Animal Cruelty Around The World

Warning: This contains images that
people might find disturbing.
Discretion is strongly advised.
Animal cruelty can take on many forms, each of them equally worse as the other.
It can be best defined as the infliction of pain and suffering to animals for other
than self-defence. This can come in many forms like animal testing, animal
skinning, animal abuse and many more. During these times, animals receive
suffering through both mentally and physically at the same time. In this
PowerPoint presentation, I will attempt to uncover the truth about what the
world is doing to hurt the animals that had been living alongside us for billions of
A dog being
prepared to be
cooked and eaten
by the people
A dog beaten by its owner
Abuse Cases reported to the SPCA
(The British Columbia Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from
Statistics on how many procedures were
tested on primates during 1995-2004
Animal Abuse is the most common form of animal cruelty around the world. It
can range from neglecting the animals to killing them by starvation or thirst.
Many animals can also be sexually abused, people take them in as pets and abuse
them for their own amusement. People who abuse animals usually present
themselves as animal lovers, making it difficult for people to believe that they
would do such a thing to the animals that they love.
 A study in 1997 discovered that 40% of animal abusers had committed acts of
violence against people. In another study, a history of abusing animals was found
in 46% of those found guilty of sexual homicide.
 27% of all animal cruelty cases that are categorized as "neglect."
 A study in 2005 then proved that 75% of all violent offenders had early records of
animal cruelty.
Other Forms of Animal Abuse
• Puppy mills can be found all over the world. They are a form of breeding
puppies but in a more larger scale to sell them for profit or for feed to other
animals. They are usually kept in cages where there is hardly no space at all.
This leads to lots of sickness, thus leads to the death of many newborn
• It is said that it is a custom in Southeast Asia is to eat monkey brain. They
believe that eating the monkey’s brain can cure many diseases as you grow
older. This therefore leads to the over hunting of our tree climbing friends.
In Indonesia for instance, there had been many reports of the overhunting
of monkeys due to their high demand in markets. They are then sold to inns
where they are cooked for whoever is brave enough to eat them for a very
reasonable price.
Picture of a puppy mill in
the US
A dog found in the US
neglected by his
A dog beaten by
his owner and
rescued by an
animal welfare
A monkey brain dish
from Indonesia
Animal Abuse in Entertainment
Animal Abuse can be found in many places, even in
places where you least expected it like in our
everyday entertainment. The most common
entertainment where animal abuse can be found is in
the circus.
Since 1990, elephants that had been used for circuses
have already killed 43 people. This proves to us that
due to the cruelty of the training techniques being
thought to them, it causes them to attack humans
even though they are naturally peaceful when they
are in the wild.
More than 40000 bulls are killed every year in bloody
bullfights around the world. For entertainment, the
bulls are stabbed in their backs and are tortured for
an hour before dying from the loss of blood or from
exhaustion from being tortured.
Killer whales and dolphins that are found in marine parks can
also be abused. It is said that these mammals only live about 25%
of their life expectancy when captive. They suffer from many
stress-induced diseases and ailments due to their rigorous
training to do tricks
Up to 50,000 greyhounds are killed or sent for experimentation
every year once they are no longer profitable for the dog racing
An ad made by
organizations to
prevent and
stop the
captivation of
killer whales
and dolphins in
marine parks
Pictures of How Animals Are
Abused in Entertainment
A bull stabbed in its
back and tortured for
Picture of the dog
racing industry
An elephant chained up before
going on a circus show
Animal Testing
 Animal Testing happens all across the world. Since animals have the same parts that make
up the human body, many companies decide to test their products on animals that can be
bred in mass numbers. One example is the testing of various cosmetic products on
rabbits. Many companies buy these rabbits from farmers who breed them in mass
numbers. They then lock them up in cages until the company’s products are ready to be
tested in order to ensure the safety and satisfaction of their customers. Sadly, before the
products are considered safe for human use, they are usually very highly concentrated
and when applied to any animal’s skin, results to many horrible outcomes like death or
the lost of an eye.
 Over 70 Million animals each year are tortured or killed in many laboratories in the US
 The Draize test is a technique that many of the companies in the United States practice.
Even though it does not really guarantee human safety, it protects the companies from
lawsuits from angry customers. This requires various test products to be forced into the
eyes of many Rabbits usually causing them to go blind.
 At least 5 billion of the Us tax dollars are poured into animal experiments every year
Opposing viewpoints from
Human life has greater intrinsic
value than animal life
Animals have as much right to
life as human beings
Legislation protects all lab
animals from cruelty or
Strict controls have not
prevented researchers from
abusing animals - although such
instances are rare
Millions of animals are killed for
food every year - if anything,
medical research is a more
worthy death
Deaths through research are
absolutely unnecessary and are
morally no different from murder
Few animals feel any pain as
they are killed before they have
the chance to suffer
When locked up they suffer
tremendous stress. Can we know
they don't feel pain?
Pictures of Animal Testing
Picture of a rabbit
after a draize test
A monkey being used
for medicine tests
A possible result of a
draize test
Hundreds of rabbits
awaiting to be tested
on in labs across the
Since the 1500s due to the Fur Trade, animal skinning had already been
very popular around the world and especially in parts of Europe, where
beaver pelts were made into hats and etc. Until today, the fur trade is still
going strong. Some people make a living just by hunting and trapping furbearing animals and selling their fur to many clothing companies where
the fur will be made into jackets or clothing that the people can wear
during their everyday lives. Even though making fur clothes benefit many
people, many hunters are usually overhunting for the pursuit of more
profit. Some hunters also skin their captured animals even though the
animals aren’t fully dead yet, thus leads to the painful suffering and the
agonizing death of the animal.
Each year, over 3.5 million fur-bearing animals are trapped and skinned
by hunters in the US in order to make clothing that an everyday human
being can wear.
Despite the fur industry’s attempts to lessen the roles of trapped animals
in cloth production, it is still estimated that more than half of all fur
products sold around the world still come from trapped animals.
Pictures of Animal Skinning
An animal whose
being skinned to
make leather for
Fur skinned from many
trapped animals to
make jackets or coats
Picture of a real
zebra skin made
into a house mat
Organizations That Help Stop Animal
Cruelty Around The World
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – is the largest
animal rights organization in the world. Their work mostly focuses on
factory farms, in laboratories, the clothing trade, and in the
entertainment industry.
HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) - is the United
States’ largest and most effective animal protection organization. Their
mission is to simply make a humane and sustainable world for all
animals to live in.
SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) – has many
branches across the world, especially in Canada, but the most wellknown branch is stationed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their
mission is to simply advance the safety and well-being of animals
around the world.
WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) - has been
promoting animal welfare for more than 25 years. Their work is
concentrated in regions of the world where few policies exist to protect
animals. Their only goal is to make a world where animal welfare
matters, and animal cruelty ends.
I used Google images to find all my pictures.
By: Reinhold Chua
 Social 10I
 Submitted To: Mr Gardner
 April 22, 2010