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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

8 facts about animal cruelty

8 Facts About Animal Cruelty
1.In many circuses, wild and exotic animals are trained through the use of intimidation and physical abuse. Former circus employees have reported seeing animals beaten, whipped, poked with sharp objects and even burned to force them to learn their routines!


2.Elephants who perform in circuses are often kept in chains for as long as 23 hours a day from the time they are babies.

3.More than 15 million warm-blooded animals are used in research every year.

4.Scientists estimate that 100 species go extinct every day! That's about one species every 15 minutes.
 
5.Tens of thousands of wild and domesticated horses from the United States are cruelly slaughtered every year to be used for horsemeat in Europe and Asia. Since the last horse slaughter plants in the U.S. were closed in 2007, thousands of horses have been shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter
 
6.A fur coat is pretty cool—for an animal to wear. Eighteen red foxes are killed to make one fox-fur coat, 55 minks to make a mink coat.
 
7.Animal cruelty basically refers to any act of violence, brutality or even neglect directed towards any animals.
 
8.What we can do to help abused animals:Do promote spay and neutering of animals.
Do not breed for profit--- there are enough animals here already.
Do be kind to animals.
Do not stand idly by as someone is not. (Call the police- if nothing else)
Do provide help for an animal.
Do not do nothing or keep animal cruelty a secret.
Do spread the word. Once you are aware, make others aware.
Do be a responsible pet owner.

3 comments:

Olive Tree said...

Totally agree except for one thing...
The don't breed animals for profit thing CAN be good in an environmental or traditional view. Breeding an endangered species or breed can bring them back, and a high-class breeder will definitely not allow their critters to go to an abusive home. We had to give my Siamese kitten's breeders a lot of proof we were good owners before they let us take my kitten home.

Eldarwen said...

Olive, that's just what I was gonna say. :) *laugh* Great post, though, Shadowflower!

Rosey Canyonrose/Rosey Spiritrose said...

I agree with all that EXCEPT Do Not Promote Spay and Neuter.
Spay and Neuter is a good idea as it decreases the overpopulation of animals. 10,000 unwanted animals are born every hour. Spaying and neutering could help decrease this to 0 unwanted animals a day.