A recent article highlights the need for citizens to be involved in stopping animal cruelty. A Dallas, Texas, based nonprofit, Safer Dallas Better Dallas, will fund the first year’s operation of an animal cruelty unit within the Dallas County district attorney’s office. This citizen’s organization realizes the importance of prosecuting those who commit cruel acts toward animals. As the article states, “There is extensive and well-documented research that confirms the strong connection between violence to people and violence to animals.”
Communities must get involved to fight animal cruelty. The lack of citizen involvement often leaves police and the judicial system at a loss to prosecute to the full extent of the law violations against animals. The abused animals do not have a voice, so the community must speak up for them and speak up loudly and persistently to protect them.
While few of us can understand the reason someone is cruel to animals, we can all understand that pain and suffering should not be dismissed just because the one in pain and suffering is a cat, dog, bird, horse, rabbit, goat, etc. When you think about it…what can you do to help animals in need?