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Animal Cruelty

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Andrew Derringer

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If you witness animal abuse or neglect report it to your local ... If you’re reasonably sure an animal is being abused or neglected, go to Step 2: Report Animal Abuse. Why Does it Happen? For Several Reasons Including:
Anger Issues/Stress Relief
Scientific Research
Entertainment Intentionally beating Discipline Some people will use cruel types of discipline to keep their pet under control. They think using punishment and intimidation will solve their problem. Animal Cruelty Entertainment How Does The Abuse Affect The Animals? The Side Effects of Dog fighting What is Animal Cruelty? Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect,
is the infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals,
for purposes other than self-defense or survival.
More narrowly, it can be harm for specific gain,
such as killing animals for food or for their fur,
although opinions differ with respect to the method of slaughter By: Matt Bryson, Andrew Derringer, Anthony Cooper
, Massimo Polcyn, & Andres Morales How Does The Abuse Happen? Secret locations are set up to host fights In cockfights, people attach razors to the roosters claws to create fatal wounds Animals are beaten, starved, and murdered in cruel ways Many are left for dead and used as bait in dog fights Almost no one is caught due to the lack of notification and unawareness, so it just keeps continuing Circuses
Dog Fighting
Rooster Fighting Circuses Every Year Many animals in circuses die due to the deadly effects of:
Beatings from trainers
Unsanitary Living Conditions Malnutrition Beatings From Trainers Unsanitary and Poor Living Conditions What is Dog Fighting? Animal Abuse Linked to Families Inspector discovery in 2008 showed the wheelbarrows used to carry meat to tigers was also used to transport waste
Clyde, a young tiger that travels with the Ringling Brothers, died in a poorly ventilated boxcar with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees
Happens because no government agency monitors
Animals may travel long distances in a year 87% of these incidents occurred in the presence of the women and 75% in the presence of children, to control them 68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals
13% of intentional animal abuse causes involve domestic violence http://animoto.com/play/K40qlBz2VtAweNCG1Tk1rA
Though many animals live a peaceful life, many go through daily beatings, starvation, and neglect
When animals are abused, people are at risk too 98% of Americans consider pets to be companions or members of the family Animal that have living areas within boxcars often die due to poor ventilation and little food and water
They perform not because they want to but because of the consequences if they do not
Ringling Brothers have had issues in the past with feeding the animals and ensuring that the animals are well fed Abusers kill, harm, or threaten children's pets to get them to coerce them into sexual abuse Dog fighting is a sick "underground sport" involving two dogs in a ring or pit fighting til one's dead or near death, just for quick money The beating of circus animals for training started with Van Amburgh
Animals in the circus are trained through pain and the use of weapons
Considered a style of training
There is no such thing as positive reinforcement
Undercover footage obtained by PETA reveals that the trainers do in fact beat the animals
Former Ringling employees contacted PETA to warn them of the beatings that happen during animal training sessions
Routine beatings leave large impacts on the effected animals Know what to expect after you have reported animal abuse in... Step 3: Understanding the Law. People use these dog fighting as a hobby, and breed these monstrous beasts, mostly pit bulls, and they make them extremely aggressive & violent.
These people don't care about what damage the dogs have consumed, just as long as their dog kills the other dog Laws against animal abuse Anti-cruelty laws exist in every U.S. state and territory
It tries to prohibit unnecessary killing, mutilating, torturing, beating, neglecting and abandoning animals or depriving them of proper food, water or shelter
As of 2011 many laws have been revamped and enforced with a much greater success rate
This problem is way to out of hand and it's good to see the problem finally being fixed slowly, but surely A person that abuses animals could be a possible threat to a community
"Serial killers start abusing animals and the FBI uses cruelty to animals as one of the indicators for profiling of serial killer suspects" (Ellington). "Street" dog fighters often starve and beat their dogs to encourage aggressive behavior
There is no attempt to care for the animals injured in the fighting
police and pet control often find dead or dying animals in fighting pits/rings What are the common injuries the dogs :
missing/torn ears and lips
cropped tails and ears
multiple bite wounds
heavy scarring
Previously broken limbs not healed improperly
or Worse Dead What happens to the Losing Dogs?
The losing dogs are either discarded/thrown away
Killed or just left with their injuries untreated
If the losing dog is an embarrassment to the owner then it is executed in a brutal way as entertainment What happens to the dogs who are seized from dog fight operations? Can they be rehabilitated?
Dogs Who have been professionally trained to inflict pain and injury on other dogs or animals can be nearly impossible to be house broken as a household pet, and cared for safely.
The Mental side effects of the violent aggressive training is too strong to break. Animal Hoarding Another reason is people have so many pets that the a person can't take care of them. These people are called hoarders. They take in alot of animals because they love them. But unforuntely the animals end up living in dirty cramped areas. Defending The Animals Rights Report Animal Abuse •Step 1: Evaluate the Situation
•Step 2: Report the Animal Abuse
•Step 3: Understanding the Law
•Step 4: Help Prevent Animal Abuse •Step 1: Evaluate the Situation
What could look like neglect, could be something more.
Look more closely at different times of day.

