Animal Cruelty And Domestic Violence Essay

1246 Words Jun 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Statistics show:
 About 1 million animals per year are abused because of domestic violence that occurs in the home where they live.
 71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge.
 The percentage of battered women who say that their children have abused or killed animals while at home: 32%
 In 2007, 7% of media-reported animal cruelty cases either occurred in the context of a domestic dispute or involved a person with a history of domestic violence.
 Before 1986, there were only 4 states that had laws against animal cruelty.
 Every year, breeds like greyhounds are killed simply because they can’t race any more or they aren’t competitive enough in their speed.
 There are up to 2,000 cases of animal hoarding per year reported in the United States, resulting in more than 250k abuse cases.

Every single day in the U. S. animals are beaten, abandoned, or forced to fight for their lives. To grow together as a nation, we must fight for these animals’ rights. We need to speak for these animals that do not have a voice, who will if we don’t?

Pets are not the only ones being abused, so are animals such as circus animals. Elephants are often entertaining and thrilling to watch at circuses as they perform exotic stunts. Onstage, they get treated well, only to amaze the audience. But when the curtains are closed, the animals are not treated well any longer. A lot of the elephants…

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