Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Either way, and whether the animal is a pet, a farm animal, or wildlife, the victim can suffer terribly. Don’t despair, though—anyone can take steps against cruelty.
People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire. Those who abuse animals are very likely to be violent to other people—even their own family—too.
Neglect is not giving an animal the right food, water, shelter or vet care. Because their misery goes on for so long, animals who die of neglect can suffer just as much as animals who are harmed on purpose.
If you think an animal is being abused, either through violence or through cruel neglect, you can take action to help.Learn How
News & Events
October 14, 2014
Absent further court challenges, California’s landmark ban on force feeding ducks to produce foie gras will stay in effect.
September 3, 2014
Rescuers removed nine horses and 16 dogs from a property in Warrenton, North Carolina.
August 21, 2014
Assistant D.A. Rob Freyer of the Montgomery County, Texas, prosecutor's office won a hard-fought battle for justice for an abused donkey named Susie Q.
August 7, 2014
Shirley Manson, lead singer of the world-renowned rock band Garbage, is calling on a Stephensville, Wisconsin, church to cancel its plans for an inhumane pig wrestling contest, which is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10 at St. Patrick’s Parish.