Global Citizens United
Advocating for Animals, Earth, and Social Justice Together
Our Position Statements
The following position statements provide the foundation for all our advocacy work and set forth our point of view on prominent issues related to our key areas of interest.
Incorporated into our position statements for all key issues and advocacy activities, Prime Earth remains focused on employing cultural relativism and promoting gender equity, while fighting against oppression and discrimination.
Calling for Change
Social Justice Statements:
Prime Earth recognizes people's beliefs and practices should be understood based on individual cultures, however we firmly oppose any proclivity toward the exploitation of humans and/or animals.
Prime Earth recognizes the uniquely gendered aspects and challenges people face, and works to mitigate barriers and create equal opportunities for people of all gender identities.
OPPRESSION & DISCRIMINATION
Prime Earth is opposed to intolerance, inequity, and prejudice towards humans based on perceived biological differences and/or social factors.
Animal Rights Statements:
Prime Earth supports sufficient recognition of nonhuman animals' legal personhood and fundamental rights.
Prime Earth is opposed to intentional and attempted physical contact with any wild animal.
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF PRIMATES
Prime Earth is opposed to the private ownership of non-human primates.
Prime Earth is opposed to the training and use of non-human primates for entertainment and labour-related tasks.
Wildlife Trafficking Statements:
WILD ANIMAL PARTS/PRODUCTS
Prime Earth is opposed to smuggling, poaching, capture/collection of any wild animals (protected or not), derivatives or products thereof.
CAPTURE & BREEDING OF WILDLIFE
Prime Earth is opposed to the extraction of wildlife from their natural environments to be raised or bred under controlled conditions for research or commercial gain.
NON-INDIGENOUS HUNTING PRACTICES
Prime Earth is opposed to the hunting of animals for sport/entertainment or personal gain, with the exception of life sustaining necessity.
EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS
Prime Earth is opposed to the use of non-human animals and their bodies in ways that dismiss their intrinsic worth and intentionally inflict, cause or lead to experiences of pain and suffering for human gain.
Ecological Crisis Statements:
Prime Earth opposes practices that exploit the environment and negatively impact non-human animals and humans.
USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Prime Earth promotes sustainable use of natural resource and opposes environmentally and socially exploitive extraction and disposal processes.
Prime Earth recognizes the intrinsic value of every living being in an ecosystem and promotes the protection of biodiversity.
Prime Earth recognizes climate change as a threat to the wellbeing of humans, non-human animals, and our planet's ability to sustain life.