TYPES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
On this page are links to pages about different types of animal cruelty (see no. 5 in the table of contents, below).
Even if you only read the short introductions on each of the pages, you
will be more knowledgeable about animal suffering and therefore better
equipped to help stop it.
When it comes to learning about animal abuse, people often bury their
head in the sand, saying “I don’t want to know”. Sadly, this inaction
actually helps animal abusers continue their cruelty unhindered.
Every second, there is an enormous number of animals suffering pain worse
than you or I could ever imagine, throughout the world at the hands of humans.
- There Is Always More Cruelty To Animals To Stop
- In Many Instances, Horrific Cruelty Is Perfectly Legal – Even Encouraged!
- More Suffering Than Any Of Us Can Imagine
- What Counts As Cruelty To Animals?
- Types Of Cruelty To Animals
- Many Ways You Can Help Stop Cruelty To Animals
If you would like to see many varied ways you could help stop animal cruelty and suffering, click here.
The amount of animal cruelty in the world is so great, that more people are always urgently needed to help end it.
does not matter whether you have any money to donate or not, or how
sociable or shy you are, whether you like to stay at home or be out and
about, etc, because there are many different ways you can help stop
animal abuse. Many of these ways do not cost a thing and are hardly any
If you would like to help animals, you will find all sorts of ways to help in the Help Stop Animal Abuse and Suffering section of this website.
Below: Rosie the rescue dog gratefully kisses her rescuer at Hope For Paws dog rescue. (Credit: hopeforpaws.org)
Because animals do not have language that is understood by humans, they
cannot make complaints, or sue anyone (they would be taken far more
notice of then!).
Even though animals obviously feel fear and pain, just
like humans, sentences for animal abuse do not reflect that. They are extremely lenient and not at all a deterrent or just. In many countries, horrific animal cruelty is perfectly legal, and some countries actually
See the Cruel Animal-Overpopulation Controls page and Spanish Festivals & Other Cruel Traditions Worldwide for some examples.
Below: Animal Abuse – Desperate puppies try to suckle from their
mother who has been bludgeoned to death by a citizen paid to do so. See
Cruel Animal Overpopulation Controls for the full story. (Credits: Picture – http://actionsforanimals.blogspot.com/
Information – www.candiinternational.org)
There is far more animal cruelty happening all over the world than most
people realise, with hundreds of millions of animals suffering
horrifically at the hands of humans who seem to think they have the
right to treat animals this way. For instance:
For millions of animals in the fur farming
industry, their fate is having all their skin sliced off their bodies
while they are ALIVE, after much prior abuse.
Amazingly, some animals
are still alive, in absolute agony, up to ten minutes after being fully
Cruelty to animals in Asia is appalling, with dogs and cats being boiled ALIVE and eaten as food, (see The Cat & Dog Meat Trade In Asia), after being beaten to “tenderise” the meat whilst alive.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
uses animal ingredients, including from endangered species. This
encourages poaching and leads to lives of pain and misery for millions
One of many Spanish festivals and other cruel traditions worldwide involves throwing terrified live goats off the top of high towers. That is entertainment?!
Dogs involved in Dog Fighting
are so desperate to please their owners that they are willing to put up
with tremendous pain.
They are then rewarded with the cruelest of
deaths at the hands of those owners.
Chicks are thrown in to
mincing or grinding machines and are ground up alive, just for being
male or of no use to the egg laying industry, as seen on the Factory Farming page.
Below: Animal Cruelty – in Factory Farming:
The grinding up of male chicks ALIVE can happen in any country. In the US & UK it is a legal & accepted “humane” practice.
Live male chicks are also used as padding in packaging in the poultry
industry, dieing during transit & on arrival.
are abandoned, having had their ears cut of with no pain killers so their racing tattoo cannot identify their owners,
dieing from the infection. Alternatively they can be killed in the cruelest of ways, just
because they are no longer making money for their owners by Greyhound racing. Only a very small fraction of greyhounds make it to rescue to be re-homed.
These are just a few examples of the animal cruelty pages in this section. See further down this page for more.
If you would like to see what you can do to help stop this abuse, please go to the Help Stop Animal Abuse And Suffering
page. You do not need to have money to donate in order to help, or be
outgoing or anything like that – there are lots of things you can do.
Below: Animal Cruelty – In Brazil’s Festival, Farra Do Boi, oxen
are tortured in the worst ways thinkable, for many hours, before they
can take it no longer and succumb to death. For more information and for
details of what is shown in these pictures, please see the Spanish Festivals Of Animal Torture And Other Cruel Traditions page. (Credit: www.farradoboi.info)
When people think of animal cruelty, they often think of violence
inflicted on an animal. However, a common form of animal abuse is
Then there are the people that know about the abuse. They are
also guilty of cruelty to animals because they allowed the abuse to
continue without reporting it or saving the animal from it.
Below: Animal Cruelty – To see the story behind this picture,
including where to contact Monterion Dionte Davis to tell him what you
think of him, go to the Individual Animal Abuse Cases page. (Credit: petopitbulls.blogspot.com)
More despicable acts of animal cruelty can be be found on the same page, high-lighting the need for us to do all we can to help stop animal abuse and suffering that is happening every minute of every day to millions of innocent animals.
