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Are we making any SIGNIFICANT progress in our society with the treatment of animals?

How many more years have to pass until animal abuse is eliminated? Why do humans STILL fight dogs in backyards? Why isn't the punishment SO SEVERE that violators will think twice before engaging in this behavior? Why do humans STILL buy pets from pet stores? Every pet bought just extends the life of the business! How difficult is it to pass a National law protecting animals?


Asked by Member 937562 on Feb 3rd 2010 in Animal Welfare
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

I'm afraid that we'll always have those sorts of problems. At least until Jesus comes back and restores the world to it's proper state. Human nature is disgusting and vain at best and not everyone is going to be willing to please others rather than himself. This world is honestly a mess and we'll never fix it up to perfection with our own power.
I'd elaborate on this and tell you more about the beliefs of my "religion", but that'd probably get my post flagged.


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 2/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Aster

I don't know. I was extremely disappointed Michael Vick was allowed to return to football and worse yet the NFL is giving him an award for courage.


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Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

In my life time I have seen big changes in the laws. Hopefully we can still move forward and improve them every year. As far as Michael Vick, as long as he is working, then he can continue to educate children against dog fighting, which is part of his agreement with the US Humane Society. If he's in jail, then he couldn't do that. It's a catch 22. I really don't believe he is truly sorry, but he is helping the dogs, even if it's only to improve his image. At least the dogs are getting something out of it, including the 1 million dollars he was forced to donate for the up keep of the seized dogs. We all have to participate in changing the laws. Write your congressmen. A good example is Pennsylvania. They are rapidly making big changes for the animals. NY has animal cops that carry guns, and can make arrests on the spot. When I was a kid, that was unheard of.


Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 2/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


♥ DEOGIE ♥

I think the laws are getting better but there is defiately a ways to go. Yes, people do get charged for animal abuse but really what is the punishment for the most part??? Maybe a fine and possible jail time (which rarely happens.) Maximum fine and maximum jail time is what is needed each and every time.
All abuse should be punishable to the highest degree.....dog fighting, physical and emotional abuse, puppy mills, lack of the following: medical care, shelter, food, clean water and grooming.
As for people purchasing puppies from pet stores, I think it's still a problem but not like it used to be. The pet stores in my area only have animals from our local animal shelter and I'm sure other places are the same way.


♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 2/3/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

I think we are making progress which is slow. But, it is being seen. I think the police and the animal shelters are taking control.
But, still need to continue to educate people in the general public. Shows like the pit boss are going to help.
Pitbulls and parolees is good. Just general help like that and I think more dog training classes are being offered more then ever.
Pet stores need to have stricter laws not protecting them but laws for them to not sell so many puppies each year :)


Dieta answered on 2/4/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer