In Chile, the animal rights aren't a topic of discussion for the important people that is envolved in the politic and social aspects that are considered more relevant for the society in general. Tipically, we hear about another kind of discussions between members of the parlament like the health or the education, well...definitely topics that are more polemics but, what about the animal rights? We can hear something related to the animal rights only when a cruel case of animal maltrate it's on tv. The problem in that it's what happens with other cases that keep on four walls? I think that there's no reason to approve this way to keep the animal rights consigned to oblivion, but what can we do for change this situation if all the laws are in hands of a small number of people?
Well, I think that it's a very difficult topic because in Chile, we accostumed to care animals for earn money, experiment or eat, I mean that their are only for our supervivence (in general, not in all the cases) and don't interested so much. Always we can see notices on tv related to this but only we say "Oh! What a shame!", but I think that this are not enough. We can be more critics and review all the bad actions as society and do something for that.
It's neccesary to change a little bit the priorities and do something for the ethical treatment of the animals, with other institutions that helps to keep a control on the behavior of the humans with their animals and start to considered the animals as equals and care for the good treatment as an act of conscience and not only for a law that at this moment it's not really respect.