ANIMAL ADVOCACY - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – ANIMAL ADVOCACY PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 208-MDM1M



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

ANIMAL ADVOCACY

Description:

Law protects all animals in Maryland and helps to prevent their suffering and abuse ... I want to choose a career working with animals someday ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:219
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 15
Provided by: DonP9
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: ANIMAL ADVOCACY


1
ANIMAL ADVOCACY
2
TOPIC ISSUE
  • Providing humane and kind treatment of all
    animals
  • Law researched is Maryland CODE ANN. art. 27,
    59 et seq. last amended in 2001
  • Law protects all animals in Maryland and helps to
    prevent their suffering and abuse

3
REASON FOR CHOSING TOPIC
  • Because I love animals
  • We have six dogs, two horses and a pet swan
  • I want to choose a career working with animals
    someday
  • I want to make sure that people are educated in
    animal safety and care and that all animals are
    protected by laws to prevent abuse

4
STUDY ISSUES
  • Implementation of current laws
  • New laws to secure animal safety
  • Making sure current laws are enforced

5
STUDY ISSUES
  • Implementation of current laws
  • MD. CODE ANN. art. 27, 59 et seq. In
    2001 Maryland against Aggravated Cruelty to
    Animals law made it a felony to mutilate, kill or
    beat an animal or do anything of or relating to
    those acts.
  • Because of this law pet abusers can be charged
    and punished for their offenses. Number of cases
    went from 16 in 2003 to 7 in 2004.

6
STUDY ISSUES
  • Implementation of current laws
  • The Statute Summary is that a person commits the
    crime of cruelty to animals if the person
    overdrives, overloads, deprives of necessary
    sustenance, tortures, torments, or cruelly beats,
    inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon the
    animal, or fails to provide necessary veterinary
    care, proper drink, air, space, shelter, or
    protection from the weather, intentionally
    mutilates or cruelly kills an animal. The
    punishment involved in cruelty to animals would
    be a misdemeanor fine up to 1000 and
    imprisonment up to 90 days. Aggravated cruelty to
    animals would result in a felony fine up to 5000
    and imprisonment up to 3 years and forfeiture of
    animal and seizure.

7
STUDY ISSUES
  • New laws to secure animal safety
  • U.S. Humane Society is promoting over 100 bills
    in Federal and State legislatures.

8
STUDY ISSUES
  • Examples of legislation being promoted by the
    U.S. Humane Society
  • Ridding America of Animal Fighting
  • Protecting Horses from Slaughter
  • Cracking Down on Puppy Mills
  • Outlawing the Keeping of Primates as Pets
  • Ensuring the Humane Treatment of Farm Animals

9
STUDY ISSUES
  • Making sure current laws are enforced
  • More public education on animal welfare is
    needed
  • Animal Control must be notified if you suspect
    that an animal is being abused
  • Pets and can be confiscated if it can be shown
    that abuse has occurred

10
INTERVIEW RESULTS
  • Interviewed three Animal Advocates
  • All supported the legislation
  • Many of the concerns of these three people were
    similar but there were also differences based on
    their specific focus

11
INTERVIEW RESULTS
  • Focus of Persons Interviewed
  • Reduction in Euthanasia
  • Elimination of factory farming of livestock
  • Legislative action to create laws to reduce
    animal abuse

12
INTERVIEW RESULTS
  • Possible Solutions to Animal Abuse
  • Educate public about animal care
  • Set up Animal abuse hotline
  • Promote legislation to penalize abusers
  • Educate people about neutering of pets
  • Talk to friends and family members about issues
    affecting animals and let them know specifically
    how they can help

13
Letter to Public Official
  • Letter was sent to Congressman Elijah Cummings
  • Regarding bill number H.R. 2966
  • Bill pertains to allowing animals on public
    parkland
  • Congressman Cummings supports the bill and has
    co-sponsored legislation to protect wild horses

14
Response from Public Official
15
Conclusion
  • In Order To Protect Animals From Abuse, We Need
    To
  • Ask our representatives to pass new laws to
    secure animal safety
  • Make sure current laws are enforced
  • Work to educate everyone about proper animal care
    and safety
  • Work to educate pet owners about neutering
  • Support organizations that work hard to protect
    animals
About PowerShow.com