General Assembly Resolution # 265
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #228 “Animal Protection Act ” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly:
Praising the noble intent of the "Animal Protection Act"(GA#228),
Deploring however, that GA#228 is subject to many flaws and errors which make it more difficult to protect animals effectively,
Regretting that the resolution's limited definition of animals as only those species which are capable of experiencing "the unpleasant sensory experience associated with actual tissue damage" limits the capacity of that resolution to properly protect all domestic animals,
Further regretting that the restrictive definition of pain in the resolution does little or nothing to limit suffering nor does it completely prohibit non-painful abuse, including many forms of neglect,
Disagreeing that permanent responsibility for an animal should be so easily established without regards for the rights of temporary or transitory caregivers,
Understanding that GA#228's author surely meant to use the word "ancestor" rather than "descendant" in their definition of an owner, which would ensure the care of the children of a purchased animal,
Noting that the periods of time between PAWS Committee meetings are a detriment to the protection that committee is intended to provide,
Further noting that the need to hold meetings on a regular basis, or at the very least "as needed" is significant and would benefit any future resolution on this subject,
Believing that this resolution's many flaws make it a hindrance to the members of the World Assembly, rather than a boon,
Hereby repeals GA# 228, the "Animal Protection Act".