Worrying Rise in Animal Cruelty

In a startling report released by the animal welfare charity Blue Cross, there has been a considerable rise in animal cruelty in the last year. Blue Cross has dealt with 1,530 stray and abandoned animals last year compared with 1,027 in 2010 with a rise of nearly 50%.

This shocking statistic echoes the RSPCA’s report with a 31% rise in calls to deal with abandoned animals and last year the charity took 28,162 abandoned calls compared to 27,755 in 2010. In 2007 they had a total of 21,481 with a rise of 31% over five years. In December 2011 there was only 1,997, the lowest it has been since 2008 when the charity received 1,878 calls during the same month. The RSPCA also received fewer calls about abandoned pets during the first few days of January 2012 compared to 390 in the same month last year.

The RSPCA reports a 31% rise in calls to deal with abandoned animals and last year the charity took 28,162 abandoned calls compared to 27,755 in 2010. In 2007 they had a total of 21,481 with a rise of 31% over five years.

In every city throughout the world there are lots of different excuses offenders use to why people mistreat animals. Animal abuse has been going on for years and is still a huge issue in the world. A very common form of abuse is animal testing. Cats are used for paediatrics study, chimps from the Air Force for research purposes in labs. Animals that are so called “pets” can also be abused by their owners. Common examples of abuse are not being fed properly, being beaten by their “loving” owners, intentional violence and neglect or abandonment.

Some people live right next animal that are being abused and don’t even realize that it’s happening. How can we tell that an animal is being abused? One way you can tell it’s happening it is an obvious aspects but if the pet doesn’t come out even to the garden.

If you suspect animal abuse near you there are many helplines one main one that many people have heard of is the Scottish SSPCA the number is on 03000 999 999.

By Rachel, Bobbi, Eden and Hannah

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