Facts About Animal Cruelty

May 14th, 2009
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Although many organizations have done a lot to make more people aware of the facts about animal cruelty, the depressing truth is that it still occurs.

The basic definition of animal cruelty is: The abuse, neglect, or violence inflicted on an animal. Dog fighting, circuses  featuring animals, and a host of others are examples of animal cruelty. Knowing the facts about animal cruelty can persuade more people to come forward and demand the senseless torture of all animals to cease.

Animal cruelty is prevalent everywhere. It has been seen in every type of socioeconomic status situation in both rural and urban settings.People who are rich, poor, and  middle class  participate in cruelty to animals.

Many people who commit unthinkable crimes, such as child abuse, rape, and murder have a history of animal cruelty usually beginning at childhood. Some are sociopaths, some are psychopaths, and some are simply abnormally aggressive. There are others who are bullys, and like the thrill they get from picking on something that is weaker than they are.

The number one abused animal is dogs, and pit bulls are the most abused dog breed. This is mainly due to the fact that pit bulls are the dog of choice in dog fighting. Cats are next on the list.

Circuses that feature animals are notorious for abuse of their animals. They are beat with whips and chains, and denied medical care when they are injured. many countries have banned animal circuses, or restricted them. India , Singapore, and Sweden are some of the countries that have done this.

Animal cruelty is horrific in nature, and harsher punishments are being sought in many states for people who abuse animals. Unfortunately, there is no magic that can be performed to rid the world of people who abuse animals, but by reporting animal abuse, and enacting stronger laws to punish these monsters, the numbers of animal abuse cases will dwindle.

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84 Responses to “Facts About Animal Cruelty”

  1. marcianojeremy says:

    i agree with you all the way

  2. marcianojeremy says:

    i agree with you all the way

  3. marcianojeremy says:

    yea your right god loves you

  4. marcianojeremy says:

    yea your right god loves you

  5. marcianojeremy says:

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  6. marcianojeremy says:

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  7. gxdgsdfh says:

    animal crultyu is never needed :D

  8. gxdgsdfh says:

    animal crultyu is never needed :D

  9. gxdgsdfh says:

    animal crultyu is never needed :D

  10. gxdgsdfh says:

    animal crultyu is never needed :D

  11. oliviawilson says:

    I'm with you here. You totally have to root for the shelter and rescue dogs out there; I'm all about second chances for these pups.Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent needless cruelty to animals, …. Many state animal cruelty laws exempt animals used in United States and we have to read about it more..
    it is unexplanible what they do to these poor dogs… we need to take a stand and fight against animal abuse…

  12. olivia wilson says:

    I'm with you here. You totally have to root for the shelter and rescue dogs out there; I'm all about second chances for these pups.Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent needless cruelty to animals, …. Many state animal cruelty laws exempt animals used in United States and we have to read about it more..it is unexplanible what they do to these poor dogs… we need to take a stand and fight against animal abuse…i love dogs they are so sweet! i hate people who abuse animals……

  13. olivia wilson says:

    I'm with you here. You totally have to root for the shelter and rescue dogs out there; I'm all about second chances for these pups.Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent needless cruelty to animals, …. Many state animal cruelty laws exempt animals used in United States and we have to read about it more..it is unexplanible what they do to these poor dogs… we need to take a stand and fight against animal abuse…i love dogs they are so sweet! i hate people who abuse animals……

  14. olivia wilson says:

    I'm with you here. You totally have to root for the shelter and rescue dogs out there; I'm all about second chances for these pups.Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent needless cruelty to animals, …. Many state animal cruelty laws exempt animals used in United States and we have to read about it more..it is unexplanible what they do to these poor dogs… we need to take a stand and fight against animal abuse…i love dogs they are so sweet! i hate people who abuse animals……

  15. COCO says:

    yeah i agree dog abuse is out rageos and i want to help put a stop to it NOW!!!!!!

  16. COCO says:

    yeah i agree dog abuse is out rageos and i want to help put a stop to it NOW!!!!!!

  17. COCO says:

    yeah i agree dog abuse is out rageos and i want to help put a stop to it NOW!!!!!!

  18. COCO says:

    yeah i agree dog abuse is out rageos and i want to help put a stop to it NOW!!!!!!

  19. sally (: says:

    I want to help but can't :/

  20. sally (: says:

    I want to help but can't :/

  21. amanda says:

    i think animal buse is stupid it should stop

  22. adrian says:

    i think animal abuse should have a harsher punishment

  23. Anonymous says:

    I think it is outrageous how some people treat their animals. I have a neighbor who has 3 Labs & they do not take care of them properly. They stay out in all kinds of weather, they get into mine & my other neighbors’ trash cans, they destroy our bird feeders trying to get to the bird seed & they attack other people’s pets while they are outside in their own yards too. I have called Animal Control several times about these neglected animals. Finally I was able to catch one in one of the traps that Balto County Animal Control left here for me to use. Even when these same people are cited they still don’t take care of their animals & they still continue to let them run the countryside to fend for themselves. Animals do not get aggressive or become a nuisance unless they aren’t being fed or taken care of properly. Believe me it wouldn’t be so bad, if they weren’t trying to attack my dogs while I’m outside with them on a leash. I’ve already had one of my dogs in the Vet for having his back leg ripped open by one of these neglected dogs. I think there should be tougher laws against repeat offensers & they should not be allowed to own another animal for the rest of their lives. Sorry if it sounds like I am venting, but its a real pain, when you can’t even take your own dogs out to do their business.

  24. Anonymous says:

    there should be no more animal cruelty in the wrold so no more animals can live a normal life like they should be

  25. Anonymous says:

    there should be no more animal crulety the animal reas should be saved so they can live a normal life and the one thing that made me to love animals like i do because i had a the best dog ever and that made me to be a vet when i get in to college

  26. Anonymous says:

    there should be no more animal cruelty and there should not be any more animal abuse in my wrold and the one thing made me love animals so much is i had the best dog ever and that made me to become a vet

  27. I THINK PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS HAVENT THE GUTS TO FIGHT SOMETHING THAT CAN DEFEND ITSELF ANIMAL CRELTY NEEDS TO STOP!

  28. I THINK PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS HAVENT THE GUTS TO FIGHT SOMETHING THAT CAN DEFEND ITSELF ANIMAL CRELTY NEEDS TO STOP!

  29. I THINK PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS HAVENT THE GUTS TO FIGHT SOMETHING THAT CAN DEFEND ITSELF ANIMAL CRELTY NEEDS TO STOP!

  30. I THINK PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANIMALS HAVENT THE GUTS TO FIGHT SOMETHING THAT CAN DEFEND ITSELF ANIMAL CRELTY NEEDS TO STOP!

  31. I agree, one breed that is judged the most is pitbulls and they are honestly sweet and inoccent, its all the owner its not the dog! i love pitbulls they are a beautiful dog!

  32. i think people are mean and have no brain they are just like humans so you are basically killing a cute human theyu00a0 are so cute you are stupid and mean and have no heart and you dont desirve to live if you kill cute animals you know they help our cycle of living if the r all gone their will b no cycle and when that ends no people

  33. ashley wenas says:

    only a mentally ill person would do such a thing they need to check into a mental hospital