Introduction to Animal Abuse
Animal abuse should be stopped because it is cruel and it hurts the animals. Animal cruelty is horrible! Some people have animals just to abuse them! Sometimes they are starved to death or killed. Other times, animals suffer from being denied proper food, homes, shelter. People have been known to beat animals to death with hard objects such as horse whips and metal sticks. Following are some ways that we found that animals are being abused.
Animal fighting is one of the cruelest things. Animals suffer from bad injuries and sometimes death. Animal fighting is illegal in most parts of the world, and the abusers could end up in jail for several years. Three examples of fighting animals are dogs, hogs, and roosters. In dog fights, two dogs fight until one or both die or can’t fight anymore. The owner of the losing dog either shoots or abandons the injured dog to slowly die from its injuries. Rooster fighting is a bloody sport where two roosters fight against each other. This goes on until one or both roosters die. In hog-dog fighting people make a trained dog attack the hog. The hog’s tusks are cut off and a Kevlar vest put on the dog for protection. They time the dog to see how quickly the dog can tear into the hog’s eyes, ears, and snout.
"Animal Fighting." The Humane Society Of The United States. 1 May 2009 <http://www.hsus.org/acf/fighting/dogfight/>
Puppy mills are a very cruel thing. People force female dogs to have puppies all the time. After the dog can’t breed anymore it either gets sick and dies or the owner kills it.
It is important that we do everything we can to shut down puppy mills. In puppy mills dogs live in horrible conditions. They are over bred for only one purpose: money!
If we all work together we can rescue these dogs so that they can have a better, healthy life. This can be done by giving them good shelter, water, and a nice family to live with for the rest of their life. Even if you put them in the Humane Society they’ll still have nice people to look after them and help them through good times and bad.
"Puppy Mills." ASPCA. 1 May 2009 <http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/>
Experimentation on animals has been going on for many years. This has helped us in finding out biological, psychological, medical, and surgical techniques. The reasons we do this is that animals have similar organ systems and body processing systems. Scientists experiment on more then 20 MILLION ANIMALS A YEAR! Ninety percent of the animals are mice and rats. However, they also use other animals such as birds, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and hamsters.
In some ways animal testing can help people. We study animals to get a better understanding of our bodies. We use animals to study causes of illnesses like cancer and heart disease. We also test drugs, surgical techniques, and other medical things. We use animals to test chemicals in food and cosmetics too. But there is an ongoing debate and some people feel we should only test animals for absolutely necessary reasons. Personally, I think we should stop it all together. We should look for other ways to do these kinds of tests.
Rowan, Andrew N. "Animal experimentation." World Book Student. 2009. 3 March 2009