Tip of the Week: One of the most common form of animal cruelty is the abandonment of dogs. As pet owners fail to understand and control the behavior of their dogs when they go around chewing shoes and furniture, barking, urinating in the wrong places, etc, they 'give up hope' and abandon them.

Well, it is our responsibility to spend some quality time daily to train your dog! It will take some patience, and a lot of love. But remember, just like us human, learning as we get older, animals learn as they grow too! And what is better than to spend some quality time to bond with man's best friend?

Animal Cruelty: Sentenced to Death

Posted by veola at 10:39 AM

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Imagine this ... a high-powered electric current was applied onto your skull, meant to kill you, but yet only managed to shock and paralyze you, unconscious for less than a minute.... you regain consciousness, ropes tied to one leg, you were hanged upside-down, they slit your throat, you are now bleeding slowly, but because you were hung upside-down, blood still running through your brain, you are fully aware of your slow and painful death... you cry but only blood flows.... no one is going to hear you...

This is the plight of the poor creatures, whose lives end by being meat on our plates...

May God have mercy on us all...

Cat Glued to Minessota Highway Rescued

Posted by veola at 11:06 PM

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another insane and mindless act of animal cruelty.
This time, a cat, an orange tabby, was glued alive to a Minnesota interstate highway and left to die. Apparently, the perpetrators were hoping that the cat will get run over by passing traffic, or maybe die a slow death by starvation or get killed eventually by the elements. (?)

Fortunately, a passing couple saw the cat at the side of the road, thinking that it might be drawing it's last breath after it had been hit by a car. After investigating and realizing that its still alive, they picked up the cat. Unfortunately, the glue ripped off the cat’s paw pads, along with some of his claws.

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” said the Second Chance Rescue crew. Second Chance named the cat Timothy and provided the necessary medical attention.

Timothy is now recovering in the care of a foster family. Second Chance says the cat could be up for adoption once he’s recovered.

[LINK: ksfy.com]

Campaign to Tackle Puppy Mills in Missouri

Posted by veola at 10:10 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pet Store Puppies Come From Puppy Mills - The best home videos are here

Sometimes, we, the so called animal lovers, are actually contributing to the suffering of many poor animals without even knowing it.

How would you feel if you are kept in a cage, for your whole life? No room to run about. Living in putrid conditions. Exposed to the sun and rain. Having your infants separated from you almost as soon as they were born?

When we bring our kids to go 'shop' for a puppy or spending hundreds or thousands on a pure breed, or buying a puppy as a gift to friends and family, we are directly creating a demand for these puppies. And, as the law of money making goes, as long as there is a demand, people out to make a quick buck will ensure that the supply is there.

Puppy mills are just as evil as factory farming. It is brutally cruel. Period.

Please, if you really want to have a pet as a companion, to love and to care for it, Adopt, Don't buy. Look into their eyes, and do the right thing. For every scar, every sore, and every imperfection that you see on the poor creature's body, tell it that you will love it even more, for in so doing, we may have a glimmer of hope that their bruised and broken heart may be healed over time.

You can help! -> How you can support the Missouri campaign.

More sadness....

Dog thrown off bridge dies

Posted by veola at 11:41 AM

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Pepper, the poor dog that was thrown off a bridge by a teenager in Lithuania, has died.

I didn't want to post this sad news, but many have emailed me to enquire on its condition.

Although initially thought to have survived the fall, Pepper didn't manage to recover from the multiple injuries, and has since moved on to a better place.

I hope and pray that Pepper did not suffer and died for nothing, and that he is in a much better world now.

RIP Pepper...

Lithuania Teenager Throws Dog Off Bridge

Posted by veola at 7:27 PM

Friday, November 20, 2009

Have these people no heart? This a group of young men! Not just one single sick individual! What is the world becoming? In my opinion, all those around him filming should be punished just as well! They witness a crime, but did nothing to stop it, and made no effort to report it!

Please help sign the petition to lobby for the Lithuanian government to hand out a maximum sentence for this guy!

Report from allvoices.com :

Svajunas Beniuk is facing animal cruelty charges after throwing a neighbor's dog from a bridge. This man was accompanied by at least two other people who filmed the event. Svajunas holds the dog in his arms, walks to the center of the bridge, then waits for traffic to pass before tossing the dog over. The dog lands on the ground below, surviving the fall, whimpering, and unable to move.

This footage was posted on the Internet where it sparked an outrage among many Internet users (even 4chan jumped to the rescue). Kaunas police, PETA, and several other organizations were contacted in a mass effort to save the dog and track down the people in the video.

