Who abuses animals?
Cruelty and neglect cross all social and economic boundaries and media reports suggest that animal abuse is common in both rural and urban areas.
Intentional cruelty to animals is strongly correlated with other crimes, including violence against people.
Hoarding behavior often victimizes animals. Sufferers of a hoarding disorder may impose severe neglect on animals by housing far more than they are able to adequately take care of. Serious animal neglect (such as hoarding) is often an indicator of people in need of social or mental health services.
Surveys suggest that those who intentionally abuse animals are predominantly men under 30, while those involved in animal hoarding are more likely to be women over 60.
Most common victims
The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Based on the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on pet-abuse.com?s 2011 digest in which species of the victim was specified:
70.1% involved dogs.
20.9% involved cats.
24.1% involved other animals.
Animal Cruelty Facts and Stats
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ANIMAL ABUSE IS A PEOPLE PROBLEM
Posted on February 23, 2013 by RescueInk.org
Animal cruelty is without question one of the sickest and most despicable crimes in the world, and also the most preventable.
People engage in animal abuse in every city around the world, for many different reasons ? NONE of them acceptable. Animal abusers come in all walks of life, from all professions, and all classes. Many times animal abuse is not as easily evident as it is with pet owners who viciously beat their pets. The most common pets in an American household are cats and dogs, and the statistics are nothing short of alarming.
Animals feel pain and fear like we do, but they are helpless victims. Abuse causes these innocent animals to endure so much pain, suffering, and loneliness, it can also cause an animal to become depressed, timid, or even aggressive.
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