Graphic Video: Animals Are Not Ours To Abuse; Petitions To Sign

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It’s simple: Animals exist for their own reasons—they don’t want to be trapped in the wild, torn away from their families, confined to cages or small tanks, beaten, neglected, abused, or killed. You can relate, right?

The only reason why people eat, wear, confine, and kill animals is because animals can’t fight back. Industries that exploit animals may not listen to the voices of the animals who are crying out for help, but they will listen to yours!

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Whether it’s making sure always to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying from a breeder or a pet store, telling local stores to ditch glue traps, speaking out against dissection or cruel events like “donkey basketball” at school, reporting chained dogs or dogfighting in the local neighborhood, or volunteering at a local animal shelter, we all can make simple decisions that help animals every single day.

News Link:-http://www.peta2.com/issues/animals-are-not-ours-to-abuse/

Please sign some of the following petitions; WE HAVE TO BE THEIR VOICE:-

https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/more-up-to-date-petitions-that-need-your-signature-please/

Woman guilty of animal cruelty fined and barred from owning more than one pet Read it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Woman guilty of animal cruelty fined and barred from owning more than one pet

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The woman at the centre of one of the city’s most horrific cases of animal cruelty has been sentenced to a fine and strict restrictions.

Shelly Zenner pleaded guilty to causing an animal distress after more than a thousand rabbits were seized from her south side home.

The rabbits destroyed the home by chewing through wiring in the home and urinating everywhere.

Half of the rabbits were unable to be saved because they were too ill.

Both the crown and defence had requested the sentence that the judge handed down Monday.

In addition to the $8,500 fine, the court also employed a rarely used section of the animal protection act. It essentially allows the court to put Zenner on probation for the rest of her life.

She is not allowed to have any rabbits and she can only have one pet, either a dog or a cat that has been spayed or neutered. She is not allowed to go to a pet store unless she is buying food for that animal.

The crown says, given the nature of the case, the sentence is a good balance between the facts of the case with the mental health issues that are clearly there.

“The crown accepts the fact that animals are great companions and add a lot to people’s lives. At the same time, these animals are indefensible,” says Crown Attorney Christian Lim, “So this sentence sets a large deterrence factor. It is tempered with mercy and grace, in other words, it looked at the situation of the accused, her financial situation and mainly her health situation.”

Zenner’s mother and brother were also charged in this case, but those charges have been dropped.

Read it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Woman guilty of animal cruelty fined and barred from owning more than one pet

Dearborn Animal Shelter: Heights Cruelty Case Highlights Need for Awareness

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As animals taken from the Dearborn Heights store Pet Station are nursed back to health after owner Razmi Daklallah was charged with animal cruelty this week, the question remains: What more can be done?

Adoption is the best option, says shelter director Elaine Greene.

While the 37 charges against Daklallah are pending, the effect on Dearborn-area families is palpable. Former patrons of the store said are horrified at the charges.

“My husband and kids bought me a kitten from there in 2009,” wrote Dearborn resident Christie Thomason on the Dearborn Patch Facebook page. “It was very underweight and sick when we got him. They also were feeding the poor thing adult cat food that was too big for him to eat. He was licking the food. We have not been in there since.”

“Horrible horrible place,” added former customer Adam Stephen Jezewski.

And according to WXYZ, an 8-year-old girl’s dog was seized in the raid of the store on Wednesday. The family is unsure if they’ll ever see their pet again.

Dearborn Animal Shelter representatives commented Friday that the case serves as a reminder to potential pet owners to be careful where they shop.

“Make sure you know where you’re getting the animal from and that it’s an organization that is reliable,” suggested spokesperson Sandra Boulton. “Learn more about them and who they are.”

Shelter Executive Director Elaine Greene also commented that cruelty such as this is one of the reasons she encourages people to consider adoption before visiting a for-profit pet store.

“The Dearborn Animal Shelter urges people to choose adoption from organizations like ours for companion pets first,” Green said. “It seems when animals are used for financial gain, there is a greater possibility of abuse. To help continue to stop animal cruelty, we encourage people to lend a voice to the voiceless and report suspected abuse.”

April is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals‘ Anti-Cruelty Month, which the Dearborn shelter is using to highlight the issue–including how people can spot cruelty in stores or in their own neighborhoods. Signs include:

  • Tick or flea infestations.
  • Wounds on the body.
  • Patches of missing hair.
  • Extremely thin, starving animals.
  • Limping or having difficulty standing or moving.
  • An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal.
  • Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard.
  • Dogs or cats who have been hit by a car, or are showing any of the signs listed above, and have not been taken to a veterinarian.
  • Dogs or cats who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions.
  • Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners.

Signs of cruelty should be reported to a municipality’s local animal shelter, or police department. In Dearborn, residents should call the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2240, or the Dearborn Animal Shelter at 313-943-2697.

New link:- Dearborn Patch

550 dogs rescued from Kaufman, Texas puppy mill – OLD YouTube Video

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“An OLD VIDEO I wanted to show to keep puppy mills in the news. The abuse & neglect puppy mill dogs go through is appalling…please don’t support puppy  mills…If you want a dog then PLEASE go to your local shelter; Don’t buy from Adverts or the Internet”

Most of the dogs sold in pet stores and over the Internet come from puppy mills — mass breeding operations where hundreds of dogs are kept in overcrowded and often unsanitary conditions without proper veterinary care, food, water or human interaction.

Watch this video to find out how miserable life is for a puppy mill dog.

For two weeks in August 2009, United Animal Nations (UAN) deployed 34 volunteers with its Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) to remove approximately 550 dogs from a puppy mill and care for them at a temporary shelter.

The dogs were found living in filthy conditions and exposed to harsh elements year round. Many were severely matted and suffering from chronic infected wounds, internal and external parasites, and serious skin and eye infections. It was obvious that many of these animals had never known life outside their wire cages.

Read more about this situation on our Web site:

http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=619

Read more about puppy mills here:

http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=409

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