Help Those Violent to Animals

There is a connection between those who are cruel to animals and human
violence. Alert your local humane society, animal shelter, or animal control agency immediately when you witness violence to animals. These people (and pets!) need professional help.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) launched the First Strike campaign in 1997 with two main goals: To increase public and professional awareness of the connection between animal cruelty and human violence and to encourage professionals involved in anti-violence efforts to work together.

First Strike workshops bringing together social workers, animal protection workers, law enforcement, educators, prosecutors, judges, veterinarians, and concerned citizens. Together these professions help facilitate the development of coordinated community responses to violence against all living things. To ensure that a First Strike workshop can be established in your community, contact the HSUS at their toll free number, (888) 213-0956.

Other pet cruelty issues covered on the Humane Society Web Site :


  • Web sites promoting animal cruelty.
  • Animal fighting.
  • Dog bite prevention.
  • Exotic pets.
  • Free-roaming cat.
  • Greyhound racing facts.
  • Iditarod facts.
  • Puppy mill facts.
  • Pet overpopulation.

    By Annie B. Bond

120 comments

Heather K.
Heather K.3 years ago

I agree that education is crucial, todays kids are tomorrows adults - what we teach them they will act out HOWEVER there will always be one sick twisted individual who gets great pleasure from causing pain in another creature and I truly believe they are beyond help and are only worthy of a bullet to the head. Harsh but true when u realise that people enjoy watching snuff movies involving young animals which are deliberately tortured over a prolonged period for sexual gratification - no amount of education will reverse this perverse line of thought. Humans who are unwilling to live by the basic moral code are not worthy of the life they have.

Stephanie Reap
Stephanie Reap3 years ago

Start educating as young as possible and provide mental health services ASAP if signs of pre-abuse or actual abuse are noticed

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

I wish there's never any single animal being abused

Lynn D.
Lynn D.3 years ago

Thanks!

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

thanks

Joanna M.
Joanna M.3 years ago

I've long believed in the connection between animal and human violence myself - contrary to beliefs of the past, they are not "just animals"!

Julia R.
Julia R.3 years ago

First Strike workshops need to be established in all communities to address the seriousness of animal abuse and cruelty before it becomes to late to help the animal! If we could get to these animals and the people who are either neglecting these animals (which is definitely a type of animal cruelty) or outright abusing them then we could save many more animals and educate or rehabilitate people by getting them the counseling and help that they need to stop hurting other living beings! I also strongly believe in humane education being taught in every school cultivating compassion for animals as well as other children (in schools which have humane ed. programs, teachers report less bullying and more good will between students) and also this would have a substantial effect in creating citizens who are much less likely to commit crime or aggress against others.

Julia R.
Julia R.3 years ago

First Strike workshops need to be established in all communities to address the seriousness of animal abuse and cruelty before it becomes to late to help the animal! If we could get to these animals and the people who are either neglecting these animals (which is definitely a type of animal cruelty) or outright abusing them then we could save many more animals and educate or rehabilitate people by getting them the counseling and help that they need to stop hurting other living beings! I also strongly believe in humane education being taught in every school so that children realize the importance of treating animals with kindness and that would also

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez3 years ago

thanks

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Educate the young and if it's at all possible after they have received jail time I think they should go to counseling until such time as they can be returned to society.