Essay Animal Cruelty And Animal Abuse

2197 Words Apr 12th, 2016 9 Pages
Animal abuse is categorized in many different ways. Lots of humans don’t recognize it when it’s right under their nose. The signs that point to animal abuse are very obvious, yet many choose to ignore it. Constantly people are trying to rid the world of animal abuse, yet they themselves don’t speak up when they do see it happening.
Animal neglect is seen as an animal’s caretaker failing to provide food, water, shelter, or veterinary care needed for an animal to survive. Animal neglect has been seen as either unintentional or intentional, but whichever it is seen as, it still causes the animal to suffer. In some cases, animal neglect will end in death. “Animal control agencies nationwide report that animal neglect cases are the most common calls to which they respond.” The pain of a neglected animal can be more extreme than an animal that has been a victim of direct violence. Animal neglect victims have no voice to speak up with. “The Animal Welfare Act is the only federal law that governs the humane care, handling, treatment, and transportation of some animals in certain situations.” The definition of Animal neglect differs from state-to-state. Many cases of Animal neglect go unreported. Signs of neglect are: animals without shelter in extreme heat or cold, clearly emaciated animals. Visible bones and lethargy can be a sign of an untreated, life-threatening medical condition or imminent starvation, untreated wounds or other medical conditions, dogs or cats living inside…

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