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Abuse Of Innocent Essay, Research Paper

Abuse of the Innocent

Is it right to force a mouse to live it’s live in a laboratory cage to

test anti-cancer drug? How would you like to be squeezed in a cage with

many other animals, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play,

smell the flowers, or go for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine? Animal

cruelty is wrong because we are hurting the Innocent. Animals experience

and feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy and

happiness. Animals are very intelligent, some ever learn our own language.

Most people experience their first bond with an animal. Not only do they

bring a companion and a friend into our lives, but also unconditional love

and comfort. Pet shops and puppy mills mass produce, kennels are

overcrowded and dirty, with very little nutrition. Cats/dogs are held in

metal cages and lead miserable lives breeding continuously. Animals suffer

and are neglected, some are sold to research laboratories. A large number

of animals are raised for slaughter each year. A cow “has a natural life

span of twenty- five to thirty years, but only survives for an average of

five”.1 An estimated “seventeen million raccoons, beavers, bobcats, lynx,

coyotes, muskrats, nutria, and other animals are trapped each year in the

United States for fur”.2 They suffer from unbearable pain for several

hours before their lives are ended by the trapper’s club. Is the price of

live worth the price of fur? Psalm 104, 27-30. All creatures depend on you

to feed them throughout the year: you provide the food they eat, with

generous hands you satisfy their hunger. You turn your face away, they

suffer. You stop their breath, they die and revert to dust. You give

breath, fresh life begins, you keep renewing the world. Disections have

been practiced in biology classes for many years. Critics accuse some

teachers of killing and argue that disection teaches nothing but cruelty.

Nothing is learned by cutting up an animal that cannot be learned from

photographs or drawings. Children do not learn about the human body by

killing and disecting a person, they learn from diagrams and textbooks.

Vivisection means “cutting alive”. It is a worldwide practice involving

millions of animals. Scientists say that vivisections may not necessarily

be painful. Every living being with a brain, spinal column, and central

nervous system feels pain. Animals were not created for entertainment.

What do zoos really teach children? The animals are stolen from their

natural habitats and are brutally transferred. They suffer from boredom

and have natural needs such as running, climbing, flying, and natural

mating. All of the magic and glitter of the circus hides the true animal

cruelty. Several animals are confined to small cages, muzzled, and

repeatedly whipped in training. They are declawed, have their teeth

removed, and drugged to be obedient. Military research on animals include

monkeys, baboons, rats, guinea pigs, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, and mice.

“… when I see my closest relative locked in a restraining box, his head

filled with electrodes, and all he has got to reach out to you is with his

eyes, then how can we respond to that if we close ours?”.3 Weapons are

tested on innocent animals, nerve gas, bullets, and bombs are all used.

“One sad insight is gleaned from this statement, made by a Porton workman

who lost his bearings: ‘I thought I was ill, I thought I was seeing things.

It was a little monkey enclosed In a glass cage. Its eyes seemed to be

falling out and it couldn’t breathe. It was in dreadful, dreadful

distress. I forgot everything and went near it and said something to it,

and it buried its head in it’s arms and sobbed like a child. I never slept

that night, and the next day managed to go back to the same room, but it

was nearly finished by then. It had sunk to a little heap at the bottom of

the glass cage.’.”4 Animal cruelty is wrong, we are hurting the innocent.

Cruelty of animals can be stopped, not only do we have to open our eyes,

but open our mouths as well. Read a book, write a letter, join a group or

start a group, either way, an animal will be grateful for the chance of a

happy life.


. Loraine Kay, Living Without Cruelty, (London: Sidwick & Jackson, 1990),


2. Laura Fraser, The Animal Rights Handbook, (Los Angeles: Living Planet

Press, 1990), p.9.

3. Kay, Living Without Cruelty, p. 121.

4. Kay, Living Without Cruelty, p.119. Bibliography 1. Fraser, Laura. The

Animal Rights Handbook. Los Angeles, Living Planet Press, 1990.

2. Kay, Loraine. Living Without Cruelty. London, Sidwick & Jackson, 1990.

3. Jasper, James M. and Dorothy Nelkin. The Animal Rights Crusade. New

York, The Free Press, 1992.


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