November 2, 2016
Dear Next President,
Animal abuse is a big issue in the United States and it needs to come to an end. So many animals are mistreated for unnecessary things. For example, dog fighting. According to ASPCA, dogs all across the U.S are used for fighting so people can make money. Most of their life, they are raised in isolation for 20 or more hours. They are conditioned for fighting through drugs like steroids that enhance muscle mass and aggressiveness. This can affect their health.
Dogs are also mistreated in puppy mills. They are bred to make money as well as dog fighting. When a female dog is bred, she has little-to-no recovery time between litters. This causes her to be very exhausted and to be in pain. Eventually the female dogs are killed because they cannot reproduce anymore. The dogs that are bred are kept in cages. They never really get much socialization and are kept locked up for long periods of time.
Horse slaughter is also a big issue in animal abuse. According to ASPCA, at least 150,000 horses are slaughtered each year and are shipped all over the world for food. When these horses are slaughtered, it is not euthanasia. Very rarely do they result in a quick and painless death.
Treating our nation's animals like this is not okay. They are so innocent and harmless that there is no need to be hurting them. I highly suggest that you take this into consideration and make it a law that animal abuse is prohibited.
Dog Fighting, ASPCA, http://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/dog-fighting. Accessed on November 3, 2016.
Puppy Mills, ASPCA, http://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/puppy-mills. Accessed on November 3, 2016
Horse Slaughter, ASPCA, http://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/horse-slaughter. Accessed on November 3, 2016