We must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Animal cruelty is the harm toward an animal. Some features of animal cruelty involve purposefully setting animals in circumstances that hurt, frighten, and threaten them. Animal cruelty and abuse is a systemic quandary that frequently gets delivered down from parent to child, a boss to the worker, and culture to culture. Hence, we need to stop animal cruelty right from the start point itself. Circuses, zoos, aquatic theme parks, and other venues often exploit animals in the name of entertainment. Hence, we need to stop showing our interest in visiting these places.
PETA is a very successful animal rights group. It has more than 2 million members across the world and operates in 10 countries. If you are someone who wanted to take immediate action to stop animal cruelty, you can be a part of organizations like Win Animal Lives Matter, PETA, and others who work for the welfare of animals.
Most cases of animal abuse involve the willful harming of a nonhuman animal. When a man kicks a dog for having an accident in the house or when a woman whips her horse for failing to respond to a command, those are instances of animal abuse.
One of the problems facing animal rights activists is that animal abuse rarely occurs in plain view. It happens behind closed doors and in factory farms that aren’t open to the public. When we don’t see it occur, we can pretend it doesn’t exist.
Unfortunately for the affected animals, it does exist. Animal cruelty and abuse is a systemic problem that often gets handed down from parent to child, a boss to the worker, and culture to culture.
There’s a reason most jurisdictions have animal control officers. These members of law enforcement bravely investigate cases of animal abuse, prosecute the offenders, and rescue the animals. However, they’re only effective when someone reports the abuse.
Animal Slaughter for Food
Animal slaughter is one of the many heinous crimes practiced all over the world. Animals killed for meat are mostly cow and buffalo for beef, sheep for mutton and lamb, a pig for pork, poultry including chicken, turkey, and duck, and fishes in the aquaculture industry. In some countries, dear and horse meats are also consumed. In the US, the consumption of pig meat (pork) is excessively common. There are over 75 million pigs on factory farms and 121 million are killed for meat each year. Around 9 million chickens hatch every for the purpose of human consumption in the US alone. Each year, anywhere between 37 and 120 billion fishes are killed for commercial purposes. Overall as estimated by PETA 3 billion animals are killed every year just for their meat.
The animals scrammed in a small space together with no proper care, hygiene medical treatment. When it comes to slaughter, they are killed in brutal ways.
Animals have shot in the head a gun that fires a metal bolt that goes straight into their brains causing immediate unconsciousness
Animals like pigs, sheep, and calves are electrocuted. An electric current is passed their brains with a large pair of tongs that makes them unconscious. Some slaughterhouses even pass the current through heart to kill the animal immediately.
Pigs are exposed to high concentration of gas.
Poultry animals are stunned by electrocution. They are passed through a conveyer belt upside down, at the end of the conveyer belt is electrocuted water that stuns the bird as soon it touches their heads.
In some poultry farms birds are passed through a conveyer belt and a mechanical cutter cuts their major blood vessels in the neck.
Poultry animals are also killed using gas.
There is no ‘humane’ way of slaughter. As long as people are consuming animal meat and as long as there is a commercial need for slaughter, it will continue to happen. There is very less possibility of each and every person in the world to turn vegetarians but if you care enough for the poor slaughtered souls, you can take that step.
There is a saying that goes – If slaughter houses were made of glass walls, everyone would turn vegetarian.
Why stop animal cruelty?
We can stop violence towards living beings. Yes, we need to have the feeling that even animals are living beings
To spread love and humanity, you need to stop animal cruelty
To make sure that every living being are getting equal respect, you need to stop animal cruelty
A person who has committed animal abuse is 5 times more likely to commit violence against people. By stopping animal cruelty, you can also stop the violence against people.