All recounted animal torture as their first violent act.
Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers.
When counselors at several federal penitentiaries evaluated inmates for levels of aggression, 70% of the most violent prisoners had serious and repeated animal abuse in their childhood histories.
Troubled children are much more likely to mistreat animals. While less than 5% of U. S. children are estimated to have intentionally hurt an animal, for children at mental health clinics, animal cruelty rates range from 10 to 25%. Prof. Frank Ascione at the University of Denver and Prof. Arnold Arluke at Northeastern University estimate that one in four children and adolescents with conduct disorder have abused animals. Children who have been physically abused and exposed to domestic violence are at even higher risk. In an assessment of 1433 children ages 6 to 12, Ascione found that among abused children, 60% had abused animals.
Improving diagnosis. Mental health professionals seldom ask routinely about animal abuse. Increasing awareness of the need to do so can pick up early indications of the problem.
Cross reporting. Since animal abuse and domestic violence are linked, child protective services and animal welfare groups are training together to recognize and report both human and animal victims.
Ensuring treatment. Several states are mandating evaluation and counseling for individuals convicted of animal abuse.
When we keep animals safe from harm, we also help keep children and adults safe.
Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychology Today … the medical community is starting to re-evaluate the mental stability of those who take pleasure in hurting and killing animals … Zoosadism is pleasure derived from cruelty to animals. It is part of the Macdonald triad, a set of three behaviors that are considered a precursor to psychopathic behavior.
The FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appear in its computer records of serial rapists and murderers, and the standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals as a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders.
But don’t take my word for it… maybe you’ll listen to the National District Attorneys Association.
That’s what “pro-hunters” routinely use as their justification for killing animals. We’re doing a service. We’re actually the ones protecting the species… really?
If that stupid argument had an ounce of credulity – then we should be whacking humans at every opportunity – because we want to save the human species. Instead … we have NASA and others looking for new planets to move to when there is nothing left – except US. (That’s our backup plan ?!?) But we do meet the criteria to start slaughtering humans – beginning with the most impoverished nations that cannot support their human population on the land they are living on. Remove the word human … and this is the exact justification used for killing animals.
Hunters, the self-appointed conservationists, drool the “too many for the land to support” argument for killing animals. They’ll starve if we don’t kill them. We’re doing this because of the weak and sick … except we know damn well you’re going for the trophy kill.
Right now, the Department of Interior is using that exact argument to slaughter the last of the wild horses (less than 50,000) roaming on US public lands (wild lands).
They claim the land can’t support that number of horses … yet oddly … the DOI has “managed” to find 155 million acres of “public lands/wild lands” to LEASE TO CATTLEMEN to warehouse more than 21+ MILLION cattle being grazed for slaughter.
THERE ISN’T ENOUGH LAND TO SUPPORT LESS THAN 50,000 WILD HORSES??? How about reducing the number of cattle?
Now … back to my original thought… using “the hunter logic” – Africa, North Korea, India, China (to name few) are ripe for slaughter. Regardless of its cause (drought, monsoons, birth rate) we’re not dying fast enough to offset the negative impact of our increasing population. The sick and weak – remain sick and weak. We’ve got slews holding on by a thread. We will pour toxins into our bodies to attack other toxins. We do not go gently into that good night.
They adamantly profess HUNTING REDUCES STARVATION. Works for me… let the killing begin.
THE REASON WE DON’T IS BECAUSE WE KNOW IT IS WRONG. THAT KIND OF 20th and 21st CENTURY SLAUGHTER IS RELEGATED TO MEGLAMANIACS, TYRANTS and TERRORISTS… NOT THE “CIVILIZED” WORLD.
But the fact is – our population is out of control – much worse than the animal kingdom of any species. We have no apex predator to keep our numbers in check – and we suck at it.
Humans have gone to great lengths to defy death … why? because we don’t want to die! Humans think dying is a great solution for every other creature on this planet – except themselves. We have justified the raping of this planet, its resources and its OTHER INHABITANTS for our benefit. Not theirs, ours. We act like we OWN the planet and everything on it instead of SHARING IT and being ONE OF THE MANY.
If that justification for killing is good enough for every other living species on this planet – we should apply “that law” to us. If we don’t want to … then it’s a bad law.
