Animal Abuse

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Cruelty to Animals
– Freelance Writer
It has been a worrying trend over the years in Jamaica where animals are extensively abused; these acts occur in instances of starvation, negligence, improper or no health care and violence towards animals. In addressing the latter first, recently I was going home along the prospect main road in Port Antonio and saw three dogs within a 10-chains distance -dead on the roadway seemingly being hit by cars.

The JSPCA is a registered charity and was founded in 1904 by Lady Lumb. It maintains good relationships with various SPCAs in the United States and the Caribbean. The JSPCA operates the only animal hospital in the island that treats all animals inspects all pounds, private and public zoos and advocates better conditions for all animals. Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; it is a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty towards animals rarely stop there, many of them move on to their fellow human. Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, is the infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense. More narrowly, it can be harm for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur, although opinions differ with respect to the method of slaughter. It usually encompasses inflicting harm for personal amusement or to fulfill zoosadistic impulses. Diverging viewpoints are held by jurisdictions throughout the world. Animals for Entertainment

Since 1990 captive elephants have killed 43 people. Elephants are peaceful animals, and this suggests that their treatment and cruel training techniques cause the animal to suffer and act in defence. Bullfights and cockfights still exist in today's world. Bullfights in particular being incredibly gruesome and cruel, with animals being tortured and having spears thrown into their backs...
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