Generally my posts are not political however after viewing a commercial I have to make my opinion known. For two years I worked in Development at a nonprofit for abused children. The stories of the children were heartbreaking and inconceivable. We struggled to get media coverage because quite frankly people didn’t want to hear about all the neighborhood children being abused.
The commercial I viewed came from the ASPCA. The piece did a good job educating the audience about all the animals who are beaten and neglected and how people can help. I like animals and they should not be treated poorly.
My frustration stems from the simple fact that more attention seems to be paid to help abused animals than helping abused children. Both need our help. However I have no doubt there is more media coverage of animal abuse than child abuse.
With every death row inmate reporting that they grew up in a violent, abusive environment, why do so many turn a blind eye to one of the ugliest problems of human kind?