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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Anishka continued, "Over the years, as a voice for the welfare of animals and a voice against cruelty towards animals, I have come across so many cases of absolute ignorance and lack of total empathy and compassion in people towards animals.
Juffair-based Health Watchers clinical dietician Remy Danaf told the GDN the trend could be attributed to an increase in awareness among the population about cruelty towards animals in the food production industry.
NO Psychological and Emotional Manipulation The editorial team and marketing team do not aim to produce emotional manipulation and always stay away from news, press release and articles that produce fear, anxiety, racism or show any sort of cruelty towards animals and humankind.
Justifiable anger is having a sense of moral outrage at the injustices of the world - whether it's the destruction of the environment, oppression of human rights, cruelty towards animals, violence in the community, or an abusive relationship at home.
Reading between the lines of the comments, the opposition essentially called for acceptance of moderate' cruelty towards animals as opposed to PETA's allegedly girly demand of extreme' sensitivity.
The charity hope to break the cycle of cruelty towards animals - but animal welfare officers were shocked at the young age of some of the children brought to their attention.
They also gave pointers on what steps can be taken when witnessing an act of cruelty towards animals.
Peters said they had offered to reprint the programme with corrections, but the England delegation "was understanding."Australia's cruelty to kidsbrAn Australian company that's been offering "innovative" yoga classes using baby goats is being charged with cruelty towards animals.
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. The bill titled, 'The prevention of cruelty towards animals' proposed increase in the fine from Rs200 to Rs300,000 along with imprisonment.
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.
Mr Gove said: "We must ensure that those who commit the most shocking cruelty towards animals face suitably tough punishments.