Animal Cruelty In Mark Twain's The Lowest Animal

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According to Mark Twain's, "The Lowest Animal" there are few similarities between man and animal, but many differences. Twain also sends the message that animals are far superior to humans, through various experiments. The main differences noted are related to cruelty, indecency, and fighting, all of which put man below animals. First, cruelty is described as a trait that only man has, not animals. Animals will kill, only for what they need to survive, whereas man will kill for sport and enjoyment. Unlike animals, man kills what he has no use for, that makes man cruel. Man can, and will, knowingly inflict pain on others for his own pleasure. Animals, on the other hand, may inflict pain on other animals, but without a conscious decision to.

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