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Different Types of Animal Abuse
When you think of animal abuse you probably think of hitting an animal, or leaving it out in the cold, but those are just some forms of animal abuse.
There are many forms of animal abuse; one of them is physical abuse. Physical abuse is when you do things like hit an animal or even something as extreme as setting an animal on fire. There have been many cases of physical animal abuse some are so unbelievably extreme, such as a kitten beaten to death and thrown into the garbage can to die.
Another form of abuse is unintentional; this means the people who are abusing the animals don’t actually know they are doing it. Like leaving a dog in the car with the window sealed on a hot day. Also like leaving a dog tethered outside for a long time. Some people may try to train their animals using abusive forms of discipline they may think intimidation is the best way to train their animal.
Not paying attention to a pet is form of unintentional abuse. If you forget to feed your animal or not exercise your horse it is abuse. Finally some people hurt animals when the think that they are helping them. For example, if you see a bird and it can’t fly don’t go up to it and pick it up and throw it in the air. You can help it by leaving it alone to fix it’s own problem. But if some wild animal is seriously you call a vet or the SPCA.
The last form of abuse happens the most. It is when people abuse animals for only a short time; they will do something to an animal but then stop a few hours later. Have you ever known someone that has a very old pet and it is sick or in pain but they have it on medication to keep it alive. This is almost animal abuse, have they ever thought about the animals, it could be suffering. Keeping your animal alive just because you don’t want to have to live without it is kind of selfish. Everything has a time to die and this could be your animal’s time.
If you watch a show called Animal Cops there are many cases of animal hording. Animal hording is when somebody has to many animals. For example the person could have like 7 dogs 20 cats and numerous other types of animals. A lot of these animals will have to be put down because the SPCA can’t find homes for all of them. Another reason they have to be put down is because the animals are to wild to be kept as pets.
Have you ever known someone that has a very old pet and it is sick or in pain but they have it on medication to keep it alive. This is almost animal abuse, have they ever thought about the animals, it could be suffering. Keeping your animal alive just because you don’t want to have to live without it is kind of selfish. Everything has a time to die and this could be your animal’s time.
Do you ever take your dog out with you in the summer and leave it in the car? Don’t, the animal will be very hot and needs to. Come out with you if it is a hot day. These are some facts on animal abuse. I hope that you have learned how to take better care of your animal and will help your animal and others to live a happier life.
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