Animal Cruelty

This guide to animal cruelty around the world is a (slightly graphic) educational resource illuminating unjust and torturous conditions for animals. There are lots of practices around the world and right here at home that abuse animals for no other reason than to raise profits or to avoid finding another, ethical alternative to their use.


Case in point: the use of live baby chicks as packing peanuts in poultry deliveries, as a way to keep the “order” warm.


This guide goes through various examples of animal abuse, but also includes some other components:


-definitions of animal cruelty

-resources to discuss factory farming

-3 minute actions to get involved in stopping animal cruelty


One important disclaimer for this site – some of the practices catalogued here have long-standing cultural and traditional meaning to areas around the globe. This isn’t to say that animal abuse is ever justified, but be sure to do your own research and come to an informed opinion on what is appropriate. It’s important to keep cultural sensitivity in mind when examining different practices around the world.


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