Animal Cruelty Essay

1060 WordsOct 25, 20135 Pages
Lopez 1 Astrid Lopez Dr. Lee Ritscher English 101 27 June 2013 Animal Cruelty “Cruelties to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, are the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. More narrowly, it can be harm for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur, although opinions differ with respect to the method of slaughter. It usually encompasses inflicting harm for personal amusement” (Wikipedia). Animal cruelty is a nationwide problem rapidly growing in today’s society. Animals are being beaten and starved everyday and millions of helpless animals die each year because of heartless owners. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some of the most common forms are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment. In this essay I will describe the three main forms of animal cruelty in which they are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment. Scientific research is a necessity of life, so it is said. Society needs to research to improve economy and the products of everyday life. This is all well and good, until something has to suffer. Many times companies test products on animals for the safety of humans. Monkeys, rats, mice, dogs, and cats are some of the candidates used for laboratory research. The major problem with animal testing is the animals usually suffer in a traumatizing experience. Many animals endure burns, hair loss, rashes and gashes. Some companies go as far as to place metal wires and rods in the animal’s head. However, researchers justify this inexcusable treatment with “it’s for science”. Yet you Lopez 2 have to wonder if scientists think how they would feel in that situation. There are many companies out there that do not use animals for testing their products. Yet these companies still have popular products that are bought daily

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