It seems we are never far from some kind of animal cruelty. The horrible reality is that this happens in our own cities. Everyone knows the infamous story including a woman, a cat and a bin. This is pretty tame to other stories we are bombarded with, such as the woman who threw a litter of six puppies into a river. One Saturday Neil Rodgers let his two beagles, Annie and Buttercup, run loose for the night. The next morning he discovered that someone had skinned Annie and and cut Buttercup around her shoulders and neck. Annie had to be euthanized due to the lack of skin left on her. I have heard of a family near my home who hung their dog by its own lead. My own dog has been threatened, my dad turned to see two 12 year olds holding a can of spray paint to her face. It baffles me how animals are treated by some humans today, surely people shouldn't be so sadistic and ignorant. I believe that we should be education younger people, to teach them to treat animals with respect. As a "civilized society" this should not be happening.
In my last post, it has been labelled awful. I'm not sure if people think I was attacking PeTA. This was not my intention. I tried to convey a balanced argument, I am a member and believe we can reform this corrupt organisation.
By Jess Brown