Increased awareness regarding animal cruelty would benefit society, pet owners, and animals themselves. When a problem is identified, it becomes easier to work out solutions. Animal cruelty is an issue on a global scale; animal torture and neglect does not only exist in the United States. Animal cruelty is the “crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in an imminent
There are many different things that fall under the category of “cruelty”, neglect and abuse being the two main subcategories. The most common type of animal abuse involves dogs, Pit-bulls in particular. In 2007, of 1800 media-reported cases of animal cruelty, 64% (1,126) involved dogs, 18% (337) involved cats, and 18% (337) involved other animals. Some of the most common places where animal abuse occur are, in no particular order: fur farms, dog fights, laboratories, races (both Greyhound and horse), slaughterhouses, and puppy mills. Some less thought of forms of animal abuse are crush videos, traditional Chinese medicine, the cat/dog meat trade in Asia, the ivory trade, trophy hunting, and even shock collars. Abandonment is the leading form of animal cruelty. (See illustration.)
Despite the new discoveries in medicine whether it is a new vaccine or antibiotic, the most basic components for disease prevention and death in humans depends on a good nutrition and access to clean water. The RX for Survival: Back to the Basics video depicts how both an inadequate nutrition and malnutrition can impaired a child’s physically and developmentally. It is estimated that over 100 million children in the world are undernourished and causing the death of more than “one third” of the children (WHO). Furthermore, the consumption of contaminated water, which carries disease organism, exacerbates the mortality rate among children.
Animals are beaten and abused on a daily basis due to barbaric individuals. Whether it be from harmful intentions or pure negligence most cases go unreported. “Deliberate cruelty may involve beating, shooting, stabbing animals, or setting them on fire. Neglect is not giving a necessary food, water, shelter, or vet care” (Human Society). The lack of attention and care for these animals can often lead to severe, and sometimes irrevocable damage. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, ALDF for short, website tells of one story where neighbors of a farm complained to the local humane society, “that the Colliers were neglecting many animals on their farm, including dogs and horses. When they went to their property to investigate, they discovered dogs and horses in several states of neglect and starvation and seized them out of concern for their immediate health”(ALDF). Sadly, however, it can become much worse for animals. Owners will sometimes purposefully abuse their animals. Unfortunately, occurrences like these are hardly uncommon. One such example, from the RSPCA of England, the Royal
Coming from a family, that has a dog and donates to different causes each year and has donate to the ASPCA in the past. It's mind numbing to think that someone could commit cruel and inhumane acts, such as using dogs. Then tries to put it on family members or friends, claiming that he did own the house, but he had no knowledge of what was going on since he was supposedly never there. It's astounding that he even said that, if a person owns a house, its typically implied that you know whats going on at your house, so that whatever you spent on said house, doesn't go in the trash. I am an avid dog lover and if my dog would ever be used for something like this, I seriously don't know what I would do. It's irritating to even think about. The reputation
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s there were a lot of things going on in the United States. New laws were being formed about child labor, women started standing up for themselves and demanding tights and just in general people started to realize that if they wanted something to change that they had to speak up to make a difference. As cities became more crowded, people started to look for peace in their chaotic lives. Before this time period, not many people valued the true beauty of the western United States and all of its beautiful scenery.
Over there, dogs aren’t treated as pets, they are treated as we treat our livestock. My question to you is: Who are we, as Americans, allowed to change people’s culture just because we don’t like what they are eating? Every year, millions of dogs are put down for numerous reasons and disposed of, creating a problem for the ecology of the United States. Instead of just disposing of the meat, why not use it? If Americans were more open minded to try new things then it could serve as an alternative.
Wildlife Planet has been exposing his fraud and while many of his people have finally come to understand that Marc Ching is nothing more than a dangerous fraud, we fear that may not be enough. With Hollywood money and values, that in no way reflect the majority of Americans, Marc Ching has just announced another
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.
I found the signing statements the most interesting in Chapter Seven. A signing statement is an announcement made by the president at the time of signing a bill into law. This is used sometimes to show the presidents’ interpretation of the new law and their predictions of the many benefits of the new law. It also has been used to identify sections of the law that are considered improper or unconstitutional. There have been many signing statements throughout history but many of them were not recorded.
. As seen in the video, an oyster’s ability to filter feed gives them the helpful ability to clear up murky waters. In the experiment, the oysters started reducing the turbidity of the water within minutes of being placed in the tank. Although these result would most likely not occur this quickly on the large scale, in is indisputable that the oysters would reduce the turbidity of the water; allowing the plants to photosynthesize once again.
Almost everyone loves the sight of animals, or at least one in particular. We do not mean to think down on animals or take superiority over them, but it is the truth, it happens. Even though it should not happen, it does. Animals and humans should be equal in rights and superiority. We should also stop treating them as if all animals are pets because in reality, wild is wild. Feeding animals as if they are pets, just to get close to them, is
Natural gas windfall that’s destroying a country. Papua New Guinea has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Just couple decades ago, the local peoples main form of currency were pigs. Now that the modern industries have arrived to harvest natural resources, the local peoples live’s have been turned upside down. The locals are very angry about this change. Since Exxon has arrived, the locals are out of work and as one of the locals states: “If the situation does not change, there will be fighting.” I definitely think that it is wrong for a major company to come in like this and destroy their native land, creating war over money. The government made this thirty-year deal and did not think about how this would affect the locals.