We will not make them suffer long painful deaths. Ethical treatment of animals can be solved using the deontology theory. “Deontology focuses on what we are obligated to do as rational moral agents. It is particularly important to see that the deontologist does not say that actions do not have consequences; rather, the deontologist insists that actions should not be evaluated on the basis of the action's consequences (Mossler, 2010).“ One example of the deontology theory in action is your livestock is being attacked by a wild animal. In efforts to protect your livestock you shoot and kill the wild animal.
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.
>In order to help you better understand the importance of why wild animals do not make good pets, I will explain how you can't take the “wild” out of wild animals, the dangers of having them, and share stories of why it doesn't work. >>First, I will explain why you can't take the “wild” out of wild animals. >According to Webster's dictionary.com >A wild animals is defined as an animal living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated. >Wild animals aren't domesticated simply by being captive born or hand-raised. It's a different story with cats and dogs, who have been domesticated by selective breeding for desired traits for over thousands of years.
Many would like to see these animal protections taken further by giving animals their own rights, rights that may include the ability to sue in a court of law, or the right to not undergo medical procedures for animal experimentation. Giving animals rights is controversial because it would require society to stop using and treating animals in certain ways. Animals would
Some people argue that keeping animals in zoos is cruel as animals are kept away from their natural habitat and there would be no chance for animals to socialize with each other. Before we come to a conclusion perhaps we can examine what cruelty means. In Wikipedia, ‘cruelty to animals is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival.’ Keeping animals in the zoo may not be ideal, but that does not mean that zookeepers in zoos are treating animal cruelly. For example, many zoos try to provide animals with an environment that is closest to their natural habitat. Zookeepers give the animals their food, while vets will provide the animals preventive medicine, quarantine and many more.
Animals are pets, either household or wildlife, and either way they should not be physically or verbally abused. Leaving animals unattended for long periods of time can lead to major problems. Neglect, uncared for, and unhealthy environment are all ways of abuse. Starvation, yelling and beating are physical and verbal abuse. Most animals get spayed or neutered to prevent the animals from breeding with one another.
Some believe animals are an unintelligent species and are just savage creature trying to live in this world. In the essay written by Bass, he describes how the hunters and the animals imagine their prey’s movements. This is giving animals the intelligence to think and react to another animal’s movements. This means Bass believes animals are creatures with the ability to think. In the essay “Am I Blue?” Walker talks about how the horse is “like a crazed person.” This happened because the two horses on a farm were separated after bonding.
Pets, animal performers, animals in zoos, even the animals that are being raised for slaughter are mistreated up until death. James Rachels author of “Vegetarianism and ‘The Other Weight Problem’” provides us with a look at why eating meat is morally wrong. Rachels offers many arguments as to why we should not eat meat, but none stronger than the mistreatment of the animals. Even though humans know animals are raised for slaughter we overlook it, but “readily identified with a tortured dog or horse and respond with great sensitivity”
The Morality of Killing Animals: An Investigation in Utilitarian Ethics. Research Question The killing of non-human animals remains an unsolved problem in utilitarian ethics and has generated heated debate amongst ethicists in recent times. My aim is to illuminate this issue, specifically the morality of killing animals when it is done painlessly. In doing so I intend to tackle several questions: What, if anything, makes killing wrong? Does the wrongness of killing animals (human and non-human) depend on them possessing specific attributes?
I believe that it is cruel to keep animals in cages First of all, everyone has witnessed animal cruelty before, whether it is the neglect of a pet dog or cat or animals being captured and caged for unjust and unexplained research. For example, a tiger being captured , his habitat is wide open savannas, how would he feel being locked up in a cage that has little, let enough space for running around, hunting or surviving. This is just another sign for the restriction of freedom for animals, for those who don’t understand the seriousness of the situation towards the animal, let’s just say it was you, caged up, no space to really roam around, nothing to do, you would go insane after a while, this is exactly the same for tigers and many other types of animals. People may argue that animals seem fine when they’re caged up at a zoo; the fact is this is only part of the whole picture. Trying to assess cruelty is made all the more difficult because we do not always know, and cannot always see, what becomes of the animals at night when all the people have gone home.