Persuasive Arguement on Animal Cruelty

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Final Draft for Persuasive Argument Animal Cruelty can be expressed as the infliction of physical pain, suffering or death upon an animal, when not necessary for purposes of training or discipline or (in the case of death) to procure food or to release the animal from incurable suffering, but done wantonly, for mere sport, for the indulgence of a cruel and vindictive temper, or with reckless indifference to its pain (MSPCA). We can often see the mistreatment of animals on TV during commercials and on the news. However, we don’t pay attention to the other types of cruelty that happens to the animals in our world. You can always see news about violence against animals, but you never see anything about animals being tested, being killed for no reason, or being kept in captivity. The crazy thing is that it happens all around us and we never know it. Punishment for animal cruelty needs to be stricter because it is often only a symptom of more serious abuses: neglect, animal experimentation, and poaching. Picture yourself as a dolphin, or even a lion, would you want to be kept in an area to be seen and observed? Wouldn’t you want to be out where you’re supposed to with the rest of your species? In some cases, animals are kept captive and are forced to do things they probably wouldn’t approve of if they had the choice. These animals should either be taken care of better, or put into their natural habitats to live their lives the way that they were meant to. They didn’t ask to be taken from their families and to go to places they don’t know. Put yourself in their situation, wouldn’t it be scary to be taken from your home to be forced into doing abnormal things that could potentially harm you? Although we don’t know what goes on in their minds, or what their emotions are, you can only imagine what their thinking. The history of animal cruelty goes back to cosmetic
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