The dog is currently being treated for injuries (many broken bones and possible internal injuries). It is not clear yet whether the dog will need to be euthanized. However, he is making a recovery.

Svajunas had turned himself in and is currently released until charges are filed. He claims the dog kills his mother's hens and the dog's owner is a lazy drunk.

The owner says he gives what little he has to his dogs during a interview.

Internet users are still fighting to get maximum punishment for this blatant crime against such a calm, kind animal.

click here if video fails to load. . .


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:54 PM

Sunday, November 08, 2009

(Above: Puppy after he was intentionally starved by shelter and died and picture of him when he first came into the shelter.)

Mayor Wharton Fires Animal Shelter Director
Reported by: Shane Myers
Email: smyers@myeyewitnessnews.com
Last Update: 11/06 6:23 pm


MEMPHIS, TN -- Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has fired Earnest Alexander, the director of the Memphis Animal Shelter. During a morning news conference, Mayor Wharton announced the firing. Darrell Eldred will take charge of the shelter, said Mayor Wharton.

The following is a news release issued by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s office:

The Way Forward

In light of recent developments at the animal shelter, inclusive of preliminary findings of an internal investigation, the following are action being taken as measures to improve the quality of animal care and the delivery of overall services:

1) Hire an Interim Facility Coordinator

The Interim Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:

Providing leadership in managing the fiscal resources of the animal shelter

Monitoring the department’s operating and capital budget – making appropriate recommendations

Establishing and administering performance measures to support the day-to-day operations within the budget

Reporting developments to the Mayor

2) Enlist the services of an Interim Operations Control Manager/Reinstate the Operations Control Manager position

In the interim, the city will enlist the services of a highly-qualified operations control manager with expansive knowledge of animal care and control.

This individual will work in lockstep with the Mayor’s Task Force.

This individual will ensure strict compliance with all updated policies and procedures.

Qualifications for the Operations Control position will be rewritten to require enhanced experience in animal care and control.

3) Activate the Mayor’s Task Force to engage in Systematic Monitoring

Representatives from animal advocacy groups and animal professionals with the mayor’s newly-formed Animal Shelter Task Force will work with the Interim Operations Control Manager to implement best practices at the shelter.

Members of the Mayor’s Task Force will work with the Interim Facility Coordinator and the Division Director in providing daily monitoring of the shelter and of staff.

4) Install Video Cameras

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, operations at the animal shelter can be viewed by web camera 24 hours a day via the City of Memphis’ website: www.memphistn.gov

5) Increase Veterinarian Services

Two Veterinarians will now be contracted to perform services at the shelter.

Eight cameras have now been installed inside the shelter so the public can view what is happening. Wharton says "When you know you are operating in the sunlight, the temptation to cut a corner is not going to be as great.” Wharton also wants more volunteers to monitor the shelter and the employees. Wharton says “This is not a closed society, we want to say this is open, this is your shelter.”

Wharton says one of the reasons he fired the director is because of missing or incomplete paperwork. Wharton says the paperwork problems are connected to drug logs that are supposed to be kept for each dog put to sleep. Wharton said, “If you are lax on these records that could send you to jail, then heaven forbid, what are you going to do about documenting you fed a dog.”


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:43 PM

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Apparently, the surgery was just carried out for research purposes. It was done two years ago, and only just now announced as a means of drumming up publicity for the hospital in China. The donor dog was killed as part of the process.

The chief plastic surgeon at the hospital "is now hoping to attract rich westerners for face change surgery."


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:13 PM

Saturday, October 10, 2009

You would be surprised at the number of veterinarians who are in the business for the sole reason that they need a job to pay the bills. They don't care about animals any more than alot of other people care about their job. What they care about is the paycheck. The result is that some vets are mistreating the animals. There is documentation of this. Just go to pet-abuse.com and read up on professionals who work with animals who have been found guilty of animal abuse.

If you do know of a legitimate case based on your understanding of what that means of a veterinarian who has provided less than satisfactory service, do a public service and let others know what happened so consumers can make informed choices.

Please go to www.veterinariansfromhell.com


Bessemer, Alabama animal shelter full of starving sick animals with poor conditions. Mayor no help!

Posted by Blog Owner at 2:04 PM

Thursday, October 01, 2009


cat duct-taped from head to paws and left to die

Posted by veola at 12:20 PM

A female cat was found duct-taped from head to paws and left abandoned in a Philadelphia yard on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.

How can anyone do such a cruel thing to a tame and lovely creature like this!?

