Animal Welfare – Is It Working?

This can be seen easily from the acts perpetrated recently where a member of the public captured images of a neighbor beating a dog – within hours of the video being posted online, the person of focus in the video was being hounded by an angry mob that had gathered outside his home, a hate rally formed in mere hours.

Acts like these are a sure sign that our country is a fantastic place where animals are thoroughly respected and treated well; any sign that this is not the case and we react with disgust, outrage, and the occasional violent outburst. But is this behavior merely an ironic act that shows how blind we are to the outside world? You can also donate money to the best animal charity organization in San Diego by clicking at

Beyond our shores, these acts occur all the time. Every day, animals in third world countries that are used as pack and/working animals are mistreated, kept working in great heat with little to no rest at all.

These animals are not seen as equals, merely as tools to be used and replaced as necessary. This mind-set has been born out of necessity, but it is still a harsh and tireless justice that has been dealt with by these creatures. Charities exist to help these animals, but they are not able to help everywhere at once.

Even further afield, and in recent years becoming few and far between, are those rarer animals that are slowly being driven to extinction. Whether it is due to overpopulation and a need to expand into their territories, a loss of prey species or merely an inability to live in proximity to humans depends on the different species, but the story is the same.