April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Animals are abused and neglected every single day. Whether by accident or intentionally, humans are the primary cause of animal cruelty. As human beings, we need to think about how we treat our fellow creatures. Humans are capable of destructive behavior, but we are equally, if not more, capable of great good. This month, we need to come up with ways to prevent animal cruelty.

How Can We Observe Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month?

  1. Buy Cage Free and Grass-Fed Beef

While it may be extreme to cut out consumption of animal products altogether, switching to these options still makes a major difference. Buying these type of products helps to endorse companies that treat their animals with respect. Plus, these products are less likely to contain artificial dyes and added growth hormones.

  1. Adopt from a Local Rescue

Adopting is much better than getting your pet from a puppy mill or breeder. Puppy mills and breeders are notorious for mistreating their animals and forcing them to breed incestuously to maintain the “pure breed.” However, mixed breeds tend to live longer and have less health issues.

  1. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter

Every year, almost half the animals put in shelters are euthanized. Shelters are limited in their space and resources. Volunteering helps in more ways than you can imagine. Whether you are volunteering to walk and feed the animals or foster an animal until they can be adopted, both are ways that can help.

Other Reasons Recognizing April as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Important

  1. Many Beauty Brands are still Not Cruelty Free

Millions of animals are utilized to test medication and makeup every year. The damage from these products can be so sever that their skin may start to warp with sores and chemical burns. By opting to use cruelty free brands and products, you are helping to make a difference.

  1. Cruelty to Animals Endorses Violent Behavior

Animal abuse is an indicator of potential harm being directed towards humans. There is also an overwhelming amount of evidence and research linking serial killers to having a history of hurting or killing animals.

  1. Knowledge Saves the Animals

Cruelty to animals happens often because humans are unaware that what they are doing can cause harm to the animal. For example, if someone is unaware that dogs feel temperature differently than humans, they may leave the dog in the car longer than they should. It is up to those of us that do know these things to inform others.

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