International Animal Rights Day
On this day in 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and several years ago some individuals and organizations demanded that this day should also be celebrated as International Animal Rights Day due to animals also being sentient and capable of feeling emotions. This day is dedicated to reminding of the importance to take into consideration animals’ interests and providing them with freedom, justice, and dignity independent of their species.
What is "animal rights"?
In 2017, "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced a settlement with photographer David Slater, ending a lawsuit it filed on Naruto's behalf. Under the deal, Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue from the photos to groups that protect crested macaques and their habitat in Indonesia. Both sides also asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals "to dismiss the case and throw out a lower court decision that said animals cannot own copyrights," The Associated Press reports." (Source from npr.org)