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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Signs in the park warning tourists against the blight of the animals have been placed from earlier pressure from PETA but the contact information to report animal abuse on the posters is inactive.
That previous sentence for animal abuse of a man who caused the death of his dog in 2013 -- a Rottweiler named Bruno -- after tying him to the back of his car and dragging him through the streets, was for only two months.
The five key components of the legislation are improved tethering stipulations and conditions for outside dogs, added protections for horses, increased penalties for animal abuse, ensuring convicted animal abusers forfeit abused animals to a shelter, and civil immunity for veterinarians and veterinary technicians
Dubai: In the wake of Dubai's latest incident of animal abuse, the municipality has called on residents who witness any form of animal abuse to notify authorities immediately.
For example, illustrations, animations, and computer-generated simulations of animal abuse are unaffected by the VINE Act.
To sign Rengin Maklai's petition, calling for action to end animal abuse in Bahrain, visit www.
A four year old cat is recovering at a foster home in Dubai after she was left bleeding with a slit throat, in one of the worst cases of animal abuse.
Also, where serious animal abuse has occurred in a household, there is an increased likelihood that some other form of family show in Strathmore Hall, Forfar, 9.
responsibility is to the ani-"The RSPCA will not tolerate animal abuse.
But of course, like animal abuse, trademark bullying is by definition very bad and harmful, and should be prevented and punished as much as possible.
It is time we started to take animal abuse seriously; even in the most serious of abuse cases the maximum sentence is far too low, with the maximum sentence being less than a year.
The bill also requires veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse and creates a task force of law enforcement, animal-protection organizations, veterinary professionals and legal experts to evaluate the state's animal-cruelty laws.