Argumentative Essay About Animals

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Did you know that baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort, or that sea otters hold hands when they’re sleeping so they don’t drift apart? As you can see, animals are very similar to us. A baby elephant sucks on their trunks the way a human child sucks on their thumbs or toys for comfort. Otters and many other animals need to be with each other and depend on each other for many things. They show connection and emotion toward each other. Dogs and other domesticated animals form strong bonds with humans. In slaughterhouses across the united states, animals are denied social interaction with each other, they are abused, forced to live their lives in tight enclosures, and tortured. I strongly believe that the conditions in which slaughterhouses provide for their animals should be greatly improved to ensure these animals are happy and healthy throughout their lives. This is extremely important because as of now, these conditions and actions taken against these poor, loving animals still exist today and aren’t getting any better. As an example, pigs get their tails chopped off with no pain medications, they get…show more content…
According to Jeremy Rifkin in his article, “A Change in Heart about Animals”, “They crave affection and are easily depressed if isolated or denied playtime with each other. the lack of mental and physical stimuli can result in deterioration of health.”(Rifkin). Social interaction is not allowed by factory farming animals resulting in depression, leading to unhealthy and destructive actions such as cannibalism and tail-biting (PETA). This shows us that the confinement and isolation that takes place in slaughterhouses causes depression with these innocent animals. They need play time and social activity with each other or it messes with their mental health. By giving animals more space to live and socialize, they can lead happier, healthier

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