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Transcript of Animal Cruelty
Use of animals in experiments and development projects usually to determine toxicity, dosing and efficacy of test drugs before proceeding to human clinical trials.
Animals are put in to torture
(Burned, cut, starved, drugged... to death)
3 Main types of testing:
Eye Irritancy Testing
Skin Irritancy Testing
Oral Toxicity Testing
Over 2100 testing in the U.S.
Every state in the U.S. has some type of law for animals
Animal parts laws
Endagered species Act 1972
Truth in Fur labeling Act 2010
Some states have Farm Animal laws
Involved with young violence
Animal Cruelty can be cause by families that have extreme tensions in the house.
Studies show that children take their angry out on their pets.
The children who abuse animals are most likely the one who had to go to an adoption home.
Background of Animal Cruelty
"Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals are considered animal cruelty"
Fighting dogs for sports
Farm animal abuse
Helping Animal Cruelty
Adams, Cindy A. “America’s Abuse Problem.” ASPCA Animal Watch, Fall/Winter 1992.
American Humane. Understanding the Link Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence.
Ascione, F., C. Weber, and D. Wood. “The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women Who Are Battered.” The Zero, Originally Published in Society and Animals, 1997, 5(3)
Humane Society of the US. Animal Cruelty and Family Violence: Making the Connection.
Villavicencio, Monica. “A History of Dogfighting”. NPR.org, July 19, 2007
Vivisection performed a dog, painted in 1832
A monkey being held down, taken in 1981 by the PETA
Programs help support animal cruelty
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
There are laws that set boundaries with animals and humans
Animals are used for many things in a lab.
More than 50 labs testing
In testing they use 1 or more 3"R's"
Kill more than a Billion animals
Humane Society International & The Humane Society of the United States. "Infographic: Ending Animal Testing For Cosmetics." Web Accessed March 2, 2015.
Vanderau, Melanie L. "Science at any cost: The ineffectiveness and underenforcement of the Animal Welfare Act." Penn St. Envtl. L. Rev. 14 (2006): 721-721.
Moxley, Angela. "The End of Animal Testing." The Humane Society of the United States, 2010. Web Accessed March 3, 2015.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Animal Testing Is Bad Science: Point/Counterpoint." Web Accessed March 3, 2015.
3 New England Anti-Vivisection Society. "Laws and Regulations | Animal Use in Research." Web Accessed March 3, 2015.
The Animal Welfare Act 1966
Any type of cruelty to an animal will be fined to $1,500 to $10,000 dollars.
People who made a difference
ASPCA in 1866
SPCA in 1824
Dr. Melinda Merck, DVM
Temple Grandin, Ph.D
Animal violence and youth violence connect together.
No changing unless family violence stop.
Youth violence affects animal abuse