In June Robison’s article,”Frosty’s story illustrates scope of animal cruelty”, she argues that animal cruelty is wrong and attempts to persuade the reader to feel sympathy for animals. Animal cruelty is indeed wrong and it must stop. The author made some strong points in her editorial; however, she left out several substantial sources. This evaluation will review Robison’s article and state the main points.
While evaluating Robison’s paper, it seemed like a very opinionated article. She shares her first personal experience of animal cruelty. Robison is very compassionate towards animals and she demonstrates this by telling how she fosters neglected cats. The author makes her point very clear that she is an animal lover. This articles purpose is to inform people about the animal cruelty that goes on in this world. Although well-articulated, her points were often unsubstantiated.
Animal cruelty is often related to other types of violence. Robison mentioned in her editorial that, "most serial killers have killed or tortured animals in the past.” Though the author proclaims that animal cruelty is linked to serial killers, Robison failed to state some proving sources and background on her finding. The following source presents clear evidence of this strong fact, “A study done by North Eastern University and the Massachusetts SPCA found that people who abuse animals are five times more likely to abuse humans than people who do not” (“The Link Between Animal Abuse and Serial Killers” 1). Serial killers begin killing animals before they torture bigger victims such as humans.
Alberti Disalvo and Ted Bundy are serial killers who both have a history of brutalizing animals. “Albert Disalvo (better known as the Boston Strangler) used to trap dogs and cats as a child and then shoot them with arrows” (“The Link Between Animal Abuse and Serial Killers” 1). Ted Bundy has been convicted of several murders and is known for torturing animals as a child. Mistreating animals is a sign of a mental disorder. How can anyone ever have the heart to hurt a defenseless soul? Someone who hurts animals is sickening and cruel. People mistreat animals either to show off in front of their peers or simply to feel better about their pathetic selves. If a child shows signs of animal cruelty it is absolutely important to seek help for them before they take their actions too far and end up like Alberti Disalvo or Ted Bundy.
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