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Fur Farming – Animals Skinned Alive
Description: The fur trade is one of the cruelest on earth. Animals are
skinned alive for their fur after being crushed in to tiny cages for
months to await their fate. They are injured while roughly treated in
transit, but left to suffer with broken bones.
Description: The facts of dog fighting: The horrific abuse inflicted on
the dogs by humans, despite the agony they suffer when forced in to
fights when desperately trying to survive and please their blood thirsty
owners, frightened of the sometimes fatal torture they receive if they
Description: Animal experiments are extremely cruel to animals and
dangerous to humans as they so unreliable. By buying or using products
from companies who test on animals, people are funding and supporting
the hideous cruelty, some of which is explained on this page.
Description: Crush videos are videos of animal cruelty showing innocent
puppies and kittens being slowly crushed to death under the feet of
women for the viewing pleasure of sick and depraved individuals.
Abuse Of Greyhounds In Greyhound Racing
Description: There is so much unseen cruelty behind Greyhound racing.
If the dogs are not making money they are usually no longer wanted. They
are often inhumanely and callously killed, neglected until they die, or
are abandoned. They have sometimes had their ears cut off without
anaesthetic so their owners cannot be traced through their racing
Page Description: Every single day countless new cruelty cases are
discovered where the extent of animal suffering purposely caused is
sickening. Many cases will never be discovered. The cases on this page are
just a tiny portion of the horrors that happen every day to numerous
innocent animals who are completely undeserving of such malicious,
vicious acts. They are examples that serve to remind us why we need to
do all we can to help stop animal cruelty and suffering.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Description: The use of animals, including endangered species, for
Traditional Chinese Medicine, involves horrific cruelty. It threatens
the survival of endangered species and causes a life of misery and pain
for many animals.
The Cat & Dog Meat Trade In Asia
Description: Millions of cats and dogs are eaten in countries across
Asia. How the cats and dogs are treated and ‘prepared’ is absolutely
brutal. Their fates can involve being severely beaten, then skinned
alive, boiled / baked / cooked alive after horrific treatment.
Page Description: What the meat industry doesn’t want you to know about
the terrible cruelty & suffering inside slaughter houses. This
page reveals the horrifying animal abuse that is common place in the
meat industry that every meat consumer is funding. There is also the
illegal meat trade which can be fatal to humans.
Page Description: This page is about the suffering and misery caused to farm animals trapped in to a life of factory farming.
Cruel Animal Overpopulation Controls & Attitudes Worldwide
Description: Cruel measures to control animal overpopulation are legal
in different countries, causing animals terrible prolonged suffering. In
some countries, citizens are be paid to kill stray dogs in cruel,
barbaric ways. In others, they are burned alive – all despite humane
methods of controlling the population being no more expensive.
Breed Specific Legislation
Description: Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is where law makers order
the deaths of millions of gentle, innocent dogs, that have never done
anything wrong, JUST because they are a certain breed. It has already in
force in the UK and is a constant threat in other places.
Spanish Festivals Of Animal Torture And Other Cruel Traditions Worldwide
Description: There are sadistic Spanish festivals involving the
terrifying & torturing to death of innocent animals. Other countries
also have horrific traditions like this, such as the Brazilian Festival
Farra Do Boi, detailed on this page too.
Puppy Farms And Puppy Mills
Description: Puppy farms and puppy mills are cruel prisons full of
suffering that are only interested in profit and not animal welfare.
They supply pet shops & kill breeder dogs after abusing them all
their lives. Customers of these pet shops who buy these puppies fund
this cruelty and abuse.
Description: Millions of pets are abandoned every year and only a tiny
proportion of these are adopted. This results in millions of innocent
loving pets being put to death, often in horrific ways, every year.
Horse Racing, Abandonment & Abuse
Description: Horse racing causes many horses to suffer terribly. From
horses forced to race that die on race courses, to ones killed,
abandoned & neglected when no longer of use. The majority that don’t
make the grade, or that retire, end up slaughtered for the horse meat
The Bush Meat Trade
Description: This page provides information about illegal poachers
brutally killing wild animals for meat, endangering species.
The Ivory Trade
Description: Because of the luctrative illegal international ivory
trade, scores of elephants across Asia and Africa are brutally massacred
ever year for their tusks, leaving their young orphaned, &
elephants under threat of extinction.
Canned Hunts & Trophy Hunting
Canned hunting and trophy hunting is where companies trap wild animals
in enclosed areas of varying size, and accept large payments from individuals to kill
Shock Dog Collars
Description: Electric shock dog collars are used to try to stop dogs
barking. However, faulty collars, or misuse of the collars by children
who know no better, or by cruel people, can cause burns, life long
anxiety & great suffering to pets.
If you would like to see what you can do to help stop this abuse, please go to the Help Stop Animal Abuse And Suffering page.
do not need to have money to donate in order to help, as many of the
ways you can help are free. What kind of personality you have does not
matter either and many are not hard work at all. Please just have a
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