cruelty to animals

Definition of "cruelty to animals"
  1. The intentional infliction of pain, suffering, or death on an animal, or the deliberate neglect of an animal, considered a crime in many jurisdictions
How to use "cruelty to animals" in a sentence
  1. They were charged with cruelty to animals after mistreating their pet for years.
  2. An animal rights organization raises awareness about the issue of cruelty to animals.
  3. Several laws have been enacted to prevent cruelty to animals.

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