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Synonyms for abuse

Synonyms for abuse

to use wrongly and improperly

to take advantage of unfairly

to hurt or injure by maltreatment

to attack with harsh, often insulting language

Synonyms for abuse

change the inherent purpose or function of something

use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Another McHenry County inspection of the shelter didn't result in animal abuse findings in response to an anonymous complaint April 30.
We know most people in Wales join us in being appalled by animal abuse, and these measures will ensure that courtrooms can hand-down far stricter sentences."
A description for the petition, which gathered over 20,000 signatures, read: "We will let Bossier County 26th District Attorney Marvin Schuyler know we are watching this case very closely and that we fully expect Yetman to be prosecuted for each of the forty counts of felony animal abuse and that no plea deals or mercy should be offered for his atrocious crimes."
To deal with the rising number of animal abuse cases, SPCA is making an effort to create 'Caring and Compassionate Communities' (CCC) to establish safe zones in housing areas where the spayed/neutered animals can live their lives free from captivity and misery.
In the latest incident of animal abuse involving political workers, a video was uploaded and shared via Twitter showing a dog wrapped in a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) flag being shot mercilessly multiple times.
There is animal cruelty prevention law in the country and torturing, abandoning or abusing an animal is a punishable offence, he said, adding that his organisation daily received around 100 calls of such cases of animal abuse.
Martins Hospital in Bath, U.K., conducted a literature review to better understand the link between child and animal abuse.
Signs in the park warning tourists against the blight of the animals have been placed from earlier pressure from PETA but the contact information to report animal abuse on the posters is inactive.
The head of the Animal Party, Kyriacos Kyriacou said the four-month prison sentence was satisfactory considering that it is harsher than the strictest penalty imposed by court until now, on a person found guilty of animal abuse in 2015.
(2) Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse have not always been compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are.
COTTAGE GROVE - A 15-year-old girl is facing a charge of first-degree aggravated animal abuse after she allegedly threw a 7-week-old puppy repeatedly to the floor, then texted several family members that the dog was dead.
The maximum sentence for any form of animal abuse is six months' custody, which can then be reduced or suspended - allowing the perpetrators to avoid prison.
Since animal abuse seems to increase it is time for new laws." Ornella Parigi also wrote: "The step after animal abuse will be people or kid abuse… these people have to be caught.
But there is no Iranian law banning animal abuse. Some judges have been inventive in trying cases.
For example, illustrations, animations, and computer-generated simulations of animal abuse are unaffected by the VINE Act.