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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Miss Pleasant, who has a black Labrador called Leo, said: "I am a dog lover and I believe this is cruel to animals.
If the Bill is adopted, these penalties will help deter people from being cruel to animals, and punish those convicted of such offences appropriately.
Many of the practices of conventional factory farming of plants and animals harm the environment and are intrinsically cruel to animals.
Anti-fur protesters have been known to demonstrate outside catwalk shows at fashion weeks around the world to call for an end to practices many see as cruel to animals, and luxury goods buyers -- especially younger generations -- have become more sensitive to environmental issues, too.
There were 97 cases of cruelty or neglect to children by those who had previously been cruel to animals, while they committed 175 robberies and 5,557 thefts.
Not only are these types of photos cruel to animals, unaware Tinderlings might also mistake them for cute, harmless pictures and be prompted to take part in this abusive industry themselves.
Besides being cruel to animals, cockfighting is closely connected to other crimes lending a touch of criminality to the whole affair.
The truth is that a lot of the food we eat is unhealthy, damaging to the environment, cruel to animals, and unfair to the workers it depends on.
If I was cruel to animals I wouldn't be in the dog squad.
Campaigning for stiffer terms for those who are cruel to animals, she intends to create something good from the ordeal.
Too often we read reports of cases in which people have been unbelievably cruel to animals, often their own pets.