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.
Animal Cruelty is described as “the deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal” (Miller, 2016). The maltreatment of animals in society today is an issue that is continuously addressed without much actual change. Laws are established but not fully implemented to those who break the law. Some of the most common forms of animal cruelty include dog fighting, puppy mills, horse slaughtering, neglect, and animal experimentation. Dog fighting is a common form of gambling in the United States where dogs are forced to fight each other for the entertainment and profit of the spectators. It is considered a felony in all 50 states; however, it continues to be an ongoing issue in the U.S. and internationally. Behind the actual dog
“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to,” said Alfred A. Montapert, the author of The Supreme Philosophy Of Man. Many animals who have given people their love have been cast off or mistreated. The Humane Society Of The United States(HSUS) has made it their mission since 1954 to prevent this cruelty before it happens. The four founders of HSUS Helen Jones, Larry Andrews, Marcia Glaser, and Fred Meyers, all believed in this mission. I believe that the Humane Society Of The United States has a worthwhile and honorable mission. It is one of the best. Not only does it save thousands of animal lives each year it also works with law enforcement to investigate illegal animal cruelty. HSUS has more than 10 million members and uses its money wisely. If you donate just $19 a month to HSUS you will be doing a grand service and you will join the revolution to stop animal cruelty before it happens. You will be a part of preventing some of the
“In the arms of the angel, Fly away from here, From this dark cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear” (McLachlan, 1998). These words are instantly remembered by many people from the 2007 ASPCA commercial. This song is known for being associated with sad and heartbreaking events, and paring it with animal cruelty would release a surge of emotions in the audience, which is exactly what the creators of the ASPCA commercials were targeting. ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non-profit organization created to receive monthly donations in order to save the lives of innocent animals being abused and neglected (ASPCA, 2014). The commercial is trying to persuade animal lovers and pet owners to donate to the ASPCA to help support the means to prevent animal cruelty. From the heart-wrenching pictures of abused animals, to the slow and sad music, the ASPCA uses a variety of narratives to create an advertisement that almost anyone with a heart can’t resist to act upon.
This article, Ascoine and Shapiro address the challenges of defining and assessing animal abuse, the relation between animal abuse and childhood mental health, the extensive research on animal abuse and intimate partner violence, and the implication of these
Do you think animals should be treated and raised brutality ? No animal cruelty should be stopped there’s other ways to raise a animal , they shouldn’t go through pain and suffering . Now a day people think it’s perfectly fine hitting a animal , not feeding them , and not giving it the proper care . If you can’t give them what they need there’s no need for you to buy a animal .
Even though I think the movie is really persuasive and it is good to raise awareness for animal cruelty, I did not enjoy it. I found it very hard to watch the whole movie. However, overall, it is really informative, and I knew a lot after watching this movie. Before, I always thought that animal testing on drugs are necessary for our safety, but it is not. I also did not know what the animals have to go through everyday while being tested and observed. It was also heartbreaking to see how horrible the trainers train animals to perform on circuses. Before I thought the animals do trick, paint a painting, because they wanted to, but now I realized that they are being forced into doing all of these activities. I had always wanted to go to a circuses
Animal Cruelty is a very serious matter in the U.S about 3,000 animals die each year, from animal abuse even though it’s against the law. Those that choose to abuse a Animal should be punished, Just as if a human gets punished for mistreating a Human being.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, better known as the ASPCA is a non profit organization that focuses on preventing animal cruelty. The mission of the ASPCA is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States” (ASPCA). Animal cruelty and neglect are huge problems in the United States, therefore organizations such as the ASPCA are needed to start the process of prevention. The ASPCA website is used to to bring awareness to the issue of animal cruelty through actions such as: donations, volunteers, advocacy centers, adoptions, and fundraisers. The ASPCA website is effective in bringing awareness and preventing animal cruelty through factors including visuals,
