Animal Rights: Licensing as a Way to Reduce Abuse Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Animal Rights: Licensing as a Way to Reduce Abuse
A paper promoting the idea of licensing requirements for pet owners in order to reduce animal abuse.
# 109287 | 824 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 27, 2008 in Psychology (General) , Ethics (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper contends that owning a pet is a responsibility that requires a commitment to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the animal throughout its lifetime. The paper discusses the rampant disregard for animal rights and suggests the requirement of licenses for all pet owners. The paper considers several difficult conceptual problems with this solution and concludes that, ultimately, when it comes to compassion and morality, education and moral cultural values will always be more important than enforcement through legislation and penal consequences.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coren, S. The Intelligence Of Dogs: A Guide To The Thoughts, Emotions, And Inner Lives Of Our Canine Companions. (1995) New York: Bantam
  • Dodman, N.H. (2002) If Only They Could Speak: Stories about Pets and Their People. New York: W.W. Norton
  • Moussaieff-Masson, J. (1995) When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals. New York: Bantam.
  • Schmalleger, F. (1997) Criminal Justice Today. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Tangley, L. (10/30/2000) Animal Emotions: Do Animals Have Feelings?;U.S. News & World Report.

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

Animal Rights: Licensing as a Way to Reduce Abuse (2008, November 27) Retrieved March 24, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Animal Rights: Licensing as a Way to Reduce Abuse" 27 November 2008. Web. 24 March. 2023. <>