Brakes screeched, tires squealed, and the car abruptly came to a halt. My heart was pounding. My father opened his door and, without hesitation, darted across the highway, dodging cars to rescue a defenseless turtle from the next car’s tire. Throughout my childhood in New York, rescuing turtles was a common practice for me and my father. Looking back, my father’s heroic sprints into oncoming traffic were not his most intelligent moves, but through them he communicated a very strong message – the value of an animal’s life. That message continues to motivate me today. I have consistently devoted my life to giving animals another chance at theirs-be it rescuing turtles from roads, frogs from pools, or injured birds from dogs. Often I have been able to release the animals into their natural habitat; other times my efforts are too little, too late; and, occasionally, I end up raising an abandoned baby rabbit. My home has also been a refuge for rats, hamsters, birds, fish, turtles, and chinchillas, but never a dog and, until recently, never a cat. It almost goes without saying that my desire to care for animals led me to want to become a veterinarian, but the untraditional and circuitous path I have taken toward that goal is worthy of note. A year ago a pre-vet student asked me a very frank question: “What’s stopping you?” At the time I was in graduate school, studying psychology, while concurrently running my own photography business. I did not have the time or money-much less
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Ever since a young age, I have been a passionate animal enthusiast. I cannot image a life without a dog by my side. Animals are not just pets, or food, or part of the environment. They are intelligent creatures and deserve to be treated as such. Animals have evolved just as we have. The evolution theory even says humans evolved from primates. So why do animals not have rights? They have a brain and can learn and grow, just as we can. It can also be argued that animals have a soul. I believe animals not only have dignity, but they also have rights.
Small black forms scramble when you open the doors to the barn scattering into holes in the walls to escape the harsh light they are unaccustomed to. If you get the chance to see one its small beady red eyes glare up at you and its sharp yellow teeth scream filth. Disease is a common notation when used with them. They’ve even become the face of a worldwide epidemic back in the Middle ages. Rats. Disgusting, evil, mean, and dirty little beings that make messes and are too stupid to escape the trap of a life of fear.
Animal testing has been one of the issues that people are fighting overtime because of its moral. Even though some results of tests are successful on people, many people are still fighting for the animal’s rights. They believe that animals should have their own rights to live a free life where they belong, just like their species. In scientists point of view, animals have been one of the main subjects to test on, but a lot of them are currently looking forward to use and develop alternatives for the cruel act of animal testing.
The deeper I dig into animal abuse , the more I want to become a vegetarian. But it is not easy as it seems. The things that I have seen and read makes me sick to my stomach. To watch a hopeless cow, get whipped , is sickening. Watching baby Chicklets die in a big machine , brings tears to my eyes. Millions of animals every day die cruel deaths , and I no longer want to be an accomplice to the crimes. While it may be hard to retrain myself , I should and intend to just stop eating meat.
Smallpox, Polio, Insulin, Rubella, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Cardiac Pacemaker, Tetanus, Penicillia, Organ transplants, Blood transfusions and many more are all medical breakthroughs that have all be tested on animals to see if they will make humans better ( facts on animal research). If it wasn’t for animal testing than millions of people would have died, so many people were getting sick and dieing and no one knew why so by using different mixtures of chemicals a scientist was able to create vaccines that were first tested on animals to make sure that they are safe to use. Many of the household products such as lipstick, mascara, shampoo and cologne that we use in our everyday life are tested on animals first in order to see if they are safe
As long as I can remember, I wanted to do something with animals when I got older. I would dream about helping when they are in need. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian since day one. With growing up, I learned that veterinary students go through a lot to become a veterinary. Writing is very important and it's needed in anybody wants to go into. To be an animal sciences major, a lot of research papers have to be written and as well as persuasive papers.
Hiding behind a big boulder in the hot and sunny Africa is a man holding a shotgun, he spots the large male lion that he has been tracking for two whole weeks, he aims and you hear the gun sounding and the male lion falls to the ground. All the man wanted was to say that that was the was the lion he killed. As of being a kid, I have more of an imagination which makes me think more and want to come up with ways to help solve problems and figure out how they affect us. As well, I like animals a lot, so if the animals that are endangered are or have been being killed I am or would like to have a say or help stop it. When I was researching my topic, I had been finding the perfect articles and videos to get important and correct information. How many animals die each year. Do they have any laws or anyone to stop the animal poaching? This was my driving question: How can I convince people to help stop others from killing the animals for no reason? Once I finished my research, I understood that in some way it is possible to help stop animal poaching. One of the biggest problems going on right now is that illegal hunters are killing endangered animals just because of their skin or just as a trophy hunt. It may not seem like it more and more animals are becoming close to being endangered to almost extinct.
