Social Issue Update

Article: http://kfor.com/2013/05/06/dogs-rescued-in-cruelty-case/

This article was about a woman who was recently arrested and charged with 33 counts of animal abuse. Marla Satterfield was running a puppy mill operation in her home. There were 33 dogs that were rescued.

Reading this article made me really upset. I don’t understand how people can be so cruel to animals. They don’t have a voice, so I believe it is our obligation to speak for them. Abusing and neglecting a dog is wrong and these people need to be punished. Animal cruelty is a growing problem in this country and there isn’t much being done to solve it. When I started this social issue project I knew that animal abuse was a problem, but I didn’t know much details about it. Since then I have discovered so many horrifying things about what people have done to animals across the country. We need more laws in order to protect them. When I began this project nobody was creating a new bill to protect these animals and that is still the case. Animal abuse is a bigger problem than most people think and it’s time that people became aware. They hurt, they bleed, they feel pain too.

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“Strengthen Laws Against Animal Cruelty in State”

I read an article called “Strengthen Laws Against Animal Cruelty in State” by Janelle Chavez. The article detailed several interesting points. It talked about how society seems to only think of animals as objects to treat and dispose of. People are often mistreating their pets and because of animal shelters, some animals are able to get the help that they need. Still, there are many animals out there that aren’t getting help. The article concludes that this is why states need laws to protect animals from animal abuse. This way, people will think twice before they attempt to hurt their pet.

I agree very strongly with this article. I hate people who abuse animals. It is wrong. Animals can not stick up for themselves, or defend themselves when they are being abused. They still have a loyalty to their owner. I think that states do need laws to protect animals from abuse. If we can start protecting animals, then there are many innocent lives we can save each year.