A Life is a Life

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Often humans feel that an animal’s life is less valuable than a human life, who is a human to judge that? Even though animals do have rights, they don’t have enough to keep them safe. Animals do not deserve to be used, and/or abused. Animals should have their own rights; people shouldn’t get to choose what they should be used for, or where they should be. Humans should not have the right to use animals for entertainment, or for any kind of research (Animal Welfare 1). Animals rights were made to prevent cruelty, even though these laws don’t necessary give animals rights they do give them some legal protection. All animals deserve attention, care, and protection. No animal should be mistreated or subjected to cruel activities. Wild animals should also have rights to, the right to stay in their natural environment. There are many different acts of cruelty happening every day. The Animal Welfare Act is the federal law that governs the humane care, handling, treatment and transportation of animals in different situations. The act gives animals’ only minimum protection. It doesn’t protect animals during any kind of experimentation, no matter how painful or even unnecessary it is. The animals often lose out to the economic interests of factory farmers, or the entertainment hunters use them for (Animal Welfare Act 7). Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally harms or injures an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of basic needs. There are three different acts of cruelty unintentional, intentional, and cruel intention. Unintentional, is when most people don’t realize what they are doing isn’t what the animal needs. By not providing proper shelter, punishments, basic needs, and forgetting the simple things a p... ... middle of paper ... ...hing.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare?gclid=CJ6uje6gn6ACFQtx5QodIBI9cQ>. 2.WSPA. 04 03 2010 . 3. Bender, David. Animal Rights Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego,CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1996. 240. Print. 4. "Make Animal Cruelty A Felony in United States." (2010): 3. Web. 9 Mar 2010. . 5. "Cruelty Laws." Stray Pet Advocacy. N.p., 2010. Web. 10 Mar 2010. . 6. Rights for Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar 2010. . 7. Animal Welfare Act. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar 2010. . 8. "What constitutes animal cruelty?." Animal Cruelty. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar 2010. .
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