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Animal Rights and Abuse

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Parent Category: Animal Life
Animal rights has to do with the idea that animals should have the same basic rights as humans. Abuse includes anything that hurts or harms the animal, such as not providing a suitable living space, using animals for drug experimentation, and physically harming them.
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Oscars are large and can be aggressive, their tank should provide at least 30 gallons of space per oscar, plus any space needed for any other fish. A minimum tank size of 40 gallons is recommended if you are keeping an Oscar. 10 gallon tanks are not for keeping large cichlids in. They are for keepi…
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(*As the question asks an opinion, there are several responses listed. ) It is definitely something that should not be legal, I don't think any way you look at it it's an okay thing to do, most animals die, or become sick and very ill, deformed, or loose hearing, site, voice, and fur. They think it'…
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They are killed by internal electrocution or poisoned. The rabbit farmers take care not to damage the animals fur. Fur farmers argue that cruelty is not imposed on the animal during the operation. They say that any physical abuse to the animal during the process would make the animals fur useless.…
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I don't know why anyone would want to hurt animals if one were a Christian. God put animals on this earth as companions. Jesus was raised vegetarian. Christians should strive to be like Jesus. Try looking through the bible to get answers. Anyone can be a christian, but it all depends on how trul…
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Here are some opinions from various Answers.com Contributors: PETA is free to express their opinions peacefully, but when members of PETA throw blood on a woman who chooses to wear a fur coat, that is wrong. They become terrorists when they condone bad behavior like burning down a beef farm. PETA w…
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Does makeup testing harm animals? Yes it can and often dogs or cats (even rats and mice) are left blind and sometimes have wounds that do not heal. Once the ASPCA and SPCA got word of this many of the makeup products were boycotted by the public and now most people will look on the labels to be sur…
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In a few ways. There is the Draize test, where they drip product into rabbits' eyes. There is a skin test where they put the product on animals' bare skins. They used to shave rabbits for this, but shaving a rabbit throws uncertainty into the experiment: was the irritation caused by the product or b…
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Many More Cons than Pros The pros of the NAIS are that exporters can say to their customers that we are BSE or FMD or some other disease free. It doesnt mean we are but they can say that. APHIS can track an animal from birth to death if it turns up with a disease. The cons are that the progr…
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Experiments which can be proven in court to be defined as "abuse" ARE illegal in the US. One of the main problems of this question is the rather broad definition of the word "experiment". If you have ever witnessed someone placing a mouse in a maze with a piece of food at the end, you have witnessed…
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Since the Victorian era the human population have been fascinated by the sight of zoos. However, nowadays many people have begun to loaf the wildlife park on might their Victorian ancestors.  Firstly, (I would like to start by saying that) many people believe that depriving wild animals o…
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Lighting a cat's fur is animal cruelty and MUST be reported. How would you like your head to be put on fire just to be trimmed down? =[  yes setting it on fire burns the cat. how can you stop the fire from burning its skin?  My Lord yes!!!! Before you asked the question you knew it was w…
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Skinning animals alive is a rare event, whit most animals skinned it represents an undesirable risk for the individual doing the skinning. Some animals used for meat and fur produce higher quality meat if they are bled to death and a stunning blow is delivered to enable the animal to be bled out it …
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I think that it's wrong since they can do a lot of other things to test medicine. They can make pieces of skin without using real skin. Science has come far and there are alternatives. But it's more expensive so most companies don't want to. I think it isn't right ,however sometimes it has to be do…
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A priority is being sure the animal in question is being abused and the owner is violating local laws. What some would call abuse it might not be abuse by definition of your local laws on abused animals. Check the animal at different times of the day. If you see a lack of sufficient water, food, an…
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Via the Humane Society of the United States: Humane Society does not recommend chaining or tying dogs up as a means of confinement. Chaining and tying can increase frustrated and aggressive behavior. As well, chained or tied dogs can become tangled in their chain or rope and become injured. A chaine…
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Any human that purposefully neglects or in any way injures an animal has can be arrested for animal abuse. Neglect can not supplying food and/or water, not getting vet care when necessary, not grooming long-haired animals which can lead to severe matting, etc.Another sign of neglect is if they have …
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Adult Cats Many people feel this is OK because they see the mother cat do this to her kittens to move them, but I feel it's cruel to do this to an adult cat. I have a cat and I just pick her up like I do my dogs. I would never think of picking her up by the skin of her neck because you could …
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Allow Animal Control to investigate your suspicions. Avoid the confrontation!
