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Sources to utilize when reporting cruelty to animals and children

July 30, 2018
Kitten in Sibi, Mali.  Taken by Guaka

Please, always report cruelty to authorities, especially during times of imminent danger or harm.  The following are a few sources to use when reporting animal abuse.  See below for sample statement to Interpol, or for reporting child abuse.



9 Things to Do if You Witness Cruelty to Animals

Additional instructions for reporting abuse on FaceBook (or other site)

If you witness cruelty on Facebook, abuse to children or animals in videos or pictures, please do not report to Facebook; if you report to Facebook the evidence may be destroyed. Please contact local authorities immediately.

Click HERE to refer to INTERPOL. Please note that Interpol may not receive your direct request for help in a timely manner; you need to contact your local, or nearby, police or law enforcement personnel who will then contact Interpol if appropriate. However, please click HERE for general Interpol inquiries and to report appropriate crimes. Scroll down to Interpol General Secretariat to include and submit information. Please note that this should not be your only source of reporting; you should contact local law enforcement as well.

Please click HERE to report online child sexual abuse to the Virtual Global Taskforce, Combating Online Child Sexual Abuse

Send INTERPOL or VGT the URL (link) to the Picture or Video you want to report.

As above, contact local, or nearby, police or law enforcement personnel or HERE to report online child sexual abuse to the Virtual Global Taskforce, Combating Online Child Sexual Abuse.

For Interpol, enter your email address in the appropriate box, enter “GRAPHIC VIOLENCE ON FACEBOOK” in the Subject Box, and then paste the “URL” referring to the Photo or Video you wish to report – with a brief message(see below for sample).

Sample Statement

I have been witness to blatant animal cruelty (or child abuse) on Facebook at the following link:

These images are extremely disturbing and clearly establish blatant crimes against animals (or children). After viewing the provided material, you will understand that this is indicative of unlawful acts of animal cruelty (or child abuse) as established by the (Animal Welfare Act) and relevant local and international statutes. I respectfully request that your resources be applied to remove this material and charge the perpetrators with relevant unlawful crimes.

Thank you for your rapid attention to this urgent appeal.


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no reason to stay still
apathy KILLS!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

5 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 30, 2018 8:04 am

    no reason to stay still
    apathy KILLS!!!

    great info and thank you

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