Animal cruelty encompasses a range of different behaviors harmful to animals,from neglect to malicious, brutal killings. Studies show that animal cruelty may lead tomore serious forms of crime, like heavy drug use, violent outbursts, and most common,cold blooded murder. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during thelast twenty-five years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhoodand adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. A web page that goes bythe name Animal Alliance says most cruelty investigated by humane officers, isunintentional neglect, and can be resolved through education.
(3) I was slightly shockedwhen I saw this comment. Anyone who puts an animals life in their hands, has aresponsibility to it. You dont just forget to feed him/her, or forget to show them loveunless it is intentional, it get so much worse, though. These people arent just forgettingto feed their pets, or give them attention, theyre kicking and beating them, poisoning andbutchering these poor creatures, and what makes me sick to my stomach, is that some ofthese people do it for fun!! I recently ran across a link to a web page that contained aonline petition to put a cats killers to justice with maximum sentence. This is the article Ifound on this brutal torture of an innocent creature.Order now
***WARNING*** (graphic details) On October 10, 1999, a beautiful female cat came willingly to the four boys whostopped on the side of the road and called to her. Her trust was rewarded by unthinkableterror and cruelty – being used as a tug-of-war toy until the boys heard something “pop”,having her legs broken, being jumped up and down on like a trampoline. Even when herpitiful battered body was mercifully dead, her suffering was not at an end. The boys thenplaced her ravaged body under the wheel of their car, braking over her, as they drove offto find other amusement.
Once the Chesapeake Animal Control conducted theirinvestigation and performed a necropsy, criminal charges were filed against 3 of the 4boys involved. If these charges are found to be accurate, these boys are not only inviolation of the laws of the State of Virginia, but are also in need of immediatepsychiatric intervention. (1)***Another horrific article I ran across was even worse. It was about a dog who to was also avictim of rancid brutality. Here is that story.
***WARNING*** (graphic details) Jose, Marcus, Richard and Lance are accused of obtaining a video camera, pressing the’record’ button, luring Scruffy from his home, and then torturing and killing him in anunspeakably monstrous act of cruelty. In the videotape that the police and media have intheir possession, four men are shown torturing and killing Scruffy in lurid detail. Thequality of the tape is very good, and the police have been able to obtain photographs ofthe men in the tape. In this tape, one of the four men is shown to elevate Scruffy off theground by the neck, and then begin this horrific abuse by choking him. This 6 pound littledog did not have a fighting chance against these men.
Scruffy, still alive, was then placedin a trash bag. The four men shown in the tape then doused the trash bag with whatappeared in the video to be lamp oil, took a cigarette lighter, and set Scruffy on fire. Scruffy, at this point in the video, began to run wildly in pain and agony around the treeswhile the four men watched and laughed. When the flames finally went out, Scruffy wasstill alive, but his torture was not over.
Next, the men decided to try to decapitate Scruffywith a shovel. After slamming the shovel into Scruffy’s neck and not being able to attaintheir goal, they realized that Scruffy was more of a fighter than they had expected. Themen then opened Scruffy’s mouth and began to pull his jaws apart, as if trying to rip hisface in two. Using the shovel in place of a club, the men then beat Scruffy until his tinybody gave out, and he died. Throughout the videotape the four men are all shownlaughing and having a good time as they are carrying out these unspeakable tortures. (1)***After I read these stories I was disgusted, revolted, down right sickened by the realizationthat these men