What are our views?
The magical creatures in the muggle world like cats, dogs, pigs, cows, and snakes are no different than the Pygmy Puffs, nifflers, and Elves used in houses we have grown to love so dearly. Just as Hermione fought the enslavement of House-Elves, we fight for creatures in the muggle world to be able to live a life free of abuse and exploitation.
What is wrong with live animal acts?
Animals who are used for the entertainment of wizards, witches, muggles, and squibs are often subjected to inhumane treatment and neglect. Animals who are forced to perform in circuses, marine parks, and Triwizard Tournaments are often beaten into submission, have food withheld, or are jinxed into performing these cruel and otherwise completely unnatural acts all for our amusement. We advocate attending non-animal, human-based entertainment like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, conventions like LeakyCon, or the Quidditch World Cup.
Are you against having pets?
No way! We love our creature companions, but we do want the best for them. We fully supported Newt Scamander's Ban on Experimental Breeding in 1965. Cats and dogs are bred so frequently that there are just not enough good homes for them all, and because of this, we support spaying and neutering and always adopting from shelters--never buying from pet stores or breeders.
What are your views regarding using animal skins for clothing?
Since we have so many durable, high-quality alternatives to leather, wool, fur, and any other skin from an animal, wearing the skin of a cow, dragon, or snake is completely unnecessary. Magical creatures and other animals who are skinned for their pelts or hide often have been found to still be alive during the skinning process. Luckily, wizards and witches can find skins-free clothing at all of your favorite stores--just check the label!
What about animals I eat?
Luckily for students at Hogwarts, the fairly paid Elves are able to cater to vegetarian and vegan wizards and witches. With the muggle United Nations citing the consumption of animal products as one of the major causes of environmental degradation, choosing to eat fewer animal products can lessen your impact on the environment. All of your favorite foods have a tasty, animal-free alternative that can be found at any local grocery store!