Rabbits are routinely blinded by having various products forced into their eyes. This is call the Driaze test. Does not guarantee human safety, but, protects companies from political lawsuits. Factory Farming Over 10 billion animals are slaughtered annually for human consumption. Of the 10 billion at least 6 billion are derived from broiler chickens, which are killed after 9 short weeks of life.
All of these forms of abuse can be stopped and prevented with your help. We are their voice, and it’s time to speak up. The definition of animal cruelty is acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals is what animal cruelty is considered, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals aka the ASPCA. There are many different reasons why people abuse animals. Animal cruelty spans a wide range of actions or lack of action, so one answer simply isn’t possible.
Change has been slow but incremental. Some activists have become frustrated by the pace of legislation, and have become violent. This violence has created an underground terrorist movement to combat companies and practices that they consider abusive and immoral. Influenced to varying degrees by their English predecessors and by segments of the anarchist movement. Animal rights activists operate through autonomous cells, and are not restricted by any geographic boundaries.
It is definitely remarkable that countless “terminal” illnesses were treated because of researches involving animal testing. People escaped death from diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, and so on within a short period of time. Millions have been saved and the credit goes to animal testing. The general public holds negative opinion towards animal research even if they realise the benefits of it. Many develop this attitude because of the photos of rats and dogs in terrible status which are all over the Internet.
Both types of cruelty should be taken seriously, but psychiatrists have found that harming animals is a precursor to committing more acts of violence. These acts of violence could potentially be against humans. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Allen Brantley was quoted as saying, "Animal cruelty is not a harmless venting of emotion in a healthy individual; This is a warning sign." Take the Columbine school
Owners of animals cannot mistreat or use them in a way that would consider to be cruel to animals. This is why we have state laws to protect them. In 2001, it became a felony to be cruel to animals. I will be explaining what is animal cruelty, the two types of laws, felony fines and punishment, also compare it to other states that have this law. Animal cruelty is a person who commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly: tortures an animal; fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody; abandons unreasonably an animal in the person's custody; transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner; kills, seriously injures, or administers poison to an animal, other than cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or goats, belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's effective consent; causes on animal to fight one another; uses a live animal as lure in dog race training or in dog coursing on a racetrack; trips a horse; injures an animal, other than cattle, horses, sheep, swine, or goats, belonging to another without legal authority or the owner's effective consent; or seriously overworks an animal (Texas penal code 9) According to the Animal Legal and Historical Center, Texas animal cruelty laws are very narrow in their scope.
QUESTION 7 (ETHICS, 10 POINTS) Animal Testing Ethic Issue Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, is widely used for research, testing, and education all over the world. An estimated 26 million animals, such as mice, rats, rabbits and other animals are experimented on and killed annually in the United State. Reports show that at least 10 percent of these animals do not receive painkillers. These experiments not only cause physical pain to animals, but also cause psychological distress to them. Therefore, animal rights advocates to impose heavy restrictions on animal research.
Hannah H Speech Animal Abuse Animal abuse is a horrific epidemic. “About two- hundred and eighty- five hens are raised for eggs in the United States and most of them live in battery cages. . .” (Statistics). These birds do not have enough room to move.
It is inhumane to keep animals in small enclosures like that where they wouldn’t even get room to stretch their legs or get the chance to behave like they would naturally in the wild. The more intelligent animals (dogs, cats, pigs, primates etc) suffer from severe cases of loneliness because they lack the rights to run around and be free. How would you feel if you could not run around in a free environment? My second argument is using animals for testing cosmetics. It is estimated that over 1 million animals are killed due to companies that test their products on animals and those companies tell us that they use animals to test the safety of their products.
Cynthia McDaniel Mattie Miller English Comp 111 20 September, 2011 Essay #3 The Cause and Effects of Pet Overpopulation In 6 years, a female dog and her offspring can be a source of 67,000 puppies. (Nash) The overpopulation of pets is an ongoing problem. With startling statistics that proves that this is a bigger problem than most people realize. Statics show that around 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year and 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats).Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. The percentage of euthanasia varies from state to state.