Pet Overpopulation/ Animal Abandonment Seven and six tenths of a million animals are abandoned every year. This number is so large because of two main reasons. Pet overpopulation is the fact that there are a growing number of pets and a smaller number of owners. Many experts went as far to say that “There are more pets than responsible owners.”. The cause of Pet overpopulation is animal abandonment.
This is one of the reasons the puppies and their mothers die very frequently in the mills. As mentioned above, puppy mills owner has shifted their emphasis from welfare to commerce. They want to earn the maximum profit with the minimum cost. Hence, most of the time, these puppies do not receive any veterinary care as it costs a lot for veterinary
Shelters currently hold pets beyond their originally designed capacity. Pets get dropped off or picked up off the streets for so many reasons. Animals get taken to, or not taken from shelters because they are either strays, victims of abuse, present behavioral issues, left behind due to family moving, abandon from different family experiences, not bought from overpricing, or the family had no time for it. All of which result in psychological effects of trust issues, loneliness, feeling unloved, anxiety, and
In my community, there is a real big problem with the amount of stray dogs on the streets and city animal shelters are so full that there is little they can do to help. There isn’t much funding from the government for animal shelters in Puerto Rico, which makes it a little harder to clean up the streets. And not only is it dangerous to have a large amount of stray dogs in your area, but also could be harmful to the health of the people. The kill rate for the animal shelters in Puerto Rico are at 97%, which are ridiculously high but still does nothing to solve the issue. My goal is to help my community by providing the alternatives to solving the matter of the amount of stray dogs while also lowering the kill rate for those dogs that have not been properly treated or adopted.
In 1874, the first zoo opened; however, since then there has been a lot of controversy around zoos. With over 10,000 zoos worldwide, the biggest issue people are seeing is that zoos are capturing innocent animals and putting them in small areas. In reverse, others believe that zoos are great for educational purposes. Zoos are extremely miserable for animals and they should be banned. Zoos are highly unsafe for animals.
People say negative things on the media so if others see it, they believe it’s true and just believe what others think, but in reality it shouldn’t work like that. Humans say things poorly about pitbulls that give them a bad reputation, therefore these dogs end up in animal shelters. “Researchers found that potential pet owners were less likely to take home a dog if shelters called it a pit bull because the breed is negatively perceived and considered less friendly and more aggressive than other breeds,” (Source F). It takes pitbulls almost three times longer to be adopted from animal shelters. A lot of people just believe pits are mean and can hurt you based off of their past.
Puppy mills over charge on dogs that aren’t well behaved, fixed, and a lot of them are sick animals. Most of the time you can get an animal from a shelter neutered or spayed, but at puppy mills you have to pay out of pocket both for medical bills and the puppy itself. Puppy mills as you can see are terrible place, don’t these dogs look upset and sad. They aren't taken care of and it
On a daily basis, about “7,000 pets are killed by their abusers”. People have to accept the fact that commercials on the television and little campaigns every now and then are not going to change that. The way we are dealing with this now is not at all the correct or most efficient way to do this. This abuse is in-human. Tell me, what is the difference between a human’s life and a dog’s life?
The shelters receive numerous companion animals many include pit bulls according to Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “ an estimated 5,000 animal shelters operate in the United States and receive 5 million and 7 million companion animals annually” (ASPCA) Pit bull breeds are less likely to get adopted from a shelter. A dogs temperament is indicative of their owner and the care and training they are given. Pit bulls used to be considered the perfect nanny dogs, they are extremely friendly even with strangers because of that nature they were not considered to be good guard dogs. If a dog is not socialized properly they tend to be more aggressive this is not limited to Pit bulls alone. Often Pitbull owners use the dog in fighting matches which have increased the stigma among the breeds.
During animal testing, many animals are killed after experimenting on them and the others remain alive with injuries and in captivity. 95% of the animals tested are not protected by Animal Welfare Act including mice, fish and birds and they are all suffering abuse and mistreatment. Even with the protection provided by the Animal Welfare Act, some horrific cases of animal abuse in the laboratories wasn’t prevented. Some people also find it immoral to test and experiment on animals for the human benefit saying that animals do feel and suffer like humans and so it is unfair to experiment on them what cannot be experimented on humans only because they do not have the ability to express their feelings. However, animal rights supporters do not oppose the farmers who kill animals daily for food but call the scientists cruel for killing animals for the advancement of medical field although, 99% of animals killed are by farmers while only 1% are by scientists (Ian, Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial