Animal Cruelty In The United States

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Animal Cruelty Animal cruelty is the infliction of suffering or harm on animals, for purposes other than self-defense. It can be harm for specific gain, or even just to rid you of responsibility. There are many kinds of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty exists as neglect and abandonment, slaughter house torture, puppy mills, fighting dens, animal testing, fur trapping, and entertainment. Animal cruelty comes in many forms and has many grave consequences. Therefore it should be acknowledged and stopped. Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of companion animal abuse in the United States. “Other dogs and cats are deliberately abandoned by their guardians to fend for themselves in the wild or on the streets” (Regan, 84). This statement…show more content…
“A fur coat is pretty cool—for an animal to wear. Eighteen red foxes are killed to make one fox fur coat, 55 minks to make a mink coat” (Rosenberger, 42). Here we can see that all sorts of animals are captured and killed for their fur (Rosenberger, 42). Killing animals for any reason is wrong, but for a material object, now that’s the worst thing. Just thinking about the skinning of an animal terrifies me, but it saddens me more to know that there are people in the world that can kill animals just for the profit that it can bring to them. When an animal is captured, it is put through unbelievable pain. It sometimes drives the animal to tear through its own flesh and bone, sometimes the animal even loose teeth because they bite on the trap. Sometimes the animals are left suffering for hours before the hunters show up to kill the animal by stumping on the animal. This type of animal cruelty is legal for people with a license to hunt, but for those who are not legalized hunters can face many years in prison and be fined thousands of dollars. Fur trapping is a barbaric activity, done to create and supply an object of vanity; a fur coat. Clearly this terrible suffering on animals cannot be justified with any superficial product. The suffering is even worst when one considers how many animals must be killed to make a single fur…show more content…
“More than 25 million vertebrate animals are used in testing in the United States each year. When invertebrate animals are thrown into the mix, the estimated number rises to as high as 100 million” (Watson, 34). This passage shows that millions upon millions of animals are suffering and being tested on every day (Watson, 34). Animals are used as guinea pigs for experimentations of all sorts. Millions of animals die each year because scientist unfortunately test, practically everything on the animals before people. Cosmetics, medications, and hand sanitizers are some of the things tested on animals. Gillette is one company who tests their products on animals. I remember reading an email once showing where Gillette researchers put things like shaving cream, etcetera into the eyes of defenseless bunnies to see if it burned, and the bunnies screamed. Drug manufacturers test medications on animals after they have been injected with viruses and diseases to see if the medications work on the animals. There are many companies who use animal research to test their products; unfortunately these organizations do not look for alternatives besides animal testing. If these atrocious acts were committed outside laboratories, they would be felonies. But animals suffer and die every day in laboratories with little or no protection from cruelty. It is immoral to

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