Introduction On this page are links to pages about different types of animal cruelty (see no. 5 in the table of contents, below).Even if you only read the short introductions on each of the pages, youwill be more knowledgeable about animal suffering and therefore betterequipped to help stop it. When it comes to learning about animal abuse, people often bury theirhead in the sand, saying “I don’t want to know”.
Sadly, this inactionactually helps animal abusers continue their cruelty unhindered. Every second, there is an enormous number of animals suffering pain worsethan you or I could ever imagine, throughout the world at the hands of humans. TABLE OF CONTENTS If you would like to see many varied ways you could help stop animal cruelty and suffering, click here. There Is Always More CrueltyTo Animals To Stop The amount of animal cruelty in the world is so great, that more people are always urgently needed to help end it.
Itdoes not matter whether you have any money to donate or not, or howsociable or shy you are, whether you like to stay at home or be out andabout, etc, because there are many different ways you can help stopanimal abuse. Many of these ways do not cost a thing and are hardly anyeffort. If you would like to help animals, you will find all sorts of ways to help in the Help Stop Animal Abuse and Suffering section of this website.
Below: Rosie the rescue dog gratefully kisses her rescuer at Hope For Paws dog rescue. (Credit: hopeforpaws.org) Return to Table of Contents In Many Instances, Horrific CrueltyIs Perfectly Legal – Even Encouraged! Because animals do not have language that is understood by humans, theycannot make complaints, or sue anyone (they would be taken far morenotice of then!). Even though animals obviously feel fear and pain, justlike humans, sentences for animal abuse do not reflect that.
They are extremely lenient and not at all a deterrent or just. In many countries, horrific animal cruelty is perfectly legal, and some countries actuallyencourage it! See the Cruel Animal-Overpopulation Controls page and Spanish Festivals & Other Cruel Traditions Worldwide for some examples. Below: Animal Abuse – Desperate puppies try to suckle from theirmother who has been bludgeoned to death by a citizen paid to do so.
SeeCruel Animal Overpopulation Controls for the full story. (Credits: Picture – http://actionsforanimals.blogspot.com/Information – www.candiinternational.org) Return to Table of Contents More Suffering Than Any Of Us Can Imagine There is far more animal cruelty happening all over the world than mostpeople realise, with hundreds of millions of animals sufferinghorrifically at the hands of humans who seem to think they have theright to treat animals this way.
For instance: For millions of animals in the fur farmingindustry, their fate is having all their skin sliced off their bodieswhile they are ALIVE, after much prior abuse. Amazingly, some animalsare still alive, in absolute agony, up to ten minutes after being fullyskinned. Cruelty to animals in Asia is appalling, with dogs and cats being boiled ALIVE and eaten as food, (see The Cat & Dog Meat Trade In Asia), after being beaten to “tenderise” the meat whilst alive.
Traditional Chinese Medicineuses animal ingredients, including from endangered species. Thisencourages poaching and leads to lives of pain and misery for millionsof animals. One of many Spanish festivals and other cruel traditions worldwide involves throwing terrified live goats off the top of high towers. That is entertainment?! Dogs involved in Dog Fightingare so desperate to please their owners that they are willing to put upwith tremendous pain.
They are then rewarded with the cruelest ofdeaths at the hands of those owners. Chicks are thrown in tomincing or grinding machines and are ground up alive, just for beingmale or of no use to the egg laying industry, as seen on the Factory Farming page. Below: Animal Cruelty – in Factory Farming:The grinding up of male chicks ALIVE can happen in any country. In the US & UK it is a legal & accepted “humane” practice.
Live male chicks are also used as padding in packaging in the poultryindustry, dieing during transit & on arrival. The vast majority of female chicks go on to a life of misery, driven to self harm in the tiny battery farm cages, only let out to face the terror of slaughter. Greyhoundsare abandoned, having had their ears cut of with no pain killers so their racing tattoo cannot identify their owners,dieing from the infection.
