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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Documents obtained through a Daily Herald open-records request show McHenry County inspectors said they found a harboring of mosquitoes in a tire and accumulated waste at the shelter, but no animal abuse.
These poor rabbits, cats and other animals can be saved if people start reporting animal abuse or just adopting an animal.
If passed, the maximum prison sentence for those convicted of animal abuse could rise 10-fold - from six months to five years.
"Sadly, last year saw a five-year high for our prosecution activity in Wales; but stronger punishments will act as a further deterrent to animal abuse."
"The system we want in place is one where a police station sees animal abuse and goes and acts by itself without NGO pressure.
In February, Doll Stanley, a campaign director for In Defense of Animals 6 a California-based animal protection organization 6 (https://www.idausa.org/campaign/justice-for-animals/latest-news/demand-justice-for-dog-sexually-abused-by-police-officer/) started an online petition for the maximum penalties against Yetman if he was convicted of the animal abuse charges.
Dr Salehatul Khuzaimah Mohamad Ali, who runs a veterinary clinic in Shah Alam, said animal abuse can either be direct or indirect.
The protest campaign titled 'Stop Animal Abuse' was organised by Better Pakistan Organisation and attended by many animal lovers.
On our complaint two men who shot dead a dog in Bannu on Saturday in an incident of animal abuse over political rivalry were also arrested by local police.
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A health professional presented with animal abuse by a child over 10 years of age should have increased concerns about abuse in the family, according to a review published online July 17 in the Archives of Disease of Childhood.
A man demonstrates against bullfighting during a protest called by the NGO AnimaNaturalis as part of their campaign against animal abuse, outside the Merida bullring, in the Mexican state of Yucatan.
PETA Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker called on residents of Israel to avoid Petra because of documented animal abuse taking place in the Jordanian park.