What is Animal Cruelty? Homeless Animals Animal Testing Endangered Species Puppy Mills ABUSE
Homeless – Spay/Neuter There are 4-6 Million animals in the US in need of homes There are many health benefits to spaying and neutering your dogs, cats…and rabbits! Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
Homeless – Natural Disasters Over the past decade, about 258 million people have been affected by natural disasters worldwide every year. Floods account for about 46% of disaster-related deaths in the Americas.
Animal Testing The animals that scientists do have to report using in experiments include dogs, cats, sheep, hamsters, guinea pigs, and primates. Of the animals that the USDA collects numbers on, 1,438,553 were used in research in 2002.
Endangered Species Worldwide, there are about 500 animals listed as endangered and 440 listed as threatened. Animals at risk of extinction are protected by the Endangered Species Act which states that when a species is endangered, it is illegal to kill, harm, or take the species out of its habitat.
Puppy Mills The average puppy mill has between 65 and 75 animals housed in hutch-style cages with wire floors. The waste drops to the ground below and accumulates beneath the cage where flies and other gross things fester.