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Animal Cruelty

I cannot say i am an absolute animal lover but i respect all living things and feel absolutely outraged whenever i hear of animal abuse.  I feel so disgusted and pained to hear of the brutal death of a stray cat in hong kong. The way the cat was cruelly and brutally abused absolutely makes my stomach turned. Some psychotic person grabbed onto the tail of a stray cat and keep flinging him so hard until he smashed into the wall. it was so violent the tail of the cat was brutally ripped off. Still breathing the cat scampered into the back of a staircase and suffered massive pain before dying. I am redundant with my feeling of absolute digust and horror, it is so hard for me to comprehend how someone can inflict such pain and cruelty on another living breathing creature. This is not a lack of education but the need of a person’s dominance on another. Why do humans do such evil things? This is one question i can never get an answer to because I also can’t understand how soldiers can inflict such pain and cruelty to other human beings during war. It is so painul and so sad to know there is this evil seed inside each one of us…

Slaughterhouse abuse in Indonesia

I eat meat, I like beef.  I am fully aware there are animals that are bred for human food consumption, so in the back of my mind, I know animals died so I can eat them.  I have heard stories where cows have a sixth sense and know instinctively they are being herded to be killed, and some would tremble and collapsed to the floor.  I don’t like imagining this picture, so even when animals are bred for human food consumption, I believe they should be killed or slaughtered in the most humane way.  There is no need to add more pain/fear/distress to the animal during the process.

Below article is shared from Four Corners, an Australian organization in investigative journalism:

“Right now in northern Australia, ships are being readied to load thousands of cattle to be transported to Indonesia where they will be fattened in feedlots and sent to abattoirs for slaughter. Australia sends about 500,000 cattle there each year in a trade worth more than $300 million. Six million cattle have been sent to Indonesia since the trade began two decades ago, supplying a growing demand for beef.

Despite industry assurances that the welfare of cattle sent to Indonesia is “generally good”, Four Corners reveals that many thousands of these animals die slow and hideous deaths. Four Corners goes into the abattoirs that the Australian meat industry does not want the public to see. The results will shock viewers and confront industry and government with the question: how much suffering must these animals endure for the sake of profit?

Following a report published January this year by industry and government, painting a positive picture of conditions in Indonesia, animal welfare campaigners took their own cameras into abattoirs to record the conditions for themselves. That footage reveals that Australian training of the slaughtermen in Indonesia has been grossly inadequate. Animals smash their heads repeatedly on concrete as they struggle against ropes, take minutes to die in agony after repeated often clumsy cuts to the throat. In some cases there is abject and horrifying cruelty – kicking, hitting, eye-gouging and tail-breaking – as workers try to force the cattle to go into the slaughter boxes installed by the Australian industry, with Australian Government support.”

Below is the video clip to “A bloody business”, which contains explicit contents & images

a bloody business

A Letter from a Shelter Manager – anonymous in North Carolina

Below is a letter written from an anonymous shelter manager I saw on Facebook and I would like to share on my blog becuase it is truly heart breaking:
I think our society needs a huge “Wake-up” call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all…a view from the inside if you will.First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the “back” of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don’t even know.

That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it’s not a cute little puppy anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there’s about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are “owner surrenders” or “strays”, that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

The most common excuses I hear are; “We are moving and we can’t take our dog (or cat).” Really? Where are you moving too that doesn’t allow pets? Or they say “The dog got bigger than we thought it would”. How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? “We don’t have time for her”. Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! “She’s tearing up our yard”. How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me “We just don’t want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she’ll get adopted, she’s a good dog”.

Odds are your pet won’t get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn’t full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don’t, your pet won’t get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the “Bully” breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door.

Those dogs just don’t get adopted. It doesn’t matter how ‘sweet’ or ‘well behaved’ they are.

If your dog doesn’t get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn’t full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don’t have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

Here’s a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being “put-down”.

First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to “The Room”, every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it’s strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the “pink stuff”. Hopefully your pet doesn’t panic from being restrained and jerk. I’ve seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don’t just “go to sleep”, sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.

When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You’ll never know and it probably won’t even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?

I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can’t get the pictures out of your head I deal with everyday on the way home from work.

I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.

My point to all of this DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say “I saw this and it made me want to adopt”. THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT.

puppy hung on clothing line

Just looking at the image is a bit baffling, so why would the teen owner be shocked at the reactions received for the picture he posted of Facebook?!?

The teen from the Phillipines posted the dog’s picture on facebook and thought it was cool.  Animal activists are now up in arms over the picture of the dog and have set up facebook groups condemning the act.  The teen thinks it’ll be a faster way of drying the dog, by hanging the puppy like a piece of clothing on a clothing line.  Seriously, what is he thinking?  The only “good” thing out of this unusual incident is the teen acknowledges his wrongdoing, which I think is great.  He has posted the following statement on his facebook page after the outcry of his photo & action:  “To All Animal Lovers and to (people) all over the world please read this: I would like to ask for forgiveness for the wrong I’ve done against my dog. I hope you could forgive me and I promise it will never happen again.”

