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Hailey Morelock English 1102 R.A.

Brown Annotated Bibliography: Animal Abuse "Abuse Connection - The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence." PetAbuse.Com. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2013 Although this article did not have a source, I think that it can still be considered credible. The information seemed very accurate and put together in an orderly manner. The point of this article was to point out the close connection between animal abuse and violence. After reading the article, I realized that that gap is even smaller than Id thought. Most violent offenders started off abusing animals. They like to display power over others and see themselves in a dominant position. An interesting fact that I read was that animal abusers are 5 times more likely to commit violent crimes and 4 times more likely to commit property crimes.

My comments It didnt have a source? Where you found it? Im confused at the start by the first sentence. Also, Id love for more of your personal opinion and analysis to come into play with the annotation.

"Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics." The Humane Society of the United States. N.p., 21 July

2011. Web. 9 Apr. 2013 This article was mainly just a display of some of the statistics involving animal abuse. Many of the numbers were very shocking to see. The point of this article was to make viewers realize how much animal abuse occurs in everyday life. Plus on top of that, a lot of the crimes that occur against animals go unreported. According to the article, it is estimated that nearly one million animals a year are abused or killed in connection with domestic violence. This means that one million animals a year get killed by abusive spouses. Thats just horrendous. Another thing that confirmed my knowledge was that dogs are the most abused animal, especially pit bulls. I just dont understand how someone can do that to an animal.

My comments Specifying what that is in the last sentence would be helpful for concrete understanding.

"Is This the Worst Case of Animal Cruelty Ever? " Mail Online. N.p., 27 May 2011. Web. 10 Apr. 2013 This article was about a dog named Star that was shot in the head forty times by a pellet gun and then buried and left to die. But the abusers didnt realize that she was still alive. I just cant comprehend how someone could do that to an animal. The author of this article is a reporter for the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, so I think this source is credible. Something I found interesting, yet disgusting, is the fact that, in Malta, the maximum sentence in jail for

animal cruelty is only one year or a fine of 46,500 euros. Thats not fair. I think the people that abuse animals should get much longer than that.

Missimer, Rick. "Reasons That People Abuse Animals." Health Guidance. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

I think this source is credible because this author, Rick Missimer, has written many other educational articles. Reading the article, I realized that the main objective was to try and help people understand why individuals may be prone to abuse animals. According to the article, some of the reasons that people abuse animals are that they have experienced violence themselves and they think animals do not deserve respect from them.

My comments again, give some personal analysis with source evaluation on credibility, or possibly stating your opinion as a reader-response to the piece.

"Puppy Mill - Monroe, NC." Pet-Abuse.Com. N.p., 22 Apr. 2003. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

I decided to use this article because it was from the same county that I am. Actually, the city right beside mine. An elderly woman charged with running a puppy mill in Monroe, NC. After animal control came, they seized 252 dogs living in that one little place. They said that she sold each dog for $400. Something I found interesting was that this woman may not even get jail time for the terrible things that she did. As a result of the conditions these dogs were left in, their health was not very good. A few of the dogs even had to be euthanized. I think anyone who abuses/kills an animal should get a mandatory jail sentence.

Simon, George. "Ask the Psychologist." Ask the Psychologist. N.p., 05 June 2005. Web. 9 Apr. 2013. This article was about some of the causes that might result in animal abuse and why people would do that. I think this source is credible because he has a P.H.D. and is a professional. According to the article, there are three types of abusers: Unwitting abusers, immature abusers, and serious intentional abusers. The last type is the worst. Unwitting abusers may not realize that what they are doing is harming the animal, while serious intentional abusers abuse animals because they like the feeling of being powerful over something.

"Why Do People Abuse Animals?" ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Apr. 2013.

The point of this article was to inform the reader about some of the reasons why people would abuse animals. According to the article, there are three main reasons. One, they dont do it with the intent to harm. Two, a short term period of abuse. And three, those who set out to bring harm to animals. It says that the last type of people are the worst. Anyone who would go and intentionally hurt an innocent animal has a problem. Some people dont realize they are even hurting an animal while they are. Abuse can be categorized as intentional or unintentional. The author of this article is not published, but it is someone who does research for the ASPCA. Something from this article that interests me is how someone could unintentionally hurt an animal. I would think that most people would realize that what they are doing is harmful, even if they dont mean it. Overall, I think this is a good source even though there is no clear author.

My comments on the Ann Bib Primarily, I want more with a few of the sources, concentrating on the evaluation and analysis of the materials. The summary part, you have that down, pat. But, this calls for more than summary. The final source, above, for example, is great, giving both summary and an evaluative feedback as you discuss it.

Ref = 22/30 Ann Bib = 60/70