Alternatively they can be killed in the cruelest of ways, justbecause they are no longer making money for their owners by Greyhound racing. Only a very small fraction of greyhounds make it to rescue to be re-homed. These are just a few examples of the animal cruelty pages in this section. See further down this page for more. If you would like to see what you can do to help stop this abuse, please go to the Help Stop Animal Abuse And Sufferingpage.
You do not need to have money to donate in order to help, or beoutgoing or anything like that – there are lots of things you can do. Below: Animal Cruelty – In Brazil’s Festival, Farra Do Boi, oxenare tortured in the worst ways thinkable, for many hours, before theycan take it no longer and succumb to death. For more information and fordetails of what is shown in these pictures, please see the Spanish Festivals Of Animal Torture And Other Cruel Traditions page.
(Credit: www.farradoboi.info) Return to Table of Contents What Counts As Animal Cruelty? When people think of animal cruelty, they often think of violenceinflicted on an animal. However, a common form of animal abuse isneglect. Then there are the people that know about the abuse. They arealso guilty of cruelty to animals because they allowed the abuse tocontinue without reporting it or saving the animal from it.
Below: Animal Cruelty – To see the story behind this picture,including where to contact Monterion Dionte Davis to tell him what youthink of him, go to the Individual Animal Abuse Cases page. (Credit: petopitbulls.blogspot.com) More despicable acts of animal cruelty can be be found on the same page, high-lighting the need for us to do all we can to help stop animal abuse and suffering that is happening every minute of every day to millions of innocent animals.
Return to Table of Contents Adverts contribute towards the running cost ofthis website. Animal-Rights-Action.com has no control over who advertises, but does not support any organisation that causes animal suffering. To find out who does and who doesn’t, go to this page. Types Of Animal Cruelty Fur Farming – Animals Skinned AlivePageDescription: The fur trade is one of the cruelest on earth.
Animals areskinned alive for their fur after being crushed in to tiny cages formonths to await their fate. They are injured while roughly treated intransit, but left to suffer with broken bones. Dog FightingPageDescription: The facts of dog fighting: The horrific abuse inflicted onthe dogs by humans, despite the agony they suffer when forced in tofights when desperately trying to survive and please their blood thirstyowners, frightened of the sometimes fatal torture they receive if theydisappoint them.
Animal ExperimentationPageDescription: Animal experiments are extremely cruel to animals anddangerous to humans as they so unreliable. By buying or using productsfrom companies who test on animals, people are funding and supportingthe hideous cruelty, some of which is explained on this page. Crush VideosPageDescription: Crush videos are videos of animal cruelty showing innocentpuppies and kittens being slowly crushed to death under the feet ofwomen for the viewing pleasure of sick and depraved individuals.
Abuse Of Greyhounds In Greyhound RacingPageDescription: There is so much unseen cruelty behind Greyhound racing.If the dogs are not making money they are usually no longer wanted. Theyare often inhumanely and callously killed, neglected until they die, orare abandoned. They have sometimes had their ears cut off withoutanaesthetic so their owners cannot be traced through their racingtattoos. Animal Abuse Cases Page Description: Every single day countless new cruelty cases arediscovered where the extent of animal suffering purposely caused issickening.
Many cases will never be discovered. The cases on this page arejust a tiny portion of the horrors that happen every day to numerousinnocent animals who are completely undeserving of such malicious,vicious acts. They are examples that serve to remind us why we need todo all we can to help stop animal cruelty and suffering. Traditional Chinese MedicinePageDescription: The use of animals, including endangered species, forTraditional Chinese Medicine, involves horrific cruelty.
It threatensthe survival of endangered species and causes a life of misery and painfor many animals. The Cat & Dog Meat Trade In AsiaPageDescription: Millions of cats and dogs are eaten in countries acrossAsia. How the cats and dogs are treated and ‘prepared’ is absolutelybrutal. Their fates can involve being severely beaten, then skinnedalive, boiled / baked / cooked alive after horrific treatment.
