I am a member the Dorset Mammal Group, and particularly support the stance that there is too little regard paid to animal rights whenever humans are inconvenienced
"We are affiliated to the Mammal Society and take a lead from them in many aspects of mammal study. However, we have evolved a position with regard to animal ethics which is our own and perhaps unique among mammal study groups: we encourage the admiration of, and respect for, all mammals regardless of their traditional image in the eyes of some. This means that we stand opposed to recreational killing for example. While we do not campaign for animal rights, we think that there is too little regard paid to such rights whenever humans are inconvenienced and we aim to offer advice based on carefully considered ‘positions’ on various thorny issues.
Membership of the DMG is open to anyone who has an interest in the well-being of our fellow mammals and wishes to conserve and protect them. Our aims include the monitoring of populations, investigations into factors affecting their welfare, advice in helping humans live alongside them."