As it's 'Blog Against Abuse' day, I thought I'd write a little about something very important to me. I am a real animal lover and can't bear to think about the poor animals that suffer every day due to abuse. Abuse can take many forms, from downright intentional cruelty to animals, to simply not providing them with the means to live a normal healthy life, i.e. not providing adequate shelter, food and medical care. Every day you read or hear about yet another case of abuse against animals, whether it's someones family pet that has been neglected and starved to the point of near death, or it's a truck load of cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse that are packed so tightly together that they suffer broken bones after being trampled on by other cattle.(This I saw on the news just today! I know these animals are bred solely for the purpose of providing us with meat, but at least let them be handled humanely in their last hours).It shouldn't be tolerated! There are so many organisations out there that fight for the rights of these animals, and they all do a fantastic job. I for one would never stand by and knowingly allow abuse to take place, and neither should you!
Here are just a few of the many organisations that are battling to give our animals the rights they deserve.
Animal Cruelty (overview)
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Come on people, let's work together to put a stop to this!