"Animals Have No Say". This essay is about animal rights.

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It was the winter of 1998, when my grandfather had found a tiny three-legged dark chocolate cat wandering around his house. It had been left out in the cold with no food or shelter. He brought it to my house to see if I wanted it. At my first glance at the cat I did not like it because it only had three legs and I felt sorry for it. After keeping this cat for a few weeks, and Christmas coming quickly, my mother and I decided to find who the cat's owners were and give her back as a Christmas present. We knew one of the vets in town would know because he/she had amputated her leg. When we finally found out which vet had amputated her leg, they would not give us the name of her owners, for they had abused her so badly that her leg needed to be amputated.

Her teeth were chipped and she had an extra eyelid on the eye because she was beaten so badly in the face. After a few weeks and no one wanted her, my mother finally let me keep her. Animal cruelty is against the law; therefore people must treat animals with kindness and respect.

According to the website entitled "All Creatures Animal Rights: Our Philosophy", All of God's creatures have rights. This is a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. Human beings and animals are both God's creatures, so they both must have rights. Animal rights are the concept of fair and humane treatment for animals. It is also defined as "moral right of animals to be treated with respect and without exploitation" ("Animal Rights", Microsoft Encarta). There is the belief that animals have rights just as human beings do.

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