Why Animal Abuse Needs To Stop

Why Animal Abuse Needs To Stop

Animals aren't punching bags.
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Animal abuse is a serious topic that occurs every day. This happens every day, everywhere. Together people could change the world. Animal abuse is a major cause all around the world that is causing millions of animals to get hurt and killed, from the smallest animal, to the largest animal known. Almost every animal is being abused by careless people, animals such as chickens, dogs and elephants.

It doesn't matter the size of an animal, it can still be abused. Small animals can be hurt just as bad as bigger animals, such as chickens involved in cock fights. “Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt, whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life...” -Elizabeth Goudge. Chickens are helpless animals, so why are humans hurting them if they can’t hurt or do anything to us? “We don’t glorify the cockfighting aspect.” This was quoted by Russ McKinney. Killing or abusing an animal is just as bad as hurting anything else in life. “It is offensive for humans to entertain themselves by watching two animals hack each other apart.” As one can see, animals don’t just have to be pets or commonly seen animals to be abused, people don’t look past their names.

Animals like dogs are one of the most abused animals out there. The most common way people abuse dogs are by breeding them and making them fight and kill other dogs. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” This quote is by Mark Twain, This was used because it shows the careless level in humans for animals. Studies that have been done show that children that were abused usually end end up being violent to animals. The question, according to Jeremy Bentham, is not “can they reason?” nor,”can they talk?” but rather, “can they suffer?” The animal population will soon die from all the abuse us humans are causing. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” -A.France. Therefore, people may not know the damage they are doing until they open their hearts and learn to care.

When people think about animal abuse, most would never think...elephants. Elephants are abused in numerous ways, such as being used for their tusks or being abused in the circus. “We will never have animals in our shows. They are animals not performers, they should be in the jungle.” -P.Parisien. Animals being in the circus is just as much abuse as beating or killing an animal. “There’s always the animal in them.” This was quoted by J.Lennons. This quote gets to the point that animals aren't like humans and should not be treated badly for no reason like we treat each other. We as humans, we have control, using animals as entertainment should no longer be done. “Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without” -R.McClanahan. As all in all we should all go step by step to take better care of our animals and treat them with the respect they need and deserve.

Animal abuse is a major cause all around the world that is causing millions of animals to get hurt and killed every single day, from the smallest animal to the largest animal known. Animal abuse, is taking place not because they did something wrong or deserve it, it’s happening for our entertainment. We as humans take advantage and power over animals, who are helpless, they have feelings too. “The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position” -C.Stevens. Animal abuse has been going on for way too long, it’s about time we make a change in our world and take a step into saving and protecting our loved animals. No one would want to hurt the animals they call their pets so we shouldn’t hurt other animals such as wild animals, circus animals etc.
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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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The Reality Of Cat Shows

Go in with an open mind, because cat shows may seem totally bizarre, but are incredibly fun and special.

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As a self-declared cat lady, when I decided to attend my first cat show I was hyped to pet all the kitties, and watch them do tricks, or show off their beauty. After attending a few, I know they're totally unique and amazing events that everyone should be attending.

Upon arriving, you will probably need to pay an entry fee, and maybe there's an area for donations for local animal shelters (yes, animal breeders support animal shelters!). You might be overwhelmed with the sheer amount of cats, as far as the eye can see. Having a game plan of cats to visit might seem fun, but just roaming and visiting is a lot more fulfilling, and you may discover breeds of cats you never knew you would love. Usually, cat shows will feature visiting areas for guests attending the show to view, and sometimes pet, the cats. As well as areas where cats are judged and given awards, sort of like miniature stages.

Visitor areas are pretty self-explanatory as you can roam around and look at the dozens of different breeds, of kittens and cats alike. The diversity will amaze you and the cats are all special and loved by their owner. Because cats can catch sicknesses while surrounded by so many other cats, it's important to sanitize your hands before petting, as well as asking the owner if you can pet their cat or kitten. Some may even let you hold their cat, but this would be rare and you shouldn't get your hopes up! While viewing cats, you may find some that are up for adoption and could find a new family member. Some cats are actually people's household pets, and are scored differently from a cat who was bred for its looks!

The competition side is where the cat shows get interesting. You can view any and all competitions, although there will be many occurring at a time. That's because cats will initially be ranked against the cats of the same breed as them, and within those breeds, by gender and color style. Winning best in the breed is the first step to becoming the champion of a cat show. Watch as owners get nervous and excited as the tiny plastic awards go up, showing which cat was victorious. Although all judges can be different, it's fun to see beautiful and friendly cats win awards and look pleased with themselves as their owner smiles with pride.

Later in the day or weekend, one cat will be chosen as the grand champion out of the best in breeds. Usually, fans can vote on their favorite as well, and award a special cat a top prize, although unofficial, for its cuteness and spirit. A hairless cat has won fan favorite at every show I attended!

Go in with an open mind, because cat shows may seem totally bizarre, but are incredibly fun and special. The group of people who participate will love to tell you about their amazing cat and let you in on cat show secrets. A place where cat lovers unite, what could be better?

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