If anyone comes across such acts, please come forward and report it to the police! Deliberate acts of cruelty to animals is a crime!

The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $1000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for wrapping Sticky in duct tape and abandoning her.

Anyone with information about the person who wrapped Sticky in duct tape and abandoned her should call the Pennsylvania SPCA's Cruelty Hotline at 866-601-7722.

Source: cbsnews and more pictures


Posted by Blog Owner at 2:40 AM

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The ginger tabby, 4, wandered back home to his owner in Monroe County, Indiana, with the 13 inch arrow pierced through his flesh after disappearing for three days. He only lived because the weapon pierced his muscles but skimmed over the top of his skull. "The arrow went through his head to his left ear. It's a miracle it didn't go through his skull," said Sarah Hayes, Monroe County Humane Association, which has been caring for the cat. “It’s just horrible, and whoever did this, they need to be charged.”

Vets who treated Brownie said the level of infection in his wounds suggested he had been shot at least two days before he returned home. He had surgery to remove the arrow and is expected to make a full recovery. Casey Shake, who treated Brownie, said: “I have never seen anything quite like that. It was definitely bizarre. “The next day that cat was amazing,” he said. "Brownie was purring, ready to eat and drink, and wanted love." Dylan Eads, Brownie's owner, is hoping the culprit who shot the cat will be caught.

He said: "They can shoot at beer cans if they want target practice. They shouldn't be shooting at someone's cat." A $1,100 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for injuring Brownie.

Click here for more info

Recommended Site (www.stephaniehyde.net)

Posted by Blog Owner at 10:45 PM

Friday, September 18, 2009



Posted by Blog Owner at 10:51 AM

Testing on live animals is such a no no. This is the lab where Annie Le was murdered, her body stuffed in a wall of the lab. A DNA match has been made implicating a lab technician who worked with the animals to the homicide.

Such an enviroment is unnatural. Experimenting on live animals attracts a certain morality that can and does reach over into how people treat one another!

Educated people in institutions of higher learning are well aware that there are technical advances in research that do not require the use of live animals and many universities and scientists already use them. Yale isn't one of them!

Click here to learn more about YARC

Don't You Love Me Anymore?

Posted by veola at 9:03 AM

Thursday, September 03, 2009


Posted by Blog Owner at 12:18 PM

Tuesday, September 01, 2009



Posted by Blog Owner at 5:54 AM

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



Posted by Blog Owner at 11:29 AM

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thank you for joining us today. Our goal here on "Stop Animal Abuse" is to educate people about the realities of animal abuse. We hope we have achieved that goal and would appreciate your comments.

Again, your visitation today at "Stop Animal Abuse" is really valued. Thanks again for stopping by.


Posted by Blog Owner at 11:22 AM

(Below: Gypsy had to have her leg removed as it was so injured in dog fighting)

God bless the veterinary surgeons Dr. McLean and Dr. Lowery and all those who have cared for Gypsy. McLean and Lowery had to call in veterinary surgeons who specialize in reconstruction. Gypsy was found a few years ago so this story isn't recent per se, but read this which came out when Gypsy was found:

A horribly mutilated pit-bull, named Gypsy, was found on Monday morning, April 11, 2005 in Gaston County, North Carolina. She had been dumped on a main highway (Wilkinson Blvd) that connects Gaston County with Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. Her wounds appear to be the result of dogfighting.

Her injuries were so severe, her right-front leg had to be amputated due to the extent of mutilation and infection. According to reports, the flesh on her face was literally rotting off, and when she first arrived at Tri-County Animal Rescue, her mouth was "nothing but pus". Tri-County Animal Rescue stated that the dog was "a bloody mess" when she was found on the roadside.

From the Tri-County website: "Gypsy had her leg amputated Monday the 18th 2005 and she is fighting for her life. Thanks to the skilled surgeons, Dr. McLean and Dr. Lowery at Eastridge Animal Hospital in Gastonia, and all the wonderful and loving vet techs at Eastridge who just go in and hold her paw or pat her or speak sweet kind words. It's amazing, but Cindy said she wagged her tail after surgery. Cindy and Dr. McLean say she hasn't given up and is fighting to stay with us.

"Her face is literally falling off, rotten skin, she has lost her lips and may lose her nose. Dr. McLean (if we have enough money and she makes it) will be able to do some cosmetic surgery. Her teeth showing is that her lips are rotten and gone. Imagine cutting off an ice pick to about two inches long and stabbing a dog in the head over and over and over. The skin is rotting beneath the wounds and it looks horrible."

