Monday, 21 July 2014

Why We Must Stop Cruelty to Animals Worldwide

Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to talk about a topic which is close to my heart, and that is cruelty to animals on a worldwide scale.

Puppy mills are a huge commercial dog breeding operation which place more priority on profits than on the health of the pups. Several dogs come with many illnesses such as kidney or heart disease because of the horrendous conditions they’re put in.

Every year, thousands of young, healthy Greyhounds are slaughtered just because they don't have the racing potential, or are injured when racing and can no longer be competitive. Dogfighting became popular in the United States after the Civil War, with professional dog pits proliferating in the 1860s. This became an inhumane source of entertainment for believe it or not police officers and firemen. Even today dogfighting is still around in urban, suburban, and rural settings all over the country.

Over 50% of fur in the U.S. comes in from China, there are no penalties for animal abuse, and these sad animals are reared and kept in unbearably cramped and run-down cages for all their lives just waiting for death to come.

It’s been 900 to 2,000 cases every year about animal hoarding in the United States alone, with 250,000 animals falling victim to this. Over 100 million mice, rats, cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits, birds, to name but a few are massacred in United States labs due to chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing each year.

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 100 million animals – mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, birds, among others – are killed in U.S. laboratories for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing every year.

Every circus which has animals has been cited for violations by the United States Animal Welfare every year. Most rodeo events create stressful environments for domesticated and docile animals. Participants use harsh handling practices to ensure animals will perform.

The exotic pet trade has been steadily growing in the United States for many years. And while some are bred in captivity, most are abducted from their native habitat. The stress of being removed causes millions to die prematurely.

On a personal note, there will come a time in human history when there are no animals left, and they will only be remembered by pictures. Why does the human race persist in torturing these poor defenceless creatures for sport or for a new tube of lipstick? Its time to wake up people and realise we are systematically wiping out the animal kingdom.

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