cruelty to animals

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cruelty to animals

n. the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death. (See: cruelty)

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Channel 4 broadcast a warning before the final part of The F-Word show, saying: "There will be scenes of animal slaughter which some viewers may find offensive.
I question that his view of Shechita -the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food -is based on first hand experience.
Budgets have been juggled in Brussels to speed through the first slice of what is expected to be a total EU payment of about pounds 600m to help cover the cost of the mass animal slaughter ordered by the Government.
Meanwhile, the Animal Products Control Section of the Food Control Department of is organizing campaigns at all the butcheries in Dubai to curb animal slaughter outside the Abattoirs of the Municipality.
ANY case of inhumane animal slaughter to control the foot and mouth epidemic is to be deplored and, if possible, the perpetrators prosecuted.
State DGP Jagmohan Yadav has asked the police chiefs of all the zones to take strict measures to check illegal animal slaughter and smuggling.
Put a tax on sugar, make the traffic light labelling system compulsory (it's no coincidence that the cereal giants, Kellogg's and Nestle, do not adhere to the traffic light system, which would show red for most of their products' sugar content), ban BOGOFs and 3 for 2s (poor quality, animal slaughter on a huge scale, massive food wastage) and just give us good quality food for fair prices.
Last week the British Veterinary Association and RSPCA launched an e-petition calling on a stop to nonstun animal slaughter.
However, UEFA said that it has warned the Kazakh club that it could face disciplinary action if it continues the ritual slaughter of animals before matches, adding that animal slaughter was not acceptable in or around their competitions.
Surely it's not too much to ask for the visiting side to be respectful of people's feelings, not to mention strict laws on animal slaughter, while they're playing on our soil.
But then evidence of a ruthless murder is discovered amid the animal slaughter.
For years while constantly hearing about animal slaughter and witnessing cases in A'ali town, I had hoped that by now things would have changed for the better.