Factors That Contributes to Animal Cruelty

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Animal Cruelty One of the world’s largest problems is animal cruelty. All over the world, animals are treated without care. When people hear about animal abuse, many think of only dogs and cats. But, that is not the case. There are horses, bulls, reptiles, and many other species of animals that are treated with violence. An animal is abused every 10 seconds. More than 100,000 animals are harmed, or even killed in America on average year. (http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/) When it comes to animal abuse, many people feel bad, but do not take action. Animals that are abused are not capable of defending themselves and should not be taken advantage of. This has been a problem for most of the world’s existence. People take advantage of helpless animals who did nothing to deserve mistreatment. The people you least expect could be an animal abuser. It is very hard to tell by a person’s personality or characteristics. Another contributing factor to animal abuse is puppy mills. Puppy mills have disgusting and unfit conditions for puppies. Puppies should be brought up in a happy environment with loads of space for them to play in. They should having caring owners, and people who make sure to keep their environment clean. Puppies can’t care for themselves at such a young age, they need help from an owner or a caretaker. (http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/puppy-mills-dogs-abused-pet-trade/) Owners of puppy mills have admitted to keeping tons of dogs in one tiny enclosure. They admit that the only way to keep so many dogs, is in a small, confined space. This is extremely uncomfortable for the dogs and puts them in very bad living conditions.... ... middle of paper ... ...nst animal abuse. There are phone numbers, websites, and emails that you can contact if you think an animal is being abused. It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you think an animal is being abused, you need to take action. You could save a life. (http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/report-animal-abuse/) Animal abuse is just as unacceptable as child abuse or domestic violence. People underestimate the power of animal abuse. It is just as important as any other type of abuse. Animals are harmless creatures. There is no such thing as a bad animal, just bad owners. Most of the time, dogs do not do deserve the beatings they get. There is a difference between disciplining the dog, and abusing it. Animals are beautiful and loving creatures that will be your best friend if you treat them right. Do not make the mistake of abusing an animal.

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