Animal Abuse Persuasive Speech

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“Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of ‘power’ over other species.” - Ian Somerhalder
All of us sitting here today have most likely eaten meat before. You have most likely fried an egg, worn leather, laughed at the circus, and enjoyed an outing to the zoo. Most, if not all of us, have bought a beloved fish from Animal Kingdom. We have all worn wool and eaten a KFC Burger. And most likely, all of us have enjoyed these things without even considering the impact on the animals involved. So that leads us to the question, why animal rights? Interestingly, Animal Rights were put forward before the Prevention of Child Cruelty rights. So what has changed?
Animal cruelty is defined as the intentional
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They cannot fight for themselves. It is therefore our social and environmental responsibility and our duty to fight this ongoing battle for them. We need to stop hiding pictures on social media of animal abuse, just because it does not look nice. Shutting down these sites does not shut down the problem. We need to rise above our own interests and stop pretending that the problem does not exist. However, it is imperative that we remember that you cannot fight cruelty or abuse with cruelty or abuse. We need to be serious, but not offensive- a rule that should apply to all forms of activism. It’s all about effective communication. How can you get involved? Not all of us are cut out to be full blown activists, so you can make small contributions by going vegan or partaking in Meatless Mondays. Volunteer at the SPCA, Protest and be vocal, report even if it is just a suspicion that animal cruelty is taking place.
“Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of ‘power’ over other species.” - Ian Somerhalder
Remember, the Earth was created for all beings, not just human
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