Most of you probably have a pet of your own. Maybe a dog named Max or a cat named Oliver. Could you imagine seeing them in terrible pain? I honestly don't think there will be one student in this class that would volunteer to let their own pet be tortured for any reason. Am I wrong?
Shouldn’t all animals have the right to live? Dogs could receive and give happiness if they were not put down. Animals do not really have a chance to actually live life.Many places simply do not have enough room for all of the animals, so they resort to euthanasia to control the population. There are many dogs and cats that are euthanized only because they take up room.
You have picked out and researched the breed of dog or cat you want whether it is from an animal shelter, rescue, or a reputable breeder. You have purchased a collar, toys, food and water bowl so you should be covered right? That is the least bit that goes into responsible ownership with any animal not just a dog or cat. Most people don’t agree with spaying or neutering because it is unnatural to mess with mother nature or maybe you have heard your animal will not become as big as he or she is supposed to if you interrupt by spaying. I am here to tell you in my opinion all of that is untrue. I am also going to tell you some facts on the benefits of spaying and neutering your animal and also the downfalls of not spaying and neutering.
Have you ever seen a tiger jump through hoops in the wild, or do hard tricks because they want to? I didn't think so that's because they don’t want to. Animals are forced to learn these tricks by using a shock collar, whips, electric prods, etc. Puppy's are being kept in a puppy mill, animals are being neglected and abused.
According to the Humane Society, ten to twenty million dogs are killed each year for food in China. It’s heartbreaking to see skinned dogs in cages, or being cooked in large vats. The infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival is protested by millions in China and around the globe, signing petitions online and protesting in the streets—but there is another massacre occurring that practically isn’t spoken of. This year, in the U.S alone, we will pay for 9 billion innocent cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens to be murdered in the same ways for us to buy in our supermarkets, at our restaurants, and even in our school cafeterias. How do we stop this horror? Unlike gun control or health care, this problem doesn’t need years of debate to be solved. We don’t need politicians or millions in campaign donations. The power is up to us. It could end tomorrow—because when “we stop buying, they stop dying” (Unknown). For the billions of animals and for our environment, every one of us needs to leave animals and animal products off our plate.
With any six year old, getting a puppy is the best time of a kids life. Going to the shelter or pet store and seeing a puppy jump up and want to be petted and played with fills you with a kind of joy like nothing else has in your short life. Well, that’s how I felt. In 2005, I got my first puppy. We went from building to building, looking at different dogs. Some places we stayed to play, and others we left immediately. The size of the cages was practically nonexistent and the smell of feces was overpowering. Unlike the naturally playful nature of puppies, the ones at the stores were subdued, almost as if they were drugged. Little did I know, we left those places because my parents suspected they were being filled by puppy mills. Finally, we got a beagle from a shelter who was picked up as a stray. Beautiful, tri-colored, and purebred, we named our new puppy Bailey. What we still didn’t know is she had a disease that killed puppies that are kept in close proximity to an infected dog. Our beautiful, loving puppy had parvovirus. However, she beat the odds and survived! Our carpets, on the other hand, did not. She lived a long, happy life running through our neighborhood with my brother and I. There is an everlasting battle between adopting animals through commercial breeding or through shelters causing a longstanding ethical debate on which method should be chosen. Companion animals such as dogs, cats, and small animals should be adopted from animals shelters rather than
With nearly millions of animals dying each year from being captive, or endangered species being hunted down and killed, we need to discover a new way of displaying that our world is full of beautiful animals and wildlife. Wild animals are suffering both physically and mentally from the lack of freedom that confinement imposes. These harmful environments are preventing animals from having the opportunity to live in, and be exposed to their natural habitats. Keeping animals imprisoned in cages and small enclosures just for the sake of human observation causes stress and frustration, which is risking animals overall health and well being. These morally unacceptable and cruel actions of retaining wild animals in captivity is certainly wrong.