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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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.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to 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.
Cruelty towards animals is a seen everywhere, but yes, I do agree with Denise (Beastly Behaviour, TheWeek, Issue 553) when she says that quite often you'll see children being cruel to animals here.
I was equally dismayed by his patronising implication that people who care about cruelty towards animals are workshy.
Ms Hughes stressed that the society had no legal power in cases of cruelty towards animals and was still seeking to find co-operation with the authorities concerned.
According to her draft law, severe cruelty towards animals will be punish with two years behind bars and a fine between BGN 1000 and BGN 6000.
She said: "People want to help in any way they cana I have seen cruelty towards animals, but it is usually out of ignorance.
imperialism), cruelty towards animals, and issues of place.
In between come explorations of the various implications of a vitalist, monist perspective on nature, with chapters on the earth, on the resources of air, water, and forests, on plants, on empathy towards animals, and on the political implications of debates over human cruelty towards animals.