Americans are spending too much money on their pets. This proves that people care more for their pets than helping people get out of poverty. People treat their pets like if their children and will do whatever they could to see their pets healthy or alive. Pets are just there to keep company to a person who’s lonely. They also help people that are sick or are having emotional problems, and of course they could also be your pet.
When owning a pet it is essential to provide food, shelter, and health care. However some pet owners take their obsession too far and spoil their pet. Bigler states that “Americans now spend $19 billion a year on veterinary care for their pets.” A specific care given is root canals. With all the money that is spent on providing root canals, the people providing that money can find a better use for that money. The money should go to those animals with a chance not the ones who are on the verge of death.
That is with the option of slaughter, if that opportunity is no longer available, it is difficult to imagine how many there would be if Americans could no long take their horse to slaughter, since many of the horses that are brought in each year are dreadfully malnourished. Which is why, it is negligent and ridiculous to get rid of the slaughter houses and it should be easy to come to the conclusion of keeping it open, keeping the revenue that they bring in and save more citizens money. Moreover, many horses will be replaced into a much nicer environment where there is plenty of feed to go around until they’re shipped off to Canada so they can enjoy a nice equine rib steak for
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.
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.
Over breeding of exotic pure breed animals is proven to produce offspring that have neurological problem and pets with undesirable traits. As a result these animals generally show up in shelters. A tight control over breeding will lower the rise of these animals being euthanized and better bred pets. Due to the population of people and income in society the demand of breeds of dog is increasing. Having the control of where dogs are able to be purchase and selling in stores to people, this will lower the rise of dogs ending up in shelter due to over
[animal-testing.procon.org] Researchers in Aston University have made it known that it is not worth taking the lives of these animals for testing, because the things we’re trying to make happen with human bodies is very different from the animal body. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. There is a big percentage from the 1950’s up till now that animal testing is flawed by not being correct when it is given to the people it is for. So why not just stop the animal experiments that are not just killing, but also torturing the animals.
Many people look at pets as another chore, when they are actually very good at being a best friend, confidante that understands all of life’s problems, and the best motivation in keeping healthy. Pets can also keep children active, promote responsibility, and help with socialization problems that are becoming more prominent in today’s society. With a pet adoption a person gains more than just an animal, the community at large is also helped by opening another kennel in the animal shelter for another loving animal. Becoming active in the community is just that simple, but there are other ways to promote animal welfare and overpopulation that affects so many areas of the world. Research has shown that adopting a pet is a great way to improve mental and physical health, promote family values, and become active in the community by rescuing an unwanted or stray animal.
There are several reasons to why animal testing needs to be stopped. The method of animal testing is ‘bad science’ since The Food and Drug Administration reports that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans. Animals might have similarities to humans but they’re not exactly the same, which means testing on animals is useless. Because of that, animal testing is also an act of wasting our time, money and resources that we can spend on other human-relevant researches. In America, 106,000 deaths a year are attributed to reactions to medical drugs.
According to Joyce Tischler of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, she says “there is nothing good for them in entertainment”. This is absolutely correct; why do the animals that are wild have to be playing roles in movies and not being free? This is only one fact which proves that animals shouldn’t be having roles in films/movies. Another reason that animals shouldn’t be working in films is that, according to “Beasts of Burden”, many animal-rights advocates believe that pushing a wild animal to behave in a certain way at a certain time is unnatural, stressful, and potentially dangerous for the animal. This means an animal can be stressed out and because of this have health problems, or even die!