Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about animal abuse. Animal abuse is the act of intentionally causing bodily harm, suffering, or death to an animal—typically one that is tame—beyond what is necessary for standard correction.
It may also involve horrific carelessness that resulted in suffering, death, or a clear threat to the animal’s life. It may also be a factor in domestic violence or serve as a prelude to abuse and violence toward others. Poor bodily condition and obvious injuries, a lack of food or water, a lack of shelter, a lack of cleanliness, and excrement and/or trash covering the animal’s living space are all warning signs of animal abuse.
Animal cruelty is a severe problem that impacts both people and other creatures. It is our responsibility to advocate on behalf of those who are unable to do so. Thank you.