What Is Worth Fighting For? Dozens of puppies were found either dead or dying on man’s small property in Shallowater, Texas. Inside the house, the few living dogs were found eating other dogs just to stay alive, and carcasses were scattered all across the area. A sheriff announced that the feces was said to be “ankle deep” in certain parts of the house. The owner was later arrested and charged with only two misdemeanors. I believe we the people could prevent these kind of acts from happening so often. No matter how gruesome of an act it is, animal abuse is only a Class A misdemeanor unless the offender has two prior convictions. Although as of September 1, 2001, people who committed acts of cruelty or the torture of animals can receive …show more content…
An example, there was once a family who had an old dog that had been with them for years, but one day they woke up to him stabbed to death by a stranger. Flo Buchmuller of the El Paso Humane Society has said, “It is a show of power of the batterer. He/she might be threatening the family by saying, ‘I am going to hurt the pet.’…” (Pet). Should animal abusers have the privilege to own another animal? In some cases, the court gives custody of the animal back to the person. On February 1, 2006, a local CPS worker in Kirbyville, Texas, found a home with over one hundred and nineteen neglected animals. Chambers, the CPS worker said, “It was a very sickening sight in the house, there are dead animals in these houses” (Pet). The living animals were sent to Houston to get checked, and from there the judge would decide if the owner got to keep any of the remaining animals. When I heard about this story, I thought that the owner should never be able to own another animal for the rest of their life, yet a judge might give back the animals he abused before. Should this be able to happen? Some people think it is harder for animals when they are abused because they cannot defend themselves. If this is true, why shouldn’t you help to make things better and easier for them? Any person, child and adult, can help out just by getting involved with local humane
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“Humane officers try to respond quickly to complaints, but get a lot of calls every day and can’t always respond the moment you call” (American humane). If there was a law where police or anyone did not need a warrant if they saw an animal being abused then the law would be abused. “The authority of law enforcement to seize and otherwise protect animals they suspect are suffering abuse could be crucial to preventing further incidents” (Dopplr). Animal abuse is not top priority like child abuse or as important as a home invasion but it still should be taken seriously. “Currently there are 15 states without specific provisions that call for said reporting, and allowing this could not only alleviate some of the burden from the victims themselves, but bring them peace of mind in knowing that there are many upon whom they can rely in a time of crisis” (Dopplr). Any household domestic animal should be under the protection that the human gets. “Humans 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” (american humane). Animals are not as valued as humans because they are not intellectually superior like
“Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats” (Pet Statistics). Many animals are rescued and taken to shelters all around the United States. These shelters provide all the resources and take care of the animals until they are well or adopted. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, is a non-profitable organization that is dedicated to preventing animal cruelty. You should donate money to the ASPCA or even adopt a pet if able to because it provides money to the animals to give them the necessities they need, it supports the animals that have been poorly treated, and it helps get animals out of poor
Animal abuse is just the beginning of a trail of violence waiting to become undone. Most children who mistreat pets or animals usually are suffering forms of violence or dysfunction in the home. When an abuser kills the family pet he is
In Australia State and Territory animal welfare legislation prohibits all forms of animal cruelty and imposes that all owners of animals are obligated to provide for all welfare need for their animals. Any breaches in the animal welfare legislation is a serious crime and can result in fine and imprisonment. A woman from Deer Park Texas has been convicted to jail by a jury for aggravated animal cruelty and animal torture for allowing over 3 dozen dogs to starve to death in locked cages at her Muddy Paws “Pet Rescue” facility in Deer Park. This is an overwhelming case as she had been running a business where people would take stray dogs when found as they were supposedly being taken care of and found new homes if an owner could not be found. This woman has knowingly let these animals starve rather than using the money that was being Donated to the business for food. In my opinion this woman shouldn't have been allowed to run this facility and should never be allowed to care for animals or people after she is released from jail.
Imagine being a staff member or a volunteer at an animal shelter. Imagine watching day in and day out as animals passed through your doors, the unmistakeable scent of desolation and grief filling the room like a tidal wave. Imagine standing in front of the donation jar, counting the measly offerings, and hoping they added up to at least five dollars. Ravalli County should do more to encourage adoption of impounded animals, and supply more resources for, the Bitterroot Humane Association. The BItterroot Humane Association is our local “pound” that takes in lost, abandoned, abused, or unwanted companions. They provide pet owners with an outlet should they ever not be able to take care of their animals. Then, these pets are placed back into loving homes, making everyone happy. With a limited budget, they have to care for many, many animals. The Bitterroot Humane Association does not give animals a “time limit” for being put down. Some shelters in Missoula, for example, euthanize their residents if they do not find homes soon enough. Many animals at the kill shelters are very loving and sweet, and deserve a little more time to adjust. At no kill shelters, such as the Bitterroot Humane Association, they are not put down. Several of the dogs and cats have been there for a long time, which is definitely hard on them. Finally, the humane association also helps other animals in
The owners abuse their pets by tapping their mouth,not feeding them and Keeping them in their cages without food or water. Why have a dog if you’re not gonna take care of it or treat it how a dog is supposed to be treated with kind and love.
