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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Mercy by Nancy Furstinger Free read å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó Nancy Furstinger I really enjoyed this book It uses a combination of images narrative nonfiction and side articles about various related topics ranging from the history of pit bulls to the importance of newspapers in New York City

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Mercy by Nancy Furstinger My 5th grade daughter read this book and enjoyed the history pictures and lessons about treating animals fairly and children humanely It is an enjoyable book with illustrations and it serves as a good reminder for readers of all ages Although Henry Bergh spoke up for animal rights he was not a vegetarian and he and his wife did wear fur but in this book the author explains how he believed even slaughterhouses should go

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  • 12 August 2018
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characters ☆ Mercy by Nancy Furstinger ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó Nancy Furstinger Free download Mercy by Nancy Furstinger S He even expanded his advocacy to children When Bergh died in 1888 the idea that children and animals should be protected from cruelty was widely accepted “Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind?. My 5th grade daughter read this book and enjoyed the history pictures and lessons about treating animals fairly and children humanely It is an enjoyable book with illustrations and it serves as a good reminder for readers of all ages Although Henry Bergh spoke up for animal rights he was not a vegetarian and he and his wife did wear fur but in this book the author explains how he believed even slaughterhouses should go about doing their business as uick and cruelly free as possible and in the privacy of his home Bergh wept for all the abused animals This narrative reflects a different time where political correctness in society was just beginning and existing old habits of abuse were very slow in changing I recommend this book for young readers who are not aware of how badly animals were treated in centuries past Regardless of personal views on these topics this is a good biographical book with historical lessons about advocacy

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characters ☆ Mercy by Nancy Furstinger ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó Nancy Furstinger Free download Mercy by Nancy Furstinger Only 150 years ago most animals in America were subject to horrific treatment They needed a champion to protect them from abject cruelty and that person was Henry Bergh After witnessing the beating o. 35 stars The story of the 19th century awakening to matters of animal welfare is appealingly presented in this biography of Henry Bergh founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Although geared toward a middle school audience even adults who consider themselves part of the humane movement may pick up a few new historical facts Born into wealth Bergh lived a rather aimless life until he had his Road to Damascus moment at a bullfight in Spain Horrified by the poor animal s torment and the crowd s enthusiastic response Bergh began sticking up for animals caught up in other cruel situations By the time he returned to America a new fire burned within him and he was determined to help alleviate the tremendous amount of animal suffering occurring every day in the streets of New York City At around the same time a well known animal crusader Humanity Dick Martin was crusading for animal welfare in Great Britain Martin drafted the Ill Treatment of Cattle Bill known as Martin s Act King George IV signed off on the measure on July 22 1822 This animal protection law the first of its kind in the world made it a crime to wantonly and cruelly beat or ill treat farm animals such as cattle sheep mules oxen and horses This fact directly contradicts the claims made by animal industry apologists who claim that animal advocates only in recent decades have meddled in the treatment of farmed animals We read that Martin also attempted to pass laws against animal fighting and baiting though they proved unsuccessful at the timeAnimal advocates on both sides of the pond then as now faced a daunting task Furstinger writes In the 1820s people lacked empathy toward animals According to an anthropocentric argument animals existed only to serve humans who were the universe s most important entity People looked upon animals as sources of food and labor The few who showed compassion toward animals wereconsidered peculiarI can just see the eye rolls from than a few animal activists in the audience Such sentiments and values hardly died in the 1820s and indeed drive much of our economy today However animals faced a much wider range of cruelties in Bergh s America than they do today The great cities were powered on the toil of horses many of whom were overworked abused and neglected to a sickening degree The author gives us a detailed description of Turnspit Dogs specifically bred to run on wheels that turned meat over fire and their thankless labor Pigeon shooting was considered a gentleman s sport of the era and today only survives at a few private gun clubs Interestingly Bergh helped develop and promote trapshooting using model clay pigeons as an alternative to using live birds as targets Other issues will be familiar to modern animal advocates Bergh protested the horrific treatment of animals in slaughterhouses He condemned the practice of cramming pipes down the throats of geese to force feed them so their fatty livers could be sold as foie gras He denounced vivisection by which scientists conducted experiments on living animals It is sad to acknowledge that these practices still go on each and every day in 2016 Today s greatest animal welfare issue is of course factory farming with around 10 billion farmed animals slaughtered for human tastebuds in the US alone While factory farms as we know them today are a post WWII invention it s no doubt that if Henry Bergh were alive today he d have something to say about them After touring one of NYC s infamous swill milk dairies Bergh wrote These foul prisons show man s stupidity and cruelty Such words could be easily applied to modern day industrial farms and feedlotsBergh clashed with the railroad transporters that hauled