Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire.
In many instances, animal welfare organizations have taken the lead in promoting collaborative programs to reduce violence to all vulnerable victims, human and nonhuman.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
PETA spends millions to stop the animal homelessness. Fleet of mobile clinics has sterilized more than 80,000 animals—including thousands of feral cats and pit bulls—for free or almost nothing in the last 10 years, preventing tens of thousands of animals from being born into a world already bursting at the seams with unwanted and homeless animals.
I think that animal cruelty is a wrong thing to do and I honestly don't understand why some people would do it! Animals are living breathing things as well and should have the same rights as us!