English 155 Aqnimal Cruelty Essay

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Animal Cruelty DeVry University Animal Cruelty There is a question with which this research started: “What is a difference between animal cruelty and being carnivore? This issue has been discussed, analyzed, and interpreted from two different points of views: the people who blindly defend the animal rights, versus those who affirm there is difference between the animals intended for human consumption and the animals they pamper in their homes, and they do not consider that being a carnivore makes them animal abusers. Nevertheless, the controversy over this matter goes beyond than a juicy steak and deeper than a bowl of vegetables. Indisputably, there is an innate feeling in the human beings that, on having observed an animal make us, instinctively, have compassion feelings towards them, and frequently these sentiments engender a feeling to protect them instead of killing the animals to eat them. Because of this perception many people have decided to become vegetarians; however, for many others this is a misconception, or an unreal idea, because although humans do not have the instinct to kill, like the carnivorous animals have, we have inherited from our ancestors the habit of eat animal meat, by hunting them to be consumed as an important part of their nourishing. In their seminal 1985 hit song, “Meat is Murder” the British band the Smiths elucidated their vegetarian anthem with the following lyrics: Heifer whines could be human cries Closer comes the screaming knife This beautiful creature must die This beautiful creature must die A death for no reason And death for no reason is MURDER And the flesh you so fancifully fry Is not succulent, tasty or kind It's death for no reason And death for no reason is MURDER And the calf that you carve with a smile Is MURDER And the turkey you festively slice Is MURDER Do you know how animals die? Kitchen

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