Informative Speech Outline: Animal Cruelty

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Introduction 1. ATTENTION GETTER: Millions of animals are abused each year. Over a million of these animals are abused or killed just due to the involvement with domestic violence. Despite animal cruelty being a felony which can result in jail time for over 15 years and 500,000 dollars in fines, it is still an issue which occurs on a daily basis across the United States. It is important for these animals to not go unnoticed, which can be achieved if society became more enlightened and educated on the topic of animal cruelty. (Pacelle, 2011). 2. THESIS/PURPOSE: Today we will explain the significance, and inherency due to animal cruelty, as well as several solutions which can help to prevent cases of animal abuse. 3. …show more content…

4. Animal abuse goes unreported frequently because people are either not aware it is occurring, are afraid to report it, or don’t know how to report it.
TRANSITION: Now we will discuss ways that you can be aware of animal abuse and the many ways in which you can report it. C. Taking action and taking a stance against domestic animal violence is all about awareness. The ASCPA offers articles and sources that inform viewers of the signs that an animal has been abused, how to report the abuse, and how to become involved with the issue. 1. One way that you can help fight the issue is to become aware of the signs that an animal has been abused. 2. Warning signs of animal abuse can be physical or environmental. 3. Physical signs are seen on the animal itself and environmental signs relate to where the animal is being kept or found. . 1. These physical signs include collars so tight they are almost strangling an animal, open wounds or cuts that are left untreated and may become infected, an animal looking starved, limping or missing patches of fur (“How to Recognize Cruelty”, 2013). 2. Environmental signs include being tied or chained up for extended periods of time with insufficient food and water, over crowded areas (in kennels or shelters) and animals being kept in unsanitary areas (“What to do about substandard