People often think that animals are just unconscious creatures that donâ€™t care about their daily lives. But they are actually just like us, they are living breathing creatures with simple lives and priorities. They prioritize more important things like, food, shelter and caring for their young and not like unimportant things like what theyâ€™re going to wear, whoâ€™ll look better and the like. But since we are the dominant species, then we are the ones who are supposed to help them when they are in need and care for them if they need medical care.
But sometimes people just underestimate them and abuse them for fun, money , scientific experiments, etc. But they donâ€™t see that theyâ€™re actually causing harm to them and to the society, they just think that theyâ€™re only here for food and entertainment. But thatâ€™s where theyâ€™re wrong, theyâ€™re actually the ones that should be the dominant species since theyâ€™re here first and weâ€™re the ones that are supposed to help them know more about the world. So we should also help while theyâ€™re alive so weâ€™ll have more use to them and we should spend our lives, sharing the world with them and not trying to wipe them out of the face of the earth.
Some people say, â€œWe help them, they help us. â€ That is true because if youâ€™re kind enough to them then theyâ€™ll help you when youâ€™re in trouble but some people misunderstood that, they think that we should help them by feeding them and they should help us by letting us kill them for profit. But thatâ€™s not how it should be, we should treat them as our own, help them as if theyâ€™re humans. Because without them, then we wouldnâ€™t exist right now because all life begins from animals from the sea and they evolved to be available to be on land until they evolved to turn into us.
Also if some animals disappeared from existence, it may have some chaotic results If the bees, butterflies, bats and other animals that can pollinate disappear then plants will not bear flowers, other plants might get extinct and lower the oxygen from our planet. If frogs, lizards, chameleons and the like disappeared then flies, locusts and possibly mosquitoes would be everywhere causing food contamination, damaged crops, dengue fever and more catastrophic things. But in some cases when animals attack people, they still shouldnâ€™t kill them because itâ€™s just in their instinct to attack if hey feel threatened or if their territory has been crossed. But people could still defend theirselves by tranquilizing them and sending them for check up after because in some instances they are sick and confused which causes them to attack. Sometimes they might not understand us but we should also learn understand them. Animals help humans, humans must also help animals. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals. If you treat them nicely then people would know that you can do the same to other people.
But if you treat them violently then that means you have the ability to harm or kill people. â€œAnyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives,â€ wrote humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. And according to Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the FBI, â€œMurderers â€¦ very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids. â€ This proves some murderers start out as an animal abuser which then would make them curious on if killing animals is just as â€œfunâ€ as killing people.
Animal cruelty is not just caused by the abusersâ€™ curiosity, itâ€™s also a symptom of a mental disturbance. Some researches in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit animal cruelty rarely stop there, many of them later moves on to abusing or killing their fellow humans. Most of the records of the FBI shows a history of animal cruelty to many murderers and other criminals. There was a study in Northeastern University and the SPCA of the Massachusetts(USA) which shows that people who commit animal cruelty are five times more likely commit violent crimes against humans.
The majority of the inmates at San Quentin penitinary who are sentenced to be executed for committing murder, â€œpracticedâ€ their crimes on animals before committing their crimes according to the warden. Some people who are cruel to animals are also cruel to children and their family. People who often neglect the needs of their pets often also neglect their childrenâ€™s needs. Animal abuse is also an important indicator of child abuse, sometimes when children witness their parents abusing animals they can get influenced by their parents to do so too because of reacting to anger and frustration.
Their violence might be directed at the only individuals in the family who are more vulnerable than they are: animal companions. One expert says, â€œChildren in violent homes are characterized by â€¦ frequently participating in pecking-order battering,â€ in which they might maim or kill an animal. Childhood cruelty to animals is indeed in the history of domestic violence. But in some cases animal cruelty is often discovered before the child abuse because it is more obvious to the neighbours that often hear the cries and howls of the animals because children are often threatened not to scream by their parents or else theyâ€™ll get hurt even more.
Because of that, animal control agents which are possibly called by the neighbours are allowed to go into the house to investigate and then later possibly see the children with their scars and bruises which leads to being reported to social workers. This means that both the most vulnerable creatures in the house (the children and the pets) are abused by the adults. This proves that discrimination is present in the house. Some organizations such as the Baltimore police, The New Jersey Coalition of Battered Women and The Guelph Humane Society(Canada) work with animal control.
Working with other agencies is called Cross Reporting which helps solve multiple cases. A study shows that 40% of battered women delayed seeking refuge from their abuser if their animal companion is included. This could possibly mean that the animals are also being abused along with the women since they find comfort from each other. These studies have led to a collaboration among social services and government agencies to develop a program for foster care of those animals. There are currently 100 programs in the US.
Violence begins early specially for boys, some adults consider their childrenâ€™s abusive behaviour to animal to the saying that â€œBoys will be boys. â€ Children who abuse animals should be treated with special care or else it might lead to a horrible way of life. Animal cruelty also proves the fact that most people donâ€™t think before they do stuff because they donâ€™t think of the consequences of their actions. Everyone should treat animals, children and women fairly because we are all here to help each other on going through our daily lives. People should stop discrimination and learn how to live peacefully together.
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