Determination of Animal Abuse

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Determination of Animal Abuse
Jennifer Stafford

Determination of Animal Abuse
People and animals have been around since the beginning of time. In early days, animals were killed and hunted for survival. However, the relationship between people and animals has changed somewhat since then. Today, the vast majority of people do not need to kill and hunt animals in order to survive. In this paper, I will talk about how some people think that animal-factory farms, family farms and hunting is considered animal abuse. I will then later explain that neither of these is considered animal abuse. Therefore, the question is, how does one determine what actually animal abuse is? There is a massive debate about this question and there is no right answer. Everyone sees things from the perspective of their own interests and concerns. Animal abuse is classified as inflicting physical agony, anguish or demise upon an animal contingent upon one’s belief.
First, some people believe that killing and hunting animals for any reason is classified as animal abuse. The first example some may classify as animal abuse is animal-factory farms. Animal-factory “farms are usually large industrial facilities where livestock are crowded together” (USA Today, 2012). The small animals, like chickens, are put into cages. One cage can hold many animals. These cages are packed so full with the small animals that the animals cannot move freely. They do not get to see sunlight, and it can be hard to breathe in such tight quarters. The animal-factory farms do this to the animals so that they can house more animals and make more money. The more cages they have, the more room it makes; therefore, their revenue increases. The bigger animals, like cattle, are put into stalls that are also packed full. The stalls are packed so full that the cattle do not even get to lie down comfortably. The more stalls…...

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