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Animal welfare theories accept that animals have interests but allow these interests to be traded away as long as there are some human benefits that are thought to justify that sacrifice.
Animal rights means that animals, like humans, have interests that cannot be sacrificed or traded away just because it might benefit others. However, the rights position does not hold that rights are absolute; an animal’s rights, just like those of humans, must be limited, and rights can certainly conflict. Animal rights means that animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation. Animal welfare allows these uses as long as “humane” guidelines are followed.

Yes the Federal Law No 16 of the year 2007, under the Ministry of Environment and Water deals specifically with respecting animal welfare in the country. It highlights the need to provide animals with adequate diet, safe transport and medical treatment. Additionally, animals are protected from sexual and other forms of abuse such as being used in scientific experiments and unauthorised exhibitions or fairs. The Ministerial Decision No 384 of the year 2008, made by the Ministry of Environment and Water, follows a detailed guide to animal welfare.
Yes, MEAF is the first formally registered non-profit animal welfare organization in Dubai, UAE.
If you have a question about MEAFs programs, please email us at Please understand we receive a very high volume of public inquiries, and while we read all emails submitted, we may not be able to respond in time.
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