I think most of us grew-up with a special friend who was either our pet or the family pet that we thought of in terms as our friend or as another family member. Most kids today have some sort of pet, whether it is a dog, cat, gold fish, bird or whatever, that pet they have should be thought of as a member of the family.
Today, we have heard more and more information about animal abuse from the media. The most recent is the many dog fighting rings that are around the country. This is unbelievable and needs to be stopped and stopped now! And any abuse against an innocent animal needs to be stopped!
I think I would literally be the crap out of someone (putting it politely) if I caught them abusing and innocent animal. It is unbelievable that this even has to be mentioned or written about. I have seen more cases in the past months of animal abuse on the news than ever before. If people want to go around and abuse an innocent animal tell them to call me, we can go out back and see how far the abuse will go, and let them pick on someone their own size.
Statistics show that animal abuse has increased in the past years, for what reason, I don`t know. In 2007; the media reported the below statistics of animal cruelty. There were many cases reported and the cases were broken down by types of animals abused. And this is just for 2007, not 2008 and 2009!
- 1,212 dogs were reported in the media with some sort of cruelty case.
- 337 cats were reported in the media with some sort of cruelty case.
- 470 other animals were reported in the media with some sort of cruelty case
In 2007, Pit Bulls made-up twenty-five percent of the animal abuse cases. The total number of reported animal cruelty cases also includes horses, farm animals, and every other type of species of animals.
Source: (Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign, the Humane Society, 2009)
Why! Do people just think abusing an innocent animal is all right to do? I think more of us need to help out with the care of these animals. You can sign up for local programs to help animals in need at your local Humane Society or you can go online and pledge your support through the Humane Society or the aspca.org.
Animals are innocent, all they know is love unless some moron decides to train them to kill or fight in a ring and that moron that does that needs to be dealt with accordingly. Your pet should be your family member and your best friend. They will always be there for you and will never let you down, no matter what.
Learn to do your part to prevent animal abuse and do the right thing and help out by reporting it if you should encounter an animal abuse case. Animals are our best friends no matter what species they are. Look out for them; they need your help and watchful eye.
Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign, Protecting Animals from Abuse and Neglect, The Humane Society of the United States, (www.hsus.org) 2009.