Visualize a ten-year-old Mexican girl working 50 to 60 hours a week with tobacco leaves, each touch poisoning her body. She is feeling too ill to work. All across the world, 168 million children suffer terribly due to child labor (ILO). The enforcement of child labor has children getting sick and uneducated; some, however, argue there are two sides of the unreasonable activities happening throughout the world. Although child labor provides an option for children to gain money for their families, they are getting severe, long-term diseases that can kill them.
Native populations rapidly decreased after 1492 because of disease, enslavement, and war. When the Europeans traveled to the New World they brought diseases with them that caused many deaths. Also the Europeans wanted slaves to work for them so they didn’t have to do anything by themselves. War began to break out because of the many deaths happening. The most important cause of the decline was disease because it caused the most deaths and also one people were noticing the diseases they would move around trying to avoid it, but only to make it worse by infecting more people.
45 million Americans are unable to provide for their families and they are hurting both physically and mentally from it. Everywhere in America, there are people who live below the national poverty line, but the government has taken the issue into their own hands by offering incentives and other benefits.
Of course, like all other social science statistics , it is not without Controversy. Other estimates range from poverty in the United States from 10-21% , depending on one's political leanings. This is why many sociologists prefer relative, rather than absolute definition of poverty. Depending on the relative definition of poverty , the poor are those who do not need what most Americans , because their income is less than half the average income in the country decent . By this standard, while living in poverty from about 20 percent of Americans , this is at least the past 40 years the situation .
It is also dangerous when they test on animals because they could get hurt and die. Their bodies and DNA are not the same and some experiments to find cures they have to either hurt the animal or kill it. Millions of animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals are used by scientists because they think that they will be able to find a cure for humans. To research on them, they will need to infect them with the disease and the disease could possibly be deadly. Organizations like PETA were able to find the cure of cancer on mice, but the cure did not work on humans (PETA).
"The biggest enemy of health in the developing world is poverty." -Kofi Annan This quote basically summarizes the relationship between poverty and health in general. According to World Health Organization, approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty (income is less than one dollar per day). This means approximately 1.2 billion people is at major risk of having a bad health condition. What is poverty exactly?
Many Holocaust survivors recall the terrible experience of being pregnant but knowing they would not be able to keep their baby. “In the initial selection, pregnancy was an automatic pre cursor for death for women.” They would be immediately sent to the gas chambers. Women who fell pregnant during their stay in camp would undergo an abortion as late as five months into the pregnancy. “While the child was successfully aborted, in many cases the mothers themselves did not survive.” Women also suffered with menstruation, something that men did not have to go through. Menstruation caused two major concerns for women- excessive bleeding and humiliation.
The poultry industry is a major cause of environmental degradation in United States for last hundred years. It’s not only harmful to chickens and humans, but other species like fish and land mammals. In nature, chickens in small flocks over wide areas contribute to health and beauty of land. However, thousands of chickens are crammed unnaturally into small areas. This causes heavy disease to spread around the environment due to unwholesome and unnatural confinement of living creatures.
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Hunger is still a major concern in health issues. Hunger causes malnutrition, malnutrition and others. Famine kills more people than TB, HIV / AIDS and Malaria. A quarter of children born in developing countries are underweight. Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union.
In the United States alone, more than one million animals die every year from chemical, drug, or cosmetic testing. Is our vanity really worth the inhumane suffering of millions of animals around world? Just like my photo of monkeys being restrained and forced to participate in unjust testing? Animal testing in cosmetics should be discontinued because animals ' lives are being wasted, animals will not always have the same reactions as humans, and there are so many other alternatives that are more beneficial than testing on animals. However, there is an abundance of animal testing happening today that only leads to the high demand of animal lives.