November 2017, the CDC, FDA issued an alert on an outbreak of a particularly robust, acid-resistant, strain of E.coli that is toxic, infectious, and was first identified in 1982.
McDonald’s Restaurant Hamburger 1982
A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, at McDonald’s Restaurant outlets in Oregon and Michigan. Escherichia coli 0157:H7, was isolated from 9 of 12 stools collected and from a beef patty from a suspected lot of meat in Michigan. This was the first time that E. coli O157:H7 was linked to an outbreak; at that time, this serotype was thought of as rare in occurrence. The only known previous isolation of E. coli O157:H7 was from a sporadic case of hemorrhagic colitis in 1975.
INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUND, OVERVIEW
In a research paper (Epidemiologic Reviews by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health) called Emerging Foodborne Pathogens: Escherichia coli O157:H7 as a Model of Entry of a New Pathogen into the Food Supply of the Developed World, “A bovine reservoir of E. coli O157:H7 has been suspected ever since the first human outbreak was linked with ground beef consumption in 1982. Prior to that time, neither the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Laboratories nor the Pennsylvania State University Veterinary Research Laboratory had ever detected this serotype in any of its samples”.
The most recent outbreak onsets were between November 5 and December 12, 2017. Among the 21 ill people for whom CDC has information, nine were hospitalized, including one person in California who died. Two people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. The outbreak occurred simultaneously in Canada and the United States . The source of contamination was identified as Romaine lettuce … and other “leafy vegetables”. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC was very careful not to implicate any specific point of origin, or source. To this day, they still have not identified a common cause that would link all the confirmed cases of contamination in the US and Canada.
However, a definitive conclusion of (a) where did this strain, E.coli O157:H7 come from, and (b) when, has been and continues to be, a challenge. “(1996) A Research Many of the questions that faced the investigators of the original outbreak in 1982 remain unanswered today. Prominent among these is the question of why this pathogen suddenly emerged as a public health problem. Is E. coli O157:H7 a completely new pathogen which suddenly appeared in the food supply or is this a pathogen which was present but unrecognized prior to 1982? If E. coli O157:H7 infection is truly increasing in incidence, what factors are promoting its emergence and, more importantly, what can be done to stop the spread of this microbe?
Despite the multiple federal, scientific and legal research papers on E.coli O157:H7 and its presence in our food chain – the – and the carrier is under the administration of the USDA. CATTLE. E.coli O157:h7 is naturally occurring in cattle. “Healthy cattle are a reservoir of E. coli O157:H7, and bovine food products and fresh produce contaminated with bovine waste are the most common sources for disease outbreaks in the United States. E. coli O157:H7 also survives well in the environment.
This is a very complex issue – because the strain O157:H7 is almost impossible to eliminate. The cattle that is warehoused right now in the U.S. (count approximately 98.8 million) are destined for slaughter. “E. coli O157:H7 naturally colonizes the gastrointestinal tracts of cattle.”
Where are the environmental voices of influence. Where is Hollywood? Where are all the loud-mouth, bigger than life – opinionated – *forces for good* that are so quiet the silence is deafening.
I cannot separate the US government from the tragedy that is unfolding RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. The US government is taking taxpayer dollars and waging a war on the wild horses and burros of this country .. and 80% of the population is OPPOSED. The media is JUST STARTING TO WAKE UP. Ken Salazar started the assault — and it has escalated under the new “czar”. I just got an email this morning about the President’s trip abroad.
“In a visit to Tanzania, the President launched a poaching crackdown, dedicating the United States to fighting back against poachers and criminal wildlife traffickers.”
Mr. President – with all due respect – the wild horse slaughter is happening in your own backyard. This is happening under the direction of someone YOU appointed — and with one word you could stop this.
Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Duncan Hunter, Jr. —- how can you permit this? 80% of the people YOU SERVE are opposed to this and somehow, this massacre keeps going. Helicopters, sharpshooters —- what the hell is going on here?
The USDA has decided to start killing horses for meat. Am I living in the United States? Over 90% of the population opposes that. DOES ANYONE SEE A PATTERN HERE?
This administration – ALL OF IT – delights in doing JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT. Mr. Obama … you scare me more than George Bush did. You are indifferent, distant, removed and selectively ignorant.