Every year, billions of animals die because of animal testing, abuse and are forced to struggle for survival. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are found and rescued, given the chance to experience how great life and humans can be; others aren’t so lucky. It really saddens me to know how cruel the world is and it seems like everything is getting worse as the days go by. Animals are creatures without malicious intent; pure of heart and simple by nature. It is us the human beings that corrupt and twist what is pure to our own malicious intent and desires. How would you feel if someone burned you to death? How would you feel to get beaten by a bat or stomped on until you let out your last breath? You obviously wouldn’t like it. Did you know that thousands of illegal dog fights happen each week and to train the dogs, they starve them, and beat them so they become aggressive? Did you know that every single day more than 38,000 animals are used to test cosmetics, toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo, and household detergents and cleaners?
Did you know that eighteen red foxes are killed to make one fox-fur coat, 55 minks to make a mink coat? Did you know that by 2022, 22% of all species will be extinct if no action is taken? What kind of heartless low lives would ever do such a thing? Hurting an innocent creature. What have they done to you that causes you to annihilate them? Nothing. To think that anyone could ever have the mentality to harm animals or anything that’s alive and breathing gets me so distraught! I can’t even imagine the hurt and pain these creatures go through. Example, what if you were a dog walking around the park, minding your own business and out of nowhere, someone totally random comes up to you and kicks you? What if they grab you by the neck and slam your head on the hard concrete? Would you like that? I think not. So why would you do such a thing to these animals? Is it because they’re not human like us? Or they’re not as smart like us? Regardless, they are still living and breathing and they sure as anyone else have feelings.
They are living—I cannot stress that enough—and if you chose to hurt them in any way, you must not be in your right sense of mind. Stop animal violence. If you don’t want it to happen to you, don’t inflict it on anything that has a pulse. If animals could speak, what would they say about the human race? what would they say about You? I believe that animal cruelty is wrong and heartless. I believe that most people are not aware of what really goes on, sure there are the occasional news stories on a dog or other type of animal been nearly beaten to death, but does anybody really give this more than a passing thought? I dont think so. I believe that anyone who mistreats an animal should be punished by the law as if they had committed that same crime on a person. Animals have thoughts and feelings too. People who hurt animals for fun already don’t have the heart and compassion to care about the lives of our animals friends who share the world with us. Therefore if they can hurt and kill animals without thinking about the consequences on what it can lead to; I highly doubt they will be generous to their own kind and that is humans.
We all know the world is cruel and full of crazy unwanted happenings; but we can help stop animal cruelty by learning how to be passionate about the many lives that breathe the same air as us. They may be animals but they breathe, think, and feel just like us. They may not be able to speak and tell you they are in pain; but never forget that they FEEL the pain. To grow as a nation, we must fight for these abused animals’ rights and severely punish heartless owners. It is up to us to speak for these creatures who lack a voice, for who will if we don’t? Just like what Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” So now you have heard who abuses animals and what you should do if you see someone hurting or abusing an animal. So when you go home today, I hope you will think about what I have told you, and you can give your own pet an extra pat or hug to show them how much you love them. Always remember, animals don’t have a voice, but you do. Yes, you have the right to be silent, but if you do, they pay the price. Speak up and you might just be saving a life.