Abuse of the Innocent Is it right to force a mouse to live it's live in a laboratory cage test anti-cancer drug? How would you like to be squeezed in a cage wit many other animals, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play smell the flowers, or go for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine? Animacruelty is wrong because we are hurting the Innocent. Animals experiencand feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy an happiness. Animals are very intelligent, some ever learn our own language Most people experience their first bond with an animal. Not only do the bring a companion and a friend into our lives, but also unconditional lov and comfort. Pet shops and puppy mills mass produce, kennels ar overcrowded and dirty, with very little nutrition. Cats / dogs are held i metal cages and lead miserable lives breeding continuously.

Animals suffeand are neglected, some are sold to research laboratories. A large numbe of animals are raised for slaughter each year. A cow "has a natural lifespan of twenty- five to thirty years, but only survives for an average ofive'. 1 An estimated "seventeen million raccoons, beavers, bobcats, lynx coyotes, muskrats, nutria, and other animals are trapped each year in th United States for fur'.

2 They suffer from unbearable pain for severahours before their lives are ended by the trapper's club. Is the price olive worth the price of fur? Psalm 104, 27-30. All creatures depend on yo to feed them throughout the year: you provide the food they eat, wit generous hands you satisfy their hunger. You turn your face away, the suffer. You stop their breath, they die and revert to dust. You giv breath, fresh life begins, you keep renewing the world.

Directions hav been practiced in biology classes for many years. Critics accuse som teachers of killing and argue that direction teaches nothing but cruelty Nothing is learned by cutting up an animal that cannot be learned fro photographs or drawings. Children do not learn about the human body billing and directing a person, they learn from diagrams and textbooks Vivisection means "cutting alive'. It is a worldwide practice involvinmillions of animals.

Scientists say that vivisection's may not necessarilbe painful. Every living being with a brain, spinal column, and centra nervous system feels pain. Animals were not created for entertainment What do zoos really teach children? The animals are stolen from thei natural habitats and are brutally transferred. They suffer from boredoand have natural needs such as running, climbing, flying, and natura mating.

All of the magic and glitter of the circus hides the true animacruelty. Several animals are confined to small cages, muzzled, an repeatedly whipped in training. They are declawed, have their teetremoved, and drugged to be obedient. Military research on animals includ monkeys, baboons, rats, guinea pigs, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, and mice"… when I see my closest relative locked in a restraining box, his hea filled with electrodes, and all he has got to reach out to you is with hie yes, then how can we respond to that if we close ours?' .

3 Weapons arrested on innocent animals, nerve gas, bullets, and bombs are all used " One sad insight is gleaned from this statement, made by a Port on workmawho lost his bearings: ‘ I thought I was ill, I thought I was seeing things It was a little monkey enclosed In a glass cage. Its eyes seemed to b falling out and it couldn't breathe. It was in dreadful, dreadfudistress. I forgot everything and went near it and said something to i tand it buried its head in it's arms and sobbed like a child.

I never slept hat night, and the next day managed to go back to the same room, but was nearly finished by then. It had sunk to a little heap at the bottom othe glass cage.' .' 4 Animal cruelty is wrong, we are hurting the innocent Cruelty of animals can be stopped, not only do we have to open our eyes but open our mouths as well. Read a book, write a letter, join a group o start a group, either way, an animal will be grateful for the chance o happy life... Loraine Kay, Living Without Cruelty, (London: Sidwick & Jackson, 1990) p.

152. Laura Fraser, The Animal Rights Handbook, (Los Angeles: Living Plane Press, 1990), p. 93. Kay, Living Without Cruelty, p. 1214. Kay, Living Without Cruelty, p.

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Los Angeles, Living Planet Press, 19902. Kay, Loraine. Living Without Cruelty. London, Sidwick & Jackson, 19903. Jasper, James M. and Dorothy N elkin.

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