The importance of animals in Britain life is reflected in many ways. In the past landowners liked to be portrayed with their dogs and horses. Countless pictures of this kind can be seen in art galleries and private residences. Animals are often used in advertising and in magazines and on television. Nowadays, one in two families in the UK has a pet. People spend a lot of money on pet medicines. Pet food is big business, too.
There are also many animal rights organizations, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They use various tactics: picketing stores that sell furs, harassing hunters in the wild, or breaking into laboratories to free animals. Their main aim is to ban the cruel treatment and killing of animals both in laboratory experiments and in factory farming. The irresponsible and neglectful treatment of animals by some zoos and pet owners is also their concern.
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