Animal Cruelty And Family Violence

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Animal Cruelty And Family Violence

For the past few years, I have been interested in learning about the

problems society can face or do face; when it comes to animal cruelty and family

violence. Even for a good amount of American families the family pet is loved and cared

for. For others, it is a terrible thing to think about; but it happens. For many years, there

has been a lot of issues families face when they witness animal cruelty. It is worse in

children; whom witnessed the most animal cruelty and violence against one another in

their homes. They learn from everything the parents do and may act upon it later on in

life. That is one of the main concerns that animal cruelty and family violence becomes a

problem. Usually in this case, the results at the end never come out positive.

I have learned so much after studying and researching over the internet,

reading books from the library, or asking professionals. Professionals like, veterinarians,

veterinarian technicians, animal behaviorist, and animal shelter workers. On a particular

website, I found something on “The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence.” It was

an article from A National Survey of shelters for women who are battered. Also, who

witnessed animal cruelty in their homes before they were battered. I read the article and

found it quit interesting. Here is a part of what I found:

“A moment later Francine heard Nicky screamin…’Nicky’s cry was so

hard she couldn’t talk. I’d never heard a child cry like that. I …held her in my arms until

she calmed down enough to tell me what had happened. Mickey (Francine’s husband)

had warned her that if he found the cat on the porch he’d wring its neck. When he caught

her with it the second time he took it out of her arms and just broke its neck in his two

hands.” (McNulty, 1989)

You often hear, read, see, or often experience situations like this, to where

domestic violence starts; with animal cruelty of some kind. There are too many of these

kinds of situations where people are very silent about. More people need to be more

involved with the situations around them; including witnessing animal cruelty. Usually

something that has to do with animal cruelty, means that a family or just a child who is in

trouble. That ma...

... middle of paper ..., is that a lot of this is ignored in society. Also, too many

people are killed by these incidents; animals as well. Animals are a part of society in

almost everything humans do. Children respond better to animals which is probably a

reason why, when they are taught wrong, they abuse animals. Animals won’t always fight

back. If more people would report what they see, what they think they might see. They

should also get involve in helping more shelters; whether it is a human or animal shelter.

Then you have the shelters who hold individuals from abused homes. But most of them

don’t allow the families in need to bring their pets along. The pet should be allowed to go

with the abused individuals; they are victims as well. Especially the children who need to

get out of bad homes and have a pet that is in trouble; should be taken out together. That

way the child and the pet are in a better environment; but also so that the child learns that

what was happening to the animal was wrong too. As far as pros go, I can think of any

pros of all of this. Only can hope for a better future and that their will be more

involvement from society.
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