There are other possibilites
-The food and water bowls are kept inside
away from bugs and freezing temperatures.
-Your neighbor goes to work at 3 a.m. and feeds the dog then.
-There’s a dog door you can’t see.
Can't always jump to conclusions Animal Neglect People intentionally beat animals because it makes them feel powerful. Also they enjoy the animal suffering from the beatings that they did to it. Dog Fighting Here are some sure signs of animal neglect.... Not increasing the size of a collar as an animal grows causes injury, strangulation and death. Collar too tight Lack of Grooming Without regular grooming, a pet, especially a long-haired one, can get massive matting and sores. Manage Mange, caused by tiny parasites, leads to itching, loss of hair and sores from scratching and biting to relieve the irritation. Mange is easily treated with medicated baths. Starvation People starve there pet because they cannot afford feeding it. Usually when this occurs the person isn't doing it on purpose. Starvation Starvation is caused not only by lack of food, but also by improper food, untreated disease and parasites, like worms. It’s easier to recognize physical abuse when you see choking, setting tails on fire, dunking heads under water, kicking and hitting.

If you see such a thing, you'll probably be outraged and want to confront the abuser. Avoid that impulse, unless you're positive that a friendly, informal chat will make that person more caring toward his pet.

If you can safely take photos or video of the incident, do so. This firm evidence is invaluable to investigators.

In the case of a child abusing an animal, the parent may be unaware of the behavior.
But because animal abuse has been linked with other types of abuse in the home -- namely child abuse -- it's better to let the authorities investigate. -animal control department

-police department

-humane society http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/22/animal-cruelty-puppy-thrown-from-moving-car-and-survives/ http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/graphic/86648813001.aspx
http://animoto.com/play/ynQrUQZW0x4lNdpzimBeqw Owners of the neglected pets do not always understand their pet's needs.

Humane officers help by explaining how to correctly care for pets But some owners neglect their animals because they just don’t care.
When confronted by a humane officer, these owners may decide to give up the animal instead of being bothered with properly caring it. DO NOT try to rescue a pet from a potentially abusive or neglectful environment yourself.