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Your local SPCA or local humane society. Also consider the ASPCA and HSUS. Many local shelters are no kill and provide the animal with the proper care they need (food, water, medical treatment), including spraying or neutering the animal or by law make sure you have the procedure done in a cert…
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It depends on how the crate is used, the exercise and affection the dog receives, just how long it is left in the crate, and the individual dog's temperament, behavior, and needs. If properly crate trained, dogs will consider their crate their den, an area of safety and security that's all their ow…
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AAPAFrom the Home Page of the Animal Abuse Prevention Agency's website: " Animal Abuse Prevention Agency, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which takes a proactive approach in preventing cruelty to animals. Our services cover educating pet owners on the dangers of giving their animals away by using "…
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Give them lots of love and don't make any sudden moves. Do not raise your hand up near them for it reminds them of being hit and most will cower or drop down as an unfortunately learned response. Also remember that it will take time so just hang in there! They will love you for it and probably alrea…
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Not having your pet vaccinated is neglect. This is when you do not take care of something or someone for whom you are responsible. Pets cannot prevent illness by themselves; they cannot make medicine or heal themselves if they become seriously ill. Pet vaccinations prevent most serious illnesses and…
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Talking to Kids About Respecting Animals Smart person! I know this young couple who had a giant Boxer (full grown and weighing in at over 80 lbs.) They had their first child and when that child was a baby the dog pushed the husband out of bed and wanted to lay with the baby and mother. At fi…
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I would first write down the show, the time and what exactly happened. I would then call the station and they could hopefully point you in the direction as to how to contact the program where the abuse occured. I would also call PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and report it and as…
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animals do have rights, contrary to your saying, santaman, and animal control officers do take steps to arrest someone who has commited a cruel act on an animal. From what ive seen, though, they just knock on their door with a warrant and arrest them.Sorry i couldn't give you a more comprehensive an…
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Cock fighting is a blood sport like dogfighting and hunting. Cruelty may be defined as that which causes unnecessary pain and torture to an animal (or person). Therefore, cockfighting is a very cruel sport which certainly inflicts unnecessary pain on animals. It is actually considered to be "viole…
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People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals
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Answer Because it's inhumane, cruel and all about money. It's a sad thing to think of humans enjoying fighting of two dogs that are trained to fight each other and usually until one of them is dead. I'm behind this law 100%!!!! me to you need to never do this to a dog . you need help.
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The animal welfare is a group of people who take care of animals seize animals from people not taking care of it or checking markets to see if they are selling pets illegally.See the Related Links for more information about the Animal Welfare Act.