Gypsy was a "bait dog"~

"Bait" animals are used to test a dog's fighting instinct, and these animals are often mauled or killed in the process. Trainers obtain bait animals from several sources: wild or feral animals, animals obtained from a shelter, or in some cases, stolen pets.[7] Sometimes the animals are also obtained through "free to a good home" ads.[8] According to news reports compiled by the National Humane Society, the snouts of bait dogs are wrapped with duct tape to prevent them from injuring dogs being trained for fighting. Other animals, such as cats and rabbits are also reported to be used as bait animals. Experts have said small dogs, kittens, and rabbits are more at risk of being stolen for bait than larger animals.

(turn up speakers)

Gypsy now, after surgery and recovery!


Please remember...

*The "fighting dog" has few friends.
*They live lives of brutality and unspeakable cruelty at the hands of those who gamble on their deaths, while betrayal and death await them at "humane" societies if they are "rescued".
*Don't support "humane" groups that don't include these dogs in their circle of compassion.

TIPLINE (877) 847-4787
Dogfighting is not dogs "wrestling" or "having fun".


Posted by Blog Owner at 9:54 AM

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting or cockfighting. There are rewards for general animal cruelty as well and for cruelty involving animals other than dogs.

If you have information about illegal animal fighting or animal cruelty, you are eligible for this reward. Here are the steps to take.

1.)Call your local police department or animal control agency. Give them as many details as you can about the suspected animal fighting and or abuse situation.

2.)You do not need to give your name to law enforcement to report illegal animal fighting or animal abuse unless you want to. Tell the law enforcement agency about The HSUS's reward program. Let them know that if there is an arrest you will be back in touch and to remember you. If you want you can give them your name, a nickname or pseudonym to begin with if you are interested in going back to have them help you get the reward at a later date. If you are afraid to give your name, you can tell them you fear for your safety and that it is a nickname or pseudonym. Remember, you don't have to use your real name to report a crime. You don't have to use any name.

3.)Get some information on who you spoke to. If the suspected animal fighter/abuser is convicted, ask the law enforcement agency involved in the case to write a letter to The HSUS. The letter should state that your tip helped lead to the arrest and prosecution of the convicted animal fighter. The letter should be mailed or faxed to:

Animal Fighting Reward Program
c/o Ann Chynoweth
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
FAX: 301-721-6414

If you have questions about the reward program, please call us at 202-452-1100 or:

Click here to find our more about the reward program

Wolf in Horrific Pain, Unbelieveable

Posted by Blog Owner at 9:05 AM

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

(turn up speakers)

You will see a wolf get shot and the pain this wolf is in is well, horrific!

June is "Adopt A Shelter Cat Month"!

Posted by Blog Owner at 12:52 PM

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Petfinder.com can help you find shelters near you!

Click on "animal shelters" near the top of the website. Up there too you will see "local/classifieds". They are on a purple line that goes across the page.

Good luck!


Cruelty Against Farm Animals

Posted by Blog Owner at 1:26 PM

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

If you suspect that an animal has been abused, by someone you know or by a stranger, there are things you can do. The most important act you can take is to report the cruelty to your local law enforcement. In some cities, this may be animal control or a department of Humane Law Enforcement, while in other areas the police or sheriffs department may be the agency in charge of these sorts of crimes.

If you are unsure of who to contact, try your local yellow pages, or you can use the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Lookup page to locate the agency in your area. You can also check the front section of your telephone yellow pages and search for Animal Control.

Some areas (especially more rural parts of the country) may not have a designated Animal Control Department, in which case there may be a an branch of a local humane society that has been assigned the power to investigate cruelty cases. If your city does not have an animal control or humane law enforcement department, cruelty cases may fall under the jurisdiction of the sheriff's department or local police.

If you witness animal cruelty in progress and do not know the number to the appropriate agency, CALL 911. Animal cruelty is a CRIME, and the police dispatcher will be able to determine which department should respond.

Three Dogs Forced Into Lives Of Sexual Assault!

Posted by Blog Owner at 8:58 AM

(Deborah Whalen-above)

(Donald Roy Siegfriend-above)
Exodus 22:19
"Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death". New International Version

If you think the dogs wouldn't mind or wouldn't know the difference may this be a learning experience for you that such behavior is extremely traumatizing for a dog. They are "forced" out of fear to comply with behavior that injures them and causes great suffering.

Know Of A Pet Or Animal Situation That Needs Prayer?

