Animal Abuse

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"The greatness of the world and its moral progress can be judged by

the way its animals are treated" (Gandhi).

A large number of animals around the world are constantly being

abused. Whether it is animal experimentation, research, or just "fun",

it is illegal in some places, and must be stopped. This problem has

not only created mayhem in the United States, but also in other

countries, including Britain. Some researchers say that what they do

to the animals is only minor, but activists caught the torturing of

the animals on tape, and some research facilities have been brought to

court. As you can see, animal abuse is a serious problem in the world

that needs to be changed. The definition of abuse is physically or

verbally misused, mistreated, or to hurt or injure.

Animal abuse puts a financial dent in both the government, and

individuals. Some top-notch experimentation labs can cost up to

$40,000,000 to build.

After realizing how much they just spent on the

building alone, the supervisors decided that the animal treatment

would have to be less than that of an average treatment. Though the

lab cost a fortune, activists are discovering some of its dirty little

secrets, which might cause it to be shut down. Also, the price of

abusing animals for individuals is very costly. Generally, around

$2,000, it can put a hole in someone's bank account. Although the cost

can be very high, it is justifiable for such a revolting crime.

There are many issues that opinionate the voice of the people. Some

people are against abuse, while some are with it. This is one of the

many causes why abuse is taken to a different, yet harsher level.

As said by Michael W. Fox, Vice President of the Human Society of the...