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Does using animals in sports automatically raise concerns for animals rights? Does it do it to a sufficiently universal degree that it belongs in the lead paragraph?
I think swapping it to animal welfare would be reasonable. Animals in sport need and receive concern for their welfare. Whether the observer believes that the animal has inherent rights is not generally changed by the animal participating in a sport. Tangledweb (talk) 19:28, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Given that there are no animal sports that never raise ethics concerns, WP:NPOV would seem to requiring permitting it in the lead, for WP:BALANCE. While it's the minority view of some animal sports, like horse racing, it's the majority view in many cultures with regard to others, e.g. dog fighting. The more likely it is to result in injury or death of the animal, the more likely it is to raise objections, of course. These objections are easily found in secondary, not just primary, sources. — SMcCandlish ☺☏¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 21:13, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Like so many articles, let's improve the article before worrying about the lead. Montanabw(talk) 23:06, 30 May 2015 (UTC)