Animal cruelty is something close to the hearts of many. Many view it as abuse akin to child abuse, as animals are also powerless against human hands or neglect. It tends to arouse the same rage and rage as well, and there are now many institutions set up to help prevent animal cruelty, but there are also ways you can actively participate in making sure our animal friends aren’t abused.
Animal cruelty is something close to the hearts of many.
Many view it as abuse akin to child abuse, as animals are also powerless against human hands or neglect.
It tends to arouse the same rage and rage as well, and there are now many institutions set up to help prevent animal cruelty, as well as shelters where rescued animals find solace and comfort from their abusive or neglectful environment.
Years ago, not even a law was formed to protect animals from abuse, and the culprit could get away with doing whatever they wanted without consequences.
Now, there are animal protection laws established in nearly every state, and if you are found guilty of inhuman treatment of an animal, you are subject to anything from fines to community service to prison.
How To Fight Animal Cruelty?
While we’ve come a long way in legitimate animal protection laws, there is still room for improvement, as they’re not quite a rigid punishment in the eyes of most people, and still seem to be taken somewhat lightly.
Although I don’t get along with the extreme mentality of animal rights groups preaching vegetarianism and using tactics I don’t think is right to get their point, I certainly admire what they’re trying to do, which draws attention to the animal kingdom and gets the word out that friends Our furry friends need our help when they don’t have a voice of their own to defend themselves.
One can read about stories of inhuman treatment every week in any newspaper, and a few stories are enough to make one nauseous. There are stories of animals left at home without food or water, in their own waste and crawling with fleas and ticks, stories of farm animals being abandoned, neglected, under and abused, and horrific tales of household pets being beaten, starved, lost of care. , and even killed at the hands of those who were supposed to care for them, that all still needed to be dealt with.
There are steps you can take to ensure you are not a silent voice on your quest to prevent cruelty to animals, you just need to be aware of your surroundings and know what to watch out for.
You can report any suspicions to the local police, or if you have an agency that works with abused animals you can call them to investigate and fix too, usually APL (Animal Protective League) and other similar shelters and rights non-profit organizations. animals will be able to help too.
Some of the signs to look for you may already know, as most animal-loving people have an innate instinct to know when an animal has been abused or neglected. Many animals that have been abused physically will shy hands.
They will not want to approach you or anyone else, and may be especially leniency to their owners or react in an aggressive manner towards them or others.
While this does not necessarily indicate abuse, as some animals are just angry like that, it is a good underlying factor to look at when determining whether an animal has been physically abused.
If the animal has patches of hair that are missing or appear very thin, or even if they are infested with fleas, this may indicate neglect. Another one to look out for are the animals you see outside on very cold days, tied to chains for hours without warm shelter. This is dangerous and can be abused if the animal does not have shelter to retreat to.
Likewise if they are left chained outside for hours without food or water – water is of course the most vital of the two. Using your judgment, there are always animals that may be affiliated with certain situations, but if you consistently see this, and suspect it may be worth investigating by an animal protection agency officer or police department.
Of course the most obvious thing to judge is actually witnessing acts of animal abusen. If you see someone physically assaulting an animal, make sure you report this immediately, as this is the most overt and obvious form of animal abuse and it certainly warrants reporting for investigation.