It is mind boggling for me to understand how, in this day and age, we so readily turn a blind eye to the cruelties that animals suffer on a daily basis.
You don’t believe me? You think I’m overreacting?
You are welcome to disagree with me, but you would be wrong.
Live animals performing in circuses
Dolphins in theme parks
Wild animals in zoos
Farm animals in factory farms
Laboratories full of animals being experimented on
We also have a daily dose of people, abusing their own pets. The papers are full of stories of horrific abuse of pets, by the people who should be caring for them.
Okay so you’re wondering how this shows society’s tolerance of abuse. Well, here’s how.
Any time someone knows, or even suspects, of a case of animal cruelty and doesn’t report it, they are saying it’s okay.
Every ticket you buy to a circus, seaquarium, or zoo means you are supporting the torture and confinement of these animals.
Every household product or cosmetic you buy that was tested on an animal, means you support vivisection.
Each person arrested for hurting an animal that is allowed to walk free, means the legal system says it’s okay to keep hurting animals.
I’m okay with you not wanting to take my word for it. What I’m not okay with, is you ignoring my words, turning a blind eye and going on about your business.
Not wanting to know what’s going on, doesn’t stop it from going on.
Isn’t it about time you started to wonder, how circus animals perform those tricks?
Haven’t you been curious where the dolphins in seaquariums come from?
Do you notice a label saying “not tested on animals” and wonder about it?
Have you ever given a thought to the life that chicken on the supermarket shelf lived?
What do you think about some states, wanting to make it a crime, to film inside a factory farm? Does it seem right for someone to be thrown in jail, for exposing horrific abuse of farm animals?
Is it right for some shelters to abuse and neglect the animals in their care?
Should a live animal’s neck be broken, or an electrode shoved up his anus so you can wear his fur?
This is America, and this is the 21stcentury. There is no excuse for the way we continue to enslave and torture animals.
Laws need to get tougher, abusers need to be thrown in jail and the rest of you better start paying attention to what’s going on.
Still think we don’t tolerate cruelty to animals?
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