Posted by Blog Owner at 10:55 AM

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Click here for Prayer List For Pets

"Be Kind To Animals. For In So Doing, Some Have Entertained Angels Without Knowing It"

Posted by Blog Owner at 2:26 PM

Saturday, May 23, 2009

(please turn up speakers)

You don’t have to be an animal expert to help out at your community’s shelter. Since shelters survive on donations, you won't be turned away. Here are some ideas:

1. Offer to walk the dogs and pay attention to them.
2. Bring up snacks to hand out to the animals in their cages.
3. Offer to visit the cats and to pay attention to them
4. Donate old sheets, blankets, towels and washclothes
5. Donate bags or cans of food
6. Offer to help clean the cages and the building
7. Offer to brush the animals, bathe them
7. Donate your professional services (Dog training, professional groomer, vet-tech,
veterinarian, lawyer, accoutant, etc. Any professional service the shelter would
have to pay for without your help.)

Children and Animal Cruelty: What Parents Should Know

Posted by Blog Owner at 2:35 PM

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Children and Animal Cruelty: What Parents Should Know

As natural "explorers," don't all children sometimes harm animals?

Absolutely not. While some children kill insects, few torture pets or other small creatures. If allowed to harm animals, children are more likely to be violent later in life. Animal cruelty, like any other violence, should never be attributed to a stage of development.

What kind of children are cruel to animals?

Serious or repeated animal cruelty is seen more often in boys than in girls. Children as young as four may harm animals, but such behavior is most common during adolescence. Cruelty is often associated with children who do poorly in school and have low self-esteem and few friends. Children who are cruel to animals are often characterized as bullies and may have a history of truancy, vandalism, and other antisocial behaviors.

What does animal cruelty indicate about family dynamics?

Researchers say that a child's violence against animals often represents displaced hostility and aggression stemming from neglect or abuse of the child or of another family member. Animal cruelty committed by any member of a family, whether parent or child, often means child abuse occurs in that family.

What should I do if my child or a neighbor's child has harmed an animal?

If you suspect your child has deliberately harmed an animal, talk to your child. Try to discover what caused the cruelty. Communicate with your child, your child's teachers, and your child's friends. The more you know about your child's activities, the better able you will be to guide your child in making compassionate and humane choices.

Something as serious as animal cruelty, however, should not be handled alone. Seek help from a family counselor, school counselor, pediatrician, or clergy member. If you know another child who has harmed an animal, report what you know immediately to your local animal-welfare organization or police department. Alert the child's school principal or guidance counselor.

What should I tell my child about the other child's behavior?

Explain that animal abuse is often a sign of other serious problems and should be addressed by the proper authorities. Knowing that a friend has serious problems can be quite troubling for a child, as can witnessing animal cruelty. Your child may need to sort out the feelings the incident raises.

What should I do if an otherwise "good" child harms an animal one time?

Though innocent exploration may be corrected simply by talking with the child, any time a child causes an animal pain or suffering you should be concerned.

What is the difference between innocent exploration and calculated animal cruelty?

Innocent exploration may come of simple curiosity, but calculated animal cruelty is motivated by a desire to harm. While even innocent acts of cruelty should be addressed, it is particularly important to intervene when a child is insensitive to the obvious distress of an animal, repeats a harmful behavior, or derives pleasure from causing an animal pain.

How can I teach my child to respect animals?

Teach by example; use real-life situations to instill a sense of respect for all life. Invite your child to help you feed the birds or rescue a bug. With older children, discuss animal-cruelty cases publicized in the news. Encourage children to speak up for animals.

How can my child's school incorporate humane education?

Humane education should be part of every school curriculum. The Youth Education Division of The HSUS publishes materials that help teachers establish a classroom theme of kindness, respect, and tolerance. For subscription information, contact The HSUS's Youth Education Division, the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE), at

67 Norwich Essex Turnpike
East Haddam, CT 06423-1736

credit: HSUS

Encourage Humane Slaughtering Of Animals For Consumption

Posted by Blog Owner at 8:14 AM

Saturday, May 09, 2009

You wouldn't want to be roughed up, would you?

Not Everyone Is Happy At The Circus!

Posted by Blog Owner at 8:13 AM


Circuses force animals to perform tricks that have nothing to do with how these magnificent creatures behave in the wild. They are taught to do tricks by fear and submission. They are injured while being beat and tortured into doing tricks. That is the way the circuses "teach" them new tricks. An elephant does not understand, "stand on your hind legs" but it understands a beating to obey.

Animals in circuses either travel in 18-wheelers or by train. Tigers, who in the wild would secure 75-2,000 square miles, are kept in cages with barely enough room to turn around. Elephants, who walk up to 25 miles a day with their families in their natural habitat, are shackled in chains by their front and back legs so that they can't take a step forward or backward.

