cruelty to animals


cruelty to animals
A crime that is defined differently in different states and municipalities, but usually involves the willful infliction of pain, suffering, or death on an animal, or the intentional or malicious neglect of an animal.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

cruelty to animals
n.
   the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death.
   See also: cruelty

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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