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Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is the abuse toward or neglect of an animal. It’s that simple. Some aspects of animal cruelty involve purposefully putting animals in situations that harm, scare, and terrorize them, while others simply result from people looking the other way.

Animal cruelty can be divided into 2 general categories: neglect and intentional cruelty .Most animal cruelty investigations involve large-scale operations that victimize hundreds or thousands of animals at a time. Animal welfare organizations across the world work to educate people about the proper care of animals and how to prevent animal cruelty.

Did you know?

  • Every 60 seconds, one animal suffers abuse.
  • Close to 65% of all abused animals are dogs.
  • Every year, more than 10 million animals die from abuse in the US alone.
  • On average, 250,000 animals every year are victims of animal hoarding.
  • One third of parrot species are in danger of being extinct because of the exotic bird trade.
  • Every year, more than 115 million animals in the world are used for laboratory experiments.
  • About 97% of all animals that are tortured and killed every year are farm animals.

What can we do?

  • Remain calm and get veterinary care
  • Speak up, because if you don’t, who will?
  • Know the law Familiarise yourself with animal-protection laws by visiting the websites of the Animal Welfare Board of India and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Document the crime
  • File a first information report (FIR) with the police immediately
  • Notify other appropriate authorities
  • Contact animal-protection groups
  • Be persistent Don’t let criminals get away with abusing animals. Follow up with local authorities about your case. Many lawyers are willing to help animals for free – you just need to ask.
  • Thank the people who helped Share victories with others, and acknowledge the people who helped you obtain justice for animals.

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