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The purpose of this paper is to present a persuasive argument against the practice of animal cruelty:
Animal cruelty activists state that when an individual is a witness to animal cruelty that the offense should be reported to the agency in the area in which they live. There are laws against cruelty to animals and the laws differ from state to state inside the United States. Many organizations have been formed for assisting the government in stopping the practice of animal cruelty by both individuals as well as that committed by businesses and larger corporate organizations.
Animal Cruelty Reported by News:
Recently reported is the fact that animals used by companies such as "Menu Foods" regularly treat animals with cruelty in regards to the research done by the companies in testing of dog and cat food before marketing it. According to one report an investigator from PETA
was witness for many dogs….
"Linking Animal Cruelty to Human Violence" [Online] located at: http://www.cfhs.ca/Programs/HumaneEducation/ViolenceLink/cc backgrounder4.htm
"Report Animal Cruelty" (nd) PAWS People Helping Animals [Online] located at: http://www.pas.org/help/report / 'Pain and Suffering, All in a Day's Work" (nd) "Other "Pet Food" Companies: Menu Foods [Onine] at: http://www.iamscruelty.asp 'Animal Cruelty Statutes" (nd) Animal Rights Law [Online] at: http://www.animal-law.org/statutes/
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
"Other 'Pet Food' Companies: Menu Foods" [Online] located at: http://www.iamscruelty.com/o.asp
Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Sarah who lived in a small house with her parents. Close to her hut was a deep thick forest that was home to many animals including Sheeba, the deer, Reno, the hippopotamus, Tania the sheep and Bounty, the Lion. Sarah knew all of them since they were her only friends in the neighborhood. Everyone else was much older than herself. Sarah would wake up early each day to feed her friends some breadcrumbs, biscuits and water. Sheeba and Tania would spend the whole day with her. Life was merrier on this side of the forest. Everyone lived happily and people were kind and compassionate. They always treated animals benevolently and not even a single soul in the animal world had ever been hurt by humans. Their rights were respected wholeheartedly in fact animals took them for granted since they….
Once upon a time in the great island kingdom of Anatole, a beautiful princess named Lisle enjoyed her leisurely life spent mostly in the natural surroundings of her family's castle. Set in a valley adorned with a friendly river and bountiful fruit trees, the Kettering Castle was by far the grandest in the world. The massive structure gleamed like gold in the sunlight and spread out over several acres of land. Moreover, because Anatole was located on a large but remote island in the center of what is now called the Atlantic Ocean, the kingdom bore a home for many exotic creatures, most of which the rest of the world had never before seen, even in pictures.
Princess Lisle loved the creatures of Anatole and kept many as pets. In fact, between her and her two brothers and one sister, the Anatole royal family had a true menagerie that included….
How would the ethical issues surrounding Harlow's experiment be changed if it were conducted on lesser species, such as rats
If Harlow conducted his experiments on lesser species that results would have varied dramatically. lthough Harlow proved that animals can learn and think at a complex level, the cognitive attributes of those animals must be taken into account. In addition, rats particularly the popular experimental white rat, have differing habits as it relates to child rearing. Rats do not typically nurture their young as to monkeys. In addition, rats do not have the cognitive capacity as many more mature monkeys have.
In regards to ethics, popular opinion would therefore be swayed towards the diffence of monkeys rather than rats. Rats, in many instances are considered dispensible, and inconvieniences of life. Monkeys, as it relates to public perception are often considered close relatives to the human specices. It is likely therefore, that….
A relatively controversial research experiment with primates occurred with the Silver Spring Monkeys between from 1981 until 1991. This experiment, arguable more than Harlow's created horrific living conditions for the primates. This experiment also subjected them to what many believe torture and inhumane activities. The benefits derived from the experiment however, have had implications for human society in multiple facets.
In summary, 17 monkeys had been used as research subjects by the world renowned scientist Edward Taub. Taub, to initiate the experiment cut the afferent ganglia that supplied sensation to the brain from their arms. The afferent ganglia is located in the spinal cord. By removing it and he hoped to train the animals to use the arm that they could not feel. In May 1981, Alex Pacheco of the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) began working undercover in the lab, and alerted police to what PETA viewed as unacceptable living conditions for the monkeys.
