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SGP Final

  1. 1. Animal Cruelty<br />By: Paige Taormina<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Why Animal Cruelty Is Relevant<br />Thesis<br />How Abuse Comes About<br />Shelters<br />Application<br />Conclusion<br />Class Activity<br />
  3. 3. Relevant To Me<br />
  4. 4. Relevant To You<br />
  5. 5. Thesis <br />Research has shown that those who commit violence often begin by abusing animals. Animal abuse is a problem in the United States, but there are ways to prevent it or rehabilitate the animals.<br />
  6. 6. Research<br />About Abuse…<br />
  7. 7. Animal abuse has very similar signs and symptoms of child physical abuse. <br />Behavioral Signs<br />Owner is absent<br />Pleased when someone is interested in them<br />Clinical Signs<br />Fractures<br />Important indicators<br />Diagnosis <br />
  8. 8. Special Forms of Abuse<br />Drowning<br />Asphyxiation<br />Drugs and Poison<br />Owners abuse animals to satisfy their own need for attention <br />Diagnosis Continue<br />
  9. 9. Strong association between childhood cruelty toward animals<br />Violence towards animal<br />Animal abuse used as a threat to maintain the silence of abused children<br />Forced sexual interaction of children with animals <br />Killing of animals<br />Animal abuse as a prelude to child or spouse abuse<br />Animal Abuse Leads to Other Abuses<br />
  10. 10. Cases of Cruelty<br /><ul><li>Domestic abuse involves
  11. 11. Animals, children, adults</li></ul>Animal abuse starts first<br />Child and Spouse abuse<br />Can start after animal abuse<br />
  12. 12. The link between animal and child abuse is evident<br />Veterinarian students say animals have feelings of:<br />“Helplessness”<br />“Being out of control”<br />Abuse?<br />
  13. 13. Encounter incidents of abuse at some point<br />Equipped to asses both human and animal neglect, cruelty and abuse<br />Position to break the cycle of abuse by reporting it<br />Part of the community of helping professionals <br />Help victims begin the healing process<br />Animal Caregiver Responsibilities<br />
  14. 14. Veterinarians take <br />Veterinarian’s Oath <br />Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics<br />They learn to look for the abuse and violence in the family<br />Some abusers take their stress and frustrations out on their pets instead of abusing their children<br />Abuse can always be preventable<br />Guilt<br />Important Facts<br />
  15. 15. “Even a pet dog knows it is unloved when beaten.” (Gilligan 1996, p.47)<br />A Quote<br />
  16. 16. A crossbreed dog found with a 12 inch knitting needle in her vagina <br />A collie with an elastic band tied around the base of its scrotum<br />A cat with a bloody and infected foreign object inserted in her vagina <br />Sexual Abuse Examples<br />
  17. 17. First Stage of Cruelty<br />
  18. 18. Plays a role in how the animal is treated<br />Animal and human victims may vary but they share certain characteristics<br />The higher the overlapping number of maltreatment, domestic violence, and animal abuse the more it is being researched<br />Culture<br />
  19. 19. Warning signs of abuse<br />Children who are exposed to adults who cruelly treat their animals <br />Children who abuse animals<br />Some Findings<br />
  20. 20. Shelters<br />In the Area…<br />
  21. 21. MainLine Animal Rescue<br />
  22. 22. Where the Animals Come From<br />Private Surrenders<br />Re-home Strays<br />Lancaster Puppy Mills<br />Other Rescues and SPCA<br />
  23. 23. A Good Home?<br />Have to have a fenced yard<br />Great vet references<br />Live in the Greater Philadelphia Area<br />Most important is the safety and comfort of the animals<br />
  24. 24. Pennsylvania Puppy Mills<br />
  25. 25. Thousands of Breed Dogs<br />Living their whole lives in rabbit hutches<br />Instead of collars, livestock clips or chains with tags<br />Puppies are taken too early from their mother and shipped across the country<br />Factory Farms <br />
  26. 26. Around 6 or 7 months start to breed<br />Producing 2 litters a year<br />After 8 years of breeding the dog is killed<br />Life on Factory Farm<br />
  27. 27. The Billboards<br />
  28. 28. Posters<br />
  29. 29. Major Billboard Breakthough<br />
  30. 30. The Bill Passed<br />October 13, 2008 the HB 2525 was passed<br />Will improve the lives of tens of thousands of dogs<br />MainLine and PSPCA has been working with the Governor’s Office and PA’s Department of Agriculture <br />Governor Rendell signed the bill into a law after it was passed<br />If PA can do it so can Ohio, Missouri, and other heavy-abuse states<br />
  31. 31. SPCA<br />Started by Colonel M. Richards Muckle<br />He fought for a change <br />A law-enforcement society sanctioned by the state government<br />June 21, 1867 PA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was organized <br />
  32. 32. SPCA<br />First humane society in the state<br />Second in the nation<br />Human Education Department started in 1925<br />
  33. 33. PSPCA Today<br />More than 300 schools have parts of the curriculum about animal abuse<br />Veterinarians handle over 30,000 cases each year<br />All cats and dogs are to be spayed or neutered before becoming adopted<br />
  34. 34. SPCA’s Main Goal Today <br />Rescue Animals <br />Lifesaving Care and Treatment<br />Reducing the number of animals<br />Through low cost <br />Public awareness <br />
  35. 35. Kitty Cottage<br />
  36. 36. Kitty Cottage Continue<br />Cats only<br />Can only house 50 cats<br />Cage free<br />
  37. 37. LAPS<br />Large Animal Protection Society<br />Establish in February 1988<br />Similar to the SPCA<br />An animal “welfare” group<br />
  38. 38. Application<br />Puppy Mills Commercial<br />
  39. 39. Information learned from MLAR and SPCA<br />Planned out the information<br />Show damage from Puppy Mills<br />Spread Awareness<br />Adopt!<br />Commercial<br />
  40. 40. Commercial Continue<br />
  41. 41. I was so unaware of the amount and severity of animal cruelty that goes on in this world.<br />I now understand that in order to make people aware of animal cruelty, we need to publicize it more. <br />Conclusion<br />
  42. 42. Works Cited<br />
  43. 43. Works Cited Continue<br />
  44. 44. Puzzle Piece<br />Write down one fact you learned<br />Build the puzzle together<br />Class Activity<br />