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Transcript of English PSA
By: Kayla Cannon
Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car - even for "just a minute" while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78F day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90F, while the inside of a car parked in the sun can climb to 160F in minutes.
In many circuses, animals are trained through the use of intimidation and physical abuse. Former circus employees have reported seeing animals beaten, whipped and denied food and water, all to force them to learn their routines. Animals are taught that not obeying the trainer will result in physical abuse. In the United States, no government agency monitors animal training sessions.
Animal Abuse in Maryland
In 2008: 7 cases of neglect, 3 cases of beating, 2 of shooting, 1 for hoarding, 1 for fighting, 1 for throwing, 1 for kicking, and 1 case for burning (17 total cases recorded)
In 2009: 2 cases of neglect, 2 cases of beating, 2 cases of hoarding, 2 for throwing, 1 for shooting, 1 for burning, 1 for choking, 1 for torturing, 1 for fighting, and 1 unclassified (14 total cases recorded)
In 2010: 7 cases of shooting, 5 for fighting, 4 for neglect, 3 for beating, 2 for hoarding, 2 for hanging, 1 for stabbing, 1 for theft, 1 for torture, 1 unclassified (27 total cases recorded)
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. - Thomas Edison
It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. - Eleanor Roosevelt
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Statesman and Philosopher)
To test cosmetics, household cleaners, and other consumer products, hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year by corporations. Mice and rats are forced to inhale toxic fumes, dogs are force-fed pesticides, and rabbits have corrosive chemicals rubbed onto their skin and eyes. Many of these tests are not even required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results.
By 2022, 22% of all species will be extinct if no action is taken. Scientists believe that around 100 species become extinct every day.
Animal Abuse means no more.....
When this dog Oogy was about ten weeks old and weighed 20 pounds he was tied to a stake and used as bait for a Pit Bull. The left side of his face including most of his ear was torn off. He was bitten so hard a piece of his lower jaw was crushed. Afterward, he was thrown into a cage and left to bleed to death. He was found by police when they raided the facility and taken to an emergency service operating out of Ardmore Animal Hospital, in a suburb of Philadelphia. There, Diane Klein, the Office’s Director of Operations, simply refused to allow the dog to die. Dr. James Bianco, the head of the hospital, operated for several hours to staunch the bleeding, replace the lost blood, and suture the gaping meat that Oogy’s face had become. With the help of everyone on the staff somehow, beyond any calculation of the odds, Oogy survived.