Animal cruelty- What is it and how can you stop it?

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Regardless of environment, social status and nourishment, everyone can get abused. Even animals. Most people have been talking about the abuse that happens to people and that’s perfect! Every issue should be addressed and stopped. But it seems like people neglect or don’t realize the impact of animal abuse.
People get away with all sorts of stuff and there are things that, while being legal, they’re also really cruel. With that in mind, let’s get into the depths of animal abuse and cruelty, while learning how to stop it.

What exactly is animal cruelty?

Bottom line, animal cruelty is the abuse of an animal. Simple as that! But, it is a very big issue, because many people purposefully harm animals either for their own benefit or “just for the fun of it”. If you ask me, abuse is not fun, so why do people enjoy doing cruel things to animals?
Sadly, animal cruelty is everywhere. I’m not even joking. It’s from the little children who scare animals just to see their reaction to the industrial animal agriculture.
We’ve all seen stray animals, such as dogs or cats. Some of them were abandoned by their previous owners. This is also abuse. An animal is not a “toy” you can dispose of whenever you like. You are their whole world. If you want to assume the role of an animal caretaker, then do it right!

Everyday things that are classified as animal abuse

Everyone loves aquatic parks, circuses and zoos, right? Well, these not only involve animal abuse, but it’s their basis as well. And I will explain you why.
Those animals are kept in cages, which are far away from their natural habitat. They spend almost all their life in captivity and they are treated poorly. This is why I stopped attending these a while ago. It’s not “entertainment” if someone suffers during the process.
Moreover, animal testing is another form of animal abuse. Those animals are exposed to different sorts of chemicals until they die.

How to stop animal cruelty

If you see someone who abuses an animal, intervene and report it! Act immediately and do your part.
If you are a parent, teach your children to respect animals. You can’t teach them that without you being an example for them, so show them how to do it! By this, you contribute to shaping a new generation.
ADOPT, DON’T SHOP! If you want a pet, don’t go to the pet shop! There are multiple shelters with lots of animals which are waiting for a good, responsible owner.
And, most importantly, raise awareness and talk about this issue. This will help you educate others on it.

Animal cruelty is a serious issue and if we don’t act now, it will be even worse. What can you do? There are many organisations that contribute to the well-being of animals, so support them as much as you can!

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