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Animal Cruelty is occurring all around the world in homes and many other places that you wouldn't expect it to happen at. “Over 115 million animals – mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, birds, among others – are killed in laboratory experiments worldwide for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing every year, It’s been estimated that there are 900 to 2,000 new cases every year of animal hoarding in the US, with 250,000 animals falling victim.”

One of our so called “family friendly places” are know for mistreatment of animals. “Every major circus that uses animals has been cited for violating the minimal standards of care set by the United States Animal Welfare (AWA), along with most rodeo events rely on creating a stressful environment for the domesticated and often docile animals involved. Participants rely on harsh handling practices (i.e. twisting calves’ tails or painful electric shocks) to make animals perform.”

Even our best friends are push to the limits with racing, competitive fighting, and selective breeding “Dogfighting became prevalent in the US after the Civil War, with professional pits proliferating in the 1860s. And was a source of entertainment for police officers and firemen.”