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Animal welfare refers to the physical and social well-being of animals or rather the concern for animals. The animal welfare movement is a movement that began in the mid-19th century with the primary goal of protecting and improving the treatment of animals that are used by human beings. Just like humans, animals feel pain, hunger, loneliness, fear, and anxiety. They, therefore, have a right to live without being harmed, abused, or exploited.

Black Beauty is a novel written by Anna Sewell with the intention of promoting better treatment of horses. In modern society, the government and unions have come up with mandatory animal welfare standards to offer protection to animals against exploitation by their owners. This essay is a short explanation on to why animals should be treated with kindness and respect. I think that animals should be treated well because they are living creatures and thus also deserve proper treatment. It is high time we stop treating animals like animals; rather, we should treat them like living creatures that need to be treated with kindness and respect. Abuse of animals is on the rise. It is, therefore, the duty of every individual, to treat every living creature with kindness and respect.

The government should also try to educate the public on the need to treat animals well by holding campaigns, educational programs, and seminars on animal rights. Laws should also be formulated to protect animals that are exploited, and legal action should be taken on anyone who does not respect the rights of these animals. This way, we will be able to build a generation that fosters kindness and respect for all animals.

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