Crimes Without Punishments
Protect Animals From Abuse by Leah Mousigian
In a violent family, everyone could be a victim, including the family animals.
Imagine this: a small dog sits in a dark, cold garage. His hair is matted and dirty; he is skinny and weak from going days without food. There is no water for him to drink, no person to give him love and no blanket to keep him warm at night. While this might be a hard scenario to imagine, it is not uncommon in America today ("Pathos, Logos, and Ethos"). After three weeks of research, I have discovered three important reasons, out of many, as to why Americans should have harsher punishments for abusing animals; the abusers often become domestically violent, the animals don't deserve the harsh suffering, which, in most cases, leaders to innocent lives being lost.
Abusers Don't Stop At The Animals
What Did the Animals Do To Deserve This?
Sacrificing the Animals' Lives
So Why Do People Do It?
Americans believe it is not necessary to punish people that abuse animals but they're wrong. These people think animals don't have souls, reason, think, or feel pain like humans do. People also use the excuse that animals kill each other ("98 Important Facts"). For anyone that has gotten an animal before or even has came in contact with one, remember how warm and happy they were when you first met them? They enjoy having people around. Remember when your pet ran to the door to greet you when you got home every day? They missed you. Remember the whimper and yelp they let out if you accidentally stepped on their tail or touched a soft spot? It hurt them. They have feelings and emotions, thoughts, and can feel happiness, sadness, and pain just like a human would. What excuse do people have when they murder someone over anything as simple as looking at them the “wrong way” to just wanting to steal things that the other person had? Just because it is an animal, does not mean they are inferior.
Now knowing this information, more people should agree with me that Americans who abuse their animals should have harsher punishments because abusers often become domestically violent, the animals shouldn't and don't deserve the harsh suffering, which, in most cases, leads to innocent lives being lost. What you can do if you come across an event of animal abuse is spot the signs, support the victims, and report the event ("Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence") ("Report Animal Cruelty"). Everyone deserves a loving, generous, and warm home to live in and animals are no exception. Thank you.