Animal Cruelty

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Ana Rodriguez
English 11
10 April 2012
Let’s stop it!
“I have a dream today” (Martin Luther King) that one day animal cruelty will stop; animals will have the life that they most have and they will live in a better world. We know that animals have feelings too, so when you commit animal cruelty what you do leaves a big mark on them, not only physical but emotional too, and that affect their lives. Animal cruelty is when we cause pain, distress, or suffering to another living creature, there are two types of cruelty; neglect and intentional. These are the differences between both of this: neglect is when you don’t give them enough food, water, a nice and clean space, and all the other things that you as a owner most do when you a have an animal. Intentional cruelty is when you use animals as tools for commercial profit. Stop animal cruelty is needed because animals have to be treated right and here are some points and reasons about this topic. Animal cruelty is not only when people abuse of them at home or they do not give them food, the main reason of it is what we eat, what we wear, and the pets we keep. When you use some of their parts for luxuries you are committing animal cruelty the same when you buy products tested on animals, by the end they are all related. To help stopping animal abuse doesn’t mean you have to be vegan or vegetarian, but that helps the most. The first step to stop and prevent it is starting with yourself, no matter you are one person, all your effort will mean a lot. So when you make the decision to help stopping it you have completed the first step. When we talk about animal cruelty we not only talk about dogs, cats, rabbits or other type of animals that people have as pets, we talk about all the animals existing in the world, therefore here are ten of the most debated acts of animal cruelty: Fur trade: Worldwide it’s estimated that 40-50 million animals are killed every year. This act have gathered a lot of protest because of the...
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