famed animals long distances to slaughter Animals perished due to weather extremes lack of food and water and being trampled Livestock is rarely hauled by rail today Sadly this misery continues for animals being hauled to slaughter on today s semi trucks Once again all of this directly contradicts the anti animal rights claim that animal advocates only recently started caring about farmed animals Interestingly the first conviction won by the ASPCA under the new anti cruelty law was when a butcher was arrested and fined ten dollars for stacking calves like cordwood in his cart The ASPCA debuted the first motorized ambulance for horses and other large animals predating even the first human ambulance And we learn that Bergh also spoke up for chickens unsuccessfully attempting to have a butcher fined for scalding chickens alive in boiling water Unprotected under the Humane Slaughter Act this unimaginable fate still awaits many chickens in today s industrial slaughterhouses Henry Bergh also cared about children another unprotected group in NYC s slums Bergh agreed to help in the case of Mary Ellen a child who had been subjected to hideous abuse and neglect The case inspired Bergh to champion children s rights as well as those of animals and he founded the world s first child protection agency the NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ChildrenAll of this of course made Bergh some considerable enemies Newspapers dubbed Bergh the Great Meddler Those who fight for animals will find the anti animal side s arguments haven t changed much in a century Bergh was tormented in city newspapers which ran offensive cartoons that depicted him as a foolish wimp who wept over animals while ignoring people There were even anonymous letters threatening his life One magazine editor argued Better that Mr Bergh should tend to our own first than waste his efforts on four footed beasts created by God to serve man s needs and pleasures Sound familiar Only today those words would probably be written in text speak and conclude with BACON1 Even saloon owners fought him for they used turnspit dogs or even human children to power their cider millsASPCA patrons included a wide swath of humanity even a dying fur trapper who wished to wish amends for his lifelong cruelty However modern animal advocates will probably be disappointed with some aspects of Bergh s storyEarly in circus magnate PT Barnum s career he and the ASPCA clashed on numerous occasions Bergh criticized the way exotic animals were both caged and trained in Barnum s museums and later his traveling circus However in later years the two appeared to have mended fences Barnum made some kind public statements about Bergh and he donated a no doubt hefty sum to the ASPCA Barnum also funded the opening of an animal shelter in Connecticut Meanwhile Bergh spoke glowingly of Barnum Did Barnum vanuish Bergh as he bragged in his autobiography Struggles and Triumphs uashing the ASPCA president s criticisms through hush money as his circus rose in popularity Did Bergh the model humanitarian and champion of animals turn a blind eye to the cruel treatment of elephants and other circus animals The answers are obscured in historyBergh was not a vegetarian yet there were certainly other people who led a vegetarian lifestyle during his time and it certainly would have been doable Rather presumptuously he once asked a slaughterhouse worker How can you sleep at night after such daily horror seemingly without acknowledging that such horrors go on only because people demand animal flesh Bergh also wore a fur lined coat and bought fur coats as gifts for his wife While such information is tremendously disappointing it is no so than the countless animal rescuers and dog and cat advocates who continue to eat and wear animals in 21st century America In a two page section headed Pit Bulls Devoted Friends Furstinger repeats uncritically the talking points of fighting breed advocates which sound nice but upon closer examination often turn out to be far troublingly complicated than they initially appear Indeed the first paragraph of her essay contains perhaps the riskiest myth associated with the fighting breeds These compact muscled dogs with wide mouths look tough but are devoted friends when properly socialized and trained Entirely too many owners have learned the hard way that you cannot love the genetics out of an animal Unfortunately each year this lesson claims the lives of innocent children other pets owners and pit bulls themselves Both experienced dog trainers and pit bull fanciers admit it is not all in how you raise em Unlike many pit bull advocates who refuse to publically acknowledge the origins of their breed the author notes that the first bulldogs were developed for the sadists sport of bull baiting in which dogs were set upon a tethered bull When bull baiting was outlawed Unfortunately people demanded a new blood sport Breeders selectively bred bulldogs with terriers to create the pit bull prototype This agile athletic dog was a canine gladiator designed to attack other dogs The fighters were rigorously trained so they would attack their four legged opponents without flinching or hesitationRefreshingly honest for a publication such as this but I d like to note that the fighting dog s willingness to ignore the traditional body language canines use to avoid fatal conflicts is a product of genetics as much as if not than training However the author goes on to make the claim Dogs who behaved aggressively toward humans were killed so that this undesirable trait was not passed on to future generations This is the man biters were culled argument and its application was spotty at best Famed dogfighter and pit bull breeder John P Colby experienced a tragedy when one of his fighting dogs mauled to death his two year old nephew Colby spoke as if he killed the dog but no one knows for sure What we do know is that he continued breeding fighting dogs and even pit bull fanciers today can be found boasting about owning a pit of the Colby lineage Other champion fighting dogs were known to be human aggressive yet were kept alive for the simple fact that they made their owners lots of money Just like any other sporting animal pet temperament takes a backseat to the animal s ability to perform its work The unfortunate dogs abused in dogfighting were never intended to be household pets Then and now they typically live their dismal lives on chains in