Friday, January 20, 2017

Animal Respect

I think animal abusers should not be allowed to have their pets back for any reason. The law as of right now in california is ‘Cruelty to animals is defined as “Maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal, or maliciously and intentionally kills an animal; or overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, drink, or shelter, cruelly beats, mutilates, or cruelly kills any animal or causes or procures any animal to be so treated.” Animals shall be seized and impounded and ownership forfeited. These crimes may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, with punishment of a fine up to $20,000 and/or imprisonment up to 1 year. If a defendant is granted probation for a conviction, the defendant must pay for and successfully complete counseling as determined by the court. It is also a misdemeanor to “Carry or causes to be carried in or upon any vehicle or otherwise any domestic animal in a cruel or inhumane manner”. I think abuser like that should have no right to ever own a pet because if they do it once, they will do it again.

One reason why you  should never abuse your pet is that they can turn on you, and if they do turn on you, chances are the animal would likely be put to sleep, and that is unfair. You beat the animal, then it finally decides to defend itself and it dies. But nothing happens to you. That's not right. You should be the one to be punished; you beat him and all he did was defend himself and he's the one to die? That is unfair. How could someone live with themselves knowing they beat a living thing half way dead? “Not all animals will fight back and those that do, don't usually stand a chance at succeeding” i got this quote from “20 reasons why you shouldn't abuse animals”

No animal should be abused or deserve to suffer for your own pleasure. Abusing your pet just because you're having a bad day or your pet is not listening to you gives you no right to hurt them. Use that anger and go to the gym and punch a punching bag and not your pet. That's why it’s called a “PUNCHING BAG” not a “PUNCHING DOG.” Pets are for love and affection, not abuse. Animals have feelings just like humans.

Types of people who abuse their pets
Some people abuse their pets because it makes them feel powerful. Many people would hurt other people, but instead they hurt animals because animals are more helpless than people. Some people hurt their pets because they think they are taking control. There are people who abuse their pets because maybe they have experienced abuse before. There are people who think animals deserve no respect.

“In the early morning of July 24th, 1992, while residents of a northern Bronx, NY, neighborhood slept, 10 animals, part of a summer day camp for children there, were hacked to death. The savage intruder, still unidentified, left bloody lamb, pig, goat and rabbit carcasses scattered about their pens. A 21-year-old donkey, Pasado, beloved mascot of Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue, WA, was dragged from his barn, strung up on a hangman’s noose and brutally beaten to death last April. His killers were the 20-year-old son of a police major, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old.” As said in the article “America’s animal abuse problems”

Quarterback suspended:Breck Ruddick

Breck ruddick plays in the Missouri state football team and has been said that he abused his friends dog while watching over it. He broke his jaw and teeth. The owner could not locate her pet until a day later as said in the article. Ruddick was then suspended from his team and he would not get back on the team until the situation was resolved.

He is someone that's well known and should be a good role model not do harm to innocent animals. He shouldn't be putting a bad example on younger people he should have not done anything to a loving and caring animal. I get that sometimes your pet does not do what you ask them to do or does something bad but that gives no one a right to abuse their pets. I think there should be a law that if you abuse your pet you should go to jail for at least 2 years. I think that Ruddick should have been kicked off the team and not just suspended hurting an animal is the most horrible thing you can ever do and people you should get punished. Some peep should never own a pet if they don't know how to take care of them. I have seen many people hit their dogs and it's not a nice thing to see especially when it's a baby they are living they have blood running through their veins they have a beating heart just like us we should not hurt animals like we shouldn't hurt humans we should all live in peace. Love your animal and if you can't give them away to a family who will actually appreciate their presents and treat them like family not some toy. Their lives are in our hands we are their voice speak up and be heard.

Are these places really the best places for animals?

I disagree with some of the article “4 of the best places for animals” because i don't think anywhere in asia is the best place for dogs and cats because there are so many stray animals, yes they have animal shelters for animals but there hundreds maybe even thousands of stray animals. And that's why I don't think Hong Kong is such a great place for animals.

Most of the article I agree with because they are really great places but no matter how much we want to help animals we won't be able to rescue all of them but we still need to try to save the ones we can. In Switzerland it is illegal to cut a dogs tail off and I totally agree with that because it is never ok to cut off something that is very meaningful to something a dog's tail is so cute I don't understand why someone would like to cut it off. Some people think it's cool but it really isn't.

Germany is also a good place for animals I guess because no matter if there are stray dogs the people take care of the animals and love the animals like if it was there's and many people go to Germany as a vacation and many of those people care about those animals and feed them they just have a great heart and feed the stray dogs and try to give them shelter.

In the U.K. If you are under 16 you can not buy a dog and I think that's a good idea because there are many immature kids that like to mess with dogs to the point where they are almost dead and so I agree with that idea. If the parent buys you a puppy that's cool because everyone one deserves to grow up with a best friend but if an underage kid buys a puppy without the parent's permission the parents may not want the puppy and let them out the house and they will become stray dogs that's why I agree with this article.

I'd like to thank my teacher for choosing this article for me because it was kinda challenging to agree with most of this article and trying to explain why I agree and disagree with the article “4 of the best places for animals”.