It states in the article that we spend 11 billion in veterinary care alone. When that money can go for other useful things. It says that we spend more than three times more money than welfare. It’s ridiculous that we spend more money on pets than on families who need it who can’t get by. The article states that if we directed that money into other programs and foundations we could lift lots of families out of poverty.
20 September 2012 Gahre, 1 When is Enough, Enough? “Clearly, our love affair with our pets has gotten out of control,” Buckhard Bilger argues in ‘The Last Meow”. Animal owners are taking spending to an entirely different level, paying upwards of $2,000 for root canals, chemotherapy and even radiation. Bilger believes that Americans over spending on their pets is outrageous. He is right; in fact the amount Americans spend on their furry friends is three times as much as the federal government spends on welfare grants.
Billions On Sick Animals? “Clearly, our love affair with our pets has gotten out of control,” says author Buckhard Bilger in “The Last Meow”. Today, more and more money is being spent on pets rather than on welfare. Bilger argues that Americans spend way too much money on their pets. He is right; spending billions on animals when our society is yet to be perfect, or even near it, is absurd.
His evidence is how much is spent for veterinary care and the additional amount spent on pet food and other supplies. He then lists some of the luxuries people buy for their pets. His strongest claim is that Americans are paying nearly three times as much for their pets as the federal government pays for welfare. He leaves out the arguments about what pets contribute to their owners’ life. 3.
These reasons sometimes push animal shelters to tight corners and cause them to eliminate some of the pets that have not been adopted. If more people came up and adopted the dogs, fewer animals would be eliminated or tortured by those who adopt them for weird reasons. The other reason why one should adopt a dog is that when one adopts a dog from an animal shelter, he or she not only gets to save money but also gets to adopt healthy dogs. There is a common misconception that animals found in animal shelters usually have something wrong with them. The fact is there are numerous reasons that may make one give up a pet to an animal shelter.
This is typically true for many American families with pets: they are willing to give up just about anything for their beloved pets. Some people preferred to spend more money on a cat. Like for example someone could spend over $15,000 on a cat and they are happy in spending four times more on a car. If your pet is sick or it needs a surgery they will preferred to spend the money on the pet instead of saving the money for something else if they need it. Know a lot of people in Americans spend $19 billion a year on a veterinary.
The residents of this county needs help but not they help that the government continues to give to them. They need help in the form of more jobs in their county, instead the government is supplying them with government funded programs. More available jobs can help to decrease poverty levels. Mark Riddix explains, “The death of jobs in the United States has directly impacted the poverty rate” (Riddix, 2011). The government funded programs are supposed to have been a temporary fix for the people of this county.
Animals that was being raised to eat went free because people was not able to tend to them. And that meant starvation . The Black Death made a lot of consequence and effects on every one in England. Prices of good rose, because people was not selling as much and the little they did they made the price go up. People wanted more money to work in those types of deadly environment.
Numerous of people look at animal research as dollar signs instead of realizing the heartache that is involved. Due to the millions of dollars made each year by companies it will be hard to end this devastation; but we must never give up. By taking actions and realizing that humans have gone too far with such a selfishness act is the first step to making it a safer world for animals. Every moment spent trying to end this cause is another step closer to saving the precious gift everyone is granted; the beauty of
Throughout that time these animals become so unadapt to their new surroundings, they become less likely to return to their natural state which gives those experimenting more reason to test them. Most of these senseless experiments are funding by the federal government using the public’s tax dollars and by health charities, which are wasting precious dollars on irrelevant experiments on animals instead of spending the money on promising human-based research (Peta). Norfleet 2 A few companies have banned the use of animal testing, but often the companies that continue to test animals produce inaccurate or misleading results. These results are giving the okay to more and more products being sold to you. Why continue to test animals that may give inaccurate results on products that can still be sold to the human race?