The myth of pet overpopulation is a huge campaign that’s considered truth nationwide. The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) explains this myth and why it’s used. Activists use the myth to put all blame of animal shelter death on breeders. Radical groups perpetuate this myth by making breeding restrictions. This myth is the biggest cause of euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals. Per year, about 3.1 million dogs are adopted while 2.1 million are euthanized. However, this number for euthanized dogs is not broken down by reasoning for euthanization. Overpopulation propagandists often claims this number reaches over 6 million each year. While shelters heavily euthanize adoptable dogs and breeders increasingly use puppy mills, each area across
Animal Shelters have been the source of many rescued domesticated animals. Receiving about 8-10 million animals a year, they are important in keeping stray and abandoned dogs and cats off the streets in order to give them a safe and loving new home. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 47% of dogs and 42% of cats are rehomed (ASPCA.org). However, what happens to the other 53-58% of those animals that were not given a new home? Well, many of the animals left will be in the shelter trying to gain the attention of a fitting new owner excited with the thought of adopting them. However, after many months, the shelters become overpopulated with the number of dogs and cats that enter the compound leaving the shelter no choice but to remove the older animals by way of euthanasia. Euthanizing these animals are a way to decrease the surplus population roaming the streets and in the shelters. Although euthanasia may be called for in some cases, such as old age or terminally ill animals, it is inhumane to euthanize perfectly healthy ones for the sake of “space” and controlled population sizes.
Overpopulation of domestic animal is when there are more cats, and dogs than people want them as pets. As of today it is impossible to determine how many stray cats and dogs there is in the United States alone. The animal shelters estimate about 70 million stray cats in the United States alone. Cats can produce about two litters of six kittens every year, and a dog can produce one litter of six or more puppies per year.
The average yearly rate of healthy dogs that get euthanized is 1.5 million. That is 1.5 million opportunities to have a bestfriend or to give a dog an amazing life. So many dogs are rejected because people want cute puppies to play with. What most people do not understand, is that grown dogs can be just as energetic and cute as puppies. Also with most grown dogs, people would not have the hassle of house training the dog.
Animal shelters provide protection and care to animals in need, but sadly have to kill animals from time to time. Ending an animal’s life with minimal pain is called animal euthanasia. No animal shelters practice euthanasia by choice, but most consider it a necessary system. Some reasons for euthanasia are lack of resources and funding in shelters, but the biggest contributor to why euthanasia exists is overcrowding. This problem can be traced to owners allowing their pets to have multiple litters of kittens or puppies without taking the responsibility to properly give them a home. This carelessness creates a huge domestic overpopulation problem. The consequences of overpopulation results in large numbers of animals being sent to humane societies. Animals are then euthanized to avoid overcrowding. Euthanasia is unethical and cruel; it should be banned from shelters.
• We have 70 million stray dogs and cats. • 30 million animals die every year from cruelty, neglect, or exploitation. • 6 – 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, of which 3 – 4 million are euthanized (nearly 10,000 per day).
While the bills roll in from puppy mills, dogs rollout dead. About 3.9 million of dogs go into mills each year, while a whopping 1.2 million
A. According to the animal cruelty page on the ASPCA website in 2017, one animal is abused with every passing minute. This means that by the time I finish this speech, as many as seven animals will be the victim of undeserved cruelty. Based on these statistics, about 1,440
According to the The Humane Society of the United States roughly six-million animals are handled by shelters and clinics every year; though, only four million are adopted or claimed . The other two million animals are left in these shelters until they die or are subjected to cruel practices of euthanasia. There are simply too many animals and not enough people who are open to adoption. The animal overpopulation crisis and euthanasia cruelty can be prevented by an approach called animal birth control and adopting.
At the current moment, American shelters play host to far more animals then they can ever hope to place in a forever home. According to the ASPCA, noted animal rights group, every year, about 6.5 million dogs and
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FIRST...Who goes in the shelters? A lot of animals go into the shelters each year. For example, in the article, “11 Facts About Animal Homelessness,” from www.dosomething.org, it states, “Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide
Pit Bulls are sweet and loyal. There are many animals that are abused everyday, or put in animal shelters due to owners disowning them. Every year about 70.1% dogs die from dog abuse. A quarter of them are killed in animal shelters due to no one adopting them, because so many people drop off dogs that there is no room in the shelters so they kill the dogs that have been there longest. Just think, at least one dog is killed every 72 hours. More than likely, a dog is killed in an animal shelter somewhere in the world every
The overall purpose of this Instructional Design project is to identify how dogs can help to enrich the lives of those who are disabled by subsequently being rescued from destruction. “The instructional design process begins with the identification of a problem or need and determine the appropriate intervention” (Morris, 2013).
Topic: Adoption of dogs. General purpose: To persuade. Specific purpose statement: To persuade my audience to adopt a dog or dogs instead of buying them from a breeder or pet store. Central idea: To persuade my audience to adopt by explaining the need for adopters, the benefit of adopting, and the minimal cost