Why should we provide our youth after school activities like these? Socially withdrawn kids need animal assisted therapy more than anything. Please help us get this great program to more kids in america. rEAD STORY ABOUT nEWTOWN "ASPERGERS DIAGNOSED YOUNG MAN THAT NEEDED ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY RATHER THAN VIOLENT COMPUTER GAMES AND TARGET SHOOTING AS HIS MOTHER GAVE HIM BELOW.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
issued this press release yesterday after the President released his fiscal year
2006 budget. We are concerned that the proposed budget would reduce supports
for at-risk children, thereby increasing the chances they will grow up to be
Contact: Michael Kharfen, 202-776-0027, ext. 127; cell, 202-262-3996
For Immediate Release:
Law Enforcement Leaders Warn Budget Cuts to Children Will Increase Crime COME READ FEB 7TH PRESIDENT'S BUDGET
“If we break the commitment to America’s children this year, we will pay later with more victims of crime in the years to come,” Sanford A. Newman, President of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
|Mike Farrell from "MASH" Youth Violence and Raising Kind Kids PSA TO WATCH , click here: http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=youth_violence&Player=wm&speed=_med|
|Maryland Legislature takes Animal Abuse seriously because they know it leads to human abuse: click here to read article.|
September 2001 OJJDP Publication: Animal Abuse and Youth Violence by Frank R. Ascione
"A HUMANE EDUCATION TODAY,
YIELDS A MORE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY TOMORROW" ASPCA report 2002
In our program kids learn compassion, responsibility and service through helping train and care for homeless puppies. They learn the benefits of positive praise and the rewarding satisfaction of training a helpless puppy. They gain confidence, self esteem and many more values that will help them in their lives. What a perfect match: Kids and Dogs!
"Pets trigger our 'feel good' hormones, research suggests April 2, 2004"
Programs for Homeless and Under-priviledged kids have been cut.
Federal research on Anti-gang, Anti-drugs, Anti-violence and Anti-juvenile
delinquency states that the most successful deterants are After School
Programs with positive activities for kids. Kids commit most of the
crimes during the hours after school. Help us bring positive
activities to the underpriviledged kids Youth Programs, YMCA After School
Programs, Youth Detention Centers, schools and other youth
facilities all over the US.
White Swan, WA: 12 and 13 year old children who tortured and sodomized pigs April 28, 2004 (who could they harm in the future if not turned around?)
Recognize The Link
-- Prevent Violence in All Its Forms
San Antonio animal cruelty investigator Eddie Wright says his office received 5,920 animal cruelty calls in fiscal 2003, up from 3,629 in 2002.
New photos, details emerge of Newtown mass shooter Adam Lanza
Accused Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was spending more time alone in the months leading up to the mass shooting as his mother, Nancy Lanza, attempted to encourage him to be independent despite his mental disabilities, a Hartford Courant/Frontline investigation has found. In a new documentary called "Raising Adam Lanza," which airs Tuesday night on PBS, reporters from the Courant attempt to retrace the steps taken by Nancy and Adam in the years leading up to the shooting, complicating the picture that has occasionally appeared in the media of Nancy as a gun obsessed mother who was in denial about her son's mental challenges.
Adam is believed to have shot his mother four times in the head as she slept on Dec. 14 before shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary, where he attended school as a child, and killing 20 children and six women. He then took his own life.
Frontline and The Hartford Courant provided Yahoo News with several previously unpublished childhood and teenage photos of Adam Lanza they uncovered in their investigation.
The 20-year-old had been spending more time alone in his mother's $500,000 home in the affluent Connecticut suburb in the months leading up the shooting, Courant reporters Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner found in their investigation. Adam's social world gradually began shrinking after he left Newtown High School at the age of 16 to enroll in a nearby college, where he made As and Bs before withdrawing there, as well. Since 2010, Adam had not attended school.
Between 2010 and 2012, Nancy took Adam to nearby gun ranges to practice shooting. Nancy purchased four firearms, including the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle Adam is believed to have used in the attack, during the same period. Her friends say Nancy used target practice as a way to bond with her withdrawn son. Police also uncovered thousands of dollars worth of violent video games in the Lanzas' home. Police believe Adam may have been inspired by the video games he played in the attack, since he changed the magazines of his weapons more frequently than was necessary, Frontline reported. Late Sunday, the Courant also reported that Adam may have felt that he was in direct competition with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, based on news articles about Breivik's 2011 crime they found in the Lanzas' home.
In the months before the attack, Nancy took frequent trips and left Adam at home unsupervised--including on one trip this past Thanksgiving--in an attempt to make him more independent.
Her friends say Nancy is the forgotten 27th victim that day.
"She's been described as some sort of gun nut or survivalist and this other misconception that she was a bad mother," her friend John Bergquist told Frontline. But he said her life "revolved around caring for Adam."
Adam was diagnosed at a young age with sensory integration disorder, a medically controversial diagnosis that meant Adam had trouble coping with bright lights, loud noises, and knowing when he was in pain. Later, when he was in middle school, Adam was also diagnosed with Asperger's, a condition related to autism that can make social interaction challenging. (Medical experts cautioned that autism disorders are not associated with violent behavior.)
A friend of Nancy’s remembered that when Adam was just six years old, he did not like to be touched. If children his age touched them, he recoiled or became upset. "He was angry with them," Marvin LaFontaine, Nancy's friend, told Frontline. Richard Novia, who co-founded the tech club Adam joined while he attended Newtown High School, told Frontline Adam would have "episodes" as a teen where he would completely withdraw from the world, sometimes sitting in a corner, motionless.
Nancy raised Adam and his older brother in their Newtown home on her own after she and her husband separated in 2001. In 2009, the couple officially divorced, and Adam abruptly cut off contact with his father in 2010 for reasons that are unclear.Nancy's friends said she was planning on moving to either Washington or North Carolina to enroll Adam in college again, so that he could get a degree in history.
May 13, 2010
For victims of domestic violence, a cherished pet is sometimes the only source of gentle and unconditional love. Women and children who do escape violent situations are often forced to leave their companions behind because many shelters won't accept pets.
American Humane's Pets and Women's Shelters (PAWS®) Program acknowledges that pets provide unconditional love and comfort to victims of domestic violence. For that reason -- as well as for the safety of the pets -- American Humane advocates to keep domestic violence victims and their pets together whenever possible.
If you think this is a good idea, take action to learn more and vote for American Humane's PAWS® Program to win $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.Take Action!
|"Anyone who has accustomed himself to
regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving
also at the idea of worthless human lives," wrote humanitarian Dr. Albert
ASPCA Special Investigator Annemarie Lucas, you see on Animal Planet's Animal Precinct New York, presented a special humane education program to sixth-grade students at Atlanta's Brown Middle School, and said: "At the ASPCA, we uphold a fundamental belief that kindness and empathy are key elements in a complete education."
"these problems with animal overpopulation will never go away unless they implement a strong, fact-based humane education program in the schools. This is all I do know. I have the national contract to provide PBS affiliates with humane education materials for the next three years and I speak to students and youth groups. If this is not soon implemented, then our great grandchildren will also be fighting this very same battle."
Randy N. Warner
21st Century Animal Resource and Education Services
Bringing Humane Education Into our nation's schools
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