What is it?
There are many topics that can be discussed under Animal Cruelty and Neglect. Below is just a small example. However, if there is a particular subject which is not listed below and which you would like to discuss, please feel free to ask.
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For Teachers - downloadable handouts.
Learn To Recognise Signs of Animal Cruelty
For Teachers & Parents:
Learn and Act Now: A Few Facts About Animal Cruelty & Welfare.
Animal Cruelty: An animal right basically means that humans do not have the right to use animals for our own gain; not in the laboratory, not on the farm, not in the entertainment world and not in the wild. At the DSPCA, we want to prevent cruel treatment to animals.
· In many circuses, wild and exotic animals are trained through the use of intimidation and physical abuse. Former circus employees have reported seeing animals beaten, whipped, poked with sharp objects and even burned to force them to learn their routines!
· Elephants that perform in circuses are often kept in chains for as long as 23 hours a day from the time they are babies.
· More than 15 million warm-blooded animals are used in research every year.
· Scientists estimate that 100 species go extinct every day! That's about one species every 15 minutes.
· Dog fighting and cock-fighting are illegal.
· It is estimated that on average it takes 1,000 dogs to maintain a mid-sized racetrack operation. New greyhounds are continually entering the system to replace greyhounds that grade-off due to injury, age or poor performance.
· Many studies have found a link between cruelty to animals and other forms of interpersonal violence.
· Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of companion animal abuse in this country.
· A fur coat is pretty cool—for an animal to wear. Eighteen red foxes are killed to make one fox-fur coat, 55 minks to make a mink coat.