Defeating the evils of the world is a difficult task that requires a great deal of cooperation between people. One of the most disgusting actions a person could take is to torture an animal. Unfortunately, dog meat farms, where dogs are horribly mistreated in the name of procuring meat, still exist today. Although they are prohibited in virtually every country, these farms continue to cause the death of thousands of innocent dogs.
A great deal of effort has been put into eradicating the world of this evil. There are various organizations fighting to shut these farms down which partner with rescues in hopes of finding loving homes for the dogs. The resources available to these organizations often depend on donations from the public. Therefore, one of the most viable ways to fight against dog meat farms is to raise awareness of animal rights.
One way to raise awareness and support for this cause is for the public to see the strength, resilience, and love that defines most dogs. A dog named Chi Chi is an excellent example of such a case. She is a beautiful and sweet golden retriever who ended up at a dog meat farm. Here, she was subjected to horrible conditions and was even hung upside down by her paws in order to make her more flavorful. Sadly, being hung upside down had terrible effects on Chi Chi’s health. She lost circulation and developed infections, which caused her to be thrown away.
Luckily, she was rescued by an organization called Dogs in the Dark just in time. Her rescuers had to amputate all four of her paws in order to prevent the infection from spreading. Despite these horrible events, Chi Chi remained happy and loving. It did not take long for this amazing dog to find a home after being brought back to the US.
The Howell family adopted Chi Chi and began raising funds in order to get prosthetic legs for the dog. Amazingly, with great public support, they quickly raised the $3000 required to purchase Chi Chi new legs. Although she is still getting used to these legs, she is now able to play and run for perhaps the first time. It is truly an inspiring story of perseverance and triumph against terrible odds. The combined efforts of an animal rescue, surgeon, and loving family managed to save Chi Chi from a truly horrible fate.
Stories like Chi Chi’s should be highlighted in order to raise public awareness and support for the organizations who are fighting against dog meat farms. Her journey is so inspiring that it is sure to not only raise awareness of the devastating effects of these farms, but also reinforce the fact that dogs deserve to be respected and cared for. Very few people would have the strength to fight through the circumstances that Chi Chi endured and still be happy and playful as she is today. Although Chi Chi’s suffering was needless, it does not have to be in vain. If her story and the stories of dogs like her can reach the public, they will certainly help in the fight against animal cruelty.
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