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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We launched the 'Stop Animal Abuse in Bahrain' petition to make officials in the country hear our voice," he told the GDN.
He added that his ministry is in anticipation of a report drafted by the Animal Party on penalties against animal abuse perpetrators based on cases in other countries.
The slaughterhouses were approved under a joint agreement signed in 2010 which allowed for the resumption of live exports to Egypt after the last case of animal abuse was discovered.
Nelson (2002), in a study of 203 psychologists, found only 14 percent assessed for animal abuse, although 94 percent believed animal abuse to be connected to other human behavioral disturbances.
The campaign featured vinyl billboards with graphics of caged sows and the tag lines: “Stop Torturing Pigs” and “Stop Supporting Animal Abuse.
The bill was developed as a response to the long-standing problem of Turkish legislation treating animal abuse as a misdemeanor.
Group director John Carmody said: "As a nation we should be hanging our heads in shame that we've turned our backs and a blind eye to the amount of animal abuse taking place in Irish society today.
Official inspections cannot uncover animal abuse behind the scenes, as it is all too easy to conceal poor husbandry practices and sick animals.
Iowa the nation's leading pork and egg producer--is the first state to make it a crime to lie on a job application to get into a livestock operation to videotape animal abuse.
Six horses were killed in as many weeks earlier this year, prompting criticism from animal abuse charities.
This event is nothing more than a cruel spectacle of animal abuse where animals are forced to endure pain, fear and stress in order to entertain the public.
Animals Pride and Freedom organized a peaceful march Sunday at Marina - Debayeh in protest against the heartbreaking condition of animals in Lebanon, demanding application of criminal laws against animal abuse as well as against illegal pet shops.