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Owning Pets & Animal Cruelty

Lexi Hall, Staff Writer

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I think if you are going to have a pet it should be the law that someone has to come and inspect your home to make sure your house and property is doable and pet safe. You should have to sign a contract saying you will bring your pet in monthly for a check, up making sure your pet is being taken care of and not being abused. If your pet isn’t being cared for the way it should be, then animal control will come and confiscate your pet.

Pet cruelty is against the law. I don’t understand why people even get pets if they are going to just abuse them. Like seriously, if you’re going to get a pet talk care of it. Don’t neglect it. Feed it, love it, groom it, etc. Think of it this way would you want to be locked outside on a chain in the freezing cold weather with no cover or blanket, no food, no water, no nothing except a slap across the face some days. It is sickening to think that people do that. 70.1% of abuse victims are dogs, 20.9% of abuse victims are cats then the other 24.1% is other animals (Animal Cruelty Facts).

If you see abuse you can call any of these 5 numbers. 1. The Humane Society of the United States at (202)-452-1100, the Latham Foundation at (510)-521-0920, The Animal Legal Defense Fund at (707)-769-7771, The American Humane Association at (866)-242-1877, or last but not least the Animal and Society Institute at (734)-677-7473. If you call any of these places and tell them the location of the abuse they will go with the place with the police and take the animal.

The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Based on the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on pet-abuse.com’s 2011 digest in which species of the victim was specified: 70.1% involved dogs. 20.9% involved cats. Also, Puppy mills are large-scale commercial dog breeding operations that put greater priority on profits than the health of the puppies. Many dogs are plagued with illnesses like kidney or heart disease as a result of the conditions they’re kept in. Today dogfighting has been reported in urban, suburban, and rural settings in all regions of the country and dog fighting is illegal.

Work Cited:
“Animal Cruelty Facts and Stats.” The Humane Society of the United States, www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/facts/animal_cruelty_facts_statistics.html?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F.

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