Essay on Animal Cruelty And Family Violence

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Animal Cruelty And Family Violence

For the past few years, I have been interested in learning about the

problems society can face or do face; when it comes to animal cruelty and family

violence. Even for a good amount of American families the family pet is loved and cared

for. For others, it is a terrible thing to think about; but it happens. For many years, there

has been a lot of issues families face when they witness animal cruelty. It is worse in

children; whom witnessed the most animal cruelty and violence against one another in

their homes. They learn from everything the parents do and may act upon it later on in

life. That is one of the main concerns that animal cruelty and family violence
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Cruelty is a socially unacceptable behavior that intentionally causes

unnecessary pain, suffering, or distress to a death of an animal. The association of animal

maltreatment with cases of child physical abuse, the sexual abuse of children, and partner

battering or domestic violence. This usually starts off with maltreatment of animals,

usually pets, may occur in homes where there is domestic violence.

Domestic violence usually, most of the time starts with animals being

abused by perpetrators for frighten their partners, as a threat of potential attacks, as a

‘way to feel superior to others, who have no way of fighting back.

From what I have researched, these kinds of situations are agreed that

interpersonal violence is the greatest single threat to human civilization. A lot of problems

are caused in family and in the rest of human civilization. This is because of animal

cruelty. Whether it is a household pet or other animals roaming outside in neighborhood


Pets have been part of American families for years, where almost most of

those families with school-age children, have at least one companion animal. These

animals are often treated like members of the family. But, if the family is experiencing

violence they become targets as well. Usually they are the firsts to

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