Not only is this illegal, but you haven't stopped the owner from getting another pet to abuse, or helped turn him into a caring, responsible owner. All dogs rescued from fighting raids that are placed in foster or adoption homes must be carefully monitored over for a long period of time because there is a good chance that these dogs are going to develop an aggressive and violent behavior in the future. The most common dog involved in the fighting are the American Pit Bull Terrier
Occasionally there are some other breeds and mixes used in "street" dog fighting, or used as "bait" dogs by some to train fighting dogs. What Are the Different Levels of Dog Fighting? "Street" - unorganized contest usually on a street corner, back alley, vacant lot or maybe even playground.
These fights are usually gang related and is involved with money, drugs, or just simple bragging rights as a main payoff
There really isn't any rules just one dog severely damages or kills the other, no care for these animals at all "Hobbyist" - These dog fighters are a little more organized, sometimes with one or more dogs participating in several organized fights a year as a sideline for both entertainment and a way to receive income.
These hobbyist fighters pay more attention to care and breeding of their dogs and are more likely to travel across state lines for these events. Street Dog Fighters Hobbyist Dog Fighters Professional Dog Fighters Professional dog fighters often have a large number of fighting dogs (as many as 50 or more) and earn money from breeding, selling and fighing dogs at a special location
They often pay particular attention to promoting established winning bloodiness and to long term conditioning and training of the dogs
They regularly dispose of dogs who are not strong or succesful fighters or breeders using a variety of methods including:
blunt force truama 'http://www.glogster.com/glog/6kt7gtvjat9ioh5en0cj3a0
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2010/oct/07/animal-welfare-abuse-slaughterhouse Anti-cruelty laws vary from state to state, and sometimes from city to city or county to county. The legal definitions of abuse, neglect or appropriate conditions may differ. The penalties for animal abuse may also differ. Fortunately, society has begun to recognize animal abuse as part of the cycle of violence and is calling for stronger penalties against abusers and more powerful enforcement capabilities. As a result, many states have added felony penalties to their anti-cruelty laws. If you have questions about how the case will progress through your legal system, talk to the investigating officer or read the laws yourself. Understand that once you have reported potential animal abuse or neglect, the investigating officer may not be able to discuss the specifics of the case with you. But that does not mean he’s not working on it. Several Humane Societies http://goanimate.com/videos/0FfArL8bpDu4?utm_source=linkshare Todays meet/AnimalAbuse What would you do if you were to witness animal abuse? Would you speak up or ignore it? And why? Todays meet/something How continued.... In many situations, household animlas are taken from their owners to be used as bait in dogfights
These gang members, or just cruel people don't care if their your pets or not, they just want money and will stop at nothing to obtain it
They pick small areas in populated cities so the police can't trace them
Only certain people are invited and the second the fight is over, the place isn't used again for at least a year to keep it secret
The winners of these fights obtain a large amount of money, keep their prize winning dog, and earn street cred Conclusion Animal abuse is more common than you'd think, and it occurs in many places close to home.
Animals in the circus are beaten to perform tricks that are not natural to them
People beat animals to relieve stress, or just for pure pleasure
Dog fights occur regularly for money and entertainment
Secret locations are mapped out to allow for this horrid behavior
Laws have been put in place to prevent animals from this treatment, but not enough is being done unfortunately
Please, if you ever see animal abuse occur, stop and report it
Thank you for all of your time A Video From The PETA organization The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals American Humane Step 4: Help Prevent Animal Abuse The key to preventing neglect is education. Many owners just aren't aware of how important affection is to a pet or even that a puppy can outgrow her collar.

The key to preventing abuse is stronger anti-cruelty laws -- laws that empower effective enforcement and include harsh penalties. Serious penalties can inhibit cruelty and, with the addition of counseling as a penalty, can stop the incidents from being repeated by offenders.

You can help prevent these cruel acts by informing others about what to do if they see such an act or by helping them to better understand how to train and care for their pets. To do this you can.. -Schedule a speaker from your local humane agency to talk at your church or any clubs you belong to.

-Get pet care and behavior pamphlets from your humane agency to distribute to any of your friends with new pets.

-Support any initiatives to strengthen your state's anti-cruelty laws.

-Write to your paper and TV station whenever animal cruelty stories appear. Tell them you support strong penalties for these

-Contribute to or volunteer at your local shelter, where they must deal with these appalling situations regularly. Now when you see a neglected or abused animal, you can take action. Don't hesitate. Your call could save a life little something about the book i read. “Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge.”
― Tom Regan http://www.glogster.com/acoop7441/how-dogs-are-trained-to-fight/g-6ksf50pntaekqn0r8olmha0
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