A Speech about Animal Rights
Are you an animal lover? Are you a sucker for puppies and kittens? Are you dying to have a pet? If your answer is yes, then I guess you should know what animal rights mean before owning or having an encounter with animals. According to about.com animal rights is “the belief that animals have a right to be free of human use and exploitation “ This doesn’t mean that animals are above us, It just states that animals have the right to be free, they have rights but not like human rights. There is a common misconception that animal rights activists want nonhuman animals to have the same rights as people. No one wants cats to have the right to vote, or for dogs to have the right to bear arms. The issue is not whether animals should have the same rights as people, but whether we have a right to use and exploit them for our purposes, however frivolous they might be.
It just saddens me to know that Billions of animals abused every year, about the same die from abuse. Most aren't even reported, so there isn't an exact number, just billons. The sad truth is, over 65 billion animals are used, abused, and killed for food, scientific/medical testing, military experimentation, entertainment, clothing, and breeding - as in puppy mills. Some people even treat animals as slaves and treat them as if they weren’t created by God. Yes, some animals are meant to do work like carabao’s, cows and horses. But they can only do much. You can’t blame them if they don’t follow your orders at once, they’re not as smart as us humans but you can train them. Or maybe their tired. But don’t abuse them and hit them all the time if their disobedient. They’re not slaves. They have the right to rest whenever their tired. And if you’re just going to use animals for dangerous experiments that will please your curiosity, think about the life that you’re going to kill. Wouldn’t you feel guilty? And for those who eat dogs, kick animals with sticks, throw rocks at...
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