Animal cruelty is a nationwide problem rapidly growing in today's society. They are being beaten and starved everyday and millions of helpless animals die each year because of heartless, greedy Americans. It is appalling how so many individuals eat meat or wear clothing that's covered in fur, knowing that it comes from the slaughtering of innocent creatures. As of 2017, there are more than 30 million animals killed for economic gain and food, and the numbers are constantly rising. Animal cruelty is the foundation of our society because most could not live without the things animals provide. They are used for clothing, shoes, drugs and the cosmetics you see models wearing. Not to mention the numerous of animals who get sent to the slaughter house and end up in grocery stores.
Anyone who is capable and willing can make donations to Peaceful Pets at the facility or at one of our monthly adoptions. All donations go towards bedding and food for the animals as wells as the cost to have them spayed and neutered. Monthly adoptions are held on the second Saturday of every month and are held at our facility, these adoptions will allow our program to bring in more pets since people will be adopting. At the adoptions, the Peaceful Paws volunteers sell baked goods and other things such as treats, collars, and tags as a way to raise money for the upkeep of the facility. Anyone in the community who is over the age of sixteen and has a love for animals can volunteer at Peaceful Paws. We highly recommend those who are in school for any type of Veterinarian Medicine or Zoology degree to volunteer since it is a great glimpse into what they may be doing in the future. When the volunteers graduate from college having the Peaceful Paws program on their resume can help them get good
During my time volunteering, I helped walk the dogs, play with them outside, socialize them, and occasionally clean up their room. One of my favorite socialization activities is called Running Buddies; certain dogs are able to leave the Paws building area with approved volunteers to expand their social experience as well as hopefully meet someone interested in adopting them. Volunteers also have the opportunity to learn how to train the dogs, help with Saturday Adoption events, assist in the administration offices, and many other tasks. All of these tasks help make sure the animals are living comfortably and aide in their adoption. Aside from the animals, the staff benefits from the time volunteers
In order to use my passion of animals to help, I want to volunteer at friendship pet pantry, anti cruelty society and write a blog informing the public about pit bulls. I can help friendship pet pantry by collecting donations in a donation bin. I will be in charge of 2 business and will have the responsibility of checking in with them, 3-4 times during this project session. I can help anti cruelty society by donating money They need more pet food, and cat food of a certain brand. In the donation boxes, they don’t always get what they need though. This way, I think I can give them what they need. I will have a bake sale, in order to earn this money. Writing the blog can help pit bulls. Many home insurance companies will not insure your house
The idea of volunteering, giving one’s free time in exchange for a warm feeling of accomplishment or satisfaction in the selfless act of doing good. Whatever our motivations, most of us have ideals we are willing to stand up for and do something about. I care for a great many things; the well-being of dogs (animals in general) and our environment are amongst the most important to me. Let us focus on the volunteer opportunities available at Orange County Animal Services as compared to those offered locally by a non-partisan group called the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Although both are worthy causes, saving dogs and protecting the environment differ in the skill set, the varying levels of commitment, and the scope of impact involved.
Animal rights activists have rallied and petitioning for an animal bill of rights because they are stating that animals are only being considered “property” by law, being no different than a table and chair. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is really passionate about the document being published even having specific rights for animals with numbers and strong evidence to back up each right and claim, leaving little detail out. Also, in the article “A Change of Heart About Animals” written by Jeremy Rifkin states “What these researchers are finding is that many of our fellow creatures are more like us than we had ever imagined” (Rikin 2). I agree with his statement, because animals and humans have many similarities pointed out by many researchers over the many years. Rifkin provides specific evidence like Koko the gorilla, who passed an IQ test with a score of 70-95 or close to that range. I think it's pretty outstanding, depressing, and convenient that Koko is smarter than a majority than humans. There was also a parrot named Alex, who could communicate with it's owner. Alex was able to tell her owner how many of each colored shape was on a plate, he then asked for a glass of water and I think that is incredible that a bird was able to communicate with a human and they were both able to understand each other.
You can share the link on social media as well as with your family members and friends. There are some minor fees involved, but 99.5% of the earnings will be received by the patient (GiveForward, 2014). One success story that stood out in particular to me was a young woman who was able to raise $10,000 for her dog that was hit by a car. The pup had two shattered hind legs and would need extensive surgery. She absolutely refused to euthanize her three year old and had try one last approach. With the help of family and friends getting her started and strangers taking her the rest of the way, she was able to hit her goal of $10,000 in a mere ten days (Vet Bill Assistance: How I Found Help, n.d.). Pretty incredible how people will come together to help. Imagine what you could do for your own pets!