Animal Cruelty is a major problem in today's society, and the consequences of these actions are not as severe as the consequences should be. These crimes should be punishable and equal to human assaults. For example if anyone were to assault a human and get two years, then the person abusing an animal should get two years as well. Animals are living things just as humans are so the crimes should be equal in punishment. Several animal crime punishments are dependent on the severity of the crime which is not acceptable. They should be two year minimum if anyone decided to hurt an animal, it would be the right consequence to hurting a living creature. There are several types of animal abuse in today's society, such as dog fighting, hoarding, puppy mills (animal breeding) and other cruel acts of torment. Dogfighting is one of many acts of torture upon animals which has become a huge problem due to the fact that people do it to entertainment themselves or for a profit. The ASPCA said “Dog fighting is often associated with other forms of criminal activity including illegal gambling and possession of drugs and firearms. By our estimate, there are tens of thousands of dog fighters in the U.S., forcing hundreds of thousands of dogs to train, fight, and suffer every year” (ASPCA 2017). Another major issue that abuses animals is animal hoarding in the United States, with certain people not knowing when enough is enough. For example most people who hoard animals are not usually aware of how many animals are on the premises and that they are in fact hurting the animal instead of making a difference in these animals’ lives. In addition the ASPCA has found that, “Every year in the United States, a quarter of a million animals fall victim to hoarding” (ASPCA 2017). Another type of animal cruelty that not to many people think about are the puppy mills, which are just dog breeding factories who care about nothing but the profit of the puppies. When people go into the malls and they purchase a puppy from the pet store, these people may not realize but are helping the people who run the puppy mills make a profit and continue to hurt these innocent animals. “In addition, puppy mill puppies often arrive in pet stores and in their
Many Americans share their homes with animals such as dogs, cats, and fish. For the most part, the study of sociology focuses only on human interaction. Recent studies, however, have shown that animals play an important role in human interaction. The relationships humans have with animals often reflect human’s life situation. The issue of animal cruelty is a social problem because it is often associated with interpersonal violence. Understanding animal abuse can tell us much about the interactions of humans. Animal abuse is often explained from a psychological perspective. Most importantly, animal abuse should be discussed as a social problem because of the suffering and death it causes animals.
For years, society has the controversy of allowing veterinarians to legally perform ear cropping and tail docking as a cosmetic surgery on dogs or perceived as crossing the line of animal cruelty; yet, the aspect of animal cruelty comes into action after surgery, during the recovering process of “taping and bandaging that sometimes needs to be done after the surgery amounts to animal cruelty and is indefensible” (Dunn) [Figure 1]. In other words, your companion has to go through a painful recovery that is inhumane in order for the results to turn out “normal”, and it cannot be denied. This does not include the unexpected future risk and problems that could arise at any moment just to change your dog’s appearance. Although animals cannot express their opinion, research suggests not to allow owners to perform tail docking and ear cropping procedures on their dog because of the risk and health problems affiliated with this painful procedure.
Animals should not be beaten, the number of incidents reported is out of control. They need to be taken care of while they are still here. In this research paper i will be talking about the cruelty that animals have to deal with not only in the United States but also all around the world. My paper is also a little about the rights that animals have, animals have rights just like us humans do. The reason why i choose animal cruelty is simple, why danger an animal when it has done nothing to you. I don't disagree with the killing of animals for eating purposes, but just to hurt for the fun of it or because you can't control the animal? I agree that the world needs the meats that these animals have to offer, we all need it to stay strong and healthy. Shouldn't we at least take care of the animals while their living in this world? Why don't we give them the best possible care in their precious Short lifespan. Myself and millions of others believe that animals should be used for eating purposes only, many say they shouldn't even be eaten but my topic will not deal with that. There are to many incidents reported where many scientist and humans with special occupations hurt animals during experiments, I would love to see the end of monkeys, pigs and even gorillas being tested in labs. These animals were put into this world the same reason we were.
Animal testing is a cruel way of the past, now a days there are far better ways to conduct research providing far more accurate results. By raising awareness on the act of animal testing we can ultimately put a stop to the cruel treatment of animals. There is an alternate way to find safe products for human usage without testing on animals first. All around the world different species are used for research testing; dogs cats mice and other primates are the most common animals used. Animal testing has not been proven to be the most accurate by raising the awareness hopefully people will be more cautious to the products they buy thus limiting animal tested on.
As uncommon as it seems , animal cruelty happens often on a daily basis.Many problems never get reported to state or federal agencies because they are not compiled. It is likely for violent people and animal hoarders to perform animal cruelty and get away with it.It is most seen that when someone is going through domestic violence they tend to act upon it on animals.Abusers normally target dogs,cats,horses, and livestock and continue to do so without realizing the damage they are causing to these animals. State and Federal agencies should enforce laws towards animal cruelty in order to prevent any harm towards the physical, psychological , and safety of an animal.