Reasons That People Abuse Animals

Usually, it is because of some psychological disorder. People, plants and animals are in just one ecosystem, and for them to live harmoniously they have to treat each other with respect. Since, human beings are the highest form of living things on the earth, they are the one who are responsible in caring for plants and animals. It should be a give and take relationship between every living thing on this earth.

A lot of people do not realize the importance of proper use and maintenance of their resources. These people do not only exhaust these resources, but also create violence to other living things like animals. People who mistreat and abuse animals may have a lot of problems that lead them to hurting these poor animals. Here are several reasons why some people result in abusing their animals:

• Some of the people may have experienced violence themselves. A person who has this kind of behavior also experienced being abused and mistreated by other people. Some of them were treated violently by their parents and other people around them when they were young. During that time, people who were treated violently feel helpless and they cannot do anything to stop this violent act. When they grow up these people tend to find other beings that they can exert all their frustration. Witnessing some kind of violence can also affect the way people think towards others. All of these factors can change the way they see life. They associate violence as a normal act.

• There are people who think that animals do not deserve any respect. These kinds of people are self-centered. Some people believe that animals are the lower form of living things that should be under the rule of human. Keeping this thought in their minds makes them very violent towards animals.

• Education on how to treat animals properly is very important to avoid this animal violence from happening. This education should start at home. Parents are the ones responsible for the behavior of their children until they grow up. They need to equip their child with proper education towards treating animals in a humane way. Some people may also think that animals are toys. They think that animals cannot experience any pain and fatigue whenever they practice violence on them. Once these people are being educated on how to treat animals properly, most of them quickly change their behavior for a better environment for their pet.

• Most people who abuse their animals are those who want to take advantage of the benefits that people can get from animals. This kind of people treats their animals like their own slaves. These people believe that once they own the animals, they can do whatever they want to them. Some of them overwork their animals and leave them with no food at the end of the day. Again, education can modify this behavior into something positive.

Animals are God’s creation. They should be treated equally the way people treat their family and friends.


  1. xXDeerSlayerXx Reply
    January 12, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    This article was very helpful, using it for my essay.

  2. Ze Her Reply
    April 17, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    This article is very helpful, everything you wrote was true. But I still have another question to ask you. Why do scientists use animals in research? And is it called violence and abuse or not? Some universities use animals for medical research. What do you think about the things they do, is it right or wrong?

  3. Anonymous Reply
    May 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Needed it for essay….. thanks!

  4. Rodney Reply
    September 2, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Well written

  5. Anonymous Reply
    November 4, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Really good, best I've seen, using this for my essay!

  6. Cool Reply
    February 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    This really helped me, thanks.

  7. Cool Reply
    February 10, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks, it was a big help 🙂

  8. Joe Reply
    April 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Very accurate about being God's creations and should be respected. How do you treat this problem?

  9. Anonymous Reply
    December 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    This isn't a scholarly article. This isn't teaching what psychological changes affect how and why animals are abused. This is purely opinion and based in religion, not science and fact!

    • K Reply
      May 4, 2018 at 1:52 am

      Thank you! It’s refreshing to see someone thinking for themselves on the internet.

  10. Vicki Reply
    January 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Cool article

  11. 2coolbruh Reply
    April 19, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Thanks, this helped.

  12. J. Hamelin Reply
    December 22, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I wish your comment would have developed the idea of slave/owner more, and the personality traits of people who carry out this type of behavior. Thank you for the article.

  13. Anonymous Reply
    April 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    You must be an idi*t to abuse animals. They did nothing wrong!

  14. Anonymous Reply
    January 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Normally don't comment or anything but it really helped with my research essay 🙂 thanks!

  15. Courtney Reply
    February 23, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I would have given more in depth information towards each point to help the readers understand the full effects and the whys behind everything.

  16. Maxie Reply
    February 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    This is EXACTLY my husband.

  17. Rachel Reply
    March 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Very Helpful

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    May 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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    October 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

    This was very helpful for a project. Thanks, I'll make sure to cite the source as best as I can.

  21. Dillon Reply
    November 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Very helpful!

  22. Hi Reply
    April 25, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    WOW! That is very informative.

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