I have a passion of helping animals and making sure that they know they are loved. I have the will to help abused animals to help them to trust humans again and know that there is people who care about them. I love to spend time with animals, they are entertaining and some are so loving and playful. I don&#x2019;t like seeing any animal hurt. My main reason for this topic is because of my 1 year old dog Tyson. I would hate to see anything happen to her, and its a shame that some dogs don&#x2019;t get the love and attention that my dog gets. \n
In the mid 1990&#x2019;s The Wisconsin State Journal did a Q&A with a researcher at the University of Utah. In this Q&A they were trying to get the results from a survey, that these researchers did, connecting animal abuse to domestic violence. In order to find this out they surveyed the largest shelters of battered women in 49 states. The results showed a clear connection between the two in most cases.\n\n-74% owned pets\n-71% of the 74% had partners who threatened or killed their pets\n\nAnother survey, during the year of 1995, was done in a women&#x2019;s shelter in Wisconsin.\n\n-72% of the women were victims of domestic violence\n-86% owned pets\n-80% of the 86% the pets were abused.\n\n
Before getting into the main topic of animal abuse, i want to talk about the general types of abuse, which many of you may know. Physical abuse is when somebody uses force/violence to cause bodily harm/impairment to someone continually. The second form of abuse is sexual which is any form on non-consensual physical contact with somebody, especially when performing sexual acts with somebody who lacks the ability to give consent. Psychological abuse is both mental and emotional, this results in threats and/or humiliation to a person. Last but not least neglect, a form of abuse that results in the failure of caregivers to perform an expected responsibility to provide care as needed.\n
Peta stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It is the most known animal rights organization in the world. It contains over 2 million supporters and members. This organization focuses on the four main areas where animals do suffer the most. These areas are on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. Their campaigns are mainly about the use of fur in clothing. Many celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Jamie Bamber, Steve-o, Pamela Anderson, Kristen Johnston, Eva Mendez, the former women&#x2019;s musical group Danity Kane, Roselyn Sanchez, & many more in the Fur? I&#x2019;d rather go naked campaign. ASPCA stands for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ASPCA is the largest organization in the world and the first ever discovered in North America. The headquarters for this organization is located in New York City and was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866, due to his belief that animals are entitled to the same treatment and respect as humans. The ASPCA is the only organizations that is allowed to investigate and arrest people for committing crimes against animals. MLAR (where I volunteer) is the Main Line Animal Rescue, located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. They specialize in the rescue placement of unwanted, abused, and abandoned animals. Although they are a local shelter they do their best to raise awareness of homeless animals and the benefits of adopting sheltered animals. They also neuter, spay, examined, and vaccinated the animals so they are ready to be adopted. The Humane Society \n
Abuse is physical, emotional, and psychological caused by mistreatment or the misuse of power associated with authority. This is not only the case for animals but people as well. It is a corrupt or controlling act that can either be intentional or unintentional. The International Positive Dog Training Association believes that people who truly do love animals do not want to hurt or frighten them. There are a few techniques that should NOT be used to train an animal, such as, choke chains, pinch collars, shock equipment, alpha rollovers and other forms of physical pushing, punishing and/or domination. There are a few forms \n\n\n(Pictures- 1: Prong/Pinch Collar Injury)\n
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ANIMAL ABUSE ALYSSA LEE
THESISANIMAL ABUSE TAKES MANY FORMS, INCLUDINGPHYSICAL ABUSE, NEGLECT, PUPPY MILLS, ANDDOGFIGHTING, AND THE LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND ABUSECAN BE EASILY CROSSED, BUT THERE ARE MANYORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE WORKING TO BUILDAWARENESS.
PERSONAL RELEVANCEPASSIONWILL TO HELPLOVEMY DOG TYSON
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE= ANIMAL ABUSE? DOES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTUALLY HAVE A CONNECTION WITH ANIMAL ABUSE?Erickson, Doug. How Often Do Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse Occur Together? ProQuest Research Library. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. http://proquest.umi.com/
TYPES OF ABUSE INVOLVED WITH ANIMALS HTTP://WWW.BEHAVIOURFORLEARNING.COM/PHYSICAL.HTML PHYSICAL NEGLECT PSYCHOLOGICAL SEXUAL (INBREEDING) HTTP://WWW.DIVORCESMART101.COM/BLOG/LEGAL/ HTTP://WWW.REID.COM/TRAINING_PROGRAMS/PNCAIRT_SEMINAR.HTMLhttp://www.preventelderabuse.org/
ANIMAL ABUSE ORGANIZATIONS http://fresnobeehive.com/2007/01/ HTTP://WWW.MLAR.ORG/ABOUT-US PETA ASPCA ANIMAL SHELTERS (MLAR) THE HUMANE SOCIETY HTTP://FELISFEMINA.BLOGSPOT.COM/2008_07_01_ARCHIVE.HTMLHTTP://WWW.PETA.ORG/ABOUT/DEFAULT.ASPXHTTP://WWW.HUMANESOCIETY.ORG/ABOUT/ HTTP://WWW.ASPCA.ORG/ABOUT-US/ABOUT-THE-ASPCA.ASPX HTTP://BLOG.NEWSOK.COM/RELIGIONANDVALUES/2009/02/26/MEAT-LESS-RECIPESHTTP://WWW.MLAR.ORG/ABOUT-HTTP://WWW.MLAR.ORG/ABOUT-US/MISSION_STATEMENT -FOR-LENT-COURTESY-OF-HUMANE-SOCIETY/
ASPCA & SPCAWHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?WHICH ONE IS LOCAL? WHICH IS INTERNATIONAL?WHAT ARE SOME SIMILARITIES?
LOVE OR ABUSE?WHAT IS CONSIDERED CROSSING THE LINE TO ABUSE?WHAT KINDS OF TECHNIQUES SHOULD NOT BE USEDWHEN TRAINING ANIMALSPROPER WAY TO TRAIN AN ANIMAL. HTTP://WWW.IPDTA.ORG/WHAT-IS-ABUSE.HTML