"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
What does the UAA do and what are we about? Well, think of it this way: if today's children are tomorrow's leaders, and today's inner city children are largely desensitized to the suffering and cruelty of our closest animal companions, what does this mean for the future of our communities?
Many of our members come from some of the toughest ghettos of America, and have seen first hand how seemingly 'prankish' acts of violence against pidgeons or squirrels can lead to cruelty against cats and dogs, and potentially an interest in dogfighting. And that's just the beginning: from there, such a desensitized and violent person can easily expand his target of cruelty to other people. It's a verifiable and violent cycle that has never been properly prioritized and one that needs to be addressed immediately.
The dream we envision: We envision serving as a community resource for information on children and animal rights, bringing animal cruelty prevention programs to schools in urban American, motivating children and the communities in which they live to create a safer more compassionate environment for animals and children.
We envision a world in which the animals of our community are treated with kindness, love and respect. a world which will help foster generations of positive, empowered, life-affirming children. A world in which it will be cool to be kind, not cruel.
The plan of action: To bring focus, attention and action to the problems of animal and child abuse in America's inner cities and suburbs via community outreach 'edutainment' events. We offer educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events designed to entertain children, enlighten them about animal cruelty, empower them to positions of ethical leadership and peer mentoring, and inspire them to act compassionately and humanely now and forever.