Animal Cruelty Essay

861 WordsNov 7, 20114 Pages
Title: Animal Cruelty Laws Purpose: To persuade everyone to think every state should have only felony animal cruelty laws. Thesis: I believe that every state should have only felony animal cruelty laws. I. Introduction: A. This past July, a 16 week old black lab puppy was tortured and left for dead in a diaper box at a gas station. A man stopped to put air in his tire and saw the box and heard a whimper. He opened the box and to his horror found the puppy with PVC glue in his eyes, nose, ears and throat. His back legs had multiple fractures. The man took the puppy to the vet where he had to be put down due to his injuries B. Cruelty to animals is a horrific topic. I don't see how people can torture poor defenseless animals and feel no guilt or empathy for them. I personally have two cats, Diamond and Mufasa, they are like my kids. I don't even smack them when they do something wrong because I just don't have the heart to hit an animal. C. People who abuse animals have some sort of issue. Some have backgrounds of abuse from parents or spouses. Others who abuse animals have chemical imbalances.Some just like having power over poor defenseless animals. In my mind however there is no justification for being cruel to animals. D. Studies have shown that cruelty to animals have lead to some of our most infamous serial killers. Usually, they show this trait early on in childhood and in adulthood develop into serial killers. Personally I believe that every state should make any type of animal cruelty a felony. Currently, every state except four, Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, and South Dakota, have felony animal cruelty laws. The only problem with these is that not all cruelty gets punished. II. Defining animal cruelty: A. The legal definition of animal cruelty is the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame

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