By: Kaylee Thompson
What is Animal Abuse
Top 5 Types of Abuse
Types of Animal Abuse
WHAT DOES IT DO TO THE ANIMALS ?
Most Common Victims of Animal Abuse
? Why People Do It ?
- Emotional & communication barriers between humans and animals
- Personal gain & pleasure
- Believing abuse is justified
- Lack of empathy
- Animals suffer in silence
- They are defenseless, making an easy target
- Little or no consequences for perpetrators
- Traditions, customs or rituals
- Desire to assert power or authority
Steps to Reporting Animal Abuse
Step#1 Evaluate the Situation
Maybe it only looks like neglect. Look more closely at different times of day.
Maybe the food and water bowls are kept inside, away from bugs and freezing temperatures. Maybe your neighbor goes to work at 3 a.m. and feeds the dog then. Maybe there’s a dog door you can’t see.
- No Shelter
- Collar too Tight
- Lack of Grooming
Step#2 Report Animal Abuse
Don't try to rescue a pet from a potentially abusive or neglectful environment yourself. Not only is this illegal and potentially unsafe, but you haven't stopped the owner from getting another pet to abuse, or helped turn him into a caring, responsible owner.
Step#3 Understanding the Law
Understand that once you have reported potential animal abuse or neglect, the investigating officer may not be able to discuss the specifics of the case with you. But that does not mean he’s not working on it
Step#4 Help Prevent Animal Abuse
You can help prevent these cruel acts by informing others about what to do if they see such an act or by helping them to better understand how to train and care for their pets.
SOME OTHER HORRIFYING PICTURES
Dog suffering from sever mange.
A puppy who is tied up with a heavy chain and malnourished.
Dogs who are crammed into small cages with no food or water.