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Animal Cruelty - Chelsea Herron

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Transcript of Animal Cruelty - Chelsea Herron

Animal Cruelty
"Every single hour an animal is
violently abused, they suffer alone and terrified waiting for someone to help. 3,000 animals were rescued last year, for hundreds of others help came too late." -Sara McLachlan

What is Animal Cruelty
"Spend all your time waiting for that second chance for that break that will make it okay"
For most animals there is no second chance, there is no break in the moments when you're left alone and helpless.
"There's always some reason to feel not good enough and it's hard at the end of the day."
To help prevent animal cruelty could save many lives. The way to do that is by helping report any abuse seen and to donate money to shelters, so they can take in more animals.
"I need some distraction, a beautiful release, so memories seep through my veins."
Think of the animals that are suffering, what distractions do they have? What beautiful release is there for them to look forward to?
Organizations
ASPCA & BCSPCA
American or British Columbia Society for the Prevention of cruelty to animals.
Founded in 1866
First ever humane organization in the western hemisphere
Works nationally to prevent animal cruelty
U.S. Humane Society
There are many humane societies around the country, there is even a United States Humane Society
Part of the International Humane Society
The biggest Humane Society that is under the International humane Society
Provided care for over 100,000 animals last year

PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Has over 3 million supporters
Focuses on factory farms, clothing trade, laboratories, and entertainment industry (the top 4 areas of animal cruelty)
"Let me be empty and weightless and maybe I'll find some peace tonight, in the arms of the angels."
Dogs - 64.5%
Cats - 18%
Other Animals added together- 25%
We will focus on dogs and cats in the examples
What types of animals are abused the most?
Types of abuse
There are many types, but here are the most common
Neglect
Starvation
Hoarding
Beating
Animal Fighting
Animal Testing
What happens when the animals are rescued?
First, they are given a physical
Second, if needed they receive medical and social care
Third, they are sent to a carefully selected facility to receive their rehabilitation
Finally, after they recover they are set up for adoption
In the arms of the angels, fly away from here
What exactly is the arms of the angels?
To these animals the arms of the angels are the organizations that rescue them, i.e. ASPCA, Humane Society, and PETA.
Also the families that adopt them, that make them feel safe
"Fly away from here"
This statement is the exact thing that floats through the minds of those animals, someone please save me, I need to get away from here.
Examples of animal cruelty
Dogs
What do you do when you see a sewer?
You don't pay much attention do you? You just walk right over it or right by it, but when Chris from the Humane Society looked down in the sewer he found Leo...
Leo was pulled out of his dark cold hotel room, the sewer, and he was freed from the endlessness of fear that he felt...
"From this dark cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear"
He was in horrible condition, he was taken to the the clinic and given food. The last that was heard about Leo is that he was still in bad condition but was gaining the strength he needed to move on.
Leo was rescued but...
"You are pulled form the wreckage of your silent reverie"
When you hear the words: mutilation, torture, and shooting, you think of horrible things don't you? But I bet you could have never thought this... A dog being shot 40 times, bound, and buried alive...
This is what happened to Star, a female dog who found out just how cruel man can be. She was pulled the wreckage of her silent reverie, a dream she wished would disappear with the wind...
This is Star
After she was pulled out she was brought to the clinic and taken care of, this dog definitely had an angel watching over her.
She was rescued
Dog found in the trash
Cats
Conclusion
Possible Solutions
There are not too many solutions to animal cruelty but here are a few...
The biggest way to help is to report any abuse that you see
Harsher punishment for offenders
Have stricter rules for adopting animals
Angel by Sara McLachlan
This song fits perfectly with this social problem. Here are some lyrics that I leave you with to remember the tragedies.
References!!
ASPCA | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ASPCA | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Retrieved from http://www.aspca.org/

Home - Michigan Humane Society. Leo's Rescue - Michigan Humane Society. Retrieved from http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=25157#.URGqCEr1anY

Home - Michigan Humane Society. MHS Animal Rescue Stories - Michigan Humane Society. Retrieved from http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/PageNavigator/rescue_stories.html

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): The animal rights organization | PETA.org. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): The animal rights organization | PETA.org. Retrieved from http://www.peta.org/


Bucks County SPCA. Bucks County SPCA. Retrieved from http://www.bcspca.org/

YouTube.YouTube - Sarah McLachlan Animal Cruelty Video. Retrieved from

A-Z Lyrics Universe. SARAH MCLACHLAN LYRICS - Angel.Retrieved from http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sarahmclachlan/angel.html
References

One of the worst abuse stories seen
This is Precious
She was in the wrong apartment at the wrong time, when a vengeful ex-husband broke into his ex-wife's apartment and decided the way to get back at her was to throw an innocent little kitten out of the 3rd story window. Thankfully the kitten landed on her feet, but she did get hurt. Her top teeth went into the bottom of her mouth. She is now back with her owner and the suspect has fled.
"Domestic Abuse Victim 5 Week Old Kitten Precious Survives Toss From 3rd Story Window." Life With Cats. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.

3 News, . N.p.. Web. 1 Nov 2013. <http://www.3news.co.nz/Cat-abused-hung-up-outside-supermarket/tabid/423/articleID/271315/Default.asp

"Advertisement." Q13 FOX News. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.

"Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics : The Humane Society of the United States." RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.

"Frequently Asked Questions | Animal Rescue Corps." Animal Rescue Corps. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013.


This cat was one of the worst animal abuse stories that SPCA inspector has ever seen. Outside a Hamilton Supermarket this cat was found, hanging. The tabby suffered enormous trauma to its internal organs. Unfortunately even though the cat was alive when it was found, it was put down because the injuries were too great for it to have a hurt free life. This one year old tabby had its life cut short because of a horrible human being.
A homeowner found this cat bound, soaked in flammable fluid and burned. The cat was brought to the clinic and was stabilized , she has superficial burns and the doctors are trying to do everything they can to save her. Apparently she is like her normal self purring and getting attention.
Burned
"You're in the arms of the angels, fly away from here, from this dark cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear you are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie, you're in the arms of the angels, may you find some comfort here."
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