to move out. My destination: Switzerland, which just might become the most animal-friendly nation in the world.

Last year, Switzerland passed a law that guarantees rights for all animals. Next month, voters will weigh in on a referendum that, if passed, will require that lawyers be assigned to protect companion and farmed animals from abuse.

I can only imagine the relief if such legislation caught on in the U.S. (and how much Judge Judy I’d wind up watching). Goldfish could be rescued from their scum-caked tanks. Lonely, cold dogs banished to back yards could enjoy warmth and companionship inside. Pigs, chickens, cows, ducks—any and all factory-farmed animals—might never again have their body parts burned or chopped off, and they’d be freed from their filthy cages, crates, and pens. Those examples are just off the top of my head. Jot yours down in the comments section below.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Marnie says:

    Why not? Also the US has many animal lovers look how the most treat their pets. The fact that hogs get no single name and stay anonymously makes it so easy to forget about “it’s” rights. Animals are no “things” no commodities only to earn money with. And Jay is right go there and you think you have a nightmare. Maybe it really takes a while before tradition turns into progress. Laws for animals as individuals… that would be really something !!!

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    It makes me sad to say that I live in the U.S. I don’t think they would ever pass a law to give animals their rights..

  • Jay says:

    Isn’t St. Moritz in Switzerland? It’s like “Fur City” when the season has opened!!

  • moo.lennon. says:

    talking about the united states we call ourselves humansyet there is nothing human about us!let me get my bags!im going Swedish!!

  • Andre Inglis says:

    We are living in a new era and people are starting to see life with more compassion and consideration. We can look forward to more laws like this all around the world.

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