Anyone here an animal right's activist (not quite sure if this is the right term, the most general term being preferred)? -Farm animals being enclosed/penned upin unsuitable living conditions (such as those associated with the big business meat industries) -chemical experimentation on animals, e.g. cosmetic industries -vivisection (you don't want to know) I'm not so much against eating meat per say, even game hunting. But I've recently been convinced that the situations emphasized above deserves much societal concern. The aspect of chemical experimentation of that relating to drug testing is somewhat of a more difficult issue to consider though. My argument relates to the animal cruelty. How prevalent are such practices today (of those that I emphasized)? I've recently seen a "meatrix" video (although I'm not quite sure on whether they're blowing things out of proportion), I'm pretty sure that chemical experimentation still occur and are prevalent (I'm not so much against this one as long as the animals are euthanized properly), how about vivisection (this borders on complete ignorance, people who perform such acts should be punished severely).