Introduction Animal Cruelty is the act towards animals by humans throughwhich animals are harassed. The abuse of animals and cruelty to them is a disturbingproblem throughout the world. Mostly people of all ages abuse animals intentionally orunintentionally. In Bangladesh, ignorance of people and lack of generosity canbe the reasons behind animal abusing. It is possible to stop animal cruelty by implying and followinglaws against it.
Research Questions What is animal abuse, and why is it a problem toshow cruelty to them? How do people show cruelty to animals? What are the reasons of animal abuse in Bangladesh? What kind of laws should be implemented to solvethis problem? How far are they aware of the issue?
Hypothesis Animal abuse is such a big problem in a society becauseeveryone is interdependent on each other and so are we to theanimals. So the effects of animal abuse can be dangerous in thelong run. In my opinion, Bangladeshi people are not that much aware ofthis fact that animals are being abused. I expect the results wouldbe negative, which means the view of people regarding animalabuse and cruelty towards them will not be appreciated. I expecttheir response will not support the cruelty towards animals.
Primary Research: Question 10246810121416What do you thinkanimal cruelty is?Torturing animalsKeeping animalsas petsKilling animalsAll of the above Most of the people (53.33%)think torturing animals isanimal cruelty. A large number of people(36.67%) also think thattorturing animals, keepingthem as pets, and killingthem- all of these are theways of showing cruelty toanimals
Primary Research: Question 2024681012141618Why do you thinkanimals are createdfor?To servehumans byfood andmaterialsTo protecthumansTo entertainhumansTo co-existwith them. 60% people want animals to co-existwith humans. That means accordingtheir point of view there are nodifference among humans andanimals. Almost 37% people think thatanimals are created for servinghumans with food and materials. Bangladeshi people would wantanimals not to get abused and treatedproperly.
Primary Research: Question 3024681012What will you dowhen you witnessan abuse?Report toauthoritiesCall for peoplefor help to dealwith thesituationWill not botherabout itGo and rescuethe animalOther 40% people would want to go andrescue the animal if they see themgetting abused. 33.33% of people would report toauthorities for dealing with theproblem. Most of the people would not wantthe animals to be abused in front oftheir eyes and they would take stepsto save the abused animals.
Primary Research: Question 402468101214161820Do you think the animalabuse is done more bythe less educatedpeople than theeducated ones inBangladesh?Yes, becausethey don’t findanything wrongdoing soNo, pets areabused more bythe educatedpeopleBoth literate andilliterate peopleare responsiblefor the act ofcrueltyNo opinion Almost 67% of the people thinkanimal abuse is done both bythe literate and illiterate peopleof the society. So, only less educated peopleare no more responsible forabusing animals. A pet kept in educated societyis a kind of animal abuse.
Primary Research: Question 50246810121416Should animals beused forentertainment?Yes, becauseit’s a waythrough peoplecan earnlivelihoodNo, animals aregetting hurt andimproperly usedthrough thisNo, because itscruel andinhumane toharm creaturesfor ourentertainmentNeutralresponse 50% people don’t want animals tobe used for entertainment as it iscruel and inhumane to harm anycreature for our entertainment. So, most of the people think all thecreatures including animals andhumans are not meant to be cruellyused for any kind of entertainment;believing everyone to be of samelevel. People should look for other waysto earn their livelihood.
Primary Research: Question 6012345678910Do you think animalsshould be treated ashumans?Yes, becausethey have theright to live afree life likehumansYes, becauseanimals andhumans areinterdependentNo, animalscannot reach theposition ofhuman beingNo, becauseanimals can bedangeroussometimesNo opinion 33.33% people think animalscannot be treated as humans asthey can be dangerous sometimes. 30% people think that animalsdon’t have any particular right toreach the position of human being. In spite of wanting animals to co-exist with humans, Bangladeshipeople would not want animals toreach the level of humans, thereason behind this is their beingdangerous sometimes.
Almost 47% people don’tprefer wearing or using realfur and leather and they wantit to stop as soon as possible. As Bangladeshi people wantanimals to be treatedwell, they’d never wantanimal skin to be a materialused by humans. It’s clearerwhen we’ll imagine humanskin worn by animals.Primary Research: Question 702468101214How do you feelabout peoplewearing/using realfur and leather?I don’t think it’sright but itshould becomfortableIt needs tostop as soonas possibleIt’s a fashionstatement, soneutralresponse.Other
Primary Research: Question 8024681012How do you thinkanimal abuse canbe prevented inBangladesh?By reportinganimal abuse ifyou see itBy understandingthe link betweenanimal cruelty andhuman crueltyBy teachingchildren to be kindon animalsBy being avolunteer to helpanimals An equal of 36.67% people think animal abusecan be prevented by understanding the linkbetween animal cruelty and human cruelty. Again 36.67% people think that by teachingchildren to be kind on animals could be anotherway to prevent animal abuse. When anything compared with humans, we canimage a better picture of what actually ishappening and what should happen. A huge number of people also want the childrento be raised the way that, they find animalsadorable and not something to be abused.
Findings From my survey, almost 54% people support my hypothesis. Torturing animals should be abolished. Animals should co-exist with humans. Despite co-existing withhumans, animals cannot be treated as humans as they can be dangeroussometimes. Rescue them while animals are getting abused. Literacy is not something related with showing cruelty to animals. Usage of animal fur and skin should be stopped. Adults should teach children to be kind on animals. Understanding the link between animal and humans can decrease animalcruelty.