Animals are often forced to fight to the death, and if they are seriously wounded, left to die by their owners. B. Animal fighting rings have close ties to criminal organizations and attract illegal activities to the communities where they are located. (“4 tied”, 2013) . Animal hoarding is another form of abuse. It often leads to hoarders not being able to take care of the animals they own. A. In more serious cases the homes of hoarders become public health hazards as animal waste builds up.
In the case Of a home in Huber Heights, Ohio, on Octahedron Drive, over 150 animals were kept in a residential house. The animals had to be taken to an emergency shelter because over half were considered ill and in need of medical treatment (Matthews, 2013). B. Hoarding can lead to mass amounts of animals being abused, much like the case of dog breeding farms ND exotic pet where thousands of animals are held in unlivable conditions and then sold for profit Cannibals Abused and Abandoned”, 2013). TRANSITION: The abuse of animals is significant, and it is a widespread problem in US.
B. INHERENTLY: Animal cruelty is still prevalent across the nation in millions of homes. Many people who abuse animals turn out to be criminals later in life, therefore it is important for society as a whole to not only report, but to prevent animal abuse. Animal abuse often goes unreported and unnoticed. Many pets are abused by their owners, but no nee ever sees it so the abuse continues. 1. In his article “Animal Abuse and Youth Violence,” Frank R. Action lists multiple reasons why abusers harm animals.
These reasons include “To control an animal, to retaliate against an animal, to satisfy a prejudice against a species or breed, to express aggression through an animal, to enhance ones own aggressiveness, to shock people for amusement, to retaliate against other people, to displace hostility from a person to an animal, and to experience nonspecific sadism (Action, 2001). ” 2. Children who live in homes where animal abuse is present are often abused themselves and unfortunately, sometimes carry on with the cycle of abuse later on in life. “More than 80 percent of family members being treated for child abuse also had abused animals.
In one-third of the cases, a child victim continued the cycle of violence by abusing a pet (“The animal abuse home violence connection”, 2013). ” 1. In a study done in 2005 by Christopher Henley and Suzanne E. Tallahatchie, it was discovered that “inmates who were younger when they first witnessed someone hurt or kill animals and those who witnessed a friend hurt or kill animals were more keel to commit animal cruelty more frequently (Duckiest,Henley, and Tallahatchie, 2011). ” 1. Violent criminals often have a history of abusing animals.
In fact, “The FBI sees animal cruelty as a predictor of violence against people and considers past animal abuse when profiling serial killers (“The animal abuse violence connection”, 2013). ” A. Because of this, we need to take cruelty towards animals seriously. It is a sign of aggression and violence and can often lead to even more gruesome crimes, not just towards animals, but towards humans as well. B. If left alone, abuse towards an animal can quickly exult in the death of animal. If abusers continued behavior is ignored, their violence can rapidly escalate to include more crimes and violence against people. . Animal abuse goes unreported frequently because people are either not aware it is occurring, are afraid to report it, or don’t know how to report it. TRANSITION: Now we will discuss ways that you can be aware of animal abuse and the many ways in which you can report it. C. Taking action and taking a stance against domestic animal violence is all about awareness. The CAPS offers articles and sources that inform viewers of the signs that an animal has been abused, how to report the abuse, and how to become involved with the issue. 1.
One way that you can help fight the issue is to become aware of the signs that an animal has been abused. 2. Warning signs of animal abuse can be physical or environmental. Physical signs are seen on the animal itself and environmental signs relate to where the animal is being kept or found. 1 . These physical signs include collars so tight they are almost strangling an animal, open wounds or cuts that are left untreated and may become infected, an animal looking tarred, limping or missing patches of fur (“How to Recognize Cruelty’, 2013). . Environmental signs include being tied or chained up for extended periods of time with insufficient food and water, over crowded areas (in kennels or shelters) and animals being kept in unsanitary areas (that to do about substandard conditions are your local shelter”, 2012). 1. Once a case of animal has been observed it can be difficult to know what to do. 1. The first step is contact the correct authority. For noise complaints like a barking dog it is recommended to contact police because this isn’t considered animal buses.
However for clear cases of animal abuse it is recommended to contact animal control or a local humane society (“Investigations”, 2013). 2. It can be intimidating to step up and make a report but it can be done anonymously and doing so is better than doing nothing. 1. This is an issue that many are aware of so there are many ways to volunteer and make a difference. 1 . There are many local shelters in the San Diego area in need of volunteers to drive animals around, fund raise, foster animals and work at adoption events.
Some examples of organizations that are currently cooking for volunteers are the San Diego Animal Support Foundation and the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter (volunteer Opportunities”, 2006). TRANSITION: Now that I have discussed how this issue can be resolved we will conclude with a brief summary of the important points. Ill. Conclusion 1. REVIEW: The human population needs to be informed on the issues Of animal cruelty in order to put an end to this worldwide issue and enhance our own society. 1 . First we told you what animal cruelty is, how it happens and what issues it can cause.