Animal cruelty defines as any deliberate and replicated behavior that drives physical or psychological misery in animals, including, but not limited to, causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or even death of an animal. Countless cats, dogs, and other animals suffer and die every day at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and care for them. Many animals face physical violence, emotional abuse, and life-threatening neglect daily. Their only hope is for someone to intervene before it’s too late.
Domestic violence has an intense link to animal abuse. Abusers frequently use victims’ dogs and cats as pawns to manipulate and control them. A companion animal may serve as a lone confidant for an abused woman or child in an abusive home, and an abuser can take advantage of the victim’s concern for his or her animal by abusing the animal. To prevent children and partners from reporting abuse or fleeing, abusers may threaten or abuse animals in front of them. An abuser sends the message that a human victim could be next by harming the animals.
Types of Animal Abuse
Intercourse between a human and a non-human is known as bestiality (animal). It refers to a human having sexual relations with an animal in a degrading manner. Animal rage cases are frequently in the news these days, and they are often horrific and disturbing.
- Physical Domestic Abuse
This is a form of animal abuse in which the violence against the animals is completely deliberate. The goal is to inflict serious injury, excruciating pain, and mental trauma on the animal. Physical violence creates an environment in which animals feel oppressed, terrorised, and terrified.
- Organized Animal Abuse
Animal fighting, such as dog fighting, bullfighting, and cockfighting, is a form of organised animal abuse that is mostly done for entertainment purposes. It’s a staged fight in which animals are trained to fight each other violently and aggressively. In the end, animals either die or suffer greatly.
- Laboratory testing and Experimentation
Humans and animals are not the same things. Their bodies react to various products in drastically different ways, which can be very harmful and painful. Thousands of animals are subjected to ruthless product testing every year, with harmful drugs and chemicals dripped down their throats, rubbed into their skin, and even dropped into their eyes. They are in a lot of pain, agony, discomfort, and suffering as a result of this.
Laws enforced for Animal Abuse
Sections 428 and 429 of the Criminal Code provide that anyone who causes harm, injury, death, poisoning, or maiming to animals or cattle with the intent of harming, injuring, killing, poisoning, or maiming them will be punished with a fine or imprisonment of up to 5 years or both. Sexual intercourse between a man and an animal is a cognizable and non-bailable offence, according to Section 377. It’s what’s known as an atypical offence. Whoever engages in carnal intercourse with any man, woman, or animal in violation of the natural order will face a life sentence or a sentence of up to ten years in prison, as well as a fine.
Cruelty to animals is a sensitive and serious issue. Every living organism, whether humans or animals, experiences pain. The brutality perpetrated against innocent animals is rarely acknowledged, and few people feel compelled to speak out against animal cruelty.