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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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Edgar Hoover on the people convicted of violent crimes such as assault and murder, which found that, in every case, the convict had a childhood history of cruelty to animals.
In this connection, the Sindh Cabinet approved on December 30, 2017, a draft bill Sindh Welfare and Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 2017 under which animals will be granted inalienable rights to adequate nourishment, appropriate shelter and life in an environment free of abuse.
It has sought the apex court's direction to declare these rules of Prevention Of Cruelty To Animal (Regulation Of Live Stocks, Markets) Rules and Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Care And Maintenance Of Case Property Animals) as ultra vires and unconstitutional.
History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers.
Considering the local conditions in our country, 58 kilograms for a racehorse to carry is cruelty to animals," said the businessman.
The meeting brought together the prevention of cruelty to animals members, representatives of the Executive Committee, active volunteers of the company, and those, who are not indifferent to the problem of stray animals.
The Scottish SPCA's aims are to stop cruelty to animals and encourage kindness and humanity in their treatment.
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However, RSPCA stands for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and it is not an organisation which should be taking in unwanted pets from owners who have got tired of them.
WORCESTER - City police and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officers are looking for a 23-year-old Worcester man who allegedly killed one pit bull puppy and seriously injured another, police said.
In view of the fact there is so much cruelty to animals, I wonder what sort of man this child's father is?
A substantial extension to the hosted messaging services provided to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), a registered animal welfare charity in the UK, has been announced by TeleWare, a provider of intelligent hosted and customer premises communication solutions to businesses and service providers.