Animal Abuse In Society

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A big social problem today is animal abuse and the fact that they are mistreated daily. Not many people realize exactly what some animals go through on the daily. Everything is hidden behind the companies walls and it needs to be brought to more of society’s attention. Just because we don’t know about everything that goes on, doesn’t mean it is all good. “Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt, whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life... -Elizabeth Goudge” (Angstadt 2016). Animal cruelty is all over pop culture. It is seen on social media, advertised about on tv, and also by word of mouth. Also in some documentaries that are actually quite…show more content…
This goes back all the way to the 12th century, after the war that occurred when the Romans invaded Britain. The British then were upset, so they had their dogs fight each other for entertainment. This went on until about 1835, because it was banned. The abuse of farm animals didn’t begin, however, until the early 19th century. “Most animals in these facilities are forced to endure physical and psychological abuse for months if not years on end, deprived of the ability to perform behaviors inherent to their species, and housed in overcrowded facilities with insufficient food, water and natural light” (Animal Cruelty). From here on out, animal abuse continued to grow throughout the years, as sad as it…show more content…
Obviously, it affects the animals themselves, because they are the ones being treated badly. For example, with animal testing, the poor animals are being tortured to death to make sure HUMANS don’t get cancer, birth defects, etc. The fact that people think it is okay to put these possibly harmful chemicals into innocent living creatures is ridiculous! “Humane Society International estimates that 100,000–200,000 animals suffer and die every year due to cosmetic testing. In these tests, the animals have chemicals forced down their throats, into their eyes and onto their shaved skin in order to document their reaction to ensure the safe use for humans” (Zuazua 2017). Along with the animals, it puts a damper on humans, because people hate seeing such a thing happen to innocent animals. Most family households include some sort of animal, whether it is a dog, cat, fish, bird, etc. Also, almost everyone that has a pet thinks about animal cruelty in a bad way, because they would hate to see their babies in danger. If a person owns a pet, then they probably (and should) enjoy being around animals, which is why pet owners are good people to inform, since they will take the most action right away. Overall, animal cruelty affects many different things, but mostly the emotions of pet owners and the animals themselves. The problem, however, can be resolved if stricter protection laws are passed and if more people are aware of what happens,
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