Some people cause animal suffering intentionally because they enjoy it, while others abuse animals through carelessness (“Animal Cruelty Facts” 1). It is said that, “A person can be cruel passively or inactively simply by omitting to take some form of action” (“Animal Cruelty Facts” 1)... ... middle of paper ... ...g and Tethering.” ASPCA Chaining and Tethering. ASPCA, 2010. Web. 04 October 2011. http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/advocacy-center/animal-laws-about-the-issues/tethering.aspx.
Animals are living creatures they need food, water, and to be taken care of or they could die. People take advantage of animals because people look at them and think since they are not human their lives are not important. When we think they are not worth anything people start neglecting animals. Animal cruelty is everywhere even in the country where the animals are raised for food. People beat, torturer, and even give animals drugs to make them high.
According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty), the first humane organization, founded in 1866, in the Western Hemisphere that works to rescue animals from abuse and pass humane laws, the definition of animal cruelty is “acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals.” This definition is presented in a paper written by Learning To Give, an organization that teaches children to give back, take voluntary citizen action, and engage civilly and presents it through a philanthropist approach. Animal cruelty is an atrocious act that needs to be understood and not undermined. It is easy to push something to the back of our minds and put ourselves in denial when the issue is not right in front of our faces. Many of us know animal cruelty exists, but how many of us know how prevalent it is? Acknowledgement of the problem is the only way we can begin to solve it.
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Animal abuse is cruel, to stop it, we need to educate people about their animals before they become a pet owner. Animal abuse hurts animals and it’s wrong. It hurts physically and mentally. Abusing anyone is cruel and also illegal. It hurts them and sometimes for no reason.
Animal cruelty has always been a hot topic for animal lovers all over the world. There are many organizations to try and end the cruelty of these innocent animals. It’s sad to think an individual would think treating an animal aggressively is an acceptable behavior. If a human is accused of animal abuse, then there should be serious consequences due to their wrongdoing. Animals need to be respected in the same manner as humans.