Puppy mills are terrible for many reasons. First, they often kill dogs that get sick or hurt instead of treating them. Also, they give people sick or vicious dogs who many of them later get put down from a disease or a attack on another person or dog. The problem is that it is not their fault, as they normally get beaten or harassed and tortured at puppy mills, getting more vicious with each kick or swipe. Lastly, they are ¨stored¨ in terrible places, usually in their own feces and urine with minimal food and water, sometimes not enough to survive.
Overcrowding remains the number one issue in animal shelters worldwide. The most common culprit for this: stray canines, and felines. So many animals roam the streets. These poor creatures stroll around alone, cold, hungry, and petrified. Because of the overpopulation, animal control must step in.
Will you sit here and watch these animals be harmed? According to the article,“Shelter Intake and Surrender,” approximately 6.5 million animals are abused in many different ways by their owners. This statistic is worrisome. Pet abandonment is something that happens all over the world. Pets are being harmed, and there are many causes and effects of this terrible reality.
Zoos treat animals poorly, care more about profit, and rob them from having normal lives. First, zoos treat their animals very poorly and are cruel to them. For example, an article from ABC News.go talks about a sloth bear at the Toledo Zoo that died of dehydration because zoo officials thought she was pregnant. They denied food and water for weeks. The zoo animals have to live in tiny, filthy, and barren enclosures.
The most common form of animal cruelty is abandonment of animals by heartless owners that treat them like they are a piece of trash. Every year, thousands of animals are discarded onto the streets with no food or care. Animals that have been neglected by their owners roam around the streets and eventually die due to starvation or some kind of disease unless they are rescued. Animals are not something that cannot be thrown away so easily, because they have rights as well and we need to treat them the way they should be treated. Another form of animal cruelty is scientists and companies using animals as test subjects.
Your pets could have been one the unfortunate animals who die each year because of this unnecessary act. (Credibility Statement) After extensive research on cosmetic animal testing, I am now more aware of the harsh treatment many animals receive for a “not so important” reason. Thesis: Cosmetic testing on animals should be prohibited because it is harmful to animals, it is unnecessary, and it is not completely reliable. I will begin with telling you how cosmetic testing on animals causes the animals to receive harsh treatment. Animals are often bred and kept in captivity solely for the purpose of animal testing.
But here's a reality check for you, their parents are forced to mate in puppy mills and their mothers are used to having babies and that's it. In tiny cramped cages that they can barely move in and with matted hair and once they are too old or unhealthy to have babies, they get killed. Not even humanely, tortured and then killed. Have you ever noticed that your purebred dog lives half as long as your friends shelter dog? This is where Inbreeding comes in.
Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Locked in tiny cages these animals are denied the ability to roam free in an effort to solve health issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop.
That is a very very low number because each year approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (For veterinarians, Iditarod is all about the sled dogs). Out of those 1.2 million of those are dogs. Some of those does are at kill shelters because they were abandoned. So it’s that also animal cruelty if a dog is healthy so why would you kill them. Also each year 16,000 dogs killed each year in organized dog fights (Please Help Stop Organized Dog Fighting) and that number continues to grow.
There are several reasons the animals are euthanized and it depends on each case. The major cause of animal euthanasia is the overpopulation of the shelter. Euthanizing the animal is the only method to reduce the population in the shelter and control the number of different species. Some of the animals are euthanized due to severely ill or prevent an outbreak or a disease. Some are euthanized because of behavioral problems such as aggressive.