Animal Crultey and Abuse is a topic which is also close to my heart as I own, well, my Parents own a Jack Russel cross with a Staffidshire (spelt
wrong) Bull Terrier. He is called Sam and is almost 13 years old.
I feel we treat him with a heck of a lot of respect and kindness. I take him for walks almost everyday through the local woods. We feed him special
dietary food which he needs for his back legs, we also give him a slight portion of dog meat to help it go down. He has a full bowl of water at the
side and he has full accses to the front room to chill out. We don't allow himj to go upstairs by himself incase he hurts himself. We let him sleep
upstairs in the confort of his own beds! [He has a total of about 6 beds in our house]
However, this isn't a pet disscusion thread. This thread is basically from what i have gathered, about shining a greater watted bulb on Animal
Cruelty and Pet Ownership.
Well, I agree with what most people are saying here, Animal cruelty is wrong and in my opinion it is basically sickenning and morally wrong, no matter
Some of your methods of how to try and prevent it I feel could work i.e the fact that people who abuse animals could get a ban for life from owning
However I feel that insurance is unnessecary, especially for animals like Dogs, Cats maybe. I do not own a cat so i do not know what they are like but
my friend Billy owns 3 and I understand how they like to wonder the streets. Therefore cat insurance would work incase someone injured them whilst
they was out walking. However for dogs I feel it is up to the owner. We do not have insurance for our Sam and well for nearly 13 years he has had no
medical problems what so ever. Only now whilst he is having hip problems are the bills mounting up to be costly.
I at this moment do not understand everything about Electronic Tagging so i will comment in the future with my views.
I have a friend, well if you can class him as a friend. He has a pet dog called Max. Now in the UK we have a animal charity called the RSPCA. Well I
felt that the dog was being treated unfairly. I mean his mother sprayed his Inhaler in the dogs mouth just so it bared its teeth to look like it was
smiling. That stuff can be leathal to dogs. I didn't enjoy the sight. They then got a set of tongs that you use in science labs and gripped the poor
animals testicals with them, loose apparently. Well anyway I wasn't impressed, the fact that they had a dog that they...love, which they don't. They
feed him dog food that is called Weebox, which is processed dog food which can be brought for a dirt cheap price. They make the poor dog eat it out of
a old Ice cream tub and give it one bowl of water to last it all day, even if it is extremly hot. Well I didn't like it one bit so I rang the RSPCA
about this dog and they came and took it away for a short period of time. They neutered it and bathed it.
When they got the dog back, it was less than a week before it was chained up outside and eating out of a tub again. His mum made me pay some of the
money towards the neutering which i feel was unfair but I paid it to avoid confrontation.
That was almost a year ago. Now things have got even worse, They keep the dog locked up inside a cupboard all day with nothing more than a bowl of
water for company. They turn the lights off and leave it there. When someone is in the house though they take it out and chain him up outside. Just
recently it has been extremely hot here in the UK. When me and a few friends when to call for him the dog was chained up outside in direct sunlight,
with no water and no food. We moved the bins to give him shade and gave him a drink of water. He appreciated it. Still the condittions worsen...