Police raided the lab and found many ethical aspects within it. For one, the living condictions for the animals were deplorable. Feces appeared throughout the cages; so much so that the animals had to dig through it to find food. Because they had no feeling in their arms, the monkeys would chew and rip the skin from the arms and hands, exposing the bone. These wounds were not properly treated according to authorities. The monkeys were subjected to horrific and often painful experiments through the day. Authorities also cited the fact that the monkeys lived in 15 x 15 cages, in a room with no windows for years at a time. Due to these ethical considerations and more Taub was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty and failing to provide adequate veterinary care. He was convicted on six counts; five were overturned during a second trial, and the final conviction was overturned on appeal in 1983, when the court ruled that Maryland's animal cruelty legislation did not apply to federally funded laboratories
Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
Animal cruelty includes an assortment of different behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to more serious malicious action, and even various forms of brutal killing. Studies indicate that animal cruelty may also be followed by more serious forms of crime, such as drug use, inappropriate violent outbursts, and even in some cases homicide. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology have addressed the issues involving animal cruelty and human violence and have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated incidents of animal cruelty (Henderson, Hensley and Tallichet). Violence directed at animals by young people is a sign that something is erroneous in their behavioral patterns, and often acts as a predictor of future violence, even homicides against other humans.
One way to prevent such occurrences is through regulation and enforcement. Since the early 1960s, Congress has enacted over eighty animal….
DeGue, S. And D. DeLillo. "Is Animal Cruelty a "Red Flag" for Family Violence?: Investigating Co-Occurring Violence Toward Children, Partners, and Pets." Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2009): 1036. Print.
Henderson, B., S. Hensley and S. Tallichet. "Childhood Animal Cruelty Methods and Their Link to Adult Interpersonal Violence." Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2011): 2211. Print.
Ritter, M. "Standing in the Way of Animal Welfare: A Reconsideration of the Zone-of-Interest "Gloss" on the Administrative Procedures Act." Review of Litigation (2010): 951-987. Print.
The National Humane Education Society. "So You Want to be a Humane Educator..." 2011. The National Humane Education Society. Web. 16 September 2011.
If anything else, most animals on this planet have evolved thousands or millions of years before human beings. They are the inheritors of this planet as much as any human being. The principle of Ethology and anthropology have shown us that animals act in many ways just like humans, they protect their young, operate within groups and show the structure and the formalities just as complex as human society. Therefore, it is wrong for philosophers to assert their inhumaneness as a qualifier for their abuse. It is evident from modern understanding that animals are just as sophisticated and entitled to their existence as humanity.
Animals not only are sophisticated creatures within their own right, they also play a fundamental role within our environment and our world. Ecology and the study of the environment have revealed that the ecosystem is not only very fragile, but that every animal as a unique….
Philanthropy and charitable contributes have long been a staple for American society. Through a free market system, those with excess savings or assets where able to allocate their capital to causes they found worthy. Through proper investment, these organizations can earn a higher return on their invested capital, thus providing a higher benefit to society overall. Charitable contributions ultimately underpin many of the philanthropic efforts that we see today. Examples include aid to Ukraine as they attempt to defend themselves against the atrocities of Vladimir Putin. also the charitable spirit of America manifested itself after the killing of George Floyd. Society in general has a very charitable conscience and looks to help those who are in need. Tails Humane Society is one such charitable organization that desperately needs our help. According to their website tails humane society is responsible for helping to save thousands of animals a year (Annual Statistics).….
Animal Advocacy Organizations
There are many local, national, and international organizations that advocate for the rights and welfare of animals, domestic and wild. Two of those organisations are PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). In this paper, the two will be compared and contrasted.
PETA & ASPCA
The ASPCA was the very first humane society to exist in North America, according to their website. Henry Bergh founded the ASPCA in 1866, who believed that animals have the right to be respected by humans, and to be treated kindly, and to be protected under the law. In fact the ASPCA was the first humane organization that has been granted "legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals… [although the ASPCA] fulfills its mission through nonviolent approaches" (ASPCA).
PETA was founded in 1980, and their mission statement explains, "…animals….
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). (2011). How to Recognize
Cruelty / About the ASPCA. Retrieved September 1, 2011, from http://www.aspca.org .
Benz, Kathy, and McManus, Michael. (2005). PETA accuses lab of animal cruelty.
CNN.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011, from http://articles.cnn.com.