Even if conditions were improved and humane methods of training were used, the fact is that keeping wild animals in captivity deprives animals of much of what they value in life. Elephants, tigers, chimpanzees, and other animals used in circuses are complex creatures—not robots to be stacked in boxes and hauled to the next show.

Help A Dog Who Lives Life Outside On A Chain

Posted by Blog Owner at 2:36 PM

Thursday, April 30, 2009

courtesty of PETA

There are two basic ways to improve the life of a “backyard dog.” In some situations, only a quick call to law enforcement agencies will be necessary. In others, it’ll be up to you to build a relationship with the dog’s guardian and get permission to visit and care for the animal. Every case will be different, so carefully assess a situation before you get started.

Call Authorities if a Dog’s Life Is in Immediate Danger or if Chaining Is Illegal
Many counties and cities have laws addressing chained or penned dogs—see the list of such places on the PETA website or look up your local law at the library or on Municode.com. Even if your area doesn’t have such a law, backyard dogs must have shelter, adequate food, and clean water, and they must be provided with veterinary care if they are sick or injured. If a backyard dog is in imminent danger—for example, if the animal is very thin, obviously ill, or injured or if he or she has no shelter or cannot access it—notify authorities immediately. Refer to PETA's guide for more information about what to do if you spot cruelty to animals.

Work With Guardians to Help Backyard Dogs in Non-Emergency Situations
Your best chance to help dogs in non-emergency situations is probably to befriend the dogs’guardians. Using anything other than a polite approach will probably make them angry and hurt your chance to make a difference. You may be pleasantly surprised when guardians help their animals themselves after just one conversation.
Begin by talking to owners about what their dogs need. Avoid being confrontational. Consider starting the conversation by talking about your experience with your own dog or by mentioning that you recently learned some new facts about dogs, such as the following:

*Dogs crave companionship. They aim to please their guardians, and they really want to spend time with them and live with them indoors. Dogs are healthiest and happiest indoors with the rest of the family.

*Dogs left outside need sturdy shelter to protect them from rain, snow, cold, and wind and to provide shade in the summer. Plastic houses or barrels are better than nothing, but they offer no protection from the cold and heat up quickly in the summer. A waterproof, sealed wooden house with the floor elevated a few inches off the ground and with a flap over the entrance is better. Houses should be small enough to allow a dog’s body heat to warm the interior but big enough to allow the dog to get inside, stand up, turn around, and lie down.

*When the temperature drops below 45 degrees, straw (available at feed stores) must be stuffed inside doghouses in order to keep dogs warm. Blankets, clothing, and towels only make conditions worse when they get wet and freeze.
Dogs need an adequate amount of food every day. Food should be provided in a dry, clean dish, not tossed on the ground. Remind dog owners to give dogs more food in the winter, when they need to eat more to keep warm.

*Dogs need fresh water every day. Water should be placed in a heavy bucket or an anchored bowl to prevent it from tipping over (putting the bucket inside a car tire works well). Water helps to prevent heat exhaustion in the summer. It must be checked frequently in the winter to make sure that it hasn’t frozen—dogs will die of dehydration on even the coldest day without water.
Backyard dogs should be checked frequently for fleas, mites, and worms, which rob them of the nutrition that they need and can make even a dog who constantly eats thin. While you work with the dog’s owner to ensure the animal’s physical health, don’t forget to give the dog some attention and playtime too. A happy dog has toys, goes for walks, and spends time with people. Here are some ideas:

*Ask permission to take the dog for walks.
Offer some toys to the dog (with the owner’s approval).
Visit the dog regularly (but be careful not to become a nuisance; follow your instincts based on the guardian’s level of cooperation). Many dogs have eventually been given to people like you who have cared for them, all because of patient and friendly intervention. If you are offered or given a backyard dog—even if you cannot give him or her a permanent home—graciously accept the animal. Visit the PETA website on how to find an animal a good home.

Database of Animal Cruelty Cases

Posted by Blog Owner at 10:29 AM

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Click here for Pet-Abuse.com

Say "NO!" To Stores That Sell Puppies!

Posted by Blog Owner at 10:23 AM

Above is a picture of a typical "puppy mill".

Puppies are bred in bulk, kept in cages and shipped out in bulk to pet stores. One shipment came in a tractor trailer to FL from somewhere around the MidWest. By the time the puppies arrived they were very sick and the "shipment" was refused. So the truck driver turned around and drove the sick puppies back on the same long trip. Can you believe it?

