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Why isn't animal abuse taken more seriously?

Abbey R. 2/10/2010 19:29

3/22/2014 14:56 Jennifer Morriz j.morriz@mail.com

I never really thought about animal cruelty. I mean I knew it existed and sure I hated the idea of it being an animal lover. But I never really gave it alot of thought. When my mother died 1 year ago from cancer I bought a cat. Mom always wanted one but couldn't have one because dad was allergic. I named her Glenda because my mom always loved watching wizard of oz. I remember sitting with her and watching over and over. lol No place like home. Or own running joke. Yesterday when I came home from work I saw Glenda in my driveway covered in Hot used motor oil. Someone figured it would be funny to throw it on her. Her skin is burned, she has ingested it trying to clean herself, and due to her breathing in her own vomit from it has pneumonia. I am struggling to afford her treatment. I pulled every dime i have short of $50 to leave myself gas money and some from my older brother. We have 2,000 so far. I can get the rest by myself. Was hoping to get some help.. http://www.gofundme.com/7pxjcs.
If you need verification just email me or find me on facebook. I wish it wasnt true. But i'm really begging for help.

2/28/2014 19:51 Courtney K. cmkernel@gmail.com

Animals have always been a big part of my life and I couldn’t agree more with some of the posts on this page. Recently I found a few facts from the website http://www.new-harvest.org/animalwelfare/?gclid=CIrTqPi_77wCFc5aMgodfWIAcw. 99% of farm animals in the U.S. come from “factory farms” also known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations. I have learned that so many animals are kept in a single cell or in cages. The conditions some of these animals go through looks horrifying. Even though there are specific laws, I believe there need to be stricter laws enforced to protect animals’ rights. Animal abuse needs to stop and the only way to stop it is to take action, either through the web, public presentations, or through legislators. If not enough is being done to stop it then we need to ask for more action. In my opinion, how can animal abuse be taken seriously when large companies are harming animals every minute? If companies can get away with it, what is going to stop a person? The image that a company puts out for the public is going to affect choices people make. We learn from what we see and read all around us. It is not ethical to abuse animals, but people still do it. One way to help stop the abuse of animals would be to make more stern laws and harsher consequences. Only about 4/5 of the states in the United States have felony provisions associated with animal cruelty laws according to http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/cruelty_laws.html (I want more!).

            On my college campus this year, I went to a PETA tent and learned quite a lot from their presentation. I know not everyone agrees with all aspects of PETA, but seeing videos showing the way some animals are treated made me uncomfortable and sorry. The New Harvest Website shared some examples of the suffering some farm animals go through such as, “intense confinement, mutilation without painkillers, illness without veterinary care or humane euthanasia, trampling and suffocation from overcrowding, enduring days being transported in the heat or freezing cold, being dragged or prodded to slaughter, and imperfect slaughter procedures resulting in animals being boiled alive or dismembered while still conscious” (New Harvest).

            At http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/, The Humane Society of the United States explained that “people with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire. Those who abuse animals are very likely to be violent to other people—even their own family—too,” which backs Abbey R.’s claim to a certain extent.

“It is said that people who abused animals as a child are more likely to grow up and become a serial killer or a rapist then children that did not. "Murderers...very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids," according to Robert K. Resler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).”

            We need to spread the facts and ask for stronger enforcement of laws already in place. Thank you all for the input on this forum; I appreciate the compassion we share for animals’ rights and the discontinuation of animal cruelty.

1/22/2014 6:12 rudy rudy12077@gmail.com

there is this guy from hollywood that owns www.gentlejungle.com Sled Paul Reynolds supposedly trains these animal for major films and i found out the same animals he trains are the ones he hunts!!!! he is going to africa next 3 months to hunt elephants,zebras,lions and so on!!! how can they trust this guy with animal training!!!!  i heard reports he is abusive to the animals!!!! what a lowlife!!  Hollywood Movie Animal Actors trained for movies, TV, Commercials, and advertising including horses, tigers, dogs, lions, exotic animals, bears, leopards and then he goes and hunts animals!!!!


That is the thing which has to be changed..really the people who are abusing animals need to be punished without mercy. There is also an act 'prevention of cruelty to animals' but nobody is following, the government has to issue strict rules to prevent this animal abuse.