I know this for a fact: Many owners think that abusing their pets will make them learn but it only makes the animal more aggressive. This explains why we have so many aggressive pit bulls because their owners beat them and make them fight. People beat these creatures because they thought it will train them but it is only making a vicious animal that does not trust anyone.
Animals are NOT just property. Just because you can buy a pet at a store doesn't mean that you can abuse it. Animals are living creatures. They have feelings and deserve to be well cared for. How would humans feel if another species abused us? Animal Abuse is very wrong.
Of course not! God created us to love animals and care for them. Yes, we do have power over them; however, that doesn't mean we must mistreat them and abuse them. Animals have basic rights and feelings too. I don't believe in "animal rights" necessarily. (If I did I would be a vegan :) ) However, as I stated earlier I believe in basic animal rights such as the right to not be abused, etc.
God has given human beings the power over the animal kingdom and they should not misuse this divinely ordained power. God has also made man responsible for the well being of planet earth of which animals are an intrinsic part. When God sent the men to this world he gave specific instruction so as to lord over the animal kingdom but also take additional responsibility. Hence nobody should be allowed to mistreat their pets and this act should be made illegal.
Just because a being isn't as smart as a human does not make it's right to life any less prevalent. Animal abusers put animals through hell, and they need to be put in prison for their actions.
Saying "Animals are stupid, why should we care about them?" Is no different than when pro choicers say "Babies are stupid, why should we care about them?"
Absolutely why should poor animals suffer at the hands of idiots and internet YouTube everything it should be taken down there is so much abuse being there it's horrific and you let it happen and then you wonder why we have this world that's the reason why please help and put an end to this suffering by these poor animals that hurt innocent innocent little animals and kids if they hurt animals that go into her kids it's not right I'm sorry
Animals are living animals you hurt one u pay the price there all the same don't abuse them they should not be hurt they feel every thing some one does to them and that should be illegal people should not be doing this to them that's mean and cruel no pet or animal should live like that.
Animals are just like children. I have a cat Delilah and i have fed her and given her baths, just like a would a child. Animals deserve respect and should not be abused it would be like beating a child. And animals that are abused get aggressive and less accepting to help, just like abused humans. Animals are not property.
Animals may be freely abused, if the people who own them choose to do so. Animals are property; you wouldn't want someone telling you exactly what you could write on a piece of paper that will go into a notebook that will then be lit on fire, why should you be forbidden from abusing animals?
It matters what you define as animal abuse. Animals such as monkeys are used for experimentation. These experiments are used to develop drugs that will better human health. Since many animal rights activists label this "animal abuse", I am confused about this whole issue.
Also, don't we technically "abuse" cows and horses and pigs and chickens? We use them for our own personal gain. That should not be illegal. Why is it correct to eat a cow but incorrect to eat a dog?
Kicking a dog or beating an animal for no reason is inhumane, so I understand that being classified as animal abuse. I don't know if this should be illegal, as animals are not on the same social level as humans.