Animal Rights Essay, Research Paper
The rights of animals is a topic that is very important to me. I simply think that everyone should have the decency to treat animals with kindness and respect, and not make them suffer in any way. I believe that animals deserve to live according to their own natures, without harm, abuse or exploitation. It has been shown that animals are capable of feeling pain, hunger, thirst, loneliness, and kinship.
It breaks my heart when I see people wearing fur. Fur belongs to its original owner. Some fur comes from animals caught in horrific traps called leg holds. Leg holds are spring-loaded steel jaws that clamp shut on an animal?s foot once it?s sprung. It causes injuries and loss of circulations. Animals are stuck in these traps for hours and even days before the trapper comes to pick them up. Some animals try to chew and bite their own limbs off just to get out of it. Fur also comes from ?fur farms?. Millions of animals are killed each year in these farms. The farms force them to live in extremely close contact with the other animals, which is completely against their instincts. This lifestyle cause severe stress that can lead to cannibalism and self-mutilation. If they get killed at these farms, they die by gassing, poison, electrocution, suffocation, and neck breaking. So think next time you buy a fur coat.
Then there?s the subject of animal testing. Humans are important, but that doesn?t give anyone the right to cause needless pain and suffering on the animal?s part, especially something stupid like makeup. If animal testing were to stop now, the progress of medical progress would speed up, because the alternatives such as in-vitro techniques are less time-consuming, more accurate, and less expensive than using animals.
And lastly, if you are planning to get a dog, you should not buy one from a pet store. Go to a licensed breeder. The dogs in pet stores are puppy mill dogs. Puppy mills were developed due to more and more people wanting dogs, and they are all mass-puppy-producing factories. The dogs that live there are under extremely horrible conditions plus puppy mill dogs will often be emotionally unstable or even dangerous due to bad breeding that you most likely will not run into if you contact a licensed breeder about getting a dog.
Think about it, would you like to be treated likes some of these animals that undergo these conditions and abuse?