Factory Farming in 60 Seconds Flat PETA Prime | peta2 | PETA Kids | Report Cruelty to Animals Join Sign in Home State Legislature 76-9-301. Cruelty to animals. (1) As used in this section: (a) (i) "Abandon" means to intentionally deposit, leave, or drop off any live animal: (A) without providing for the care of that animal, in accordance with accepted animal husbandry practices or customary farming practices; or (B) in a situation where conditions present an immediate, direct, and serious threat to the life, safety, or health of the animal. Animal rights groups seek veto of Utah’s ‘ag-gag’ bill (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nathan Runkle, founder and executive director of Mercy For Animals, stands with photographs showing animal abuse obtained by whistleblowers on factory farms in the United States. Runkle held a press conference, at the Little America hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah Friday, March 9, 2012, to urge Utah Governor Gary Herbert to veto a bill that would outlaw the act of taking undercover video at farms, dairies, and other food production facilities. While showing gruesome video of abused farm animals taken by undercover activists, animal rights groups called Friday for Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill that would outlaw such snooping. "If this bill is signed into law, we will challenge it all the way to the Supreme Court," Nathan Runkle, executive director of Mercy for Animals, said at a Salt Lake City news conference. The Legislature this week passed HB187 by Rep.
Utah animal cruelty laws among weakest View 2 photos » Anne Davis holds Henry as Saxtyn Campbell, 9, pets the dog during a rally in August in favor of "Henry's Law." Jennifer Ackerman, Deseret Morning News Utah once again ranks among the five worst states for its comparatively weak animal protection laws, the Animal Legal Defense Fund found in a report released this week.
The Causes and Effects of Animal Cruelty Most animals are not aggressive by nature. A leading cause of aggressive behavior in animals is when a person chooses to abuse them. “A wide range of actions from animal neglect to violence against animals can be considered animal cruelty” (ProQuest Staff). In many cases, an abused animal fears humans. Because of that fear, they are more likely to bite and attack not only people, but also other animals.
Campaigning for farm animal welfare - Compassion in World Farming Compassion in World Farming has been filming undercover in Europe’s pig farms for 18 months. What we found was shocking – an apparent disregard for pig welfare law and political failure to enforce it. Failure to comply with important welfare legislation puts Europe’s pigs at risk of profound suffering. This graphic footage, released at a press conference in Brussels on 21 January 2010, is intended to raise awareness of this scandal with the European public.
The Effects of Animal Abuse - Research Papers - Courtany Animal AbuseWhat is the actual definition of animal cruelty some may ask, it is infliction of physical pain, suffering or death upon an animal.(www.mspca.org ) More often than we know, innocent animals are being abused. Whether or not we notice it or want to believe it, it happens in our hometowns, maybe even right next to our homes, where we are supposed to feel safe. Don’t you think that something should be done about this?
Pigs: Intelligent Animals Suffering in Factory Farms and Slaughterhouses Pigs “have the cognitive ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly [more so than] three-year-olds,” says Dr. Donald Broom, a Cambridge University professor and a former scientific adviser to the Council of Europe.(1) Pigs can play video games, and when given the choice, they have indicated temperature preferences in their surroundings.(2) These facts should not come as a surprise to anyone who has spent time around these social, playful animals. Pigs, who can live into their teens, are protective of their young and form strong bonds with other pigs.