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Animal abuse

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Benefits

You take good care of your pet. But what’s your pet done for you lately? Scared intruders from your door? Fetched your slippers? Given you a loving nuzzle? People have lots of reasons for owning pets. Now a small but growing body of research suggests that owning or interacting with animals may have the added benefit of improving your health. According to the CDC, owning pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol level, triglyceride levels, feelings of loneliness. Owning a pet can also increase opportunities for exercise and socialization.


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Infamous serial killer, Jeffery Dahmer, started harming animals at a young age before murdering people.

Dangers Of animal abusers

A major concern for the Equality Party is animal abuse as it has been related to more violent crimes later on. According to Sage Journals, research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there, many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the FBI. 

 

 

 

 


Shelters

Population of domesticated animals is getting out of hand. An increase of animals means more animals to be neglected and homeless, cluttering shelters. The SPCA sees animal abuse daily. According to theiranimal-shelter-puppies website, approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized. It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat. (Source: APPA)


Captive

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Commonly collapsed dorsal fin in captive Orcas

Orcas and other dolphins navigate by echolocation, but in pools, the reverberations from their own sonar bounce off the walls, which can drive them insane. Jean-Michel Cousteau, a world-renowned oceanographer, compared the keeping of orcas in tanks to “a person being blindfolded in a jail cell.” Captive orcas suffer physically as much as they do psychologically. Some orcas have destroyed their teeth by chewing on metal cage bars and all captive adult male orcas have collapsed dorsal fins, a condition that rarely occurs in wild orcas.

 


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