There are many organizations that are against animal cruelty and fight for the rights animals deserve. One cannot turn on their favorite television program without being shown haunting images of starving or abused animals. The reason that one sees these images is because of the groups that focus solely on saving the animals of the world from cruelty and neglect. If one is really disturbed by these horrific scenes, then they should get involved in the effort to help the animals that are abused by human hands. It is a fantastic cause.
One organization that is known all over the world for its fight against animal cruelty is PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). They have helped bring the plight of defenseless animals to the forefront more than almost any other group. They improve the life of animals by taking on long term projects that most would consider pointless. However, they are the ones that brought the inhumane treatment of monkeys in labs to the forefront, and they continue to keep fighting to keep animals safe from human harm.
Another organization that has come into its own is the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is one group that has a nation wide advertising campaign that focuses on the abuse and neglect of companion animals. The neat thing about this organization is that it was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Since then, this wonderful group has been helping animals in America get away from cruel owners and live a better life. Their mission is the same as it was in 1866; to alleviate the injustices that animals face everyday.
Companion animals are in desperate need of help in the fight against animal cruelty. With organizations such as PETA and the ASPCA, the fight is a little easier. However, they cannot make it without contributions from concerned citizens. Everyday, millions of animals are tortured, neglected, abandoned and abused for absolutely no reason whatsoever. In order to stop this cruelty, people have to get up off the couch and do something. A donation of five dollars can go a long way in helping an animal recover from human neglect and abuse. They are counting on us to do the right thing.