Pet Health Hospital

Social Media Helping to Strengthen Animal Rights

There has been a strong movement lately on Facebook and other social media circles toward the networking of animals who have been abused and/or need homes. This relatively new medium used in this way has been responsible for the placement and rescue of thousands of pets. It is also giving a new face to the abuse of animals and their plight all over the world. The formation of different organizations is bringing more awareness to animal welfare in general, and is bringing about newer, tougher laws with regard to the prosecution of abusers. The strong networking online is causing a rising tide of support that is forcing not only prosecution of abusers, but the enforcement of the laws themselves. Many stories online reflect some of the horrors that veterinary clinics see regularly, and expose these cases to the public to bring about more awareness and activism toward stronger animal rights laws.