Cruelty and Kindness in Halfbreed
Halfbreed by Maria Campbell is an autobiography where Campbell describes the struggles of her life. Campbell's struggles center around her being a halfbreed, a half-Indian and half-white person, rejected by both the Indian and the white people. Cruelty and kindness are important themes of Campbell's story. Firstly, there is the human cruelty of discrimination, represented by the acts of the people. Secondly, there is the cruelty of society, where society oppresses people. Finally, it is a belief in human kindness that allows Campbell to overcome the struggles, with the writing of the autobiography an act of reaching out to the people who have discriminated against her and offering them the opportunity to understand the cruelty of their ways and choose to change these ways.
The first cruelty is that of the people, the people who discriminate against Campbell and treat her as an outcast. It is seen….
Indictment of the Moral Offense of Animal Cruelty
Animals think. Animals feel emotion. Animals experience pain. Yet there are members of our human society that find these facts irrelevant. In fact there are many people that have no problem disregarding these facts entirely as long as they are able to reap some type of personal reward or benefit from an animal. hether that benefit is in the form of food, clothing, or testing the latest new lipstick, it is always at the expense of the animal's well-being. In this paper I argue that the abuse of animals is morally wrong and therefore animals ought to be afforded rights which place the same consideration on their sentience as is placed on human beings.
Sentience is a term used to describe the fact that animals feel pain and emotions in much the same fashion as human beings. It is also used as a….
Arluke, Arnold. Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. 2006.
Cohn, Priscilla. In John M. Kistler's People Promoting and People Opposing Animal Rights: In Their Own Words. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2002.
Kolber, Adam. "Upright: The Moral and Legal Standing of Humans and Other Apes." Stanford Law Review, 54.1 (2001): 163-204.
Arguments For: In response to those allegations, Bill Mattos, the president of the California Poultry Federation, said that he had invited California Senate representatives to visit poultry farms -- and to see for themselves that allegations of inhumane treatment are not true -- but his offer was declined (Fitzenberger). "To me, it's propaganda disguised as research," Mattos said in response to the report the California state Senate Office of Research produced.
Essayist Bart Gruzalski (Ethics and Animals, p. 253) writes that "the use of animals for food can be justified on utilitarian grounds even if we take into account only the pleasures and pains of the animals involved." Gruzalski quotes pig farmer James Cargile, who buys "several pigs" every year "from a neighboring hog farm"; Cargile raises them "to slaughter for food" but sees no meanness because the pigs "are given lots of room and food, everything a pig could want….
East Bay Animals Advocates (EBAA). (2005). Foster Farm Facts. Retrieved June 23, 2009,
From http://www.fosterfacts.net .
Fitzenberger, Jennifer M. (2004). California report criticizes animal cruelty at large cattle
And poultry farms. Sacramento Bee, Retrieved June 22, 2009, from http://www.sacbee.com.
icca Animal Use
Shelley Rabinovitch has asserted that modern iccans see themselves as part of a world that includes all living beings in Nature (69), which generally prevents exploitative 'use.' This is not universal, but animal abuse would probably exclude a practitioner from the group "iccans." This has not been the case throughout history, and some modern Neo-Pagans include use of animals in ritual they claim falls within the harmonious balance of a non-dualistic participation in Nature (below). The result is a change in modern iccan relationship to animals compared to historical relationships as far as the available evidence shows. This requires defining the group "iccans," and also 'use' and 'animals,' because some groups typically classified alongside icca under the class "Neo-Pagans" are beginning to differentiate themselves through ritual animal use in ways iccans may perhaps want to dissociate themselves from.
"The language of self-identification to outsiders differs from that used when….
Church Of The Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc., et al. v. City Of Hialeah No. 91-948. 508 U.S. 520
(1993).United States Supreme Court, 11 June, 1993. < www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/91-948.ZS.html>
Faculty of Oriental Studies, the University of Oxford. "Gilgames and Aga." The Electronic Text
Corpus of Sumerian Literature. n. pag. < http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.220.127.116.11# >
Killing Animals for Food Is Not Necessarily Wrong
Over time, vegetarians have presented a wide range of reasons as to why eating meat and/or any other product derived from animals is wrong. In seeking to support their position, most vegetarians cite the need to uphold animal rights. In the recent past, the number of people turning to vegetarian diet has been increasing steadily. However, regardless of this, it is important to note that a careful review of literature clearly demonstrates that the consumption of meat and/or other products derived from animals is not necessarily a bad thing.
In Zacharia's (2012) opinion, "the market for vegan food is booming." This effectively means that the number of those joining the vegetarian bandwagon is steadily increasing. However, a vast majority of the population still believes that there is nothing wrong with eating meat or any animal produce. It could be right.
