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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The judge also directed the chief secretary to form a committee comprising experts and representative of NGOs working for animals' welfare and prevention of cruelty towards animals for suggesting improvement in existing legislation for eliminating cruelty against animals and place such report/suggestion before the legislature for consideration.
In a commendable move, the Senate's Standing Committee on Interior has passed a bill to control cruelty towards animals.
Mr Gove said: "We must ensure that those who commit the most shocking cruelty towards animals face suitably tough punishments.
Mr Gove said: "We are a nation of animal lovers and so we must ensure that those who commit the most shocking cruelty towards animals face suitably tough punishments.
But not only did Richard Ridley assault and control her, the 29-yearold perpetrator also showed vicious cruelty towards animals, attacking dogs and even ripping the head off a live pigeon during one violent rage.
html) Florida law , intentional cruelty towards animals was considered a misdemeanor in the first degree.
This book is called The Wondrous Wandering Acrobats show, avoiding any negativity that comes with cruelty towards animals in the circus.
All countries who abhor the cruelty involved should ban the entry into Britain of any animal trophy and we think those who are involved in the most horrendous cruelty towards animals should be locked up for life.
In having such ineffective legislation as the governing statute Sri Lanka virtually falls into the category of countries with no real legislation on preventing cruelty towards animals.
A cat/animal shelter in Limassol would first of all help the animals, but it would also definitely improve our reputation as a country known for its cruelty towards animals.
Choreographed by Norway's Jo Stromgren, the chilling wintry theme would appear to focus on cruelty towards animals - by other animals?
It's easy to say that Jacqueline Fernandez is one of the few stars to actively and openly speak against cruelty towards animals for meat and dairy products and has been vigorously supporting animals' rights organisation PETA.