Persuasive Essay On Animal Abuse

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Cruelty stands for inflicting pain and causing suffering to something or someone. Animal cruelty is a worldwide problem that is rapidly growing in today’s modern society. Animals are being beaten and starved every day and billions of helpless animals die each year due to mistreatment in circuses, zoos and SeaWorld. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some of the most common forms are slaughterhouses, over killing for fur, animals used for entertainment, pet abuse and even animal fighting. Animals should never be exploited or mistreated by people and should have very similar rights, they deserve respect as much as we do. “As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For…show more content…
Chimpanzees and apes won't perform unless you beat them. Circuses keep elephants in chains 90 percent of the time. Elephants need freedom of movement. In circuses, they live in cramped quarters, which is not the life intended for them by nature. Some are beaten daily, forced to do ridiculous tricks and robbed of every shred of dignity.”(Bernard Shaw, G. 4) People never see behind the acts of the pain and stress that these animals go through and encounter. Many circuses have performed for many families, but the acts that most people see are not as wonderful as they may believe. While the performers such as clowns and such get to stay in a warm and cozy trailers, the performance animals are stuck in a cramped trailer with little space to move and lay down. Most preforming animals suffer from severe stress and depression due to having to perform. They suffer from the stress of not only performing, but from traveling so much also. Animals have the right of space and safe travels. Sadly enough most traveling circuses chain the animals from moving around in their trailer which aren’t big enough for half of them anyways. Some animals even die from heat exhaustion and suffocation due to only having two small holes to allow fresh air. This is torture and any animal that goes through this deserves

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