With the more research I conduct, the more I am convinced that there is one problem that people all over the world share: We view everything in numbers. From the time we are young, we are raised with report cards that label our intelligence. We are given years of age to signify our maturity. And as we get older, numbers bombard us in the daily world with high school math classes or grown-up finances. Our ultimate goal becomes to save money. As the audience, you may be wondering how this ties in with the PETA2 website. Well…
I believe the reason why animal abuse is so easily overlooked is because people view animals in numbers. One dog out of 100 is considered insignificant, therefore it’s fine to have it suffer.
This is why you and I are here. We need to change this mindset, and we can.
As humans, we are drawn to numbers to help us make sense of the world but I agree with @TeeterDance, when the numbers get too large we tend to overlook them because our brains can’t quite comprehend them.
I always find that it is the plight of one animal that gets the most attention.
You always hear stories about getting justice for a dog who got abused, and thousands will sign petitions and condemn the abusers etc. But millions of chickens dying for McNuggets? No-one will bat an eyelid or even attack you for being “an extreme vegan” for being compassionate about them.
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All animal emergencies (injured, stray, neglected, abused, etc) should be reported to our Emergency Response Team, not posted on the Boards.