Other than drowning them what's the best way to deal with someone who tries to d

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  1. Pearldiver profile image77
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Other than drowning them what's the best way to deal with someone who tries to drown pets in a sack?

    What would you like to say about animal cruelty?

  2. Faithful Daughter profile image83
    Faithful Daughterposted 7 years ago

    WHAT?? If I were witnessing such an atrocious act, I'd step in and save the animal(s), then I'd try to control myself and not kill the person doing this, and report it to the local authorities. 

    Once I saw my next door neighbor trying to bury a newborn puppy alive just because the puppy had sustained an injury in his garage... due to his own fault to begin with. I stopped him and took the puppy away from him. I nursed the puppy back to health and later when he was a few months old, I found him a good home.

    No one should stand by idly and watch such a horrible act!! People should be sent to jail for animal cruelty and pay for their crimes!

  3. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Faithful Daughter.  I would hope that there are laws in place which would appropriately punish such a person doing such a horrendous act.  I'm afraid that I would be in a rage if I ever came upon such a scene!

  4. Amy Becherer profile image67
    Amy Bechererposted 7 years ago

    As much as I try to avoid intervening in someone elses business, I could not stand by and watch any animal being abuse.  I would like to say reporting all instances of animal abuse receives the attention these acts should mandate, but that would be idealistic rather than reality today.  I believe those who work in organizations with the authority to act and prosecute do the best they can, but the reality is that these heartbreaking events continue to be a plague.  I believe the economic downturn has probably caused an increase in animal abuse and neglect.  The high rate of joblessness creates increasing stress levels, poverty and anger, none of which bode well, for the vulnerable. Individuals with a low tolerance for frustration or mental illness often lash out at those who cannot fend for themselves.

    Unfortunately, the governmental cut-backs have left the shelters at maximum capacity or beyond, with fewer employees to manage the overload of homeless or abused critters.  Some are closing, as they cannot maintain adquate standards for licensing.

    If I encountered any findings of abuse or neglect, I would not only report it to an animal protective organization, I would also report the activity to a local news station.  I am noticing a trend for these kind of sad stories receiving the validity and attention now that the animals always deserved.  I would make sure the animal protective organization knew I was going to follow up by notifying local news stations.   

    I have personally taken in many rescue animals.  My daughter absconded with a Papillion that was being starved and beaten by the heroin addict who kept her. We welcomed her into our menagerie of beautiful beasties, where she finally learned to relax with a full tummy and a lot of love.

  5. doberdog profile image60
    doberdogposted 7 years ago

    Slit their throat!
    Is what I would like to do but in reality I would have to intervene and if possible restrain the person until the police arrived - I'm a security guard so have plenty of practise at that.
    I have no time for animal cruelty whatsoever

  6. profile image0
    DoItForHerposted 7 years ago

    When I was a kid I lived in a remote place. No McDonalds, no theater, no mall, no doctor, no vet, lots of dirt roads, no sheriff on Sundays, etc. When we had an animal that needed to be put down, we used a shotgun. The place where I now live, that is illegal, but when you are in a place where you have to take care of your pets the best way you can, you do what is best with what you have.

    Sometimes that mentality doesn't change despite far more humane options being available. In this case, a bit of education might be a better approach rather than the knee-jerk reaction of causing harm to the person drowning the pet.

    Sometimes a person has never experienced love and they don't know how to treat an animal, another person, or even themselves with love. Such a person may not fully comprehend how atrocious drowning a pet really is. Responding with violence should be a last resort when possible. Despite committing such a horrible act, not everyone who drowns an animal deserves a beating.

    I'm not saying drowning or a shotgun to the head is OK; I'm trying to give another side of the argument is all.

  7. Faithful Daughter profile image83
    Faithful Daughterposted 7 years ago

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  8. Lucky Cats profile image75
    Lucky Catsposted 7 years ago

    Though I know it could possibly mean great harm...I would step right in and use all my inner as well as outer strength to stop the person.  In fact, there would be no way they could continue their heinous behavior if I were there...even w/the threat of bodily harm.  I could not stand to ignore or walk away....not in my nature to do so.  Righteous anger can be a very scary thing and I believe, in the face of wistnessing animal cruelty; I would be just that irate...and being so carries a lot of strength combined w/adrenalin which makes a very formidable adversary.

    My life's mission is to care for and save such animals in distress, danger and horrific conditions....and I have acted to stop situations where potential harm was about to occur...

    We can also speak to local reps. such as city/county councilmembers / commissioners, write letters to local publications, speak before school children to educate and sensitize early on, speak before local groups, and work to place animals who lanquish in shelters.  Urge spaying and neutering.

    And, in the case of an insane person perpetrating harm upon an animal...well...I'd step up to the plate on this one and hit a home run.

  9. lyndaroux profile image60
    lyndarouxposted 7 years ago

    This is perhaps, the most oddest question to ask, this is a heinous crime against animals. Thousands of animals are needlessly tortured and killed every day! what is wrong with society today? Where is the sense of compassion and remorse?
    Unfortunatly, most animals suffer @ the hands of their abusers and dye of a horrific tradgic death, and the abuser in most cases never get prosecuted.
    I will continue to fight for all Animal Kind to give them the life they deserve.
    I would never stand by and observe such an act against an innocent Animal
    There has been an rise in Animal abuse in the past several years, and more so in the Equine Industry.


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