"Sadly animal abuse and neglect is a continuing problem in Connecticut as it is nationwide" ("Animal Abuse and Neglect" 1). Animals are abused and neglected every day. Having an animal and being able to take care of it are big responsibilities. Animals do not deserve to be kicked or hit. When abusing an animal think of yourself, would you like to be abused? Of course not. Nobody, including animals would like to abused or neglected. Animals cannot tell someone how they feel or what they need and rely on us to determine what their needs are. Animals need just as much as we do. "Inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter, and veterinary care, with this neglect often resulting in starvation, illness, and death"
More importantly, I survived it. It changed who I am as a person, shaped my spirit and my personality. Also it has become a part of me. I acquired more positive traits in those sad moments than at any other time of my life. The traits that I cherish the most are those of honesty and determination. In those bad moments I didn’t see anything good, I didn’t see happy future at first, I became afraid of a lot of things, afraid of darkness that it would somehow surround me and swallow me up, as if it was anything more than the absence of light. Afraid of tomorrow, afraid that who I am and who I would be, might be someone who I didn’t like very much. Afraid that though words would shatter my dreams. Afraid of failure, of losing, of falling, of being wrong, and looking absolutely stupid. I used to be afraid, until I discovered strength in weakness and embrace courage. I used to be afraid until I grasped to honesty, hope and tenacity. As time passed I was able to see who I had started to become as a result of those moments. It’s a fact that when there is division, there will be conflict which starts wars. Therefore, every war has started over labels. It’s always them versus
Have you ever wondered why so many families have pets? There’s no bond quite like a pet and its family. Pets love unconditionally, they know your feelings, and when you own a pet, they’re always there for you. They make you feel better when you’re down, they bring joy to your life, and they add companionship. When an animal is brought into a family, they become a part of the family, and when they get sick, they deserve the same care and love that a human does. Treating a pet is priceless, because you’re not only making the pet better, but you’re also making the family smile and be happy. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy and relief wash over families’ faces when you heal their family members. This is why I want to be a veterinarian.
Growing up, most kids wanted a pet. They wanted a dog, cat, fish, lizard, hamster, or even a bird. Many parents saw this as a way to help teach their children responsibility. However, some parents failed to teach their child how to treat and take care of their pet. Due to the lack of knowledge of how to properly take care of and treat a pet, many pets have ended up abused and, in worst cases, dead. Most people think that dog abuse is just beating their dog or putting them in a dog fight. Indiana has laws against abandonment, neglect, and physical abuse of dogs, but some owners need to realize that these laws are being broken by acts of unintentional abuse and since most acts of abuse are unintentional there needs to be a way to educate people.
Addicted veterinarians fear being stigmatized and losing their licenses in a profession with few formal programs for dealing with substance abuse.
What is animal abuse? For starters, animal abuse is when a person inflicts suffering or harm on any animal. Most people, all over the world own an animal; but there are still far more animals left out on the street. Homeless animals are either left out on the streets or are “thrown” into shelters. This became a problem because not all animals are domesticated. Animal shelters began as pounds. “When the system began to be used to impound wandering dogs and cats, these animals were often killed because little monetary value was placed on them” (Lila Miller, Animal sheltering in the United States: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, 1) . This issue persists because shelter workers and others truly believe that an animal life has no value, but that is not true; animals are living beings just like humans with brains, hearts, and bones. A reported case was that “authorities had seized 23 puppies, 11 cats, and four adult dogs from a self-processed animal “rescue” after they were found in the “rescuer’s” filthy home.” (‘No-Kill’ Label Slowly Killing Animals, 3). This means that an unauthorized person hoarded many animals and forced the animals into an unsafe “shelter”. The shelter being a dirty home.
My dog Lucy, my best friend, ever since I came home 16 years ago, laid by our fireplace taking in shallow and ragged breaths. She could barely raise her head or give a tiny wag of her tail as we walked past to acknowledge our presence. Her quality of life had been deteriorating rapidly for a little over a week and hard choices were going to need to be made. Lucy would likely die within the next few days, but it was not a certain thing. How much pain was she in that we could not see? Euthanizing would save her from possible pain and suffering that would incur as a result of waiting for her natural death , but was it really that simple of a decision? No, no it was not; we were choosing if our dog lived or died and that decision should not
Unfortunately today there are many cases of animal abuse happening around the world. Animal cruelty or animal abuse can be defined as the infliction of suffering or harm upon animals for purposes other than self-defense. There are many different types of abuse such as using animals for research, using animals for entertainment purposes, abandoning animals to shelters, and animal neglect. We need to raise awareness and find a solution to these issues. Animals are suffering and we need to help them.
