Every single day, there are newborn animals in different countries. Different types of animals that can be seen everywhere. Lovable and kind beings. Animals should be treated just like humans. But somehow, there are people who abuse the animals. It is against the law to be cruel or harm animals, even your own pets. It’s called animal abuse, or neglect. The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Animals have generally played a great role in human ecological adjustment. They have many benefits and roles. They act as our food supplier and also our stress reliever. But why do some people take advantage of their kindness?
More than 50% fur in the US comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are often bled to death and skinned alive for just for their fur. It’s been estimated that there are 900 to 2,000 new cases every year of animal hoarding in the US, with 250,000 animals falling victim. Over 115 million animals mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, birds, and many more have died for laboratory experiments worldwide for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing every year. Animals are also used for major circus that uses them to entertain people. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society told the Senate agriculture and food committee that the punishment for violence against animals must be imprisonment of 6 to 12 years and a fine of at least.
The pain they are going through everyday is unbearable. They are just like humans that can feel sad, happy, endangered, and many more. Animals have feelings and emotions too. Emotions in animals were first described by Charles Darwin, where he described emotions as stereotyped facial expressions and bodily postures in specific contexts. It is generally agreed by scientists that animals have emotional responses.
Animals provide us supply of food everyday and yet humans take advantage of them. They give us the cause to exercise, offers a cure for loneliness, and animal-assisted interventions that improve motivation to participate in treatment and lessen worry, anxiety, and pain, we recognize that animals can influence not just our happiness but also our health. Animals should be treated as humans too. Animals have a right to be free of human use and exploitation. We should look after them and care for them. That’s why God created us to take care of the living things that He gave us. They are creatures that bring so many people happiness every single day. They are loving, compassionate and a friend to all people. They also help in allowing people to be more loving because of the compassion animals give to them. They just want us to appreciate and love them just like we appreciate our own beings. All animals deserve our respect and love and people throughout the ages have dedicated these words to our four-legged friends.
It is time to end animal cruelty. Let’s take this opportunity to change the lives of our Animals and the change starts with us.