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Yes. You will go to jail, and it's just plain wrong. It depends on which state you are in. As it stands right now, 41 states and the district of Columbia have felony provisions for animal cruelty cases. The nine states that don't have a felony provision are: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas,…
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Killer buyers are men and women who are usually extremely knowledgeable, lifelong horsemen. Killer buyers are generally men and women who buy, sell and trade horses who are also contracted or independent agents for slaughter houses. They attend auctions and travel all over the US. As horses exchange…
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Premiering is female hormones derived from "Pregnant Mare Urine", hence the name, premiering. I suppose some might think that horses should be allowed to run "free", and conclude that if they are held captive, it's cruelty... whatever. The history of the human species is that we've used animals as f…
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Answer Pet breeders who purchase a couple dogs or cats that have good pedigrees, then keep them pregnant, pumping out puppies or kittens. they also mistreat the animals!! the mills are illegal but there are a lot of them sadly .dogs that have the babies just keep having"it" so that there are more…
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It's all a matter of definition. Most horse owners keep them because they like horses. They like to ride, like to be around them and like to care for them. Those horses are generally pampered, well fed and contented. Of course, a few radical animal rights activists would have you believe that horses…
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Lobby Anywhere Pretty much anywhere, but in order to keep abreast of current issues facing animals and what legislation is being introduced, I suggest you check out the websites of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States …
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It's hard to measure one country against another, because while one country may be strict about one abuse issue, it may not be in another. No one country has strict enough legislation in place to prevent all the issues animals are against today from happening. Thus, there honestly is no real answer…
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(Note: There are many opinions on the morality of it, but the law does not forbid it.) 1. Though it may not be abuse as defined by the law, it is very inhumane and, in addition, ineffective and useless. Pushing a dog's nose in their own feces is a poor training technique. It often frightens them m…
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Local, county, state, federal and world laws change often. Start at the top and work your way down. Even dogs and cats have laws about their care. Not-for-profit corp can be useful. Don't get in over your head. You don't want to be part of the problem your trying to help. Educating our young is a go…
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I'm going to try to offer an answer without putting any of my own viewpoints into it. People believe animals should be treated just as well as humans for different reasons. Some people belong to religions, such as Hinduism, whose followers recognize animal deities or believe their ancestors can rein…
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Henry Bergh chartered the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on April 10th, 1866.
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Declawing a cat involves a surgical procedure to amputate all of the cat's toes on a paw back one joint. Compared to humans, this would be like having surgery to remove the ends of all your fingers back one joint so you didn't have any fingernails left. This can be painful for the cat, although toda…
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Declawing is banned in 25 countries around the world so far: England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Yugosl…
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Answer While there are still some breeders that ear crop and tail dock you can thank breeding shows for this, but, times are changing and it's slowly going out of style. However dogs such as Doberman Pinchers, etc., still have their ear's cropped while in show. To some breeders and th…
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Define Debarking or Devocalization Debarking, or devocalization, is a controversial surgical procedure in dogs that permanently stops a dog from barking through surgery. Debarking reduces the volume and pitch of a dog's bark making it sound more as if the dog is hoarse or whispering. This is done…
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Because like the person below me said. It's like killing homeless people. You'd want to give them a chance, not just throw them away because they haven't got a home. Dogs and cats don't choose to be homeless, it's just a sad fact what people can do. People are who to blame when it comes to that. The…
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Animals are used for food and clothing on a regular basis. There are also laws that govern hunting. If an animal is extremely ill or gravely injured, properly putting the animal down is usually considered by most to be a compassionate act. Torturing, being cruel, or killing animals without a valid r…
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In all reality, you aren't stupid, though I do not have an exact answer for you, myself, as I am researching the topic. In many cases it can scar an animal for life, leaving them unable to live their lives to the full they once did. When an animal is abused it can can harm the animal e.g Brain damag…
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what can zoos improveThey should let animals a little more freedom and give some hours of break to the animals where people wouldn't stare at them.
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Horse slaughter is the practice of bringing horses to factories to be killed for dog food, glue, and even human consumption. Horses are brought from auctions, the wild, race tracks, and even perfectly fine homes and brought into a trailer. Horse slaughter is no more or less cruel than the slaughter…
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In the world of beauty, anything that is demalogically tested is tesed on animals. Nomally with bunnies they take the raw product, spray in its eyes and then take down the out come which is normally not good like blindness. And of course having a raw chemical sprayed into ur eyes has got to hurt so …
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Commonly make-up, toiletries, medical treatments(for humans and other animals), drugs(medicinal and those used as fatal injections, in gas chambers etc.), cleaning products and items for animal use such as toys and housing.
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We need to let nature run its course, but a vegan lifestyle is not for everyone. Something important to remember is that humans ARE part of nature. The day we can find our place in this world, a place that is both predator and prey, is the day we've done something right.FlyingDove     L…
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Plenty. If you wach animal planet then it shows you police rescuing dogs and stuff from people that keep them out side all the time. Or they rescue them because they beat the animals.
