Animal Cruelty - Why Beat Innocent Animals?

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Why Beat Innocent Animals?
To start off with, I am an avid dog lover who currently has four dogs. In the last couple years my family and I started with two dogs and adopted two more. There is this neighbor who always got frustrated with my dogs when they barked. One day he thought that it would be okay to use a pellet gun on my dogs to get them to be quiet. When he shot my dogs with the pellet gun, all you heard was a loud yelping sound from one of the dogs. My mom and I went outside to see what was wrong with her and we saw him with a pellet gun in his hand pointing it at my dogs. We took the dogs inside and we went back outside to go talk to him but he had gone inside his house. Another time that this same man was cruel to another animal was a couple months ago. The dog next door was always barking because his owners were in the middle of moving in. This man thought there was a better way to shut the dog up and that was to throw fireworks over the fence and scare the dog out of its wits. This man was out of control and was and still is very cruel to animals today. The ironic part to all this is that he has a dog of his own now and I can only imagine what that dog is going through. How is it that a person can be cruel to an animal for no reason at all?

Why should people care about protecting animals? America contradicts themselves when it comes to the treatment of animals (Why Animals Matter, 11). The green pastures and the idyllic barnyard scenes of our past are now a distant memory. Most of these animals are raised for the use of food, clothing, experiments, and entertainment. These animals would be taken away from their mothers at a young age for these purposes. Each one of these purposes has a consequence for the animals, but all the animals want in return is some tender loving care. “We cannot just do whatever we want with them…. Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as...
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