Animal Cruelty

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Animal Cruelty

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Imagine you’re a one-year-old baby, taken away from your own mother who had loved and cared for you. You were then sold to an abusive owner, who starved you, locked you in a crate and treated you like you were nothing. Many animals from all over the world are getting abused and killed by careless people.

Many different types of animals are affected by this but cats and dogs are more likely to be abused. Animal cruelty has been around for a very long time and it is still happening now but sadly, there is no sign of it ending soon. There really is no reason that animals should be getting treated this way and they should be treated with love and comfort.

When asked, many people agree with the thought of all animals to being treated nicely, being loved and being cherished. Sean Phi, a 7th grader in AdVenture Herman Intermediate, said: “It’s horrible and it’s sad when you see it happen.” Then, when asked why he thinks people do abuse animals, he said: “Maybe to discipline them or if an owner is mad they use the animal to take their frustration out on.”  

There are many different types of reasons that people abuse animals. There are three common reasons that people abuse animals. The first reason is that people may not be aware that they are hurting the animal. It typically occurs with young children who make rational decisions or get peer pressured into abusing an animal. A young boy could be talking a walk with his friends, and if he saw a cat, he could get peer pressured into hurting the animal. The second reason is that if a dog is in an animal shelter with poor conditions, then they can suffer terribly from the abuse.

The final reason could be considered the worst reason. These people torture and abuse animal for fun or they find joy in hurting animals. They typically do this because they feel more in control and powerful. These people most likely have a mental problem and they need to go to a psychologist. If you notice somebody with this type of behavior, please try to stop them or report them.