Today in the news, Norway is dedicating a police force to defend animal rights. The Government is arguing that people who harm animals are likely to harm people as well, and it can be assumed that their previous laws were not enough as the report states "The law forbids abandoning animals, sexual interaction with animals and using live animals for feed or bait.". The measures being put forward also act against the abuse of livestock, and are all being hailed by animal rights activists. I find it interesting to see the state of animal rights in other countries, what laws exist and don't, and how the laws are upheld. Norway itself has received flak in the past for continuing to hunt whales despite the IWCs whaling ban, using a loophole in the 'International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling'.