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INNOCENT ANIMALS NEED YOUR VOICE

Angela Baird
Larkhall, SCT, United Kingdom

Nov 6, 2017 — Animal testing is another area that people are quick to dismiss. We see makeup companies conduct testing on animals, and we think they are putting lipstick on monkeys – how much harm does that cause, right? The truth is, animal testing is a much more cruel and inhumane practice that kills or seriously injures many types of species. Animal testing results in helpless creatures being burned, crippled, poisoned or even sometimes killed. It’s not just rats that are being used in product testing. Rabbits, mice, birds, amphibians, as well as dogs and cats, are all tested on.
66,000 dogs and 21,000 cats are subjected to testing every year.
It’s not just makeup. Testing includes subjecting animals to pharmaceutical drugs, carcinogens and even involves killing pregnant animals and conducting tests on fetuses.
Intentional cruelty to animals is strongly correlated with other crimes, including violence against people.[1]
Hoarding behavior often victimizes animals. Sufferers of a hoarding disorder may impose severe neglect on animals by housing far more than they are able to adequately take care of. Serious animal neglect (such as hoarding) is often an indicator of people in need of social or mental health services.
70.1% involved dogs.
20.9% involved cats.
24.1% involved other animals.
PASSIVE AND ACTIVE CRUELTY
There are two kinds of animal cruelty inherent across the spectrum of animal abuse. ACTIVE CRUELTY, which is cruelty inflicted (with deliberate intent to harm an animal creating immediate pain and suffering), and PASSIVE CRUELTY (harm inflicted via willful neglect creating prolonged suffering). One or both types are inherent cruelty to companion animals, animals used for research, industrial factory farmed animal cruelty, animals used for sport and ritual, hoarding, animals killed for their fur, skins and body parts and mass market puppy mill production. i really beginning to think that some humans take pleasure out of harming animals it makes me sick to the stomach i wish more people would get behind all the petitions so we can end it all.


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