14 January 2011
Engl 1b – 033
Did you know over 40 million animals are killed each year because people want to wear their skin (Compassionate Action Institute)? The Compassionate Action Institute reports that many wild animals suffer horribly in steel-jaw leg-hold traps where they sometimes wait for long periods of time before the trapper comes to kill them. Many animals are also raised under terrible conditions on fur ranches and are killed in the worst manner so that people can wear fur (Compassionate Action Institute). Animals today do not only have to worry about getting killed for their skin or fur; many other animals such as mice, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, monkeys are dying in cruel and crude medical and product-testing experiments (Peta2). Killing animals for their skin or even companies who test their own products on animals is wrong and should be made illegal around the world. For many year countries like Japan and Norway killed whales for their body parts; their meat is considered a delicacy in many countries (Compassionate Action Institute). The compassionate Institute reports that the whale’s oil from their bodies has been used to make lipstick, shoe polish, margarine and transmission oil for cars. As many kinds of whales are quickly on their way to extinction, it is now against the law to kill whales for food anywhere in the world (Compassionate Action Institute).
People can be the difference they want to see in the world, we just have to do something to stop it. Killing animals just so that people can make a fashion statement with fur clothing is selfish and wrong. It may be hard to believe, but even in the 21st century, some people still wear real fur as clothing (Peta2). The most commonly raised animals in fur farms are foxes, rabbits, chinchillas, and even hamsters are being farmed for their fur (Peta2). These poor animals live with fear, stress, disease, and...