Animal Abuse

Types

Fur Farming

  • Animals are forced into tiny cages where they can hardly move
  • they are skinned alive for the use of their fur
  • also get injured during transit and suffer with broken bones

Dog Fighting

  • abuse inflicted on the dogs by humans
  • suffer when forced to fight and desperately trying to survive and please their owner
  • if they don't please their owner some dogs do receive torture

Animal Experimentation

  • animals are used to test products on such as cosmetics
  • they are dissected and injected with diseases
  • Vivisection- this is where a substance such as a cosmetic or a food ingredient is dropped into the eye or on the skin of a restrained, conscious animal, left for a while then removed to record its effects
  • if an animal does not recover they are kill, but if they do recover they are tested on again
  • also Scientist fail to tell us that advances such as curing cancer in mice has been in place for years, but can not be transferred to humans
  • 100,000,000 mice, rates, dogs, cats, rabbit, monkeys, and other animals killed in US laboratories each year

Factory Farming

  • began in the 1920’s
  • Animals are abused throughout their life and put in slaughter houses
  • they rarely get exercise or see sunlight
  • the more meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products that can be produced the more money factory farms make
  • the development of steroids meant that animals could be grown faster and bigger – this increased productivity which means an increase in profit

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

  • punishes innocent dogs based on what breed they are and can lead to dogs being put to death
  • regulated breeds typically comprise the “pit bull” class of dogs, including American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and English Bull Terriers
  • In some areas, regulated breeds also include a variety of other dogs like American Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Mastiffs, Dalmatians, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers or any mix of these breeds—and dogs who simply resemble these breeds
  • more than 700 U.S. cities have enacted breed-specific laws

Puppy Mills/Farms


  • Puppy mills hold breeder dogs captive in filthy conditions and abuse them all their lives
  • When a dog is taken into the care of a US rescue from a puppy mill, it often needs between $700 and $1000 worth of veterinary treatment
  • Veterinary treatment is also withheld from the puppies at puppy mills because of it cutting into profits, this means that many of the puppies also die painful, prolonged deaths
  • breeding dogs die painful, prolonged deaths from infection and illness because of this abuse and neglect
  • they receive no treatment from a vet and are often starving and ill, suffering terribly
  • they destroy their health by making them breed continuously from the moment they are physically able

Statistics


  • 64.5 percent involved dogs (25 percent of these were identified as pit-bull-type breeds)
  • 8 percent involved cats
  • 25 percent involved other animals
  • Before 1986, only four states had felony animal cruelty laws: Massachusetts (1804), Oklahoma (1887), Rhode Island (1896) and Michigan (1931)
  • 32% of animals are under the catigory of neglect and abandonment
  • 13% Hoarding (when too many animals are kept in an unsanitary conditions)
  • 10% are positioned
  • 54% percent of fur clothing in the United States that comes from China
  • Total number of nationwide animal shelters - 5,000

What to do about animal abuse

  • Teach children at a young age how to properly treat animals
  • Volunteer to help animals
  • REPORT IT!