We all have a responsibility to prevent cruelty to animals

People especially pet owners need to be aware of what animal abuse actually is. It is your responsibility to become aware of animal cruelty and how you can prevent it.

Make yourself aware of what animal abuse really is.

It is your responsibility to become aware of animal cruelty and how you can prevent it.

Raise your voice:

They can’t speak for themselves, but you can. If you see any animal being abused to talk. If you witness cruelty to animals, contact authorities such as local animal control, humane society, or the police. If you ignore animal abuse, you are a part of it. Remember people who abuse animals are five times more likely to abuse humans.

Respect:

Growing up, not everyone was taught at school or at home that animals should be respected. Some think it’s okay to chain animals, or to put them in cages. Can you spend your life in one room? No, you will lose your mind. In order to educate people otherwise, the talk has to be given to local schools. You can organize assemblies or community talks to raise awareness in your community and your children. If children learn about cruelty to animals and respect for animals from a young age, they will continue to do so, and educate others too.

Legal:

Choose to change your community. Look for political candidates who support animal protection. Visit or contact their headquarters and find out what they have been doing in the community for animal rights. You can also contact your current representative, and ask them to spread the word or start an animal protection program. There are laws that make animal abuse illegal.

Give:

Make a donation to local animal shelters and animal protection organizations. These organizations will provide more animals with shelter, food to eat and so that they can be properly cared for. If you are short on cash, you can always give them your time, a few hours each week to help them. You can submit your opinion in a news paper, write your thoughts on a blog, or in your social media circles. Be part of a social project, and help animals. Find some free time and start fundraising in your community to help these animals.

Precaution:

Choose with your wallet. Avoid purchasing products that require animal or mammal skin testing or hair. Don’t buy pets from stores or websites. Just visit the local animal shelter you adopt or buy from a trustworthy breeder. Work with groups, or organizations working for this purpose. Keep checking your environment. Tell your friends and family to do the same in their community. We have no right to exploit animals for our own purposes. We can work and hope that this will give these harmless and pleasant animals a better tomorrow.

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