It is extremely sad to read in the first one how children can learn and become cruel to animals at such a young age based on their parents. I love all dogs and especially my own! I can not imagine if we treated her so terribly as Fred does to his puppies. Animals to me are just as human as we are and they love you unconditionally. Putting them down can be just as hard to unplug someone’s life support. There is no reason EVER to treat them the way these articles talk about. I found this article from CNN.com. It talks about a man being sentenced to the maximum 3 years in prison for throwing a woman’s small dog into on coming traffic. At the end of the article the lady said: “I think that a violent crime like this against animals who, next to children, are the most vulnerable residents here on Earth,” “I think 10 years is the minimum animal cruelty conviction. I also cannot believe and am very dismayed animal cruelty does not count as one of the three strikes as a violent crime, and that needs to change.”
There are many incidents out there where people are not punished for the crimes they commit against animals. To me killing an animal is as bad as killing a person. This lady vows to help animals who are being abused.