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.



27 Comments

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

  2. 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. Needed it for essay….. thanks!

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

  5. This really helped me, thanks.

  6. Thanks, it was a big help 🙂

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

  8. 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!

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

  9. Thanks, this helped.

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  14. This is EXACTLY my husband.

  15. I liked this article. It was easy to find the info I needed.

  16. When I came across this page I knew it would really help my essay! Really well-written and very useful!

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

  18. WOW! That is very informative.

  19. People who abuse animals should get the same treatment that they abuse animals. I love all animals. All animals get a right to be loved, be happy and get abused. Just because you have problems does not mean you have to hurt animals. It´s just not right to hurt animals. What did they do to you????? Really WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU???

  20. It was great information. I loved using it as a reference to my research project. Thank you so much!

  21. It was a big help doing my animal cruelty speech, thanks!

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