The Fate of Our Homeless Animals

684 Words Feb 17th, 2018 3 Pages
In our world today, there are countless numbers of homeless animals. Every year, millions of animals are abused. Of those, thousands don't make it. According to the UN, 200 species go extinct every day. In the US alone, more than 1 million animals are run over every day. These are just some the cruel realities that exist in our current state. It may be too late for some, but there is still time, still hope for others. We need to invest more in preventing animal cruelty before it’s too late. We need to speak for those who don't have a voice of their own.
First, animals that are used for our entertainment are inhumanely abused. When I was younger, I always dreamed of going to the circus. Seeing clowns and their funny acts, but most of all, I wanted to see the elephants do their amazing tricks. I never did get to go to the circus, but now I have lost all desire to. Once I learned what really was going on, I was outraged. Elephants are dragged away from their mothers shortly after birth and chained for up to 100 hours at a time. Tricks are learned by binding them with ropes, using bull hooks, and even electric shockers on their head. Orcas from SeaWorld are captured from their natural habitat, and those that aren't taken away are killed. In the wild, orcas can live up to 100 years, but in captivity, the average age is only nine. In the wild, dolphins and whales usually swim up to 100 miles a day, where as in SeaWorld, they're kept in tanks that are ,in an oversized dolphin’s…
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