Survey on Human Compassion Towards Their Pets

Essay by Eman LaerHigh School, 10th gradeA, October 1996

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Survey on Human Compassion Towards Their Pets


Due to recent charges of animal abuse among pet owners, I have decided to do a survey on the amount of respect owners give to their animal companions, also known as pets. Animals, other than us 'intelligent' humans, seem to be treated with little respect, if any. In Spain they celebrate their dominance over animals once a year. This celebration consists of the mass murder and torture of goats, bulls, sheep, and other 'subhuman' creatures. Throughout the world animals are undergoing constant experiments on their body tissues, organs, and immune system. There is no mercy for the animals in today's modern and fast paced world where cures are more and more needed, and the tasty flesh of animals is in demand. Or is there? Recently, animal rights activists and organizations are sprouting up like dandelions, nice looking and hard to get rid of.

Vegetarianism is also becoming more popular, and may very well be the way of the future. The problem is most people think that animals are less better than us, and should be treated with far less respect than we would give a fellow human being.


I think that people care less for animals due to the way society programmed to think and behave. Since the day that we were born, most parents preached to us 'Be nice to the family dog,' or the cat or whatever the case may be, and right after that they would say 'Time for supper.' When the children came to the table, on their plates would be some nice broccoli, a potato, and a slab of meat. The way society teaches us to be nice to animals while they stab the animals in the back, literally, is a hypocrisy. They say one thing,