Friday, 9 November 2012
Baark! On... What is animal abuse?
Dear Baark! I know that we Bahamians have a long way to go before we treat our animals properly. Most of us have been told or shown they are dispensable. I find it hard to stand up for animals rights in a society that so very often does not care enough even about their own people let alone animals. Can you remind us what is considered animal abuse, the more we are informed the more we can help?
Signed, One of the few who care.
Dear One of the few
You are not alone! We want you to know that we at Baark! are seeing more and more Bahamians come forward with concerns and questions about the animal welfare situation here in the Bahamas. That being said, we still have a long way to go.
Animal abuse is defined more broadly than just physical beatings. Animal abuse is defined as: the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death
Please remember, any form of animal abuse is unacceptable. Please report abuse of animals to your local police station.
Thank you for taking the time to become more informed; it is through caring people like you that we can make a difference!