On the web, there are comments from fellow netizens saying the puppy really isn’t hurt because dogs do have a flap of skin which the mother dog carry in her mouth to move the puppy around.  The flap of skin the mother dog carry in the mouth is similar to the clothing pins used to hold the dog onto the clothing line.  However,  I can only imagine how confused the little puppy must have been being hung in mid-air, poor thing.  While I believe this isn’t intentional animal cruelty but a mere act of stupidity, it still boggles the mind.

Dog flung off a building for fun

 This is murder!!! A video was posted on facebook page of two perpetrators throwing an abused dog off the roof. The video shows a man dragging the dog by the tail while the other person shooting the video laughed gleefully at the malicious act they are about to commit. The poor dog was pulled by the tail and was flung off the roof to cruel laughter. I can hear the “thud” as the dog landed on the ground and I can still hear him whimpering as he lay in his curled up fatal position waiting for a painful death.

I actually paused in the middle of the 20 seconds video because I was feeling way too disgusted and cannot bear to see the eventual outcome of the video’s ending. The fact people can find pleasure and glee in watching another living specie suffer in pain is beyond heartless. These acts are truly condemned and intolerable in any civil society. This is a crime and the perpetrators should be punished, especially since they think this is so “cool” and posted it online to “share”. I do hope the police in Singapore would be able to catch these two murderers and they are punished for their crimes. At the same time, I hope the SPCA could find the poor dog, if not badly harmed, probably dead from being flung off a building.

On Animal Cruelty and Why?

I would never be able to understand why people commit cruelty against dogs and cats, so I would concur with the idea that these people are weak and are outcasts of society, thus they need to vent and have the need to feel powerful and strong. Therefore, they would show their dominance on weaker subjects and derive pleasure out of their meek submission. I am going to share two stories of animal cruelty that occurred in Hong Kong that have truly disturbed me and leave me feeling disgusted. This is the one time I actually wanted to spit on someone, and trust me, spitting on others is such a low and degrading act.

 

 

On cruelty against cats

There is this giant park (Victoria Park) in the middle of town that is the home to a lot of stray cats & kittens; there are a lot of people that stroll around the park doing exercise and walk by the park to the public library, thus, this lively atmosphere attract a lot of people to feed the stray cats. Awhile back, a nighttime assassin started appearing in Victoria Park to grab these stray cats and disfigured them, leaving them without claws and toes. At extreme instances, some of the cats have their limbs cut off and their eyes scratched out.

On cruelty against dogs

This crime is committed by a local puppy mill that has rented a giant warehouse in the suburbs to store dogs and sell pure bred puppies to pet shops in Hong Kong. The living condition in this warehouse is absolutely gruesome and the dogs that are housed there are treated inhumanely and are malnourished. The dogs are fed scraps from nearby restaurants and to avoid complaints from nearby warehouses of dogs barking, the owner of this puppy mill has slit the throats of all the dogs in such a way that they are not able to bark or make any noise. The purpose of the dogs living in this warehouse is to produce puppies for the owner to sell, and devoid of any walking space or light in the crowded warehouse (thousands of dogs were found), many of these dogs are going crazy and are so nervous they would chew and bite themselves and other dogs around them. To prevent this from happening, the owner decided to knock off all the teeth of the dogs that are there to breed so the puppies would not be harmed or else they won’t be able to sell them for money.

even if you don't like animals, you don't have a right to mistreat them

Initiation into Manhood = Dolphin Killings (Denmark)

As outsiders, many of us would often find African tribal practice of inflicting pain onto ourselves to prove boys are ready for manhood disturbing; yet the practice of killing defenseless dolphins in Denmark by boys as a bravado act into manhood appalling and beyond comprehension.  When I received an email from a friend that shares with the international community the grotesque ignorance and needless cruelty to dolphins in Denmark, my mouth hung opened, my brows frowned, and my head shaking back and forth at learning of yet another act of violence committed against defenseless animals.

 

Every year in Feroe Island in Denmark, the sea is stained blood-red because hundreds of famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins are killed.

This slaughter is performed by young teenage boys to prove they are mature and ready for manhood.

Everyone looks on and participates in this "celebration" as supporters and spectators of animal cruelty

It's necessary to mention the Calderon dolphins are near extinction and the reason it's possible for these "men" to capture them so easily is because they come close to humans to interact and play to extend their friendship.

 

The dolphins do not die immediately, they need to be repeatedly stabbed with thick hooks and the dolphins will produce a grim cry like the sounds made of new-born babies. While the dolphins die in their own blood, no compassion or mercy is shown

Denmark is considered one of the most happy places on earth, yet this act of brutality is repeatedly performed every year; please don't ignore the dismay and outcry of the international community

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