cruelty


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a cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior

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Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
But of recent years my understanding of human nature has become such that I realize that no normal healthy human would tolerate such performances did he or she know the terrible cruelty that lies behind them and makes them possible.
First, let all humans inform themselves of the inevitable and eternal cruelty by the means of which only can animals be compelled to perform before revenue-paying audiences.
Practically all of us will weep red tears and sweat bloody sweats as we come to knowledge of the unavoidable cruelty and brutality on which the trained-animal world rests and has its being.
of us, under the easy circumstance of our own weakness, remains another way most easily to express ourselves for the purpose of eliminating from the world the cruelty that is practised by some few of us, for the entertainment of the rest of us, on the trained animals, who, after all, are only lesser animals than we on the round world's surface.
My daughter is my flesh and blood, dearer to me a thousand times than those limbs which thy cruelty threatens.
Art thou come, by chance, cruel basilisk of these mountains, to see if in thy presence blood will flow from the wounds of this wretched being thy cruelty has robbed of life; or is it to exult over the cruel work of thy humours that thou art come; or like another pitiless Nero to look down from that height upon the ruin of his Rome in embers; or in thy arrogance to trample on this ill-fated corpse, as the ungrateful daughter trampled on her father Tarquin's?
KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court has directed the provincial authorities and police to take immediate steps to ban all types of privately and illegally organised animal cart races and all sorts of customary games causing cruelty to animals across the province, it emerged on Wednesday.
The Philippines is one of the countries that is regarded as least cruel to farm animals due to its low level of animal production and consumption, according to a recent global survey on animal cruelty.
The RSPCA's Claire Lawson said: "The recent announcement by the UK Government about increasing the maximum sentence available for those convicted of animal cruelty in England was hugely positive news - and something the RSPCA has long championed.
A TEESSIDE MP who has campaigned for tougher punishment for animal cruelty has welcomed government plans to increase maximum sentences.
The Nye County Sheriff's Office charged a 17-year-old boy with animal cruelty after they responded to a call at a Pahrump, Nevada home Monday afternoon.
PEOPLE found guilty of animal cruelty go on to commit a huge number of other offences - including murder - but nine out of 10 cases do not result in a prison sentence, a report has warned.
The Centre for Crime Prevention, which campaigns for better prevention of crime, is calling for tougher sentences for animal cruelty to "protect people and animals alike".