Essay On Animal Abuse

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When you get a pet you vow to love and protect that animal in some cases that’s not always true. Animals to some are another member of the family but others see pets as a newly bought shirt they just had to have. Some people can get an animal and not think about how great a responsibility it is to care for that animal. “Intentional animal abuse is often seen in association with other serious crimes including drug offenses, gang activity, weapons violations, sexual assault and domestic violence- and can be the most visible parts of an entire history of aggression”(ASPCA). Abuse can come in many different ways and with animals from dog fighting, mistreatment/neglect to even abandonment and the harboring of animals. Dog fighting is one of …show more content…
Singer argues “that humans have a moral obligation to minimize or avoid causing such suffering, just as they have an obligation to minimize or avoid causing the suffering of humans” (Wise). Caring for others is a natural thing, why can’t caring for animals come just as naturally. To help stop this abuse many advocates for animal rights have been established, including the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. The ASPCA helps rescue animals from neglectful environments, they teach “Veterinarians to use the latest advances in forensics to provide expert testimony” (ASPCA) in cases against …show more content…
These organizations along with rescue shelters goals are to protect animals and give them the best care possible. In June 2015, the humane society helped save twenty dogs in West Virginia from dog fighting “the dogs will be held at a temporary shelter where they will receive needed veterinary care and enrichment” (Humane

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