What you need to know about animal cruelty cases at the federal, state and local level
Posted On June 20, 2021
If you’ve ever seen a TV show or movie about a homeless animal, you know it can be hard to understand the suffering and abuse that goes on behind the scenes.
But with the rise of social media, you can get a glimpse into the realities of animal cruelty, thanks to a new video series by the Animal Humane Society.
“When we started the Animal Cruelty Reform Act, we wanted to make sure that there were people who were watching, who were paying attention, who would understand what’s happening,” said David McPherson, executive director of the group.
The series is called “We Are Animals,” and it’s the first of its kind.
It’s based on an upcoming documentary, “We Have the Power,” which tells the story of the anti-cruelty activists behind the Animal Liberation Front.
McPhersons group is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce the show, which will be produced by the nonprofit Animal Equality and narrated by actress and animal activist Leslie Jones.
The Animal Humane Association started the show with a few questions for the film’s subjects, and they came up with questions that McPhesons group has used to develop a “tough, realistic, and engaging” depiction of animal abuse.
For example, the group wants the subjects to understand that animals are not disposable and that they have rights.
For instance, the animals are treated with dignity, and the animals who are exploited in our shelters are treated humanely.
It also says that animals do not deserve the same protection as people.
The film also highlights the impact that cruelty has on the people who are the victims of animal exploitation.
For example, a woman who lost her dog to an abusive owner has to contend with the fact that her dogs will be euthanized without a trace because she will not be able to get her dog back.
And a man who was abused and then killed by his neighbor is left with no one to care for his dog because he is homeless.
The documentary also highlights how animals can be a powerful symbol of social justice, as many of them are used as “gifts” to people who cannot afford to have a pet.
The Animal Equality group says that “animals can be symbols of social progress, and we need to take advantage of their value.”
The film is being produced by Animal Equality, and McPhessons group hopes to have the project released on the eve of the Oscars, with help from Animal Equality’s partners, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane League of America.
It’s part of an effort to build awareness of the cruelty that happens to animals, and to bring attention to those who are suffering.
The goal of the show is to show how cruelty is hurting people and how animals are a powerful part of our world, McPheaons group said.
“The way that we see it is that we’re going to bring people in to the fold, to be a part of it,” McPheresons group CEO, Scott Moseley, said.
“We’re not just going to be here to tell the world, but we’re also going to work with the animal rights movement and our partners to bring that awareness to people and to get that message out.”
McPherons group’s goal is to produce six episodes of the documentary.
The first is slated to be released in early 2018.
For more information on the show and to find out how to donate, visit: www.animalhumane.org/human-humane-action-reform-act/animal-human-humanity-shows/