Animal Welfare Essay

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In the world today, people cannot do without animals because they have become an essential part of human existence to both vegetarians and meat eaters. Some animals serve as pet, and some serve as food, and others are used for sports and laboratory experiments. Although some animal activist advocates for animal rights, there are limits to that right because animals cannot be equal with human. They don’t have the intellectual ability that humans have to take responsibilities and control what happens around them. These animals are important in the society and the need to treat them with respect is paramount. Animals used as food should be treated and killed humanely; they should not be allowed to go through pains or any form of ill-treatment. They sever as companion, security, medical discovery, prevention and cure of diseases, and have the necessary nutrients that help in the development of nails and hair in human. Those used as food animals should be slaughtered humanely and not allowed to go through pains or any form of ill-treatment. Those that serve as pets should be treated well.
Michael Pollan in his
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The practices and methods, of killing animals that goes on in the animal farm, needs to be Changed. Pollan states that”… to ensure that farm animals don’t suffer and that their deaths are swift and painless (374) Such practices are not the natural way of rearing this animals. Animals can feel pain, the process of making them go through this pain before they are killed is not necessary. The animals should be treated and cared for in a respectful manner and they should have a healthy living environment where they can be free to move around stretch and interact with their physical environment. This will free us from the guilt that we inflict pain on animals when we kill them for meat if we adopt this change of using a more human (painless) method of killing

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