- Pets and Animals
How can we stop Animal Cruelty
"Oliver" Dressed in his Bow Tie.
Animal Cruelty World Wide.
It has to stop SOONER rather than LATER.
We were sitting out on our deck looking out over the River watching 2 dogs swimming, they were having a wonderful time, It started me thinking how very lucky we and those animals are, 28 degrees, light winds. Shorts and T shirt weather. My mind started to wonder to less fortunate folks and animals.
The more I thought about the animals the madder I got. The ones that came to mind were PUPPY FARMS, WHALES, BEARS, LIVE EXPORT ANIMALS. There are many, many more, such as Fighting Dogs, Cock Fights. The list is almost endless !
These are my personal thoughts and opinions and I do not profess to know a lot about the in's and out's of the cruelty to the above animals in the way that they are grossly mistreated.
Just the fact that it had to be written down and try to make folks aware of the plight of these abused animals all over the world.
At this time I have chosen NOT to put photographs of these long suffering animals on this hub. We are just trying to make people aware of the abuse that is happening to our animals day in day out, not just in Australia, but all around the world.
The photographs in this hub are of animals that we know well and see on a daily basis in our area and we can see that they are well cared for . The first one is our "Oliver" who did not come from a Puppy Farm or Pet Shop. We think he is extremely handsome and oh so very spoiled. No bias here. :) :)
We went to an actual Puppy Farm not all of them will let you on their property and you have to make an appointment (we did not go to buy, just to check it out ).
The puppies they showed us were all beautiful.
Questions we asked. "May we see the mum and dad?".
Answer: "Not today mumble,mumble". OK.
Question: "May we see the accommodation that they live in?"
Answer: "No They are being cleaned today".
It just went on and on with no palatable answers, but a hell of a lot of question that we were getting nowhere with.
From what we have heard and seen the mums are never bathed or have their injections, no cuddles, very little human contact, only when necessary, live and breed in cardboard boxes, lined with dirty newspaper on concrete floors.
These mums are making a lot of money for the owners and are bred until they can longer produce a litter, then disposed of in a manner the owner sees fit ! Disgusting !
Many Puppies sold in Pet Shops come from Puppy Farms and are sold at exorbitant prices.
They are not always healthy, they could have worms, fleas, ticks, skin irritations, underfed, taken away from their mother way to early.
NOT buying from a pet shop, may help in the long run to stop Puppy Farming altogether. We can only hope that people looking to buy a puppy,kitten,any animal for that matter get the message that a large number of the mums and dads of these beautiful little animals go thru hell to line the breeders pockets,plus satisfy our needs, so that we can have a cute fluff ball that eventually grows up and may loose a little of it's cuteness, What happens to them then.
Maybe there are some Puppy Farm Breeders that take better care of the mums, dads and puppies with such things as clean and dry bedding, fresh water, adequate food and medical attention, but as yet we have not seen or heard of any, which is pretty dam sad.
Before we moved up here, while shopping once or twice a week, we would call into the pet shop, just checking it out.
One particular hot day, it was over 40 degrees.
Noticing that all the water bowls were either empty or tipped over. The young lady greeted us with a big smile and asked if she could help us.
Yes you may, ( by this time we were furious). Yes you could please start by filling all the animals water bowls, she humored us and went and did exactly that, but you could see by the look of thunder on her face, that she was not at all happy with us, can't win them all, but we were happy that all the animals had fresh, clean water :) :)
Cruelty to Bears.
Unfortunately there are many, many bears being brought up in small cages, with hardly enough room to stand, not given proper food, medical treatment, exercise.
As far as I know it is not happening in Australia, but it sure is in other countries. They are being trained with a stick or whip or tied up in such a cruel way until they submit and loose all their ability to defend themselves, just so they can entertain paying customers like you and me.
They are also used as bait for fighting dogs, Plus other horrible stuff !
Some of the bears are slowly being rescued, treated and nursed back to health, unfortunately there is never enough money to buy them from these cruel people, plus purchase a safe environment, food, medical supplies and pay carers to look after them as they should be!
Whales enjoying their natural habitat.
Cruelty to Whales
The way in which the Japanese are slaughtering these magnificent animals is deplorable.
"In the name of science" !!! Please give me a break !!!.
They have enough Whale meat stored in freezers to feed the whole country for years. They seem to be treating the rest of the world with such contempt, thinking we are all stupid, or maybe we are afraid of upsetting them for some unknown reason, If the later is the case, then we should all share some of the blame and be ashamed of ourselves.
Our Whales are dying in a horrific and painful way. It is so very wrong. And what is worse we are allowing it to happen!
Steers. Being fattened for market.
Ewes and their Lambs
Cruel Live Animal Export.
CRUEL LIVE ANIMAL EXPORT FROM AUSTRALIA.
Beef and Sheep
We are led to believe by the authorities that these animals are well looked after by, vets, keepers. They are well fed and watered, dry bedding, while and after being loaded on the ships here, and throughout their whole journey, as well as their off loading and delivery to customers in other countries. Also making sure that these animals DO NOT suffer unduly during the slaughtering process.
From what we are seeing and hearing this is not happening, after arriving in these countries they are being poked and prodded with electric sticks, kicked, knocked to their knees, unable to walk, some are stuffing sheep in the boots of their cars, and a multitude of other cruel methods.
Looks like we are lacking big time in our duty of care, If this is the case we have one hell of a lot to answer for.
SHAME on the AUTHORITIES that SHOULD be taking care of these ANIMALS.
Cruelty on Facebook
We saw a photograph on Facebook recently, (It has been there several times actually) where a young man was pouring what appeared to be alcohol down a tiny puppies throat. That image made me feel like throwing up.
Surely the management of that site knows the identity of where that photo came from?
Do they not have a duty of care to pass that information on to the Animal Welfare Authorities Police or which ever authority that can do something about it ( Anonymous if need be) where this person can explain his actions.
If it was alcohol he should then be charged,convicted and never be allowed to own or associate with animals for as long as his B-- points to the ground. Sometimes using the Invasion of Privacy act is just an excuse to not get involved?
Has this article made you more aware of Animal Cruelty
Cruelty to Animals
As I said at the beginning, these are my personal thoughts and opinions.
Maybe they are right, maybe not. Something that I do know is that CRUELTY to any ANIMAL is NOT acceptable in any way, shape or form.
There is just no reason or excuse for being cruel to ANIMALS. :) :)