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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OUTRAGE: CCTV footage of Lola getting binned COURT DATE: Bale is facing two charges of animal cruelty
UXBRIDGE - The fate of a horse at the center of an animal cruelty case has been sealed, but legal wrangling with the mare's owner continued in Uxbridge District Court yesterday.
Maxwell, 21, of Burnigill, Meadowfield, near Durham City, denies two charges of animal cruelty.
STUDIO CITY -- An injured dog with a chained collar embedded in its neck was seized Monday from its owner, who could face animal cruelty and neglect charges.
A Florida nightclub incurred the wrath of attendees and Facebook users Thursday and Friday for alleged animal cruelty.
The Philippines is one of the countries that is regarded as least cruel to farm animals due to its low level of animal production and consumption, according to a recent global survey on animal cruelty.
The RSPCA's Claire Lawson said: "The recent announcement by the UK Government about increasing the maximum sentence available for those convicted of animal cruelty in England was hugely positive news - and something the RSPCA has long championed.
A TEESSIDE MP who has campaigned for tougher punishment for animal cruelty has welcomed government plans to increase maximum sentences.
A CHARITY have called on Scots to back their campaign for tougher punishments for animal cruelty.
PEOPLE found guilty of animal cruelty go on to commit a huge number of other offences - including murder - but nine out of 10 cases do not result in a prison sentence, a report has warned.
The Centre for Crime Prevention, which campaigns for better prevention of crime, is calling for tougher sentences for animal cruelty to "protect people and animals alike".
ANIMAL CRUELTY 2 THE ISPCA is appealing for information after a donkey was found with severely overgrown hooves.

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