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There have been both for and against whether animals should be used for research practises. Some of the strongest arguments against using animals for research is that it is inhuman. Animals feel pain just like people. Why should they be used as test subjects? It is also worth remembering that the ph…
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yes if no food,shade ,water and rest or any of these combined (only if solitary)
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Maybe because PETA does not have a arsenal of weapons, and does not have a leader sleeping with numerous early teen girls that are kept in a "House of David?" Maybe because PETA does not have a bunch of kids living in the facility that are taken to a basement and whipped/abused regularly? In other w…
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Go To Jail for Mistreating Animals? YES most definatley. Animals depend on us for everything just as a child does. Being inhumane to either an animal or people is just wrong. While it is wrong to mistreat other living beings, not every offense of inhumane treatment of animals should be punishable w…
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We Can Say It is possible to say how many animals have been treated cruelly. However, cruelty of all types is always going to be a part of life, and I think it is safe to assume the vast majority of animal owners love and care for the animals they own, but on the other hand that is not always tru…
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Go to your local station or to their website. Ask them for, or get an application pack. Fill it in and return it. Further instructions specific to the force you may join should be sent to you.
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Itis wrong to use animals for medicine but if we really need it we can get it there are a lot of animals however they are just like us (the animals) l am against the use of animals for testing medicines Chemical company's make an absolute fortune out of the sale of medicines and may make a little l…
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many zoos at this time do not keep their animals in cages, but in large, fenced in enclosures wich allow them to feel comfortable in a more natural habitat. cages for smaller animals, such as turtles or mice, are large enough to have a few areas; one for resting, one for food, and one for play. cage…
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Half of all animals die within two or three weeks after being tested on. A lot more die during testing or have defects for the rest of their lives. Abolish animal testing in general!!! how the above poster can say there isn't any animals killed due to testing i have no idea, testing has been going …
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No Way to Know It is impossible to know how many people abuse horses for several reasons: 1.) some abusers go undetected, 2. many reports of abuse are overstated or even outright claims that are not true, and 3.) no iron-clad definition of abuse exists. While almost everyone would agree that sett…
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In zoos they get treatments that they need. Food and safety from predator's The Other Side: In the wild. Where they are from. It's incredibly unhealthy to be locked up in a cage, some animals in captivity live shorter periods of time then animals that are in their natural habitat. The wild. I hav…
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between 5000 and 7000. it's so sad
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Some of the animals could die an awful painful death and that is pretty sad to see people experiment on innocent animals. What happens to animals in medical experiments will depend totally on who is controlling the experiments. It's true that some could die a painful death, but one would have to d…
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It is hard to tell but each year more die than the year before!
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It depends on the purpose and the point of view. Some companies use animals to test if their products are safe and some companies use them to try to create drugs that can be life saving. In my point of view, they should not be used for frivilous intentions such as testing make up. And that the ani…
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Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by humane officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter…
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to much to much to much
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CovergirlMaybellineL'OrealSOME THAT DON"T TEST ON ANIMALS ARE>>>>>>REVLON ALMAY BONNE BELL NIVEA
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No PETA has Clairol listed as a company which doesnt test on animals so I would assume that it is safe.02/10/08 - I just looked at the PETA website, and Clairol was list of companies that DO test on animals....I just looked on a list and all clairol products test on animals. Here's the website for …
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If you don't run a dog sled or have some other work for the dogs, yea that's too many.Under some conditions, businesses or other needs can be established which justify that many dogs. If they're just pets, it's out of control. ANSWER no its not too many BUT that is only so if you are able to take…
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Its mostly guinea pigs, rats, rabbits and mice used for cosmetic testing
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save animals....................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dog Fights Well men are more likely (according to statics) to have dog fights where an owner will train their dog to fight other dogs and then the owner will meet up with other owners and have there dogs fight for money. Read the topic: What are some types of animal abuse? Xox, Smartiiz
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A right is not something that can be given or taken away, so the question should be do they have the right to kill animals. This question is usually answered in the affirmative in the mambo jumbo of the major religions because we all like our it of meat but other than not being as intelligent as we …
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Animals should not be tested on when it comes to cosmetic products. Unlike the previous person who answered, they clearly failed to recognize that you were asking about make-up products, and not about medicine. Testing for cosmetic reasons does not "save human lives." There are different methods of …
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Animals are a crucial part of scientific research as it helps scientists reveal what substances do what to different things. However, some believe that it is cruel and that's where the Animal Rights Protests start.
