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?"
Animals are innocent creatures that were created to love us and we shouldn't hurt them and kill them just because they did one thing wrong, if we were killed or harmed for every little thing that we did wrong, most of us would have died many times. It's just mean and cruel. Think about the golden rule! Treat others (including animals) the way you want to be treated.
Animals are the most delicate life form there can possibly be. They are innocent and deserve chances needed to be risk taken by the ones in the world that don't care for them, don't love them, and think they should executed from this world. They are special gifts from God, and don't deserve a treatment of kicking, stabbing, hatred, and don't deserve a life of abuse. They are beautiful and need to be treated as such as they are from the maker and lover of the world, God.
Animals are very precious to this world and we need to save the living ones, not take and destroy something that has not even done anything at all to us. They deserve chances that need to be risk taken by people that have no pets, by people that just want to hurt and abuse them, because they don't care for them, they want to get rid of beautiful things. Any animal is the most delicate life form that has no right to be treated like this. People that abuse them are monsters.
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 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.
Endangered animals in the wild have a good reason to be protected, so harming those should indeed be illegal. On the other hand, pets does not truly benefit us in anyway other than entertainment. You do have the right to protect your own pet from abuse, but that stray cat thats getting abused by some random stranger shouldn't be much of your concern. The purpose of having law in a country is not to satisfy conceited people who think fondly of themselves for having "sympathy towards living things". It is instead meant for helping the country to progress, and to protect those who obey the law. You can say that we are technically all animals, but there is no such thing as 'rights' in the animal world.
To all those who says that all animals have rights to live. Imagine that you saw a tiger chasing a sheep in the wild, and you have a loaded shotgun. What will you do?
1: do nothing (RIP sheep)
2: die tiger! (#sheeplivesmatter but you just killed a tiger)
3: shoot sheep (you are awesome!)
4: shoot yourself (cause nature's cruel)
Well for those who thinks that all animals are equal, please just choose number 4, thanks.
Rights only exist when it is enforced by power. In this case, it is the government that enforces the right that you have through the laws and such, and therefore you have rights. It is more like an agreement between the government and its people, rather than something that living things are supposed to have by default just because of being alive, or because they are sentient. People have rights only because a democratic government gave people rights. The government gave people rights only because theres benefit in doing so. Giving a dog rights isn't going to lead to more economic progress. Giving a dog rights isn't going to lead to a higher quality of life. Sure, if you own a pet, your pet should indeed be protected by law. However, it is you who should have the right to protect your pet, instead of your pet having the right to be protected. Sympathy is important, I would agree. Sympathy and respect between people is great for the advancement of society. But sympathy from humans towards animals doesn't do **** for anyone except for maybe the animals themselves.
There is nothing wrong with killing or torturing animals, it is just Moralf*gs who say otherwise. Have you ever captured a cat and torn it in two? No? If you haven't killed an animal yourself then how can you know it is wrong? Humans are a superior species and should not feel guilty for the suffering of these lesser mammals, it a regression of evolution to do so. There is wrong with kiling or otherwise torturing a lesser species.