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cruelty

the infliction of pain or distress unnecessarily.

cruelty to animals
an offence under the Protection of Animals Act or similar legislation. The definition of unnecessary varies between countries and from time to time in the one country. Under the impetus of a great body of community compassion the threhold has been greatly lowered in recent times. Determination of the prevailing standard of cruelty can only be decided by the courts.
It is now taken to include, besides physical assault and surgery without anesthesia, deprival of food, water and shelter. The worst kinds of cruelty are susceptible to the heaviest penalty, under the classification of aggravated cruelty.
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Simon Cowell and a team of celebrities, including violinist Vanessa-Mae, comedian and author Julian Clary, and actors Michael Fox (Downton Abbey) and Eleanor Matsuura (Cuffs) have been photographed with their companion dogs by world renowned portrait photographer, Rankin, to mark the launch of a global campaign by Cruelty Free International to end the use of dogs in experiments.
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It's exciting adding new companies to our growing list, because this means increased cruelty free options, which signifies less animal cruelty as well as more happy shoppers," noted Amanda Sorrenson, head of marketing and communications, SAFE New Zealand.
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of Pennsylvania) offer a textbook on animal cruelty in the US for undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice, criminology, psychology, law, sociology, animal studies, and other subjects.
AS CHAIRMAN of the RSPCA's Glamorgan (North & East) Branch, I read your report on the increase in convictions for animal neglect and cruelty over the past 12 months with great interest ("RSPCA struggling as animal cruelty cases soar 200%", April 30).
5% rise in cruelty convictions in the last five years.