To begin with, killing animals….
No animal understands what experimentation is. Therefore, how does one decide whether it is ethical to conduct experiments on them, experiments that involve blatant cruelty and assault?
It must be remembered that those people who voice their objections to using animals in experimentation fall under two broad categories: animal welfare activists, and animal rights activists. hile those who belong to animal welfare groups do agree that animal experimentation must carry on, but that they must be minimized, so that the pain and suffering of the poor creatures is also minimized, those that belong to the animal rights group are more radical with their opinions. These people have often stated that animals too have their rights, in much the same way as human beings do, and that animals must therefore never be used for the purposes of experimentation, as this is extremely cruel, unkind, brutal and unethical. (Bridgstock, 69)
Going back in….
Society Feels About Animals
As a first order primate, humans have a natural affinity with animals of all types that has contributed to their mutual relationships throughout history. In fact, animals of different types have been since the time of the ancient Greeks to improve the emotional and functional status of humans (Mccauley, 2006, p. 358). Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has grown in popularity in recent years based on its proven efficacy in treating a wide range of healthcare and mental health conditions. Although dogs and cats are most commonly used in AAT settings, horses, rabbits and even fish can also be used. For instance, according to Macauley, "The use of animals ranges from companion animals that provide camaraderie and emotional support to assistance animals that provide direct physical-functional support to therapy animals that aid with the habilitation-rehabilitation in physical, occupational, speech-language, and recreation therapy" (2006, p. 358). Moreover, some researchers….
Becker, D. (2013, August 26). "Four-Legged Therapy for Military Veterans with PTSD."
Healthy Pets. [online] available: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets / archive/2013/0.
Bleich, A. (2004, October 1). "Mental Disability." The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related
Sciences, 41(4), 235-237.
Animal Cruelty Persuasive Argument The purpose of this paper is to present a persuasive argument against the practice of animal cruelty: Animal cruelty activists state that when an individual is a witness…Read Full Paper ❯
Animal Cruelty Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Sarah who lived in a small house with her parents. Close to her hut was a deep thick…Read Full Paper ❯
Animal Cruelty Once upon a time in the great island kingdom of Anatole, a beautiful princess named Lisle enjoyed her leisurely life spent mostly in the natural surroundings of her…Read Full Paper ❯
nimal Cruelty How would the ethical issues surrounding Harlow's experiment be changed if it were conducted on lesser species, such as rats If Harlow conducted his experiments on lesser species that…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Animal Cruelty and Human Violence Animal cruelty includes an assortment of different behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to more serious malicious action, and even various forms of brutal killing.…Read Full Paper ❯
If anything else, most animals on this planet have evolved thousands or millions of years before human beings. They are the inheritors of this planet as much as…Read Full Paper ❯
Philanthropy and charitable contributes have long been a staple for American society. Through a free market system, those with excess savings or assets where able to allocate their capital…Read Full Paper ❯
Animal Advocacy Organizations There are many local, national, and international organizations that advocate for the rights and welfare of animals, domestic and wild. Two of those organisations are PETA (People…Read Full Paper ❯
Cruelty and Kindness in Halfbreed Halfbreed by Maria Campbell is an autobiography where Campbell describes the struggles of her life. Campbell's struggles center around her being a halfbreed, a half-Indian…Read Full Paper ❯
Indictment of the Moral Offense of Animal Cruelty Animals think. Animals feel emotion. Animals experience pain. Yet there are members of our human society that find these facts irrelevant.…Read Full Paper ❯
fosterfacts.net). Arguments For: In response to those allegations, Bill Mattos, the president of the California Poultry Federation, said that he had invited California Senate representatives to visit poultry farms --…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
icca Animal Use Shelley Rabinovitch has asserted that modern iccans see themselves as part of a world that includes all living beings in Nature (69), which generally prevents exploitative 'use.'…Read Full Paper ❯
Killing Animals for Food Is Not Necessarily Wrong Over time, vegetarians have presented a wide range of reasons as to why eating meat and/or any other product derived from animals…Read Full Paper ❯
No animal understands what experimentation is. Therefore, how does one decide whether it is ethical to conduct experiments on them, experiments that involve blatant cruelty and assault? It must…Read Full Paper ❯
Society Feels About Animals As a first order primate, humans have a natural affinity with animals of all types that has contributed to their mutual relationships throughout history. In…Read Full Paper ❯