Animal Euthanasia Argumentative Essay

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Like religion and politics, the world of animal rights has its extremes: those that are charged with the care of animals and treat them horribly, and those that claim to value all furry lives, but really only accept the cutest, healthiest animals. Recently there is a new heated debate in the animal rights world: if high kill shelters should be allowed to use animal euthanasia to control animal overpopulation. In the past eight years, animal euthanasia has changed from being used only to assist ill and aggressive animals to controlling overpopulation. As animal overpopulation rises, the US government needs to state regulations to enforce the use of spaying, neutering, and education to slow the incoming number of animals so that animal euthanasia will no longer be necessary.
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Out of those 7.6 million, 2.7 million are euthanized. Spaying and neutering animals is the most simple and easy way to slow down the mass number of animals coming into shelters each year. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered, while 83% of pet dogs and 91% of pet cats are spayed or neutered (ASPCA). When animals continuously reproduce while there is already countless, the animal population will continue to rise. A fertile cat can produce one to two litters a year, with each litter containing four to six kittens. A fertile dog can produce one litter a year, containing four to six puppies. If the majority of animals were spayed and neutered, numbers would immediately begin to fall. The US government should implant some regulation or law that enforces the spaying and neutering of all animals. The government needs to step in and help control the booming animal population before animal euthanasia becomes a need to control it. Spaying and neutering animals doesn’t appeal to everyone, especially animal

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