Spraying down the walls of the cement kennel, I thought about what might happen to all these wonderful dogs. My newfound buddy Francis, an adorable brindle Pitbull mix, licked my fingers through the steel bars of the next pen. He was a beautiful dog, with excellent confirmation and liquid brown eyes, but his dark color and breed gave him little chance at a forever family. Most of the dogs at Harvest Hills Animal shelter are loving Pit bulls or Pit bull mixes. Thankfully, this is a no-kill establishment but even with the hard work of all these dedicated volunteers thousands of Pit bulls get euthanized every day nationally because of the reputation the breed has become known for.
In the beginning of Norcross, Alastair introduces an analogy. The analogy consists of two premises and a conclusion. The first of the premises looks into the story of Fred. Fred was in an auto accident and he damaged his Godiva gland. Therefore, he decided to torture puppies in order to produce cocoamone. Cocoamone is the hormone that lets people enjoy the taste of chocolate. In the second premise, Norcross discusses about the situation of the animals raised in farms. How could they be different from the torture of puppies by Fred? He looks further into the situation by giving similarities between the two premises. Norcross examines the stress filled lives of the animals in farms. He suggests that these animals are confined, cramped, and
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. According to http://www.petful.com/, among the 50 states, only 26 states have laws regulating commercial kennels. The other 24 states have no laws that puppy mills have to follow. Also, these puppies overcrowd our shelters, causing us to kill more animals in a less amount of time. According to http://www.thepuppymillproject.org/about-puppy-mills/, about 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. Lastly, for our satisfaction in our own personal content of financial stability we overlook the mistreatment of animals. There are better ways to make money and create jobs without hurting others. For these three reasons, puppy mills should be outlawed to spare a life for those who are
People need to start spaying and neutering their pets pets. They need to stop because it is an overpopulation of domestic pets, and if they spay and neuter them, that would help a lot. Cats and dogs produce a good number of puppies and kittens. All of those is not going to get a home. This is why we need to spay and neuter our pets. In the Blue Ridge Humane Society, they will spay and neuter your pet for free. This is a no kill pet shelter, and they take animals that do not have a home, and takes good care of them until someone would like to adopt them. Unwanted and abused animals need help and that is when the Blue Ridge Humane Society takes care of them.
I am pleading for your compassion and humanity to avail yourself in co-sponsorship of H. Res. 401 that would provide the compulsory measure to outlaw the inhumane practice against dogs and cats in all of nine countries in Asia engaging in cruel torture. As your constituent, I am haunted all but daily by the screams from the millions of animals crying for mercy of their torturers to just be allowed to die.
Tracy Reiman from the Tribune news service describes animal rights and cruelty during a time of racism in the United States. She explains events from the past to compare the similarities of how we have treated other people to how we treat animals today. Her persuasive method is very effective and kept me tuned in the whole time by using pathos in almost all of her examples. Reiman’s use of comparisons along with her explanations from different perspectives really make the reader think and feel a connection. This is why I strongly support Reiman’s claims on animal rights and treatments.
In the U.S, an animal is abused every ten seconds, and we are the only people who can make a change. We will never be able to stop animal abuse, but the least we can do is help the animals who have been abused. Vet Ranch is a non-profit organization that does just that. They take abused animals out of kill shelters sometimes even hours before being euthanized and nurses them to full health. Vet Ranch works on donations from the public only, and without donations would not be able to function. Also unlike other non-profit organizations who people donate to, Vet Ranch shows the donors exactly what their money has gone to by posting videos on their very popular YouTube channel for everyone to see. Their organization has gotten national attention,
Today, there are more American wild horses being held captured in facilities than currently in the wild. Since the 19th century, the number of wild horses free in the West have declined by 98%. The practices of removing American horses off public lands is decimating their numbers and raising taxpayer costs by $80,000,000 every fiscal year. Thousands of wild horses every year are being herded by helicopters and vehicles into holding pens. The ones who survive separation from their families, substandard veterinary care or handler abuse are stockpiled until they’re sold
Bad press is bad for business and a company’s bottom line. The agriculture business in America and around the world has seen heightened controversy due to leaked images of unethical treatment of animals. The industry hit hardest by this controversy is known as industrial agriculture or factory farms. Factory farms are very large centers that produce much of the meat, eggs, dairy, and other foodstuffs we consume. Factory farms have attempted to fight this bad press by sponsoring laws that outlaw the sharing of any images without the farm owner’s permission. I’ll argue that an effective New York Times article written by Mark Bittman (1) shows that laws attempting to stop the distribution of images through legislation or ‘Ag Gag laws’, a term coined by Bittman, are not the best solution to the problem for anyone including the companies sponsoring these bills.
Animal overpopulation of companion animals has been a huge issue in the US for a long time. I didn’t realize how big of an issue this was until about age 11 when I noticed how bad they get treated when they are not taken care of. I am so excited to tell people how they can solve this problem. I have helped with this issue in many ways. I have 2 kittens that we saved on the highway, a momma kitty who had her 2 babies under our house, 1 cat that was roaming our neighborhood and 1 cat from a drive through. I still have them now and will never leave them behind, we also made sure to have them all spayed or neutered along with some others that we were able to capture and release. This is not enough, we need more people to do this! I would like to find more ways to get more people involved in saving these beautiful animals from horrible living environments and needless euthanization.
Human life is precious, then how about animals? Ending human life is considered as unethical and this is against the law. However, this does not apply to animals. Even though most families treat their animals as part of their family members, animal euthanasia is still a controversial issue nowadays. Millions of dogs are euthanized in each year and several methods are used by the veterinarian to put the animal to death. Euthanasia is an act putting the animal’s death painlessly and do not show any signs of distress. The word ‘euthanasia’ is a board term in veterinary area which applies to healthy animals and terminally ill animals. Animals should have their rights and they should deserve the same way as humans because there is no difference
Visualize cracking open the door to your local animal shelter. At first, you hear the howling of dogs, and maybe hissing from cats. Once you walk in, you notice an array of behaviors exhibited by these animals. Several bounce around joyfully and wag their tails. Others stay nestled in the corner, fearful. Row after row of animals sit in cages. The line may seem endless. Why do so many animals end up in shelters, and how is it affecting the lives of these animals that prevents most of them from being adopted?
In my community, there is a real big problem with the amount of stray dogs on the streets and city animal shelters are so full that there is little they can do to help. There isn’t much funding from the government for animal shelters in Puerto Rico, which makes it a little harder to clean up the streets. And not only is it dangerous to have a large amount of stray dogs in your area, but also could be harmful to the health of the people. The kill rate for the animal shelters in Puerto Rico are at 97%, which are ridiculously high but still does nothing to solve the issue. My goal is to help my community by providing the alternatives to solving the matter of the amount of stray dogs while also lowering the kill rate for those dogs that have not been properly treated or adopted.