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Animal cruelty is any act of violence or neglect against an animal. A few things one may have seen are an animal tied up outside for all hours of the day with no food or water or maybe a person has seen an owner purposely hit their dog. Animals, like humans, have feelings and reactions to the way they are handled: abused animals could become dangerous to society. Society most often defines animal cruelty as the infliction of physical pain, suffering, or death upon an animal when not necessary for purposes of training, discipline, or to procure food (MSPCA Angell 1). If the animal is hurt not to procure food, or release the animal from incurable suffering but wantonly for mere sport, the indulgence of a cruel and vindictive temper, or with reckless indifference to its pain it is also considered animal cruelty (“Animal Cruelty Law and Legal Definition” 1).
Convicted abusers should be required to get counseling at their own expense, and prohibit abusers from owning any animals as pets. The legal definition of animal cruelty, penalties given, and the consistency and outcomes of punishments within a state should assist in seeking a greater protection for not only animals but human companions as well. In theory, there are a variety of reasons why people ab... ... middle of paper ... ...ns have been known to take the abuse more times than less for the animals. They do this because they fear the death of their beloved pet. They suffer in the animals’ defense as would the animal suffer for the human.
The human society of the United States believes that “People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire”(Animal abuse and neglect). From this point of view I believe that those who abuse animals are more likely to be violent towards others especially their families. Other then that animals all over the United States are abuse by “intentional abuse which occurs when a person purposely cause physical harm, injuries or the death of an animal”(ASPCA). Intentional abuse has been the cause of million of animals deaths and investigations and is a serious problem. Next would be neglect, which is an important one because it’s when an owner fails to “pro... ... middle of paper ... ... at least spread the word and tell people to help prevent animal cruelty and to adopt.
Is animal research ethical, is it accurate, and are there other methods available to take the place of animal research? Animals are being mistreated and there in no need for it. There are too many other options available for research which is more accurate and humane. Animal testing still an option/Types of test being used Although animal research is not used as much, the number of animals being used remains substantial, with estimates ranging anywhere from 10 million to over 100 million per... ... middle of paper ... ...uk/science/hottopics/animalexperiments/index.shtml Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, John Hopkins University. (2003) Retrieved April 4, 2004 from http://caat.jhsph.edu/ National Anti-Vivisection Society.
As of right now, humans are harming animals in experimentation without even knowing how valuable the results will be in benefiting human research. Animal testing is a cruelty to animals and it should be made illegal in the United States. The Draize test and the LD-50 tests are the most common types of product testing. The Draize test is done to measure the harmfulness of a chemical by observing its effect on the eyes and skin of animals. This test is mainly used to test chemicals in cosmetics.
The Quiet Epidemic Animal abuse is a quiet epidemic that is spreading throughout the world. The amount of animal abuse is growing and we must do something to stop it. Animal abuse is not putting a choke collar on a dog to keep it from biting an individual; it is not killing an animal for food. Animal abuse is the knowing or intentional "(1) tortures or serious overworks [of] an animal"; the "(2) failing unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in his custody; kills, injures, or administers poison to an animal; [or] (6) causes one animal to fight with another" (Title 3). The majority of states in the U.S. classify abusive treatment toward animals as a misdemeanor.
There have been many new vaccines and surgical procedures that have been derived from animal testing. Supports of animal testing agree with the practice, it has a positive impact of society. Supports also believe that without animal testing, researchers would have a difficult time learning the safety of drugs. Animals "are the best possible models we have short of humans, and experimenting on people is not acceptable," says Frankie Trull, the president of the Founda... ... middle of paper ... ... References: Mason, Heather (5/25/04). Americans Unruffled by Animal Testing.