Why would anyone abuse an animal? Animal abuse is rather common, you could be doing it even if you don’t think you are. There are many animals that deal with abuse or neglect, about 1,423 animals a year. That’s in the U.S. alone. Animals are living creatures, just like you, and they’re not cheap. Neglect is another version of abuse, and it can come in many forms. Neglect could be starving them, not giving them medical care, not paying attention to them, etc, etc. Animals are just like humans, I mean, sure they can’t make their own meals, and they can’t drive a car, but that doesn’t mean they have fewer rights than you do. If an animal is abused or neglected the animal will be taken and the owner should be charged. If someone abuses an
Animal abuse is when someone mistreats or inflicts pain on an animal. Even not feeding them is a form of animal abuse. Animal abuse is a major problem in America. When looking at why animals are treated the way they are today, it is important to think about the history of animal abuse, the rate at which animal abuse is reported, why people mistreat animals, and current animal rights advocacy groups.
There are some people who intentionally harm animals because of their low self-esteem. “These are people who intentionally hurt animals because they enjoy hurting things, or because it makes them feel powerful. Many of these people would hurt other people if they could get away with it. They just choose to hurt animals because animals are more helpless than people,” found by the American Prosecution Research Institute, in the article of "Real Issues".
The second point that I would like to explain about in this attack, is that the two dogs were secured by heavy steel chains and padlocks in place of their collars around their neck. This tells us that the owner has no regard for the dogs mental and physical health.. The APBT is very much a people dog, and if you leave them in the yard alone all day everyday, something is going to give. Chaining up a dog like that is animal cruelty, yet has the RSPCA done anything in regards to charging the owners with neglect? The dogs in question were unregistered and unsecured. This allows for the dogs to likely become deficient in areas such as socialization, exercise and obedience. Yet it is the dog that will pay with their life.
People shouldn’t have any rights to abuse or neglect animals and get away with it easily. Animal abuse is a big conflict because some people get away with these acts in which they don’t get punished or little punishment while the animals don’t get to live happy lives and suffer. Hiding in pain that these occurrences that happened to them with procide over and over again. However, in the article “Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Cruelty” by The Humane Society of the United States, it states that “ Animal cruelty, like any other form of violence, is often committed by a person who feels powerless, unnoticed, or under the control of others. The motive may be to shock, threaten, intimidate, or offend others or to demonstrate rejection of society's rules. Some who are cruel to animals copy acts they have seen or that have been done to them. Others see harming an animal as a safe way to get revenge against—or threaten—someone who cares about that animal.” (The Humane Society of the United States, 2017) This states that there are reasons why people do what they do to the animals but it still doesn’t give them the right to harm or mistreat them. The article also states that
Abusing animals is not acceptable and it is most definitely inexcusable. Laws and consequences that are more harsh should be put into place. Why should animals be treated differently? A human that abuses an animal badly on purpose, should be considered dangerous. If a person cannot act humanely towards an animal, then in reality, what's to stop them from acting like that towards a human? A person who abuses an animal is dangerous to humans and animals alike. Another valid reason to make more harsher consequences is simple. Say a person does serve his/her time in jail or pays the fine. Sure they will not be allowed to own an animal, but what’s to stop them from abusing an animal again? There should be a rule in place where your on protocol and have people supervising the person to make sure that they will not abuse an animal again. Or say if they did abuse an animal again, the fine and jail time should triple or double, the person should be put into a course about animal abuse and how to treat an animal, and how bad of pain the animal goes through during abuse. Abusing an animal is like abusing a child, the child is defenseless and can not do anything to stop it. That is the same thing with an animal. What can an animal do to defend itself? Run and hide? Maybe try to bite or scratch? Other than that the animal is completely defenseless.
On 02/19/17, at 4:14pm, I Deputy Warden N. Christian was dispatched to 3279 Parklane Ave on a possible nuisance dog, owner known. I arrived at the location and spoke to Felcia Salett mother to victim Lakai Jones. Ms. Salett stated that this is not the first time the dogs (large mix breed brown in color and black mix breed dog) have been loose in and around her house. Ms. Salett stated that this was the first instance that one of the dogs came after one of her children. Ms. Salett asked Ms. Jones to explain what took place. Ms. Jones stated she was in the backyard of her resident with a friend when a large mix breed brown dog jumped over fence into their backyard and charged at Ms. Jones, knocking her to the ground. Ms. Jones was able to
As an animal lover, it pains me immensely to see an animal in distress. Animals subjected to abuse have no one to defend them, therefore humans need to speak out as their voices. Unfortunately, in our world, many people have a lack self-restraint and control; their defenceless animals become punching bags. I devote my life to helping animals in any way I can. Often times the abused horses and dogs sent to my barn require immense care and attention. I consistently provide the support these underprivileged animals crave. One cannot imagine the horrors that animals rescued and given to my property have faced, but my boundless love and guardianship always goes a vast way. Humans should strive to make eliminating animal
1 While the act of needlessly brutalizing an animal is considered reprehensible by most, the penalties for animal cruelty say otherwise. Typically classified as a low-level offense or a misdemeanor, punishments for abusing animals are not frequently very severe. A misdemeanor offense can be punishable by