From Farm To Slaughter House: The Horrifying Cruelty Page Description: What the meat industry doesn’t want you to know aboutthe terrible cruelty & suffering inside slaughter houses. Thispage reveals the horrifying animal abuse that is common place in themeat industry that every meat consumer is funding. There is also theillegal meat trade which can be fatal to humans. Factory FarmingPage Description: This page is about the suffering and misery caused to farm animals trapped in to a life of factory farming.
Cruel Animal Overpopulation Controls & Attitudes WorldwidePageDescription: Cruel measures to control animal overpopulation are legalin different countries, causing animals terrible prolonged suffering. Insome countries, citizens are be paid to kill stray dogs in cruel,barbaric ways. In others, they are burned alive – all despite humanemethods of controlling the population being no more expensive.
Breed Specific LegislationPageDescription: Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is where law makers orderthe deaths of millions of gentle, innocent dogs, that have never doneanything wrong, JUST because they are a certain breed. It has already inforce in the UK and is a constant threat in other places. Spanish Festivals Of Animal Torture And Other Cruel Traditions WorldwidePageDescription: There are sadistic Spanish festivals involving theterrifying & torturing to death of innocent animals.
Other countriesalso have horrific traditions like this, such as the Brazilian FestivalFarra Do Boi, detailed on this page too. Puppy Farms And Puppy MillsPageDescription: Puppy farms and puppy mills are cruel prisons full ofsuffering that are only interested in profit and not animal welfare.They supply pet shops & kill breeder dogs after abusing them alltheir lives. Customers of these pet shops who buy these puppies fundthis cruelty and abuse.
Pet AbandonmentPageDescription: Millions of pets are abandoned every year and only a tinyproportion of these are adopted. This results in millions of innocentloving pets being put to death, often in horrific ways, every year. Horse Racing, Abandonment & AbusePageDescription: Horse racing causes many horses to suffer terribly. Fromhorses forced to race that die on race courses, to ones killed,abandoned & neglected when no longer of use.
The majority that don’tmake the grade, or that retire, end up slaughtered for the horse meatindustry. The Bush Meat TradePageDescription: This page provides information about illegal poachersbrutally killing wild animals for meat, endangering species. The Ivory TradePageDescription: Because of the luctrative illegal international ivorytrade, scores of elephants across Asia and Africa are brutally massacredever year for their tusks, leaving their young orphaned, &elephants under threat of extinction.
Canned Hunts & Trophy HuntingCanned hunting and trophy hunting is where companies trap wild animalsin enclosed areas of varying size, and accept large payments from individuals to killthem. Shock Dog CollarsPageDescription: Electric shock dog collars are used to try to stop dogsbarking. However, faulty collars, or misuse of the collars by childrenwho know no better, or by cruel people, can cause burns, life longanxiety & great suffering to pets.
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Posted on: Saturday, October 7, 2006Seven forms of animal abuse By Dr. Chris DukeMcClatchy-Tribune News services Today I've chosen to deal with a difficult, yet important topic to our society: that of animal abuse. The recent case of the dog in Gautier, Miss., being found with PVC adhesive on its eyes, ears and body orifices proved to us that southern Mississippi is not immune to incidences of overt intentional abuse.
In addition, the national trade publication Veterinary Medicine (August 2006) featured a panel of 10 (including veterinarians, ASPCA representatives, mental health professionals and those in the legal field and law enforcement) to discuss the ongoing issues concerning animal abuse in America. Randall Lockwood, PhD., senior vice president of Anti-Cruelty Initiatives and Training, ASPCA categorized seven types of animal abuse that we all need to be aware of: 1.
Simple neglect. To many of us, this means not taking care of the basic needs of an animal. Although this may sound like a basic issue of providing food, water and shelter for a pet, this issue extends in to responsibility for medical upkeep of an animal as well. The problem may be lack of pet grooming, excessive endo- or ecto- parasites, or perhaps a collar that's been overgrown by a growing puppy or an adult dog growing obese.