between being fought or conditioned for fights I d also like to note that this acknowledgment of behavioral genetics directly contradicts the author s other statements about raising the dogs properly to avoid aggressionThe author s assertion that pit bulls herded cattle and sheep on the frontier should cause than a few eye rolls amongst those who know dogs This statement is as silly as saying that greyhounds or Labradors are herding dogs It s rare to find anyone as insistent as pit bull fans to attribute every imaginable skill and ability to their breed type She does however say that pit bulls also helped farmers by catching hogs which is very believable as pits are freuently used in the bloodsport of hog dogging to this day in which dogs are set upon wild boars Indeed the first bulldog types were likely butchers dogs who gripped and held the heads of large farm animals during slaughter However if one is an animal rights advocate I can t see this as a job to brag about Furstinger repeats the mother of all pit bull whoppers when she writes Pit bulls became known as the nanny dog because of their gentle and affectionate nature as a family dog They took their responsibility for babysitting young children seriously The Nanny Dog story is the pit bull enthusiasts flat earth theory There s no proof of it and plenty of evidence against it but many seem to believe that if you repeat something often enough it will become true There is no evidence that any breed of dog was widely known as a nanny or nursemaid dog during the late 19th and early 20th centuries Even the major pit bull advocacy group BADRAP has admitted that this claim is a falsehood and a product of modern revisionism However the myth continues to be recycled in media as recent as well this book and the lie helps no one not kids not parents not pit bullsThe author goes on to say that pit bulls once widely served as police rescue etc dogs another story lacking evidence and were popular family pets Some were no doubt kept as pets However archival searches of dogs being advertised for sale show that pit bulls were far from the most commonly kept breeds in America in the early to mid 20th century They appeared to be in fact relatively rare The book argues that pit bulls bad reputation only began in the late 20th and early 21st centuries when poorly trained and poorly bred dogs became popular amongst criminals and illegal dogfighters Pit bulls have always been the preferred dogs for fighting in the Western world and in fact were developed for the purpose so that isn t a surprise And dogfighting has always been a magnet for sadists and lowlifes In the American South it was a popular fundraising tactic for the KKK As for the escalating number of maiming and deadly attacks on both humans and pets as pit bulls proliferate one may conclude that this is the expected thing to happen when we bring animals who were bred for explosive aggression and a tenacious crushing bite into typical residential settings and expect them to behave like lapdogsIt is true that pit bulls however are hideously overbred in the US which results in an incredible amount of euthanasia neglect and abuse Naturally the author opposes breed specific legislation BSL even though if applied correctly it has the potential to end this tidal wave of suffering Legislated spayneuter is an example of BSL that directly helps pit bulls Meanwhile those areas without comprehensive pit bull legislation have shelters full to bursting with the dogs with no end in sightInterestingly the author praises New York City as currently having one of the lowest shelter euthanasia rates in the nation What she does not mention though is that NYC also employs BSL to help protect both dogs and children Pit bulls are barred from public housing Someday pit bulls tarnished reputation could be restored and the dogs resumed their rightful place as cherished companionsFor all of the reasons cited above this is fantasy than reality Pit bulls will continue to do exactly what their genes tell them to do If we were to restore their place we d have to bring back bull baiting butchers dogs or legalize dogfighting and no one with any sense of decency or compassion wants that The fighting breed in the 21st century is much like the Turnspit Dog He was created for a cruel exploitative purpose that no longer has a point in this modern world BSL supporters believe it is time to stop creating this type of dog who endures and creates such a disproportionate amount of pain After all Bergh was a champion of not only dogs but other animals and children too Personally I support mandatory spayneuter of pit bulls as a way to humanely and logically deal with the problem

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characters ☆ Mercy by Nancy Furstinger ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ó Nancy Furstinger Free download Mercy by Nancy Furstinger F a horse in the streets of New York and attending a bullfight in Spain Bergh found his calling He became an enforcer of animal rights and founded the ASPCA as well as created many animal cruelty law. A couple days ago I read a book about Henry Bergh the founder of the ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsHenry Bergh didn t start trying to protect animals until his twenties when he saw a bullfight and thought it was terribleHe started speaking out against harm to animals and started confronting people who harmed animalsThen when he saw that Britain had the RSPCA Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals he had the idea of starting the ASPCA in the United StatesWhen he started the ASPCA he was made fun of by the public for defending animals but he didn t let this get in his wayHe wasn t afraid to fight people and he had a cane that he could use as a weapon in self defence in case of violenceThe first case he lost was when a ship carrying live turtles in bad conditions won the lawsuit because the judge did not consider turtles animalsThat case was one of the very few he lostWhen PT Barnum started his moving circus Bergh investigated and tried to prosecute Barnum but Barnum proved that he wasn t really harming his animalsDespite Bergh suspecting that Barnum harmed is animals Barnum and Bergh became great friendsWhen Barnum died he left a great sum of money for the ASPCAThis allowed the ASPCA to move into a big building and hire agents to search for crimeToday the ASPCA is a huge organization and it covers all states