I am very pleased to be here to address the Animal Welfare Intergroup, and to discuss with you，in particular，the essential rights of animals. Even nowadays， in the most people’s eyes，animals have no consciousness，no thoughts，and no emotions . Therefore，human regard them as inferior species. People empower themselves to imprison the animals，to mistreat them，to eat them, and to kill them. Who gives the rights for human to do that？Human and animals have the same rights to live in the Earth. So today, I should say at the outset that I，like millions of citizens in China will share the view that animal welfare is an issue of very high importance. And I will speak on behalf of our friends, who also live in this planet—the animals.
The current condition of many species of animals is very severe and the extinction rate of animals is increasing with an alarming speed. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)，it calculated that the percentage of endangered species as 40 percent of all organisms in 2008. Destructive human activities have led to the current rate of species extinction, which is at least 100–1,000 times higher than the expected natural rate. Although almost every country has their own laws and there are many organizations in the world to work toward the protection of endangered species. However，the work is far from done. Many countries have relatively effective laws and policies，but there is not a good way to enforce them. Therefore，destroying of habitats, killing and trading of endangered animals, eating of wild animals and mistreat of animals are still happen in the world.
Do you know how many sharks died every year because people love to eat shark fins? Do you know what is the feeling of animals to be tested by human？Do you know the disasters of eating wild animals. Let me tell you the amazing data about them. There are more than seventy million of sharks died and people only killed them for their fins. People cut fins of...
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