Animal Cruelty - Essay 7

1245 Words Dec 14th, 2005 5 Pages
While many people would like to think animal cruelty no longer exist, what people fail to realize is that it is still happening all over then world today. The treatment of animals is completely unethical. Ethics is defined as, the study of moral standards and how they affect conduct. We live in a world governed by ethics and the concept or right and wrong. This is why animal cruelty in today society is so unreal. The fact animals are still regarded as a product rather then living breathing creatures is morally wrong. Unfortunately our morals don't extend to animals. Although many people claim that they are against animal cruelty they still see animals as forms of entertainment, clothing, and experiments which is complete unethical. Animals …show more content…
In addition to being used as forms of entertainment, animals today are also used as clothing. The Fur Farming industry manufactures fur trim and fur coats which are a major trend in today's fashion industry. Unfortunately this fashion trend comes with a price. "Approximately 3.5 million furbearing animals- raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, lynxes, opossums, nutria, beaver, muskrats, otters, and others are killed each year" (Fur farming). No animals are spared when it comes to Fur farming. Fur even comes from cats and dogs. This process is not a painless "To kill the animals without damaging their fur, trappers usually strangle, beat, or stomp them to death. Animals on fur farms may be gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped" (Fur is Dead). Some animals are even skinned alive. Then their fur is sent to stores such as J. Crew and sold as trendy clothing. There is nothing humane about the way these animals are killed. The people, who kill these animals, do not make it a quick and painless death they torture these poor animals. This behavior is completely inhumane, and needs to be stopped. There are plenty of companies that use synthetic fur. Animals are also used in medical research. This process is called vivisection which is the cutting or operation of a living animal for physiological or pathological investigation. While many people feel animal experimentation is justified due, to the fact that it could potentially lead to

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