Poll Says Public Opposes Animal Activists’ Tactics
Measures public agreement or disagreement with goals of animal rights activist, including medical testing, farmed animal treatment, hunting, and general animal protection issues.
In general, this survey shows a lack of support among the general public for the goals and actions of animal rights activists.
77% of those surveyed opposed the anti-hunting activities of animal rights activists, while 22% were in support.
91% of respondents were opposed to activists’ strategies of entering woods during the hunting season to harass hungers and scare wildlife, although 8.6% were in support.
A total ban on medical research using animals was supported by 34%, while 63% were opposed.
The only activist goal to receive support from a majority of the general public was regulation of the treatment of farmed animals, which was supported by 50.9%.
90% of those surveyed disagreed with the positions and activities of animal rights activists; 7% agreed with what activists are trying to accomplish and how they are doing so. “Certain animal rights groups want strict laws concerning the treatment of farm animals such as turkeys, veal calves, or chickens which are often raised in confining areas.” Strongly support (21%), Somewhat support (30%), Somewhat oppose (23%), Strongly oppose (22%), No opinion/Don’t know (4%).