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Transcript of Animal Cruelty
people would be horrified... ...So why isn't the general population more informed on an issue such as this. We really don't know... So we've decided its about time to tell people about this harsh and in most cases disturbing issue. So What Is Animal Cruelty? Cruelty to animals is the infliction of suffering or harm upon animals, other than humans for purposes other than self-defence. Types Of Animal Cruelty Neglect:
Examples of neglect
starvation; dehydration; poor shelter; failure to seek veterinary care when needed; confinement without proper light, ventilation, space or in unsanitary conditions. Intentional Cruelty: Failure to provide adequate water, food, shelter, or necessary care. Physical harm or injury inflicted on an animal. Examples of Intentional cruelty
Cases of animals being beaten, burned, poisoned or stabbed to death are not uncommon.
Animal Testing Any procedure performed on animals for the purpose of physiological, pathological, or psychological investigation Types of Animal Testing Acute Toxicity Test
Used to determine the danger of exposure to a chemical by mouth, skin or inhalation
During these tests animals will often endure horrifying pain, convulsions and siezures
Repeated Dose Toxicity Test
Used to Evaluate the effects of toxic levels on various organ systems of animals.
Animals are evaluated during the testing and shortly killed after the testing has concluded to look for signs of organ damage. Skin Irritation Test
Used to asses the potential of a substance to cause irreversible damage to the skin.
Itching, swelling and inflammation are the after effects of this test
Skin Sensitization Test
Used to determine if a chemical can cause an allergic reaction.
The method of applying these chemicals is most often injections. Reproductive and Developmental Test
Used to evaluate the toxic effects of a substance on both productive organs and the developmental offspring.
Chemicals are given orally to pregnant female animals and are given just before giving birth.
Evaluations are made before, during and after the test. The Cambridge Humane Society The Cambridge Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and providing shelter and comfort to the needy animals of the Cambridge and District community. The Society is totally supported by the generosity of the community it serves. The Society depends on volunteers to assist in achieving its goals
The Cambridge Humane Society cares for homeless animals in need of temporary shelter. It looks for suitable new homes and provides education to the community on how to care for the newly adopted pet. The Society also acts as a temporary shelter for lost animals while awaiting return to their owners. As well, the Cambridge Humane Society responds to and investigates allegations of cruelty to and neglect of animals. Erika Indigo Stryker Baloo These are just a few of the different furry little friends that are up for adoption at our local humane society... 1650 Dunbar, Cambridge, Ontario
CANADA. N1R 8J5
Tel.: (519) 623-7722