Another form of abuse is the neglect of animals. If owners do not want to take care of their pets why get one? Secondly, more than 10,000,000 animals were found neglected in one year alone worldwide. Next, there were 804 reports of animal abuse in 2009 in the U.S, and that number is increasing each year. Due to the animal neglect and abuse we need laws to protect the helpless creatures that depend on us for protection.
We need to make an effort to reach our local government and ask them to pass stricter laws and harsher penalties to protect these animals. The only way of preventing animal abuse is to make the laws more severe. For example, anyone who abuses animals needs to go to jail. ”People need to be punished because they did something wrong.” says Keiry G., a student that goes to Los Alisos. Although animal abuse is wrong, some people think differently because they lack respect and compassion for animals.
Not all people believe that animal abuse is wrong. Some may think they are just animals and not as important as humans, but as it turns out they are also living creatures that can feel the pain as do humans. Some people may also think that animals lack emotions or the desire of living a happy life because they may not understand how valuable animals are to our lives or the joy they may bring into our lives. Not only do animals provide us with joy, they are also valuable resources to human lives, such as rescue and service animals. I don’t agree to their point of view and something has to be done to protect these animals.
According to what I have learned and believed, our country needs to do more to save and protect animals from human abuse. Now that you know where I stand on the issue of animal cruelty, you need to decide where you stand on this matter. Animal abuse is no joke and needs to be resolved. Finally, the question is, are you with me? YES OR NO?