The Saddest Picture In The World

Posted by Blog Owner at 10:11 AM

Actual picture: A caged, helpless animal reaches out to someone in an animal laboratory.

Animals are cut up and infected with diseases, bones are broken on purpose, and all manner of horrible things are done to animals to test medications. Anything bad that can accidentally happen to a human being is inflicted on animals to see if ways of treating these things can be improved. Things like poking eyes out and other cruel actions. These animals are not sedated. They are treated in a very painful and hurtful way because the labs want a "live" experiment to see how things will really work. And in the end, how well do you relate yourself to a monkey, a dog, a cat, a rat? This animal testing is ludicrous. For example testing anti-depressants on animals that have a completely different brain chemistry than we do. On dogs to be specific! There are dogs in veterinary schools called 'anesthesia dogs'. They are dogs that go under anesthesia for example 10 times a week so students can "practice" giving anesthesia. They are then thrown back in a cage to sleep it off until next day.
The science doesn't match up with reality but those grants keep coming in and so the money is used on useless experiments that only harm animals. There is a huge and I mean huge underground market on stealing pets to sell to labs that test on animals. It is deplorable. What I am saying is this use of animals is not ethical. If it is not OK to treat a person like this, what makes it OK to treat an animal like this? God gave us dominion over animals not to abuse them.

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If You Love Them, Set Them Free

Posted by veola at 11:39 AM

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reader Janice has highlighted the plight of Lolita the Orca to us. And sadly, this is one aspect of 'abuse' which even many of us 'animal lovers' are all guilty of... why?

Many animals such as birds, orcas, dolphins, etc, are often kept in captivity for most of their lives. While most zoos and aquariums conform to a certain standard to create an environment that resembles their natural habitat as much as possible, some irresponsible captors are not able to provide such an environment. In the case of Lolita, the layout of the aquarium that she is confined to does not even allow her to swim freely without her running into the structure.

As animal lovers, would you like to see such a magnificent creature perform 'tricks' for you for an hour, then go back to swimming alone and bored in a 'prison', or would it bring a smile in your face whenever you think of Lolita swimming and playing in the open seas, where she belongs?

Are we going to continue patronizing this aquarium to sustain the 'demand' to justify Lolita's captivity? Why not head over to http://www.savelolita.com/ and find out how you can help save Lolita? (click here to open site in new window)

Cooked while alive...

Posted by veola at 10:09 AM

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Reader Monica sent me a video of this. And after watching it, my heart really broken into pieces, and my eyes welled with tears. Will these people ever learn? The scenes are too cruel for me to even describe. They seemed proud of their 'performance' but all turned a blind eye to the poor creatures, still gasping for air, in pain and fully conscious, their body cooked and ready to be eaten.

Will such madness ever end?

Bill to end Canada's commercial seal hunt

Posted by veola at 9:43 AM

Received this in my inbox. For anyone reading this, please, click on the link to the care2 site, and lend them your voices, sign the petition. Every signature counts. Let's all join our hands, and put an end to such madness... If you haven't seen how babys seals are being CLUBBED TO DEATH by 'hunters', see this video.

*Thanks to a courageous Canadian Senator, Marc Harb, there is now a Bill to end Canada's commercial seal hunt, which is expected to take the lives of more than 250,000 baby seals this year alone. Support the historic Bill to stop the hunt! »

Imagine a Canada in which there are no more baby seals hooked and dragged onto boats while still conscious. No more seals as young as three weeks old skinned alive. No more needless slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals each year.

With the proposed seal product ban in the EU and Russia's recent ban on hunting harp seals less than a year old, this dream can soon be made a reality. The momentum to end Canada's commercial seal hunt has never been stronger.

Senator Harb wants to fill the Senate with messages of support for his
Bill. Please sign the petition today! »

Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFlLF/zjYz/bBYQw

Thanks for taking action!


The world needs more virtuous and courageous leaders like Senator Marc Harb... please, show him your support and pray for him...

Violent Activism - Right or Wrong?

Posted by veola at 11:36 PM

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just came across this report, which got me thinking.... in our eagerness and desire to fight for the rights of the abused and tortured animals, how far should we take it? Is violence inevitable? Is it a road that peaceful animal lovers should never consider? Or is it a must if we want to see results fast!? Does the ends justify the means? Are we giving the perpetrators a taste of their own medicine? Or are we just stooping down to their level?

What do you think?
Should violence be an option that we will have to consider sooner or later?
Or should all violence be condemned, as 'an eye for an eye' will make the whole world go blind?

