When you look in the window at a cute little puppy at a pet store have you ever thought about what that puppy’s life might have been like before they got to that store? Frankly speaking, I never did until I started reading about puppy mills. Puppy farms or puppy mills are institutions of cruelty usually hidden from public view where dogs are housed in shocking appalling conditions. It is not unusual for large number of dogs to be crammed together in filthy pens and cages. As a pet owner, animal lover, or as a concerned adult, it is time for us to save this helpless dogs and puppy as puppy mills are extremely inhumane and need to be stopped. I have done research and read articles from animal welfare organizations to understand more about this topic. I discovered that not everyone think that puppy mill is inhumane due to the matter of profit that they can earned. Hence, my job today is to persuade those who are having this thinking that puppy mills should be put
Imagine you or one of your family members was someone who fights for what they believe is right. Activism is very important and is when someone speaks up for what they believe in. This chapter will explain what activism is and how it could help many people around the world.
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. Many dogs are prone to lots of health problems like heart diseases, kidney disorder, and epilepsy. Most dogs from puppy mills spend their whole lives in cramped cages and don’t have room to exercise or play. Every year in America about 2.11 million puppies are originally from puppy mills. When getting a
College may be the best and most important time of my life. I get the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, and to begin learning about things that I’m truly interested in. I’m slightly unsure of the exact direction I want to take with my life, but as proved in Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, as long as I choose to follow my passion I will end up doing the right thing in life. Whilst Bryan Stevenson has the profound passion of justice and mercy, my passion is very different. My passion in life is to provide dogs with better eye care. When a dog has an eye problem such as their eyesight going bad, unlike humans who get glasses; the dog is just allowed to walk around with poor eyesight. Also, in the event of eye trauma, instead of attempting to salvage the eye, the dog’s eye is often times completely removed or the dog is simply euthanized. I find this unacceptable, especially with the technology that is now accessible. There must be
Imagine that your dog suffering unimaginable pain. The vet has no way of relieving this terrible state she is in. Her eyes look so sad. Hearing her moans are unbearable. She's restless and can't get comfortable no matter which way she lays. She can no longer eat and all her bodily functions are failing. Anyone who loves her pets would not want her to continue living life like this. Killing another person can be a justifiable act the case of euthanasia, military ethics, and George and Lennie.
“Whoosh”, the wind blew against the mushers face as he rushed toward the finish line . “ In March every year, dog sled teams and drivers from all over the world compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race”(Miller 223).The Iditarod is an 1,000 mile race, it starts in Anchorage, Alaska and the competition ends in Nome, Alaska. There are 12 checkpoints throughout the trail, you can choose to stop and rest or keep on going. The first place prize is 75,000 dollars and more. The Iditarod is a memorial for the great serum race, a relay of dog sled teams raced to Nome, Alaska to bring surum to stop a huge epidemic of diphtheria. The dogs and owners risked their lives to save the people of Nome, so every year we commemorate their courage by racing in the Iditarod. The Iditarod is a great race, the dogs love to run, people find it fun and it is a great memorial, but is it worth the trouble, dogs can get sick, die, some owners don’t care enough for their dogs and some
Have you ever been bit by a dog and thought it was mean? Come to find out, it is very possible it’s not mean at all. Many facts show that dogs bite in many different scenarios. It’s not that they are mean, it could be how they were raised, them feeling threatened, or even low tolerance. There are many statements that prove that the dogs should not be executed for biting someone when it could possibly be our fault as a owner.
To feel attached is to feel connected, protected, and safe (Sable, 2013). Although a relationship with a pet is not the same as one with another human, individuals have a biological need for attachment. Attachment theory and neurobiology specifically give an even deeper understanding of the closeness that animals provide, and this knowledge is relevant to therapeutic work (Knapp, 1998). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of canine-assisted therapy among children who are diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). There is not a lot of research on working interventions that assist a child with poor attachment styles learn positive attachment styles. This study will be able to shed light onto if Canine-Assisted Therapy
Short, stubby tails on dogs are cute, right? Well, looks are deceiving. Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers and Boxers are some of the most common breeds to get their tail docked for reasons such as agility, to prevent injuries and for dog shows. Tail docking isn’t as innocuous as it sounds, it is literally cutting a dog's tail with a pair of scissors. Tail docking should be illegal because it detracts from the dogs natural look, upsets the pet, and is just unnecessary.
When Fido is rolling around in the grass at the dog park, he’s not trying to make your life as a dog owner more difficult. He’s actually trying to keep himself clean. Instead of making your dog dirtier in an attempt to get cleaner, why not treat him to a day at the spa? In addition to boarding, Evergreen Kennels in Churchville, New York, has a full-service dog grooming shop where Fido can have a brush-out and bath, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and haircut.
Have you ever thought about getting yourself into a friends-with-benefits relationship? How about get a dog! Although you may not get the Justin-Timberlake-Mila-Kunis-friendship you were fantasizing about, you will gain years of stress relief and happy memories. Numerous studies have statistically linked Increased PAWS-ivity and Dog ownership. As well as
Dog owners would surely agree that one of the most important things their dog needs is a good collar and leash, so you can walk your dog and prevent it from running away from you or from lashing out towards other people or animals. In fact, it is even required by law to have one when your dog is outside.
Even with all of the different forms of medicine in the world, people still feel helpless when their children have a disorder that cannot be cured. One of the last resorts people may go to is called dolphin therapy. People look into dolphin therapy to help with their situation. Not everyone should look to this as a possible source of help, though, because the whole process leads to many risks for everyone involved. Dolphin therapy, using dolphin assistance in hydrotherapy sessions, has shown to be effective in many cases but is controversial in the eyes of the public due to the risk to the patients and potential harm to the dolphins.
Dogs that bite people are getting euthanized. Sure they shouldn’t be given to children if they are snapping at people, but think about the innocent lives taken away. Dogs who were saints, whom might have accidently bitten someone thinking that person might be hurting someone, are being taken away to be killed, leaving children devastated. There is an issue, stating whether the state should euthanize dogs for hurting people. It is not right to euthanize dogs because it is unfair due to equal rights, it is cruel to kill animals, and there are possibly better ways to treat dogs who bite people.