Kathleen M. Minnesota

Animal Abuse

Dear president, I would like to inform you on a problem we have in our country.

You may not know it, but right now animals are getting abused in this country and the owner is doing it with little to no consequences.I am asking for your help on this topic. If you care you would at least try to do a campaign for this topic but it is your choice. Before you decide,let me tell you some facts and stories about this problem.

The reason why this is an important topic to me is because our neighbor use to abuse his dog. In my opinion, the dog did nothing to deserve that. My mom took in action and called the cops and the man was dealt with.

There are many many facts about animal abuse but they are not just about people getting mad and hitting their animal. Animal abuse can happen in so many ways. One way is people taking their anger out on their animals which of course is unacceptable and cruel. Other ways of animal abuse is dogfighting. Dogfighting was in the US after the Civil War with professional pitbulls. It was entertainment for police officers and firemen. That's not all, people are still betting on dogfights. Today, dogfighting has been reported in urban, suburban, and rural areas all over the country. It’s also has been estimated that there are 900 to 2,000 new cases every year of animal hoarding in the US with 250,000 animals falling victim.Some animal hoarders deny that they are hoarders. They are in a state of denial because they think to themselves that they love animals and the animals need their love they confuse good intentions with their actions. As hoarders don’t think they are hurting animals, same goes for people who buy fur coats, rugs, hats, etc…. More than 50% of the fur in the US comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are often bled to death and skinned alive for their fur. Chinese fur is often mislabeled so if you wear any fur there’s no sure way of knowing whose skin you’re in.

There are many different types of ways that animals are getting abuse and those are just some of the big issues animals deal with everyday. Look online to find out more facts on animal abuse.

Like every topic in the world people don't agree with this statement. Some arguments would include, “When my pet does not obey me I just hit them for discipline.” You should never hit or abuse an animal for anything especially for not listening to their owner, there is friendly obedience classes you could enroll your pet in so it will obey you better. “I take care of my animals so I can have as many I want.” Even if you take good care of your pets if you have too many no matter who you are you will bound to fail. Also,having over the limit of pets is not only harmful to the pets you have, but it is also harmful to you. “If I want to buy fur rugs,hats, and coats, I can, it's my money why do you care what I spend it on?” Although it is your money, you can spend it on whatever you would like but. If the customers saw what people did to the animals in order to make the product, they were gonna buy maybe some of them would change their mind. You could also buy something with fake fur that looks like the real deal.

A simple solution to this problem is to get people to donate to any charity that helps protect animals and keep them safe. There are other ways to help out as well, you could go to your local animal shelter and work as a volunteer or spread the word on animal abuse. Always keep your eyes out for animals.

Sincerely, Kathleen M.