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Monday, March 20, 2023

Why Animal Welfare Organizations Are Advocating For Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws


One of the main reasons why animal welfare organizations are advocating for stronger animal cruelty laws is because animals deserve humane treatment. Sadly, people who abuse animals often move on to other forms, such as spousal violence or child abuse.

As a result, these laws must be implemented to ensure that animal cruelty is not tolerated. In addition, these laws need to be enforced so that convicted cruelty offenders are punished accordingly.

It's a Humane Act

As we know from decades of research, cruelty to animals is linked to violence against humans, specifically children and domestic partners. So it's no surprise that animal welfare organizations such as the Humane Society of New York advocate for stronger animal cruelty laws that empower effective enforcement and include harsh offender penalties.

Over the last 30+ years, the animal welfare movement has evolved from a marginal local or national issue to one that is now on the international political agenda. This is a challenge that the movement faces both as an opportunity and a threat.

Pro-animal rights legislation has made tremendous progress in US state legislatures over the last few decades. However, despite these successes, much work still needs to be done.

It's the Right Thing to Do

Animal cruelty is a grave crime and needs to be punished accordingly. If the laws and punishments were more rigid, it would hopefully discourage animal abusers and make them think twice before committing this cruel act.

The link between violence against animals and violence against humans is well known. This makes animal cruelty a severe threat to the health and safety of all community members.

However, enforcement is frequently lacking even in states with robust anti-cruelty laws. Police officers and prosecutors are sometimes untrained to recognize the severity of this crime and don't always seek charges against animal abusers.

Consequently, animal welfare organizations must advocate for stronger animal cruelty laws. This includes promoting felony penalties for animal abusers and urging state legislators to strengthen their legislation.

It's the Right Thing to Say

While it is clear that animal cruelty is a serious and widespread problem, several factors have impeded the movement's progress. These include, among others:

In 'developing' countries, the perception that animal welfare was/is a colonial 'import' or somehow a luxury for the privileged (whereas it is now based on science).

An underdeveloped civil society has also handicapped the movement. This has hampered education and awareness activities, as well as advocacy.

Similarly, anti-cruelty laws are not consistently enforced by local authorities. They may need to be deemed severe enough, or the penalties are too low.

It's the Right Thing to Do

In the world, compassionate people are working hard to protect animals and ensure they are treated fairly and respectfully. Whether helping animals in shelters, working with them to find homes, or campaigning for better animal welfare policies, these organizations do incredible work!

In addition to protecting animals, they help save natural ecosystems threatened by human activity. This mission is critical for nonprofits because it can protect the environment's health and animals' lives.

The animal cruelty laws in many states are weak, leaving animals vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. While some states have stricter rules than others, enforcement often remains an obstacle for law enforcement professionals.

How to Modernize Your Commercial Office Space

 As an office-based business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure your workplace is clean and looks professional. It should inspire productivity and teamwork while also being practical and free of hazards. 


If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your office space, there’s no better time than now to do so. Having a modern workplace is essential to keep your employees happy and motivated and to keep your business afloat in a competitive market. 

How to Modernize Your Commercial Office Space 

You’ll be glad to hear that you don’t need to spend a fortune renovating every last inch of your commercial office to make it look and feel great. The smaller, less expensive touches can make all the difference. 


With that being said, there’s nothing wrong with splashing the cash on your office renovations if you’ve got the budget! If you want a luxury commercial carpet or an expensive water fountain in your office, go ahead! 


If you’re not sure where to start with modernizing your office space, here are some top tips to get you started.  

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Recovering After a Sports Injury

If you are part of a sport, chances are you may experience a sports-related injury at some point. Treatment for an injury will depend on the specific injury and how severe it is. Still, whether you are dealing with back pain, a broken bone, a concussion, or a dislocated shoulder, you will have a recovery time. Some specific treatments and therapies may be helpful during your recovery process. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Welcome to the UNGUMMY Movement – Up to 96% LESS Sugar! & GIVEAWAY!!!!!

 I received a sample from Superior Source Vitamins for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Getting my kids to take vitamins is like pulling teeth. Of course they love the gummies, but I don't love that they're full of sugar and dyes. I have 2 ADHD children and red dye 40 is a HUGE NO-NO! Finding dye free, sugar free vitamins is almost impossible. Enter Superior Source Vitamins. Most of their vitamins/supplements are MicroLingual® Tablets which are dissolvable. Everything else is also dissolvable but comes in varieties.

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I received a variety of kids vitamins/supplements this month to try. The Kid's Sleep, Kid's Immune, Kid's Vitamin C and Kid's Vitamin C + D!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What's Microblading?

Microblading is a type of tattooing that is used to define or shape your eyebrows. While the procedure is quite simple, you should know a few things before you decide to get a microblading system done.