The Pros And Cons Of Animal Abuse

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Whether animal abuse is a misdemeanor and/or felony, in most cases they do not receive the enough jail time. The legal definition of animal abuse is the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tamed one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous like withholding food and water that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death. As these question is asked take some time to think about it. Is animal abuse the same as domestic violence? Should the ones that abuse the animals receive the same amount of jail time as the person being charged with another crime? Statistics show 1,920 cases of animal abuse is reported in the media each year. Animal…show more content…
Most abusers receive little to no time in jail, complete community service and counseling, and/or giving up rights to have animals. Animal abuse is a misdemeanor and/or a felony. The crimes are being described as either general or specific-intent crime (McDonald 30). Felony animal abuse is a general intent crime. In a general intent crime, the prosecution has to prove that the defendant actually committed the crime. In specific intent crime, the prosecution has to prove that the defendant had a specific purpose which drove the defendant to commit the crime. “As an attorney their daily work is to help the government authorities by being aware of the signs of animal abuse that can affect the client or family” (McDonald 32). Although an animal cannot speak, it does not mean that they should be abused. If an animal bites another person that does not mean they should be abused or put down. Just because an animal growls at you does not mean that they should abused. It does not matter what the animal does or do not do, they should not be

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