The successes in helping abused animals are growing, too slowly for us animal lovers, but at least they are growing more rapidly.
Photo Credits: Elephants in TZ by Kristian Schmidt.
As reported by One Green Planet, 126 dog meat restaurants have been permanently closed or stopped selling dog meat in China. Animals Asia has been at the forefront in this accomplishment. Their investigation has shown that 1039 dog meat restaurants were suspected on illegality. Some Chinese government departments have finally opened its eyes to the illegal methods of obtaining the dogs and have done something about it. Animals Asia has been tirelessly working with local groups to share information and bring greater success.Unfortunately, this is not across the board. Over 10 million dogs are being brutally slaughtered every year. Please sign the Animals Asia petition to #EndTheDogMeatTrade.
Save the Manatee Club in Michigan supports numerous conservation efforts. The races they run since 2003 have raised $175,000 towards helping manatees. These awesome beings have been downlisted from endangered to threatened. Luckily their numbers have increased but that shouldn’t stop the efforts. 2016 was the deadliest year for watercraft moralities.
Wildlife and Elephants
WildAid has reported that Ugandans value their wildlife and elephants. In a nationwide survey in Uganda, 79% indicated that it would matter a great deal if their wildlife disappeared. They indicated that elephants needed the most protection, followed by lions, then gorillas and pangolins.The Uganda Conservation Foundation, WildAid, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority will be launching a major conservation awareness campaign in June.
Peta has reported that we have a victory. The U.S. Coast Guard will end its use of animals in trauma training. The trauma training included shooting, stabbing and dismembering live animals. They will use a simulation modelling too instead.
Black Bear Cubs
CBC News has reported that Judy and Roger Stearns in Manitoba, Canada, plan to build the first black bear cub rehabilitation facility in Rockwood. It is getting much support from the community. Manitoba has been one of the only provinces in Canada that has a black bear population and did not have a rehab facility. The council will vote on this proposal June 14th.
The growth in vegan foods has been amazing. Rise of the Vegan has reported that a large dairy company Elmhurst Dairy, in Queens, New York will end its dairy operation after 90 years due to decreased customer demand. It is great to see half the dairy shelves with non-milk dairy. This company has renamed itself to Elmhurst and is now producing their own healthy plant-based milks. Research shows that half (49%) of Americans now regularly consume non-dairy milk.
In addition, people are switching whey protein powders to plant-based protein powders, which the best for building muscle.
Documenting Cruelty as well as Scams
Dovers has reported that animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) in Nebraska, is using drones to fly over livestock research facility US Meat Animal Research Center, to document cruel lamb experiments. The Times had reported abuse at this USDA facility in 2015. SHARK also investigates potential scams and fraud by animal rescue organizations.
There are many success stories in helping abused animals, thankfully. So many have helped improve conditions for animals. Yet, the successes only skim the surface. The amount of challenges and suffering that animals are facing is beyond belief, a terrible horror.
Helping Abused Animals Success Stories
Rescue organizations are saving animals, for example, SOS Wildlife saved elephants from abuse and poor conditions; Soi Dog Foundation saved many dogs from torture and death. Many organizations (see directory for sample) and many nameless people are helping abused animals where ever they can.
“Greyhound trainers sentenced to PRISON for animal cruelty”, thanks to Animals Australia investigations to achieve justice for the victims of live baiting. Animals Australia rescued some lucky greyhounds after they retired from racing. Otherwise, they would have faced death at retirement.
“Tennessee Becomes First State to Create Animal Abuser Registry”, as reported by Pet360. “According to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), which is dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in science, lawmakers in 10 states introduced but failed to pass bills establishing an animal abuser registry before the end of the 2015 legislative session. Those states are: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.”
As reported by Independent News, notable success stories include reduction in abusive animal entertainment, reduction in brutal religious animal sacrifice, bans on fox-hunting with more than 2 dogs, retirement of federally owned chimpanzees from lab experimentation, some countries banned animal-sex tourism and cosmetics & household-product testing on animals, horse-drawn carriages, no more breeding of orcas for SeaWorld.
Petitions have helped bring justice. As Animal Petitions notes, successes include less baby monkeys being tortured in labs, vet’s license revoked for killing a cat brutally, turtle-abusing and pig wrestling events cancelled, lions returning home, mittens donated for burned koalas, airlines banning the transporting of wildlife trophies.
Many more vegan restaurants and food options are blooming. More people are eating less animal products. as they are becoming more aware of the brutality that exists behind food products.
Helping Abused Animals Continued Challenges
Help Raju from abuse. We need more signatures by Sept 4.
These successes are great but only skim the surface.
- Farm animals are still tortured for food. Dogs and cats are tortured before being killed for food because of the perceived benefits.
- Live frogs are encased in key chains to suffocate.
- Zoos are acting as jails, leaving many animals in small cages where they can’t move much or alone as in the Bronx Zoo lonely elephant case.
- Wild animals killed for trophies.
- Elephants and rhinos on the verge of extinction, yet poached and killed for their tusks for ivory trinkets.
- Horrible quarantine facilities for animals to die in. Kill ‘shelters’.
- Skins of animals ripped off their live bodies and electrocution for fur and leather.
- Animal entertainment continues torturing. Bull, horse, dog and other animal fighting, torture and killing.
- Puppy mills.
- Insensitive families leaving their pets out on chains and in fidget cold weather unprotected and lonely.
- Pet owners giving up their pets because they just don’t want them anymore, leaving them to die in shelters and feel bereavement at being abandoned by their ‘loving’ families.
- Stuffing of ducks forcefully for Foie Gras.
- Garbage thrown into the sea.
- And if that is not enough, there are always some people who enjoy torturing and killing animals for fun.
Animals are loving, sensitive beings
Animals feel emotional and physical pain and fear, just like humans. They are devoted, loving beings that need to be treasured, loved and taken care of. We are their voice.
What are you doing to help animals?
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Paws of War is ‘helping a vet’ while ‘saving a pet’. Their mission is admirable and very much appreciated by veterans and their shelter dogs, and deserves much praise.
“To train and place shelter dogs to serve and provide independence to our U.S. military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war.”
Veterans are not charged for this service. The cost is absorbed by donations to the Paws of War. This wonderful service provides life-long support to our veterans and their dogs through personalized one-on-one training sessions. Animals are such loving, devoted companions. It is no wonder how helpful they are to anyone. Paws of War’s approach is helping abused animals at the same time as helping the veterans. A totally win-win situation.
We salute and honor all veterans today on Veteran’s Day, and every day. Thank you!.
Paws of War is located in Smithtown, NY
Animals are wonderful. They are cute, playful, sensitive. One can see they think and have emotions just as humans do. Humans should want to protect them and care for them with the love that they deserve.
Checkout this wonderful video, by Happify Daily, showing how different species are enjoying each other’s company. So heartwarming.