Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Carpenter and I am a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in sustainability. For one of my classes, Digital Media and Democracy, my group members and I have to choose a topic that we feel passionate about, therefore we chose to educate the harmful acts of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty can range from innocent animals being abused, neglected or forced to fight. Our intentions with this blog is to notify people about this horrific act and hopefully end it as a whole.