For the fifth time that day, Mrs. Jacobs walks past the Miller's window where she stares at their family pug. All of her effort to not open the door is confined in hatred, this animal that doesn't deserve to be cooped up all day, being taken advantage of. All animals should be loved, animal critics argue, but it is not necessary for animals to be given rights because of their lack of communication with humans. The argument of animal rights has exploded in the last decade, creating organizations like P.E.T.A. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and A.L.F. (Animal Liberation Front) both of which are trying to enforce the government to create laws for animal rights. Animal rights have been a topic of discussion as early as Ancient Rome,
Today, the discussions about the protection of the animal’s rights have received the attention of many people, many countries in the world. A lot of actions have been made by animal right activists to influence the world. Alex Epstein and Yaron Book, both authors of the “The Evil of Animal ‘Right’,” argue animal right activists use too much violence on their action, which is considered going against the law. Then, the authors give a lot of evidence to prove testing animals are extinct, but using animals for testing gives us new vaccines which make our lives better. Without animals for testing, how can scientists find out the vaccine for diseases? Animal right groups are making many effects to Huntingdon Life Sciences.
Recently, Vancouver Park Board (VPB) passed a motion to ban the use of cetaceans for entertainment or research purposes. This motion has lead to a heated debate among animal right supporters and others who believe the ban was too harsh. Some supporters of the ban use Tom Regan’s view, a philosopher who adopts the abolitionist view of animal rights, to argue that the motion is justified. Others who favour against the ban believe that the Vancouver Aquarium is an organization that helps cetaceans by research and educating the audience. In this paper, I will examine closely and proof that the supporters of the ban who adopt Regan’s stance of not viewing animals as resources and treat them with respect is not suitable as I believe Vancouver Aquarium keeps cetaceans to lead them to a greater good.
Animal rights is the philosophy or idea that all animals should be able to live a life free from human exploitation pain and suffering. According to Gale ” The idea of animal rights has roots in ancient times. In Greek philosophy, the animists believed that both animals and people had souls. The vitalists believed that humans were animals but at the top of the chain and could use animals for their benefit.” ( Animals Rights, par.2). In the early twentieth century in the United States, there was no law that regards to animal experimentation. In 1937 there was a pharmaceutical company that developed medicine called Elixir Sulfanilamide. When the medicine was released the company was unaware that the substance was harmful because the drug
Hunting is not a form of animal cruelty because its serves a purpose to the population of certain animals. Animal cruelty is when people force pain on animals which lead them to suffer a slow agonizing death. This is a large moral issue today that just keeps growing into a nationwide problem. For instance, morally humans believe it is okay to harm non-domesticated animals rather than domesticated animals such as our pets. Domesticated animals and non-domesticated animals still have behavioral instincts. A domesticated dog will attack if threatened and a non-domesticated wolf would do the same. Thinking of ourselves as the dominate species is untrue in the state that animals kill other animals for food, just as we as hunters do and anyone who eats animal products. Many will ask what the differences are between hunting, poaching, and true animal cruelty.
Seems rhetorical, but the fact is animals live through this everyday, without even given the choice. As humans, we establish our authority among all living beings, but for what reasons? Are humans better than all other species? Or is it true that we should hold a precedence over nonhuman animals? The ultimate question then remains, should animals have as much or equal to the same rights as humans? Their are endless arguments for and against this question, and many sub arguments that go hand in hand with each side. In this paper, I will discuss the definition of what animal rights entails and expand on the history that developed it’s meaning. Furthermore, I will thoroughly discuss, reason, and explain each opinion presented by our current society as well as the positions held by previous philosophers. Lastly, I will draw a conclusion to the opinions presented by discussing my personal position on the argument of animal rights.
I volunteer full time for a non-profit animal rescue group called “Dogs 2nd Chance.” This organization established in 2007 has fostered and found new homes for over 500 dogs locally, up the East Coast and in the New England area. Dogs fostered in our homes are rejected family pets found abandoned on the streets, abused and left to fend for its self. We provide medical treatment, rehabilitation, and find loving homes for each rescued animal. While working with the rescue group I have successfully helped manage multiple events through crowdfunding, silent auctions, and community events, so far this year we’ve risen over $10,000 for the cause.
The statement by Paul McCartney rings true, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian.” Animal rights is a concept which people hardly ever consider in a serious light. Being born as a human being, having a superior mental capacity and sense of times makes people think that they can rule this world and use other living beings as they see fit. This mentality leads to people say things like “animals are born to eaten” or how Aristotle claimed “all of the nature exist specifically for the sake of men” and “that animal are merely instruments for humankind.” (Pg. 495). This way of thinking often leads to overconsumption of animals, cruelty to animals and loss of species.