Animal Rights and Cruelty
Animal Rights and Cruelty

Animal Rights and Cruelty

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Animals like human beings also endure suffering and pain whenever their body is pierced or hit. By the fact that they are living things, it is an indication that there is no difference in the body compositions since it is made up of tissues with nervous systems like that of human beings. However, the above fact is never put into consideration by the majority of the people who are granted the opportunity to be in a position of owning animals on their farms. Most of them tend to believe that animals do not have their rights and by doing so, that belief leads them into conducting cruel acts towards animals. Although that is the case with the majority of the animals’ abusers, they cannot give a satisfactory answer as to why the engage in such heinous acts against the animals. The punishment and cruelty are not only done on animals when they are under care of these individuals but even during the time they are being slaughtered. Although they are usually kept for the purpose of providing humans with meat, the way the process is conducted is still wanting as the event is turned to be more painful. Therefore, this piece of work is going to explore how animal rights are practiced and especially those regarding animal slaughter.

The continued violation of animal rights has raised concern over the security of these animals. Due to these injustices on the a

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nimals, various legislations have already been put in place to ensure that these cases are reduced to manageable situations. However, despite the fact that the efforts have been increasing in recent times the injustices have not ceased and a lot is required to solve the issue. Some of the common breeds of the animals which commonly fall under this category are mostly poultry, and other cows, sheep, and goats( Hultgren et al 89). These animals are in high demand for slaughtering as they are popular for consumption among humans. As it is stipulated in the animal legislations those that are performing the act of slaughtering animals are supposed to have undergone a kind of training so as not to subject the animals to much pain due to failure of the knowhow of slaughtering the animals. This in return results in increased suffering and a prolonged way of ending the life of that animal. In the process of slaughtering animals, there are only two recognized ways of the slaughtering process.

For instance, the use of the stunning method involves subjecting to a way of making it unconscious so that it will not be in a position of undergoing pain while it is being slaughtered. This method of terminating the life of an animal is the one that is highly recommended as it works best for animals. Another method is known as sticking. This one involves using a very sharp knife to cut the throat faster thus cutting major blood vessels an act that leads to loss of blood and death onwards. Stunning however comes with varieties such as especially when it is being used for commercial

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purposes (Grandin & Temple 24). For instance, it can be done via the use of electricity to shock an animal thus leading to unconsciousness a method that is commonly applied on the ships and pigs. The captive bolt is also another common method of terminating the life of an animal by firing a metallic bolt using a gun to make the animal become unconscious. Also under this section, we have got another kind type of stunning which is referred to as Gas stunning and thus the most used on pigs whereby they are suffocated using carbon which does not support life.

The above methods though not exhaustive are among the recommended ones for slaughtering animals. Previously, there number of cruel methods that were being used to slaughter animals and their use is still in existence up to today. For instance, the use of blunt objects to hit an animal on the head which is a slow process increases the intensity of pain in the animal. Another cruel way of terminating the life of an animal is the use of blunt knives to slaughter the animal. This is usually a cruel act as the animal tries to be resistive trying to save its life. By the time the person manages to finally slaughter the animal, a lot of time is wasted an during all this time, the animal suffers a lot of pain . Some methods can be said to be more primitive in nature such as hanging ( Fàbrega et al 38).

This is a method whereby an individual ties the an animal and hangs it before he or she can start slaughtering it. It is so cruel to undertake such an action to an animal which is so painful since the animal struggles while being hanged before it can finally succumb to death an act that can last for a prolonged period before it can finally die( Damron & Stephen 56). It is a slow means of life termination which is indeed painful and that should be shun from existence. The other cruel method used to slaughter animals is known as stoning. This involves striking an animal with a stone to kill it and thud it even sounds more of punishment than termination life. These are cruel acts and a solution should be sought out to come up with as lasting solution which is geared towards realizing the fate of this animals and lead to the termination of life of those animals.

However, there are various recommendations that have been put in place so as to curb the problems that face animals under the arms of human beings. For instance, an animal officer should be put in place so as to ensure that the quality of the slaughtering animals is upheld in the slaughterhouses to curb these heinous acts (Nakyinsige et al 705). The slaughter persons should also be educated on proper practices regarding handling the animals in the slaughterhouses.

In cases whereby electrical stunning is used to slaughter animals, the equipment should be advanced so as to be able to take the shortest time to slaughter an animal (Johnson et al 60).

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