Animal Cruelty: A Social Dilemma

  • Charchit Pathak
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  • Charchit Pathak

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

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Animal Cruelty is a social and legal problem that has been prevalent in society for centuries. Animals have been subjected to inhumane treatment and abuse in various forms, including physical violence, neglect, and exploitation. Despite the widespread recognition of the issue, animal cruelty persists in different forms and contexts, leading to detrimental effects on the welfare of animals and human society. This research paper aims to comprehensively analyze animal cruelty as a social and legal problem. The paper will explore the different forms and contexts of animal cruelty, the societal and legal implications of the issue, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and combat animal cruelty. Strong evidence indicates that animal cruelty and violence commonly co-occur. Animal cruelty tends to occur excessively in the greater context of intimate partner violence, especially when it comes to home pets. One factor that could play a role in the connections between human violence and animal cruelty is a diminished ability for empathy. The current study focused on attitudes towards animals and sought to clarify empathy and its connection to violence.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3372 - 3379


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