I am not sure if I am crashing into depression again. But I can tell you that humanity is depressing. I want to delete all social media when someone I know posts about animal abuse. I am hypersensitive to these posts. I am not sure if it is because I am an animal lover, or if destruction of an animal by a human sickens me into depression. I do know if a post comes across my eyes, I see it for hours and sometimes days. I want to find the individuals who have harmed an animal and do the same to them as well. I understand that this continues to happen and we as humans must do better, but why is it important to now post horrific videos, of less than human people, harming and abusing animals. If I was strong, rich, and powerful, at least enough to bring them all in and pay for what they are doing in jail time. Personally, I would say disregard the idea of jail, and do to them as they do to the animals.
Because of the stroll down my Facebook just to see what was happening for the day, I have now sat in my room just disgusted with how people can be so cruel. I will not share what I saw because it is sad and might make you angry. I wish I had the ability to just move on past these types of posts and not be affected, unfortunately it isn’t that easy. Having the ability to write down my feelings is becoming a lifeline to moving past it all. Depression comes from all types of things, mine can be triggered by cruelty.
As I was thinking about this all and realized I am not the only one that it affects like this, because of this I did some research on what is being done and what can be done to help these animals.
World Animal Protection posted online, 8/29/19, 7 Animal cruelty facts and what you can do to change the statistics7 facts.
1. 75% of WAZA’s zoos and aquariums offer irresponsible animal-visitor interactions
2. 95% of pigs are raised on factory farms where they can’t behave naturally
3. Most sloths in the tourist entertainment industry die within 6 months of capture
4. There’s a 96% chance that an elephant attraction keeps its elephants in unacceptable living conditions
5. At least 75% of pet snakes, lizards, tortoises and turtles die within one year of becoming a pet
6. There are 5,000-6,000 tigers living in captivity in China to fuel the traditional medicine industry
7. Newborn primates bred for the primate pet trade are forcibly removed from their mothers after birth What You Can Do: Message your state representatives to support the Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 1776). https://www.worldanimalprotection.us/blog/7-animal-cruelty-facts?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn_LrBRD4ARIsAFEQFKtorOV-k0xzOQNzv1ktSuxVyKvFR5SWKqykW-AiSI5qR-hF8xTlEM4aAvlNEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Some Nonprofit animal organizations that can help are the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Legal Defense, Best Friends Animal Shelter, ASPCA, Maddie’s Fund, Hope for the Paws, Alley Cat Allies, and many more.
I read and understand that not only do I need to find ways to help, outside of monthly donations, I need to look at my life and see if there are other ways