I found a very interesting cartoon which serves well to illustrate what I'm trying to say, but I can't afford to pay for it in order to display it without violating copyright laws. But you can view it legally here.

Hope to hear your views and comments...

Cruelty by Design

Posted by veola at 2:20 PM

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is fur worth it? Watch the video clip, and ask yourself.

How about Faux Fur? Its not real, so it should be alright?

Ask yourself this. If you don't want a kid to grow up liking real guns, would you buy him a fake one to play with, knowing that the fake gun can't do any harm to anyone?

When someone sees you wearing Fake fur, what is the impression that is projected upon them? They won't be thinking, wow that Faux Fur is so nice and no animals are harmed in the process of making it. They will probably be thinking, wow, nice fur coat, I'm going to get one for myself! In a way, you are helping to advertise the idea that wearing fur is cool.

Be responsible, take it a step further, stop wearing fur or what looks like fur altogether!

Related - Skinned Alive

How You Can Help...

Posted by veola at 9:13 AM

Many readers of this blog have sent me emails, asking me how they can help fight the cruelty to animals. So I've put down a short list of what you can do to help spread the awareness, to make people sit up and take notice, to make them search deeper into themselves, and take action!

For Reporting Cruelty to Animals:

To check whether there is a Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, in your community, you can search for SPCA followed by your Country/State name in any search engine. There is also a good guideline by about.com on what to do to report cruelty to animals. Click here.

For Helping to make this world a better place for animals:

  1. First of all, bookmark or 'Follow' Stop Animal Abuse. And check back as frequent as you can for updates.
  2. Tell your friends and family about Stop Animal Abuse. Copy the URL to this page and send them the link.
  3. You can also drop me an email to provide feedback, to alert me to the latest news and events in your community, or just to say hi!
  4. Link exchange. If you have a website, we can exchange links. Just drop me an email with your website address in it.
  5. Stop buying fur products.
  6. Stop buying products made of animal skin and other body parts.
  7. Stop eating foods that involve causing extreme pain and cruelty to animals, such as Shark's Fin Soup and Foie Gras.
  8. Stop buying pets on a whim, and consider adoption instead. By giving an abandoned pet a home, you are discouraging the sale of these poor young creatures, and at the same time rescuing a poor soul from the clutches of despair, loneliness, and death!
  9. If you are a parent, a mentor or guardian to some children, or a teacher, inculcate the values of compassion and kindness toward animals to the young generation. Its always good to start early, but never to late to start!
  10. Last, but definitely not least, start influencing the people around you from this day on! When you see a friend or family doing something that is in some way abusive or cruel to animals, tell him or her in a calm and gentle manner why you think its wrong, and what we can do to change it.

Mr. Belvedere, Alice Waters, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Manchester United, Liverpool FC, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona FC, U2, Bill Clinton. People and groups of people with lots of influence, especially on kids. My dream is that one day, people like them will come together, put aside their differences, record a video to be played out 'live' at the same time in a Superbowl, Formula 1, Champions League Match, EPL match, World Cup Match, etc. Imagine the impact and power when all these people have one single message! That is my dream... I'm greying this out as its seems ridiculous, but yet, I hope, that it will come true one day. And I hope you will share this dream with me.

Europe Bans Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Posted by veola at 9:12 AM

Friday, March 13, 2009

Finally, some good news?

According to a this, and this, March 11, 2009 will mark a new beginning for animals on mother earth. The European Union will ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals. While such bans have taken place before, to limited success, the significant difference of this latest ban is that not only will it ban the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals, it will ban the sale of such 'cruel' products as well. This includes the testing work that are outsourced to countries outside of Europe.

However, some companies will be allowed to continue testing when they say a validated alternative is not available. And there are also exemptions to the sales ban, with complete ban to take place progressively by 2013.

So, what can WE do to make sure that all the cosmetic companies take this seriously? What can WE do to make sure that no rich and arrogant cosmetic company will even dare consider protesting and challenging against such bans?

YES! YOU, the CONSUMER, holds the key.
STOP buying from these companies. Choose your products responsibly. Do some research before spending your money on any products.

You can go to the Caring Consumer website to check whether the companies that manufactures your preferred brand are cruelty-free. If they are not listed, go to the companies website and look for the companies' animal-testing policies. Better still, send an email to the company, and ask for their product testing methods and policies. Make your point clear, that if they DO practice testing on animals, you WILL NOT buy their products.

If more and more consumers like you and me do this, it WILL send a loud and clear signal to them. Do not compromise! Spend a few minutes, take some real action, save a thousand lives...

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