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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Issues of Animal Cruelty

Animals for Entertainment

Since 1990 captive elephants have killed 43 people. Elephants are peaceful animals, and this suggests that their treatment and cruel training techniques cause the animal to suffer and act in defence.

Bullfights and cockfights still exist in today's world. Bullfights in particular being incredibly gruesome and cruel, with animals being tortured and having spears thrown into their backs until they finally succumb to a slow death.
Greyhounds after finishing their racing life are often killed or sent for experimentation.

Animal Experimentation

It is said that over 70 million animals are tortured and killed in US laboratories each year. Rabbits are routinely blinded in a process named the 'Draize' test. The Draize test protects companies from potential lawsuits, and does not necessarily protect or guarantee human safety. Purchasing cosmetics from companies who specify no animal testing is one small step that can be taken to prevent animal cruelty. The medical research field also take part in animal experimentation.

Factory Farming

Over 10 billion animals are slaughtered for human consumption each year. From cattle to chickens. Laying hens are kept in tiny cages, and many of the hens die from stress or disease. Dairy farmers are known to keep cows pregnant via artificial insemination to improve the cows productivity.

Fur Farms

Animals are 'harvested' for their fur on 'fur farms', millions of animals each year are killed. Animal cruelty is also prevalent in the trapping of animals, which is one known method many trappers use.


Hunting is one unnecessary method of animal cruelty. Whilst some hunting takes place for food consumption, many other animals die a slow and painful death for no other reason than to pleasure the hunter.

Exotic animals such as rhinos, elephants, tigers and etcetera are hunted and sold on the black market. This practice still exists in today's world.

Over harvesting of fish in our waters has led to threatened populations.

Golf Balls

The title says it all! Golf Balls! Yep, that's right. Let's say it one more time! GOLF BALLS! But, wait, not any ordinary golf balls, but.....ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GOLF BALLS!!! I know these are sort of old....but these help the environment!  If you heat one of these bad boys into some water, they disintegrate and keep the waters safe for a much longer time!! These help from killing whales, birds, or even just making it ugly and inconvenient to get them back! These make it so YOU don't have to find a way to get them out of the water! Or worry about what will happen!

Another reason is that some people like to shoot golf balls into the ocean or lakes. So instead of using un-friendly golf balls, they can use these for their "practice shoots"!! Yay for GOLF BALLS!!!

There you have it! A sport that will keep the planet cleaner and safer for many more generations!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Help Stop Puppy Mills

Most pet stores that sell puppies buy them from puppy mills. An ethical breeder would never sell their puppy to a pet store. Puppy mills are horrible places where dogs are bred in cramped cages. The breeder dogs spend their whole lives without ever seeing the sun, and when they can no longer have puppies, they are often just left somewhere on the roadside. The puppies are often sick and are predisposed to diseases like hip displasia or collie eye anomaly(hereditary diseases as well as many other problems too). They may appear healthy and playful, but in truth they aren't(or soon won't be). After the horrible treatment they recieve in the puppy mills(which can be compared to a factory mass producing something to sell that will cost a lot but will soon break, just after the time period for returning it is over), pet stores often do no better. One by my house keeps the dogs in tiny steel cages where they never go on walks or see the sunlight until they are bought. They are taught to potty in their cages, and more than once I've seen them playing with something dangerous- a plastic baggie that could block their airway if swallowed. I remember seeing exotic monkeys, birds, and even a tiger(as well as ducks, chickens or other domesic birds) at that store in cages near the ceiling(because the cages are stacked in rows up up up to the ceiling). Some people take pity on the puppies they find in pet stores, but that only adds to the business- if they know they will have business for their puppies, they will breed those puppies.
If a pet store by your house sells puppies(or even if it doesn't) it can become a Puppy Friendly Pet Store. If they choose to do so, they pledge to stop selling puppies(any puppies remaining in the store after 30 days must be ones purchased before signing the contract), and can showcase local pets available for adoption. Go here to print out the pledge sheet to give to the pet store.
The link above goes to a special page on this site:



I read Petalstar's lowe's post and I was reading the comments and Eskan wrote PETION PETION! So it gave me an Idea to do a blog petion.You put your first name or your blog name and then once we get a lot of signatures we'll give the link to lowe's and then we could stop the glue.If you aren't a team member on this blog just post a comment below the post and then I or another Team Member will post you blogger name or first name.
No more Glue Traps!

  1. Tanlines From Flip Flops

  2. Petalstar

  3. Eskan

  4. Emma

  5. Natacat

  6. .Kinga

  7. *Brooke*

  8. Dreamstar

  9. Fallenleaf

  10. Shadowflower

  11. Tessa
  12. Cherrystarluv
  13. Olive Tree
  14. Autumstar

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My review from Lowe's

Hello, everyone. I recently E-Mailed Lowe's because they sell glue traps, which inhumanely kill animals. They get stuck to them and die of starvation. I sent them an email and this is their reply:

Dear Lauren (Last name):

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with Lowe?s. The EPA recommends glue traps
as a safe and affordable alternative to poisons, and we are committed to
providing our customers with the options they request.

We changed our merchandise offering to cut in half the number of glue traps we
offer. To give our customers a choice, Lowe?s offers 20 different products, from
poisons to snap and glue traps to electronic systems.

Thank you,


I actually didn't email them, I commented on the page at the bottom of this post. The thing is, you have to know a Lowe's store by your area, and put the ZIP code.

I think if we all boycott Lowe's and email them, we CAN accomplish something!

Here is the link:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

You know what strange?

