Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights


A WikiProject is a group of pages devoted to the management of a topic or family of topics within Wikipedia.

The aim of WikiProject Animal rights is to educate readers and editors about the concept of animal rights and the animal rights movement. Animal rights has been described as one of the central philosophical issues of our time. The idea of extending personhood to non-human animals is supported by a number of philosophers and legal scholars, and there is increasing support among academics for the award of basic rights to other members of the great ape family. Several political parties representing the interests of animals have been founded in Europe and North America, and in Austria each province must appoint an animal solicitor who can initiate court proceedings on behalf of animals.

This is therefore an interesting time to be exploring the issue. It's an exciting period for supporters of the movement, because the status of human beings at the moral pinnacle of the natural world faces serious challenge for the first time. It's challenging for those who rely on the use of animals in research or in industry. It's therefore a topic that can provoke strong feelings. The aim of this project is to ensure that Wikipedia's coverage is not informed by those strong feelings, but by disinterested, neutral, and reliable research.

The project encompasses:

  1. Academics, writers, and activists who work on animal rights/liberation
  2. The philosophy of animal rights, including issues such as speciesism, animal law, animal cognition
  3. Areas of concern such as factory farming and animal testing
  4. Vegetarianism, veganism, and other animal-conscious lifestyles
  5. Animal rights/liberation groups, such as British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  6. Leaderless resistance movements, such as the Animal Liberation Front, and ad hoc campaigns, such as SPEAK

Tags and templatesEdit

Article talk page tagsEdit

To add that an article is part of WikiProject Animal rights, add {{WikiProject Animal rights}} or {{WPAR}} to the talk page. You can fill in the parameters by adding e.g. {{WPAR|class=B|importance=high}}. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights/Assessment for information about assessing articles. Example:

WikiProject Animal rights (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Animal rights, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of animal rights on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion.
Start-Class article Start  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This page has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.

User page tagEdit

To add the project tag to your user page, write {{user wpar}}.


To add the AR stub template, write {{animal-rights-stub}}.

Article templatesEdit

  • {{Animal rights}}, also called {{Alibend}} (see end of this page) should contain the key people, movements, issues.
  • {{Animal testing}} is for key people and issues related to animal testing – there may be some overlap between this and the AR template. Or {{Animal testing navbox}} to add the same template to the end of the page.

To add the Animal rights template, type {{Alibend}}, or {{Animal rights}}. To add the animal testing templates, type {{animal testing}} and {{Animal testing navbox}}.

Animal rights barnstarEdit

{{Animal rights barnstar}} is awarded to recognize great devotion in the creation and maintenance of high quality articles related to animal rights. Use {{subst:Animal rights barnstar|message ~~~~}} to award this barnstar.

Animalrightssymbol.jpg WikiProject Animal rights Barnstar
Awarded to recognize great devotion in the creation and maintenance of high quality articles related to animal rights. Thank you!


Did You Know (DYK)sEdit

Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? (DYN) box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72-hour time limit from the creation of the article.

Article assessment statisticsEdit

The Wikiproject has an assessment program to categorize the articles within its scope. An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Animal rights}} project banner on its talk page. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights/Assessment for more information.

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