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There are many extinct plant species from India. Examples include: the Nilgiri Holly, Kerala Legume Tree, Courtallum Wendlandia and Meghalaya Sterculia. Plants that may go extinct are endangered.
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Simple answer: yes. However; to decide what you think is the right answer you should know the issues. 1. Often animal testing allows us to determine if a medicine is toxic to organic, carbon based life forms (such as humans and animals). By using animal testing human lives can be protected. 2. We…
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Answer: Some people choose not to eat meat because of the way that they are treated. We are not carnivores. Animals should lead natural lives, free from confinement, suffering from the hands of humans and unnatural death. Answer: If one decides they want to be a meat eater, they can very well do so …
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The thing is that it's called "cruelty to animals" Why? 1. Some animals are killed because it doesn't work or it's poisonous to that kind of animal. 2. They can be seriously hurt or messed up because people put in the wrong chemicals and a little experimenting would fix the formula. 3. It's done a…
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There are several methods employed in the killing of animals for their fur. They are smothered, hit in the head with hammers, and many are actually skinned alive. Fur-bearing animals are also killed by gassing, neck breaking, anal or genital electrocution, clubbing, trapping, and injection with pois…
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It is when the first joint of the digits is cut off. It is done in felines. The main reason people decide to declaw their cat is to protect their furniture. An untrained cat’s claws can be very destructive in a home, damaging furniture, curtains and carpets. Cats like (and need) to scratch and c…
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Depends on the Meaning of 'Same' If you mean should animals be treated with love, kindness, fed well, given room to run and play, etc., then yes, they should be treated the same as humans. If you mean should animals be given the same rights as humans, then no, they should not be treated the same.
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I doubt animals have much use for a right to freedom of thought and speech, a right of free assembly or a right to education etc. A bit more: Of course animals don't have freedom of speech, a right to education, etc, but they should have a right to be treated humanely, as in: No animal testing Not…
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Almost 500 mil animals die every day because of people. This number includes not only higher mammals, but also victims of poultry industry and fishing industry, as well as animal abuse victims and animals in captivity that died before they could be murdered.
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Depends on who you ask. Since you're asking my opinion, I think yes, they should. I'm not fond of animal testing, but what it provides for humans is worth the cost to the animals.I find it reprehensible for things like cosmetics, but when it comes to testing drugs or treatments for human health and …
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Animal Rights Animal Rights, and the movement involved, is a philosophy based off of the fact that all animals are sentient beings. Because animals can feel pain that is both physical and psychological, many feel that their rights to life should be equal to that of humankind. This means that an…
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stop animal crueltyYes put a healthy, stable animal to sleep is cruelty. Why put a innocent animal to sleep for no reason. I am a major animal person and i have 3 pets myself and if someone ever tried to put them to sleep for no reason i would probably go to jail, only god knows what i would do. Tha…
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Some people think it is cool to hurt animals so they do it to impress their friends but they are not doing the right thing. no the people that do that are not human not one bit their low life with nothing better to do Answer Because they are ignorant and they think there is something cool about it.…
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It depends on if they are poisonous or not and if your starving.
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It all depends on one's opinion. On one side, people believe that animals should not be kept in captivity as they believe it is cruel. Caged animals can become bored and can't hunt or interact with family - as they are more than likely removed from them. Cats, such as lions etc do thrive on hunting …
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It depends on what kind of experiments you're talking about. Animal behavior experiments are generally done in order to understand why they behave the way they do, and by extension to help us understand why humans behave the way they do. Drug trials are done on animals first in order to see if the…
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It is so that the next time you use your shampoo, you do not die or burn your hair. The next time you drink soda, you do not explode. The next time you use medicine, you don't die. The next time you use chemicals on items, they don't burn them. If animal testing didn't exist, it would be dangerous t…
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