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Animal Cruelty
------What to do as a witness

Gather evidence
Pursue your case to the authorities.
Call us for help (215-390-0009)

Model Cruelty = Endangered animals

- The hunting industry has stooped an all time
low with killing strategies. Strategies
involves Captive hunting, Killing contests,
Internet hunting, and poaching.

What laws apply?

Call us for help!

Laws against the cruelty of animals are enacted.

We are aware that investigations can be


difficult but animals are depending on you.

Animal welfare Act

State anti-cruelty statues


- Department Chair: Mikaya Carter

- Phone Number: 215-390-0009
- Email:

Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence

Silence and Domestic Violence
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), domestic violence comes in
many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional violence, and threats. Killing, harming, or
threatening to harm animals are weapons used by abusers to manipulate victims into silence and
to destroy the comfort animals provide. Protecting victims of domestic violence will help protect
animals too.

How the Law Can Help

Legal cure involves improving the ability of domestic violence shelters to coordinate the protection of
animals. Laws that put custody of companion animals directly into legal protection orders allow judges to
help human and animal victims. Establishing ownership of animals often requires legal assistance and at
times can be difficult.

What YOU Can Do

Have a plan, Seek shelter, Seek legal advice, Advocate, and support the victims (animals).

More Information

National Domestic Violence Hotline if your computer is being monitored, call 1-800-799SAFE.

Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV) (co-founded by ALDFs Pamela Hart).

The Link ALDFs paper on inter-connections between forms of violence

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Animal Rights
What is a right?

A right is a power or privilege to which one is justly entitled.

Animal Rights Activists and Welfarists


Individuals believe that its not acceptable to use animals for any human purpose at all.
They believe animals have moral rights to life, liberty, and other privileges that should be
upheld by society and the rule of law. These are the hard-core believers in animal rights,
the fundamentalists of the animal rights movement.

Public Opinion
According to Newport

25% of those asked believed animals deserve the same rights as people.
72% said animals deserve some protection but can still be used to benefit people.
3% said animals do not need much protection from harm and exploitation.

Join Us!

Take a direct and vigorous action to further a cause, speak out, write, march, and/or publicize
your beliefs with us. For more information contact,
Mikaya Carter
Phone: 215-390-0009