The use of animals for gaming and entertainment purposes constitute animal cruelty because it is heartbreaking, unnecessary and dangerous. Initially many would argue that the use of animals for entertainment does not constitute as animal cruelty because they aren't tortured. For example, some people say that zoos are essential because it is safer
Elephants and Rhinos are slaughtered for their ivory tusks every year. Some people also just kill for the sport of it. This is far from okay. These innocent animals are not hurting anyone. I understand that financial concerns also drive poaching from many natives.
People still support animal testing even through there are other better ways to test cosmetics and drugs that don’t hurt any living being. Animal testing is unethical to the animals and isn’t as effective as other materials we have access to. Animal testing brings millions of animals a world of pain. It’s cruel and unethical to sentence millions of living and breathing animals to a life of torture and pain. And according to a Listland article, animals used for animal testing aren’t even protected by the animal welfare act, a act that protects research animals from harm.
Amur Leopard is critically endangered because it’s hunted illegally for its beautiful fur. Their population is estimated to be about sixty individuals, they live about ten to fifteen years in the wild and twenty in captivity. People are trying to save the animal from extinction by monitoring populations, protecting their habitats, and trying to stop poaching and trade. Javan rhinos are critically endangered because of genetic diversity, natural disasters, invasive spaces, and diseases. They are only found in one protected area and there are about sixty of them left.
In 2011, one in every 12 African elephants were killed (Phelan). The tusks are not the only parts of the elephants that are hunted, and I honestly think they are not worth it. We should leave the beloved animals in the wild so we do not lose the entire species as a whole. Every year, more and more species are being executed due to humans needs and wants. If killing animals is what is “needed” to survive then the Earth will turn into a
Usually all or most of them are inhume and harmful to animals. Mainly the only use of bigger animals such as monkeys is so they don’t die as quick as the smaller, weaker animals such as mice. According to the article “adverse reactions to cosmetics and methods of testing” there are 8 major types of tests. All 8 of these tests have been legalized and the FDA does not care for the suffering that these animals go through each and every day and looks the other way. Many countries are considering on the banning of this horrific animal testing, such as Norway, Israel, and India.
All living species should be treated with care and respect, no organisms should be made a commodity for the sake of human interest. Exotic animals, which are unusual or rare species such as lions, tigers, and non-human primates – are nowadays kept within households as pets. However, according to research, 98% of the people believe that exotic animals should not be kept as “pets”. Such opinions are due to several reasons that are sometimes supported and other times opposed. Exotic animals should not be treated as pets because they are not completely tamable, they belong to their natural habitat, and they may be transmitting zoonotic diseases to those around them.
“45,000 people die each year in traffic accidents, 47 from lightning and 1,600 by falling down stairs. 1 by captive big cat, 0.81 by captive elephant, and 0 from humanless primate a year.” (REXANO) This is a poorly thought out statement. It compares some of the largest causes of death in America, with a very small amount of the deaths caused by certain exoticly owned pets. The thought of keeping a wild animal in captivity is also very inhumane. Many animal rights activists have to deal with the fact that the REXANO (Responsible Exotic Animal Ownership) supporters, are fighting against what they believe is right.
Several zoos were inhumane towards their animals and didn’t treat them in the right way. There were many cases and stories on the different ways they were abused. One story includes a 59 year old elephant called Anne. This elephant was chained up and beaten on the back and legs if it didn’t perform tricks to its audience (Carr, 2012). Another story, that happened in 2010, includes a zoo in China which allowed eleven of its Siberian tigers to die of starvation.
Are You Safe? People shouldn’t be able to keep exotic animals as pets. Exotic animals are wild and dangerous. It doesn’t matter if they were well taught as babies, because of their natural behavior they will still attack. It’s a big responsibility to take care of an exotic animal and it’s a risk to your life.