Essay Animal Cruelty Should Be A Bigger Problem

2515 Words Dec 6th, 2015 11 Pages
Animal cruelty has begun to be a bigger problem as time progresses. For instance, statistics have shown that in 2007, there were 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the media, “64.5 percent (1,212) involved dogs, 18 percent (337) involved cats, 25 percent (470) involved other animals,” (HSUS 2). As you can see, the case reports of the animals show more than one would imagine there would be. Cruelty can be defined in a variety of forms such as: neglect, animal hoarding, slaughter, having them fight another animal, and many more. With that being said, there needs to be a stop in the cruelty animals face today.
To start off, animal cruelty is a the crime of inflicting physical pain on an animal beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect and that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death. Not only is the crime affecting the animal, but in most cases, the cruelty of the animal affects the child/children that are around as well. The issue is animal cruelty, and it is shown is a variety of forms such as neglect, slaughter, hoarding, and being physically abused when being held in a home of a person to lash out in anger and with a past criminal record. The animals do not have a voice to stand up for themselves and speak their mind as to how much they are affected.
Animal hoarding has been a situation played in part of human 's action in wanting to keep multiple animals in their homes. In 1975, American Humane Association observed its first…

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