Déclaration Universelle des Droits de L’Animal
France: Imprimerie Capmartin, ca. 1990s. Item #5314
Offset printed on neon yellow paper. 20 x 31 1/2 in. Near fine with slight edgewear.
This French language poster prints in full the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, a philosophical position on the relationship between humans and animals inspired by declarations of human rights. The Declaration was adopted by the International League for Animal Rights in 1977 in London, and subsequently proclaimed publicly at the Unesco House in Paris on October 15, 1978. The declaration was written by several academic and political thinkers, including Nobel Prize winner Alfred Kastler. The text has been distributed widely since being revised in 1989 and adopted by many animal protection associations across the world. The declaration, while not legally binding, has caused many companies and governments to reconsider animal testing and other instances of animal cruelty.