I was watching Saturday Night Live and they made fun of the lady who sings the song in the comercial like the show always does but they were kinda saying my opinion in way that I mentioned in my first post.Wich was kinda strange considering I said it a good long time before they even filmed that episode Saturday Night Live because it was last saturday night.I'm glad others thought that though.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Animal Abuse Firsthand Part II

  My friend, let's call her Megan, went cross-country last summer, so her family hired a pet sitter to watch their four cats, six fish, and dog. About two weeks before they were sceduled to come home, they called to check on their pets.
  "You'd better come back early," The pet sitter just said, before hanging up.
  Worried, her family left for home. Upon reaching it, they were horrified.
  Mozart, their orange cat, had ran away.
  Hazel, a cat they'd recently saved from the Humane Society(she'd been abused) was famished and under the couch.
  Ginger, their dog, lost ten pounds.
  Angel, their grey cat, had also run away.
  Gracie, their other grey cat, was locked in a closet.
  And there was animal waste everywere; the house sitter had left the door open and brought lots of strays.
  Their house was ruined. And their animals were starved.
  Soon later, they found a dead black cat in  their basement. It wasn't theirs, but still, that's terrible.
  Now they're living in a rental, waiting for their house to be fixed.
  But luckily, Mozart and Angel came back as soon as their humans did, and Ginger, Hazel, and Gracie all soon got healthy again.
  But the thing is, the house sitter somehow managed to abuse many animals without even meaning to.
  I know none of you would do this, but I'm telling you this so you take a little care choosing a pet sitter and maybe adopt an animal from your Humane Society.

The Case Against Factory Farming

I'm semi-vegetarian. I only eat free-range meat that I've seen alive and know it had a good, natural, wholesome life. I don't have a problem with eating animals that were happy. It's human nature to eat meat, we've been doing it since we were cavemen with little flints and spears.

What I do have a problem with is this...

KFC, McDonald's, Burger King. Good, All-American names, right? Yummy food? (Well, I don't think so, but most people do.) As PETA puts it, the secret recipes' main ingredients are mainly cruelty.

Watch this horrific video. Visit the site. Your eyes will be opened to a whole new world. (Note: there is one few-second bit of the vid that has some blood. Well, a pot of blood. Skip over it if you have a weak stomach.)

Also check out this site, the Meatrix. (I hope that link works.) It's cute, it's animated, and it reveals some horrifying truths about factory farming. And factory farms are where the supermarkets and restaurants- especially fast-food ones- get their meat.

I tell my friends' parents I'm vegetarian when I'm over for dinner. I just don't want to spend half an hour explaining my beliefs to some skeptical parents. One of my friends became fully vegetarian after watching these videos.
I am fortunate enough to have parents that share my views on this matter. Every year, we order a pig, a cow, a few turkeys, and some chickens (butchered, of course) from a carefully selected and visited local farm.

It is positively horrifying how many people think meat is a hamburger or some red stuff on a Styrofoam plate. I hope this post begins to open your eyes to the world of factory farming and show you that the meat on your plate had a life... good or bad.

Lonley Dog and Roadkill

Okay, I know every dog in my neighborhood. One day, I saw a dog without a collar tied with rope to a tree. I didn't know this dog, but I went up to pet and stopped. I don't know if he had rabies or realy slobbery drool, but I did NOT pet him. Two days later he and the rope were gone. For all I know, he could have gotten free, the owner got him, or something else. Also, I could've been wrong, but still, it was a bit bad for someone to leave their dog like that.

I was walking home when my friend snd I saw roadkill THREE times. We saw three, cute squirrels get run over. They may not be house pets, but they are living, breathing animals that got killed. Just tell your parents too keep a look out for animals in the road. Poor squirrels. . . . . .


Thursday, November 5, 2009


Snickers. Milky Way. M&M's. 3 Musketeers. Skittles. They are the names of candy that we have all grown up with, yet not knowing the full story behind it. All these candies and and many more, plus some beauty products are made by the company Mars. And Mars uses cruel animal treatment to test it's products. All that to be fat and pretty....

Here's another thing I found out...

STRAY dogs are being skewered on hooks and dragged behind boats as live
shark bait. The cruel practice takes place on French-controlled
Reunion in the Indian Ocean . A six-month-old Labrador pup was recently
ALIVE with a huge double hook through its snout, and another through a<> leg.. The pup was found in a coastal creek and is thought to have
somehow freed itself from a fishing line, but other dogs and kittens
chomped up and swallowed by sharks.

:P The world is not as safe as we sometimes believe...

•The Cornet Crazie•

Saving a mouse and baby bunnies.

I'm not sure why I'm posting this but, okay...

I was at Casey's house once and we found a mouse trap and we felt so bad for the mouse that was going to die from it, so we set it off with a pipe cleaner. And I went to her house 2 days ago and we found the mouse trap we had set off along time ago....

My back Yard is basically a forest and there was baby bunnies living there. My mother was mowing the yard when she saw a brown dot run the freeze in place. She screamed not knowing what it was then she took a closer look and saw it was a baby Bunnie who just went into shock. She she put it into a box, went out and bought a cage for it. And food and that leafy stuff you put in. When she called Casey's house (i was at her house) she told me and so Casey and I went to my house and we went trying to see where the baby bunnies were coming fro when we saw another one with its leg stuck under a tree. I lifted the tree(super heavy)and she grabbed the baby Bunnie. We put it with the other one and cared for them while the one got out of shock and the other ones leg healed. We even named then Pebbles and Pepper.

Monday, November 2, 2009

One thing I don't like about this cause

This is the only thing I don't like about this cause is the fact the comercials always try and sadden people into it.I kinda find it scamming.In my opinion.I am still with this cause but I think that should be said.I am a real animal lover.So don't think I'm against it!I'm tottally with it.So add your opinions below I wanna her whatg you think about my opinion.I hope you don't judge me by it.I like this cause remeber that!Sorry such a short post.Just getting my opinion out.

Luv ya animals