Persuasive Essay On Animal Abuse

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Rough Draft Pet overpopulation might be a major issue, but is it right to kill an animal because it is unwanted? The United States has been faced with a major enigma: what can be done to prevent the overpopulation of animals in shelters and shrink the population of animals on the streets? It is a very long and complex problem that needs to be solved, but that is no reason to give up on these animals. All animals deserve the chance to find a home and a family that can love and care for them, but unreasonably high euthanasia rates in shelters take that chance away. Animal shelters should provide spay and neuter services and work towards becoming no-kill because this can help control the problem of pet overpopulation and homelessness while providing a safe environment for animals to keep them away from euthanasia. Animal overpopulation has been a major issue in the United States since the early 1940’s and it has only gotten exponentially worse (NCPPSP). Overpopulation will turn into a “statistical black hole” and if nothing is done to properly control it (Rowan). Instead of attempting to find homes for these animals, most shelters choose euthanasia as a control for their population. Euthanasia is the act of putting to death painlessly, usually done through an intravenous injection of an overdose of anesthetic. It was originally used to put down suffering animals, but around 1970 euthanasia rates began to rapidly increase(NCPPSP). Shelters are now using euthanasia to control

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