Information about the topic.
Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. More narrowly, it can be harm for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur, although opinions differ with respect to the method of slaughter.
Types of animal cruelty.
Leave your pet in the outside (suffering from cold, sun and rain)
Do not leaving them food (forget them at least once a day to eat)
Do not leaving them water (no check at least once a day if you have fresh, clean water)
Neglect their health (not taking them to the veterinarian when they get sick or vaccine them), their welfare (not make any case) or environment (not clean the place where they eat or live).
This also includes the abandonment in their own house or in the street..
In the warfare:
Animals in warfare are creatures that have been used by human beings for war. There are specific applications for animals, such as:
Heavy work (carrying things), adversities against the enemy, validating guns with them or even living-animal bombs.
There are many ways to damage animals for people entertainment such as:
Dogfights (Mott, 2004)
Recreational and commercial hunting
• Monkeys and rabbits are compulsories to smoke until they die of lung cancer
• For releasing new medical treatments, some animals are submitted to electric shocks in order to prove the treatment.
• Animals like pigs are used in the embellishing experiments. The cosmetic companies make up the pigs, paint their hair and nails.
• People make cats blind, castrate them and pulverize their sense of smell. They cut their sexual organ’s nerves in order to check how they acquit in the sexual aspect.
• The animals vocal cords have been annihilate so they cannot scream.
• Just in the United States, 64,000,000 of these animals die annually in medical experiments.
Do animals feel pain?
Can other animals feel what humans do, which characteristics about pain we share?
However, it is clear that animals and humans have resemblance, specifically mammals and birds. That is the reason why our external behavior signs such as writhing, facial contortions, moaning, yelping or other forms of calling, are some ways to differ the pain that we feel. Also the comparison mentioned before apply for the inside; our nervous system is very like ours. In means that our bodies will physiologically respond in situation that we feel and external as pain. Unless our brain is more developed than animals in a cognitive branch, the impulsive situations such as the pain remain all the same. Therefore animals and humans can develop the feeling of warn, stress or pain.(Singer, 2009)
First ideas about animal rights.
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