The vast majority of the deadliest infectious diseases that have afflicted mankind throughout our history are termed zoonotic infections. These are infections that are spread from animal to man or indeed, man to animal.
Over 250 ordinances banning the retail sale of dogs and cats have been passed over the past several years, showing that cities across the U.S. and Canada are willing to take a stand against the cruel puppy mill industry and help promote pet adoption instead.
It’s true that people involved in animal welfare want to speak for those who have no voice and hold those who harm animals responsible for their crimes, but they also understand that animal welfare is also a human rights issue.
For many within the animal advocacy world, experiencing what is known as “compassion fatigue” is common. Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS) is a condition where people feel hopelessness, stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness and/or nightmares.