In my experience, neglect is more of a passive than active phenomenon. I have seen pet owners in dire straits economically, senior citizens who lose track of what their pet needs due to other personal challenges of their own, and animals resulting of broken homes. There is a subjective matter we as veterinarians must weigh out. As we strive to improve the life of the animal presented before us, we must ask ourselves whether the person presenting the animal deserves punishment or is pleading for help in their own lives.
Speaking for myself and other veterinarians, we do our best to recognize the need to help both the pet and the person present. If these people don't have families who can assist, we link them up with local governmental agencies that can. 2. Gross, willful, cruel or malicious neglect. These actions are always active and never passive. Examples include lack of food or water provided intentionally, or perhaps lack of adequate shelter or containment provided on a long-term basis.
Examples include an emaciated dog kept in a milk crate full of old food and feces, or a dog kept out on a chain long-term without shade or water (causing heatstroke). These conditions are beyond what education and compassion for a pet owner can fix, these animals need to be relocated and the owner reported. Gross, willful, cruel or malicious neglect demands punishment. 3. Animal Hoarding. This is the toughest and most complicated situation dealt with, since there are degrees of abuse that sneak up on people who do this.
Ironically, many people who end up guilty of animal hoarding begin multiple-pet ownership or fostering with the best intentions for the animals in question. The problem is, when the sheer number of animals on a premise exceeds the practical limit of quality care, hoarding issues come into play. Experts in human psychiatry tell us that there are three types of hoarders: the exploiter-hoarder who takes on animals due to their self-important superiority and to control things.
Rescuers tend to accumulate pets, often working through networks of others. The third group is the caregiver who simply gets overwhelmed by either animal collection or allowing for unchecked breeding over time. I see the last category most, and have seen examples of all three in my career. Re-orientation through a de-population and educational process eventually can get these folks back on track. 4.
Intentional Abuse and Torture. Once only seen on "Animal Cops" on Animal Planet, we have a case close to home with the poor dog that had to be euthanized in Gautier, Miss. Getting to the root cause of what possesses people to do such things to animals is often a challenge. The answer usually is that these people are dealing with other human relationship issues, and torturing or abusing a pet is a method for a person to "get back" at the person with whom the relationship is strained.
It is commonly acknowledged by social workers that people who abuse animals often are abusing other people as well. In a New York state study, 700 women who were victims of intimate partner violence stated that if they had pets, up to 39.4 percent of the women felt their pets were at risk. There is a strong link between human domestic violence and violence aimed at pets. 5. Organized Abuse: dog fighting.
Yes, it still goes on. Legislation to end all forms of dog fighting has been slow to change things in this underground industry. I hear about dog fighting events in this region occasionally, but getting to the specific sites when the event takes place is limited to insiders. Why does this still go on in an age when gambling can go on legally in other legal venues? I'm not sure. Perhaps it's not about the money, but more about pride in who can breed and fight the toughest, most bloodthirsty dogs who can earn the owning handler a reputation.
So here we go again — it's rooted in the people. 6. Ritual abuse. This is the category I seldom see, and I'm glad I don't. Yet, the panel recognized this category as significant enough of a problem nationally to be mentioned. Apparently, there are religious sects (or those that pose to be spiritual) that include animal sacrifice and mutilations as part of their rituals. Such sacrifices should carry severe penalties if the animal killed in a ritual is not owned by the participant.
I would seek stiff penalties if an animal was mutilated in the process, with disregard for its pain and suffering (whether owned by the participant or not). 7. Sexual abuse. This is repulsive to most of us, but this category made the list because it is a common enough outgrowth of the sexual deviances we see in modern society. Why should we be so shocked, when the moral fiber of American society has been torn by pornography in print, video, and now online? I will leave our readers with one solid reference on the subject: Leviticus 20:15, 16.
The penalty for this type of deviance is what? Fitting.