THE STATISTICS• There are more than 2 million animals abusedeach year.• Animal abuse mostly happens in the third worldcountries like Mexico, China, and Korea.• Animal abuse is said to result from ignorance ofthe abusive consequences of our behaviortowards animals.• There are more than 19,000 animal abuserscaught each year.• Pit Bulls are the most abused animals throughoutthe USA.
BACKROUND INFORMATION• These people don’t do it on purpose. In fact, theysometimes don’t even realize their doing it.• Some people try to keep their animals undercontrol by using cruel discipline. They think it’s theright way to solve a problem but it’s not.• Some people abuse them when they think they’rehelping. They take in more animals than they canhandle, and the animals usually end up not beingfed for several days and aren’t getting they’re shots.
MORE BACKROUNDPeople abuse animals by….*Burning the animal*Not providing necessary nutrition for them*Beating the animal*They abandon the animal*They put the animal down for no reason*They slaughter animals for food and animal testing
HOW TO PREVENT ANIMAL ABUSE• Get schools involved*• Call animal cruelty• Look for the animals*• Report animal abuse• Call law enforcement• Set an example*• Talk to kids• Vote against animal abuse• Speak for animals*
MORE ON HOW TO PREVENT ANIMALABUSE• Neighborhood watch*• Stop eating animals*• Encourage others*• Host protests and rallies• Support PETA*• Be against animal testing• Donate or volunteer*
THE CAUSES• People have some sort of disease or mentalproblem that causes them to abuse animals.• To show dominance over someone orsomething.*• They sometimes do it out of anger.• Sometimes they do it just for fun orentertainment.• Economic gain, sometimes pushed to theextremes.*• Arrogance, inability of man to accept the equalright of other living souls.
MORE CAUSES• Denial or not able to comprehend thatanimals are as important as humans.• Image building, “look at me” being strongerthan animals, or remarkable pets, or bywearing fur coats to look “pretty”.
OPINION CORNER• Solimar’s opinion- Solimar thinks animal abuseis cruel and should be illegal.• Gabriela’s opinion- Gabriela thinks thatabusing animals is wrong and is very cruelthere for something should be done about it• Alyx’s opinion-Alyx thinks animal abuse shouldbe outlawed and that the United Kingdom isbetter than the USA.• Jeremiah’s opinion- Jeremiah thinks thatanimal abuse is mean and should be outlawedworldwide.