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Respecting Animals Respecting Animals in Our lives Amanda Villa PH1208 Ethics and Moral Reasoning Instructor Emilia Sorensen August 18 2014 Respecting Animals Respecting Animals in Our Lives Growing up I was taught to respect all living things including animals of all sizes Animals although not human are living creatures and share this earth with us We raise some animals for food purposes but that doesn t mean that they should be treated with any less respect Then there are animals that once thrived but are now close to extinction due to poachers and us moving in on their habitats Even our animals close to home such as cats dogs turtles and other pets deserve to be respected and treated as living things All animals are living creatures just as we humans are and they deserve the same respect to be able to live to have a home or habitat and to not be scared when they see humans but feel relief in knowing we aren t going to hurt them but help them Animal rights means that animals deserve the right to live their lives from suffering and exploitation This doesn t mean that we can use animals for food purposes but it does mean that they should not suffer in horrible conditions in order for us to get that food When deciding if something should have the right to be respected we need to ask if they can suffer Animals have the ability to suffer they feel pain pleasure fear and motherly love and for that they deserve the same respect that we would show other humans This even applies to animals who give us food Animals provide us food everything from eggs to milk to meat but that doesn t make them any less of a living thing The biggest controversy with this is factory farming and how Respecting Animals cruel they are to the animals They are often jam packed into filthy sheds with so little space they can t even turn around and deprived of things like exercise and sun until they go off to be slaughtered Now I know it is important that we as humans have food to eat but the animals that give us that food should be respected because they are giving their lives essentially so that we can live We should be allowing them to roam freely and live their lives while they can They are still living creatures and still deserve the same respect We have shared this earth with animals forever and we need to remember that this planet is their home as much as it is our home Wild animals come in all sizes and shapes We as people have decided that even wild animals can be used for our own personal reason and this is a thought process we need to change Wild animals can suffer just the same as any other living being and they deserve the same respect This means they should not be trapped and killed for their skin fur or tusks There are over 90 species of animals on the endangered species list and most of them are their due to poaching or us taking over their habitats leaving them nowhere to go Animals are poached for everything from their skin and fur to their horns and tusks This means these animals are killed for a person to become rich from sealing parts of them Animals such as Tigers Rhinos and Elephants are the ones who have suffered the most and each has more than one species that is now on the brink of extinction There is no animal that deserves to be killed for such selfish reasons These animals just want to be left alone to live their lives and thrive as they used to They deserve the respect of people leaving them be Respecting Animals Animals have and inherent worth a value that is separate from their usefulness to humans I believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free without pain and suffering This includes all living creatures even the ones who are domesticated When it comes to domestic animals we really need to think and remember that they are not here to be used for personal gain or any selfish reason People use dog for fighting forcing them to hurt and sometimes kill other dogs in order to make money for their owners This needs to stop because these animals suffer every day from untreated wounds and are often killed and for what the selfishness of their owner This to me is one of the worst ways to violate animal rights The biggest problem that we have with showing animals respect is when it comes to domestic animals such as cats dogs and other pets This is where I see the most cruelty being done to animals People will breed dogs for fighting only to kill them and throw them in the trash if they don t win a fight I see this as disgusting and the biggest form of disrespect to an animal that just wants to please its owner even if it s not something they want to do Dogs are loyal and meant to be a man s best friend and not a tool for making money or sick entertainment They deserve for someone to give them a loving home and take care of them and in return they will be loyal to you and respect you back Animals are living creatures no matter how big or small or rather they give you food or friendship and they all in turn deserve respect from us as humans They deserve to be treated kindly and shown that we appreciate them and what they do for us Animals in the wild deserve to feel safe in their homes and not to fear that man is going to hunt them for their fur or tusks Dogs should be given a loving caring home and allowed to be a friend We are all living Respecting Animals creatures and we all deserve the same respect rather we are human or animal it shouldn t matter we still need to be kind and caring to them all References 0 httpswwwworldwildlifeorgspeciesglirectorvglirecti0nglescamps0rtextincti0n status 0 httpwwwpetaorgaboutpetawhypetawhyanimalrights 0httpwwwpetaorgissyesanimalsusedforfoodfactorvfarming
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