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Animal Abuse Powerpoint 2

  1. 1. Animal Abuse By: Duncan Bowden
  2. 2. The Issue <ul><li>Animal Abuse: “The infliction of physical pain, suffering or death upon an animal, when not necessary for the purposes of training or discipline or (in the case of death) to procure food or to release the animal from incurable suffering.” </li></ul><ul><li>-MSPCA-Angell </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Facts <ul><li>1,675 cases in US in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>6 cases in MA in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>40 cases in MA in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>25 cases in MA in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Neglect is a major part </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 cases in 2007 were neglect </li></ul><ul><li>Most common age range of abusers: 31-40 years </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2009 is a partial year with data through June 1st
  5. 5. Why So Much Neglect <ul><li>Commit to ownership without knowing facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average North American dog life expectancy 12.8 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost of a dog yearly: $925 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average cost of a cat yearly: $740 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must pay for: licenses, training classes, spaying or neutering, veterinary care, grooming, kitty litter, food, and toys </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Notable MA Cases <ul><li>Cow dragged to death behind truck </li></ul><ul><li>Kitten set on fire </li></ul><ul><li>Cat beaten with a saucepan </li></ul><ul><li>Cat found decapitated </li></ul><ul><li>Dog killed in washing machine </li></ul>
  7. 7. How You Can Help <ul><li>Report abuse when you see it </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt previously abused animals </li></ul><ul><li>Visit animals at a shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Help change laws to stop abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Spread information about abuse </li></ul>
  8. 8. What I Commit To <ul><li>Visiting animals at a shelter once a month </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading information about this issue </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting any possible signs of abuse that I see </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organizations <ul><li>Animal Rescue League of Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to mistreated animals </li></ul><ul><li>(617)-426-9170 </li></ul><ul><li>www.arlboston.org </li></ul><ul><li>MSPCA-Angell </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to animal rights </li></ul><ul><li>(617)522-7282 </li></ul><ul><li>www.mspca.org </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>“ Abuse and Neglect.” City of Boston. The City of Boston. 27 May 2009 www.cityofboston.gov . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Animal Abuse Search Results” WWW.Pet-Abuse.com . 11 April 2009. Pet-Abuse.com. 1June 2009 www.pet-abuse.com . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Are You Ready to Adopt.” MSPCA-Angell. Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 27 May 2009 www.mspca.org . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Law Enforcement Department.” Animal Rescue League of Boston . Animal Rescue League of Boston. 27 May 2009 www.arlboston.org . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life Expectancy In Dogs.” Pets.ca. 2006. Pets.ca. 1 June 2009 www.pets.ca.htm . </li></ul>

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