Animal cruelty manifests in many forms. From the child who throws rocks at a cat, to the backyard breeder who churns out puppies for cash, to the angry parent yelling at the family pet, animal cruelty is widespread in today’s society. By being able to identify animal cruelty, we can be better advocates for animals.
Companion animal abuse takes many different forms and can be caused by a multitude of contributing factors.
Puppy mills exist for one reason and one reason only—greed.
The Dangers of Dog Chaining
Dog chaining poses serious risks to dogs’ physical and psychological well-being.
Animal hoarding describes a situation in which an individual acquires more animals than can be adequately cared for in a safe environment.
Animal fighting has existed across the globe in many forms for centuries. Unfortunately, this callous and brutal form of entertainment still plagues the United States in modern times.
Meant to entertain, roadside zoos often mean suffering, pain, fear, and degradation for the animals who are forced to perform day after day.
Why are some dog breeds perceived as “man’s best friend” and others as man’s worst enemy?