Would a human enjoy being beaten or starved? Are animals not as important as humans? Is animal cruelty worthy trying to be stopped like human abuse? Animal cruelty is currently a growing problem in today’s society because of psychological disorders, overpopulation, and money and it should be stopped. Animal cruelty is a term that is not clearly defined as it deals with many different ways .
"They could see the water, but they couldn’t get it"(Cantor). The United States has basic animal welfare a law in place but unfortunately, the abuse is still occurring, and the laws need to be stricter. The first step in solving the problem is identifying the abuse that occurs. Animal abuse can be defined as the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animal (Cruelty). The most common types are animal hoarding, neglect, puppy mills, and the horrific science experiments forced upon animals for human gain.
According to the HSUS or the Humane Society of the United States, animal cruelty is a range of behaviors harmful to animals from neglect to cruel killing. Unintentional neglect, which you do something on accident not planned on doing it, can be resolved though education. The other type is Intentional Cruelty/ abuse, which is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, socialization, or Veterinary care and/or maliciously torturing, Crippling, mutilating or killing an innocent animal for the fun of it or just because we could ... ... middle of paper ... ... should all of them have the same fines? If they have some rights, when will humans recognize them. We as humans can do a little at a time until we helped both fellow humans and our fur-friends the animals.
When an animal is beaten, it not only causes the animal to be physically harmed, but it can also result in the animal receiving severe psychological damage. The abuse can cause the animal to become afraid of all humans, whether they are abusive or not. Not only can the victim become afraid of humans, it can cause it to even be hostile towards people and other animals. For example, if a dog’s previous owner was abusive, that can end in the dog being aggressive towards others due to its fear of being hurt like he/she was in the past. A tremendous part of animal cruelty that people do not recognize is the abuse of animals is linked to the abuse of humans in many cases.
The concern is recent because as society changes humans attitudes change which now affects towards animals. Animal welfare is used to help animal cruelty, because decreasing the violence between animals and humans can help the regulations of animal welfare. Research and testing have become more prominent and a strong concern to the public on the treatment on animals. Many activists today are trying to change the view people see toward the animal they have as a companion. Ethical issues are the many concerns about animals and the question always asked is,”who has the right to control the animal?” For animal welfare and the causes of animal abuse new research has been created.
As you begin to take a stand in animal cruelty and defend the animals of the world, remember the unnecessary cruelty involved in animal testing, how to regulate the process of animal testing to make it less inhumane, and the benefits of the solution and possible consequences that will occur if the solution is not implemented. Humans cannot achieve the high value of morality if we do not view every creature equally and treat all creatures with compassion. With that being said I urge you to consider your personal beliefs, your pets, your family, how would you feel if these tests were being run on them? Answering that question I hope and I know you will begin to make a change and help save the animals of America.
Animals do not deserve this kind of life style were they are abused and neglected they should feel safe and love and for this reason is why people should stop animal cruelty. Animal cruelty makes animals suffer when hurt; cause owners to abandoned there animals and left homeless and also causes some animals to be put into dangerous situations. “The infliction of physical pain, suffering or death upon an animal goes back to ancient times”(Animal cruelty history). For several years animals have been abused and neglected for unreasonable purposes. 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).
Animals Rights Is it fair that animals have to go through abuse neglect and torture every day over a simple fact that humans do not believe animals do not have rights? Humans use and kill animals for food or clothing. Because people or humans think of animals as property so they do as they please with animals Some people believe that animals should be treated in the same way humans are and have familiar rights, where others think that it is more important to use them as they desire for food and medical research. This Paper will discuss both points of view. With and explanation of animals, people believe it is acceptable for several reasons.
Animal welfare, on the other hand, permits these uses of animals as long as certain humane guidelines are enforced” (Frequently). Some people believe the concern for animals is a waste of time when there are so many humans in need. Pro activists, however, argue that humans and animals are equally important and both deserve attention. This is a problem that concerns everyone in the world. We, as humans, depend on animals for many things such as food and clothing, so where and when will this controversy end?
Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, is the intentional infliction of agony or harm upon animals for intents other than self-defense or survival. It can be harm for particular gain, for example, killing animals for food or for their fur, although opinions differ with respect to the method of slaughter. It usually encompasses inflicting harm for personal amusement. Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent unnecessary abuse to animals, rather than killing for other aims such as food, or they are about types of animals not eaten, such as pets. The animal welfare position holds that there is nothing wrong with using animals for purposes, such as food, clothing, entertain... ... middle of paper ... ...ls' experience is suffering because they are not primates or humans (Vining).