Puppy mills are a controversial issue that must be outlawed everywhere in the United States for its merciless acts towards dogs. These bitter breeding places should be made illegal for three major reasons. First, these puppies are not given an adequate amount of care. They eventually contract many diseases which are left untreated. Second, many analysis and statistics show that they are located everywhere in an immense amount.
Even the best zoos in the world cannot begin to even try replicating the natural habitat of one animal therefore; animals are often prevented from their natural behavior or doings such as running, roaming, flying, climbing, foraging, choosing a partner and being with their own kind. Zoos simply just cannot provide enough space. As saddening as it is to say this, zoos can in fact be miserable places for animals. A CAPS film called, “No Place Like Home,” shows us the conditions of animals being held captive in a zoo. The film took place at Tweedle Farm Zoo where sick animals were left untreated and the corpses of dead animals were left on the floor to rot.
We also need to let others know the conditions that are found at these locations. There are many things as consumers we do not think about and then again maybe we don’t want to know. Many animals today are raised in overcrowded pens with cement floors rather than the ideas that people have of them in fields and plenty of space to roam around. Some farms are so bad that the animals trample on each other to get to either their young that are taken away or to the food and end up dying. The animals that are affected by this are pigs, cows, chickens and even turkeys in some instances.
Puppy mills need a place to live, but have to depends on their conditions. Animals come in different forms by kicking and hitting them. Where does animal occur. Abuse can occur at home more than shelter. Puppy mills can be abusive.
Animal cruelty in labs and filthy living conditions on factory farms violate an animal’s quality of life and also negatively affects the food we consume in such a way that is harmful to humans. Animal cruelty on factory farms is inhumane, degrading, and just plain crude. The way that animals are raised and treated before being slaughtered affects the food that we yield from them. For instance, animals are held in such cramped and unsanitary living conditions that almost all of them contract diseases from swimming in their own feces or excrement and breathing in harmful chemicals. These diseases include: Respiratory diseases, Bacterial infections, Keratoconjunctivitis, Heart attacks, and the list goes on (Carmody 1).
Logically, we all know that’s not fair; but its an everyday thing. If we could decrease the number of animals in shelters, or strays, that wouldn’t be as big of an issue. Walking down the street you see tons of homeless people holding up signs asking for work, money, food or prayers. When you see this some people feel pain and others tend to look right through it. You see all these people, now multiply that number by 5 and then by the number of countries there are globally.
What is a puppy mill? According to the ASPCA a puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Puppy mills are very overcrowded and many don’t have proper veterinary care. A lot of puppies have contaminated water and food and many are malnourished. Female dogs are often bred every opportunity that they get and when they can no longer reproduce they are often killed.
The pigs then try and get out, and end up hurting themselves. According to the farm sanctuary, the pigs chew on the cages and results lead to mouth sores. Scientist Dr. Temple Grandin says the crates have got to go, "We've got to treat animals right. … Confining an animal in a box in which [he or she] is not able to turn around does not provide a decent life." This is an awful environment for any animal to live in, it is very unhealthy and simply
Most of the time you can get an animal from a shelter neutered or spayed, but at puppy mills you have to pay out of pocket both for medical bills and the puppy itself. Puppy mills as you can see are terrible place, don’t these dogs look upset and sad. They aren't taken care of and it
Amelia Keany ACBS 160D1 10/4/15 Do Slaughterhouse Animals Lives Matter? The treatment of animals in slaughterhouses has been an ongoing controversy in the United States. Animal protection organizations and animal activists have continuously voiced their disapproval of the treatment of animals in factory farms and in doing so; have shined a light on the harsh realities of these environments. While it may not be a surprise that an animal activist would want to spend their time fighting for the rights of animals, even the lives of those intended to be cut short.
Animals are kept in very small cages and are drugged so that they cooperate. They are kept in dark facilities and wait for their death or to be tortured by humans. Animals have feelings like humans, they can feel pain, sadness, depression and loneliness. Most of them animals have never been outside laboratories. They exist solely for humans to play toy with their lives.
Despite how much it looks like the handlers and animals get along and interact during the show, animal abuse is very common within circuses behind the scenes. According to Marian R. Merritt, circuses have used animals such as elephants, horses, lions, monkeys, bears, and tigers for centuries, and animal welfare groups are very upset about how circuses treat animals. They say the animals are treated very badly, being forced to spend long hours in small cages or chained to the ground. Marianne R. Merritt is an author and attorney who specializes in animal law, and she works on issues involving animals in entertainment. Also, in an article the by the Humane Society of the United States, states many examples of how animals are abused within circuses.
On July 20th, 1874, the first zoo in the united states was opened in Philadelphia. When opened it featured animals in cages with steel bars and cement flooring. Now one-hundred and forty-three years later it’s a sprawling zoo that focuses on educating its attendees and providing amazing enclosures for the animals. The Philadelphia zoo now features a meerkat maze which gives the meerkats a large funnel system to run around simulating their natural habitat; it also features the Big Cat Crossing which allows animals such as the tigers, lions, pumas, and jaguars to travel across walkways providing much needed free space to prowl (About). Zoos are much needed education centers and research locations to study animals and how to better their lives in and outside captivity.