“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund
First, is how pound/shelters are used for helping combat the overpopulation of these kinds of animals. They take animals in for at least five business days before being able to do anything else with the animal(s) such as sell them to licensed dealers or put them up for adoption (Notes). This helps control the population by giving them a common place to go; instead, of being able to roam free through the land of the United States. Next, there are collars with IDs on them and ID chips under the animals’ skin (Reitman, pg. 42). This helps return animals to their rightful owners and gets them off the street. Another way to help combat against the overpopulation is to spray and neuter animals to future breeding of them (Notes). This prevents people from having puppies/kittens “accidentally” and don’t want to be an actual breeder for a living. Also, any companion animals that happen to get loose and mate cannot have babies as well. This brings me to my last point where there is already a program in place where there are feral cat trap-neuter-release programs (Notes). This does essential the same thing by preventing cats from having kittens. Essentially, this decreases the already overpopulated companion animals. Finally, the last way to combat this overpopulation is to educate children, friends, family members, and anyone else about pet overpopulation, and how they can adopt instead of pay a lot of money for a puppy/kitten. This may not change everyone’s mind, but even if it helps one out of every ten people, it would be worth
Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in means of ending such criminal acts, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the terrible crimes of animal deaths in shelters. Between these problems lies a terrible truth, nearly every year, almost eight million cats and dogs have been placed in shelters around the world. Out of these very large numbers, half will be euthanized. That equals to one animal being put down every 8 seconds. Animals that are not adopted are kept in shelters until they find a home.
What is the difference between wild animals and humans? Humans live in a world of affection, where emotions and self moral rights matter. In the same manner as humans, wild animals live in a world like ours where they too feel emotions. So what is the correct answer to the question… Nothing in reality, wild animals are like humans. In a very similar matter, they both have common characteristics that relate to one another. In many researches today, it has been proven that animals feel the same effectiveness we have towards them. Studies have shown that animals are more like us than we understand; therefore, they deserve human rights.
Slap, whip, abuse. This is what comes to mind when people think of when it comes to livestock. This assumption is misleading and inaccurate because this is only showing the bad side to what actually goes on. The livestock industry is viewed as immoral and inhumane but in reality, we do so much more good than bad but the truth is being kept away. In the industry we care for the livestock, we provide for whatever they need, and simply, it’s a lifestyle.
Overpopulation in animal shelters has become a big crisis that lots of shelters are seeking help. Spray /Neuter can help decrease overpopulation in shelters and help the health of animals. Adopting is a key to not having to put down animals and helps decrease overpopulated shelters. To get a handle of this crisis people need understand why this is happening.
Millions of lives just as innocent as the most generous child; Trapped in the barriers we know as cages, that they know as Hell; Too many lives for humanity to just be a bystander. Each and every day is filled with a million moments and opportunities for us to take a stand and make a change. Animal shelters around the world are constantly filling with new animals; it is simply too much for the small amounts of staff on their own to make sure every animal gets the love they deserve, as well as making sure the shelter is kept tidy and operating. Animal shelters need us, young and old, even if only for an hour. That small span of time can make the world for them; volunteering assures that animals will get daily love, lowers full-time staff stress,
Some argue the feeding of feral cats should be banned to prevent colonies from forming, even go so far as to say feeding of a feral cat is “subsidizing a killer.” (K. Butler, 2011) Attorney Andrew Hicks argues feral cats should be treated as wild animals themselves, and “by banning their feeding, you may as well also ban the feeding of birds and other wild animals.” (V. Black, 2014.) By banning the feeding of feral cats but no other wild animal, the effort used to capture, neuter, and release the animals is gone to waste as they will likely starve in more urban areas where hunting is
Animal captivity costs outweigh the benefits, and the violation of the rights of the individual animals is unjustifiable. Animals everywhere are being taken into captivity on a daily basis for the sole purpose of entertainment and education. Societies opinions of how zoos treat animals and their opinions of whether or not animals should be held in captivity is a common topic in today’s media but yet; hundreds of animals are still dying every year as zoos are still one of the top tourist attractions in the United States.
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,
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
Animals are being abused everyday and they are not taken into consideration when you see them being abused. They are suffering and they are being abused everyday and you all need to stop it. Animal cruelty is not something that just goes away the person doing it will keep doing it until someone stops them. Everyone needs to stop animal abuse and if everyone starts to make a difference others will to. Animals need help with this and everyone needs to help them. Animals all over the world are being abused every single day most of them will not make it to see tomorrow or have the love of a family they desire.
Throughout Utopia, Thomas More’s opinion regarding the relationship between humankind and animals was prevalent through Hythloday’s perspective. Particularly, this correlation was seen in instances surrounding war, and crimes. Although humans were seen as the superior, more intelligent animal, More believed that humans often reverted back to and were considered animals when they gave into their vices (More).
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?