Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, and forced to struggle for survival.
They are left in horrible conditions, ones without any food and or water.
According to The American Psychiatric Association, animal cruelty is “one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder.” The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) defines conduct disorder as “a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age appropriate societal norms or rules are violated (CFAWR).” In practice, it means animal abusers—those who treat animals cruelly—are likely to commit certain forms of crime and abuse towards people as well, which is a disturbing sign for sure.
At the same time, the mistreatment towards animals may be unintentional: for example, when an animal owner has suddenly lost his or her financial capabilities, and thus is unable to sustain and take care of himself and herself and the animal.
Passive is acts as a result of neglect or lack of action.
Even though it may seen less serious, but its not true.
There are plenty of things everyday citizens can do.
Animal cruelty is any act of violence or neglect against an animal.
The Columbine school shooting is another example of animal abuse as a precursor to human violence.
Before killing 12 classmates and then turning the guns on themselves, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebod had bragged to friends about mutilating animals.