At a young age, having all four of my grandparents die was crushing. One in front of me, two by suicide and one to cancer. In the second grade when my dad went to rehab, not only eroding our relationship, but also tearing apart my family. As a result, during my third grade year, sleep was rare due to the echoing fighting that I would hear in the adjacent room. Meanwhile this lack of sleep only made school worse. Being called a “retard” because dyslexia made it a pain in the ass to read. This fearful environment slowly began to embed anxiety into my young self. Now that my family was begging to get tired of my hometown in Arizona, we packed our bags and moved to San Diego. In 6th grade is where I got into my first fist fight in the middle school locker room, where Mr. Beckley had to break us apart. Only giving me the “new kid” a bad reputation to some, but respect to others. The ones who began to give me respect, would only bring me down further than I already was. On to my later years in middle school where I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Witch felt like a constant rain cloud over me at all times, where the weight of my bed sheets was too much to handle. Therefor causing more chaos in my family. This would give myself an almost constant knot in my throat ready to break down and cry at any part of the day. But like any story, there's light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how long it seems or how dark it gets, there is... Going into my freshman things
I felt like I had no one. I craved positivity and motivation for me to fulfill a happy and successful; life with no misery and loneliness. Back at home, I had my mother and my stepfather, whom I was also scared to talk to. She had spent most of her time taking care of him, as he was a cancer patient. Although she was busy, I spent more time with her than I ever did before, she was the happiest she had ever been. Their relationship had a huge role in my change. They were both such humble, loving and strong people, it was contagious. Being in that environment gave me strength to overcome my obstacles. I asked myself, if they could go through harsh circumstances, then my problems were small and I wanted to overcome them and become a positive person. I slowly evolved into a stronger and more independent person. I became my own support system. I would go home, do homework, study and try my best to learn the language. All I had to do was make
During my second full week with Dr. Carpenter, I experienced many different situations. Examples from this past week are pregnancy checks, PC dart, embryo implantation, blood transfusion, and upon many others. All of these situations showed me that there depending upon the stage the animal is at in its life depends upon what is the most likely scenario a veterinarian will have to perform or examine on the animal. Everything a veterinarian does has such critical importance due to most human beings being depended upon animals and the byproducts they make after death or during their lives. That is the reason veterinarians have such strict regulations and can only use certain medications due to possible affects on humans such as cancer or disease.
Many people grow up and do not learn to stand up for themselves. They end up acting like their family and sometimes that's not always good. Sometimes, someone in the family might not like things the family is doing and sometimes they are bullied about that and, what's wrong is people should have their own opinion, and not be pushovers because it might affect them when they grow up. Everything will be okay, he's a touching story about a young 10-year-old boy whose family likes hunting Animals, the only problem is the protagonist (the narrator) does it like hurting animals. When the narrator finds a bruised up and scratched up kitten his love for animals is put to the test. His mother she says that the kittens too sick to be put in the house. His brothers tease him and bully him for not wanting to eat a dead animal. In the story, there are some signs that the narrator looks up to a specific doctor milk who his brothers work for he's a veterinarian. The narrator has a picture-perfect image of the the veterinarian but later he finds out that being a veterinarian also includes hurting animals like putting them to sleep. Later in the story, The narrator decides not to be like his family he decides he will never work for Doctor milk and he will never be a man (which is some things his brothers tell him to bully him ). The narrator is helpless and disrespected as the youngest brother.
Some veterinarians are seeing more requests for convenience euthanasia due to the growing money problems and stress that family’s sometime face. “Philosophers, such as Steve Sapontzis, has argued that one does cause harm to an animal even by killing it painlessly,
Whether a veterinarian has committed veterinary malpractice, under Texas law, when he administers a brand of vaccine to a mare after precautions of negative reactions, and such vaccine causes the mare convulsions.
The two ethical issues and concerns in the Veterinary practice I chose have to deal with “Convenience Euthanasia” and “Low cost Spay/Neuter clinics. Since working at a veterinary clinic over the past few years these issues where always a concern one way or in another. People would at times have the need to prematurely say good-bye to their pets. If that wasn’t strangely enough some people would subject their pets to a “backdoor” spay/neuter operation without even being bothered by the pain their pets would experience as a result.