Animal Abuse Facts – 70 Distresssing Facts About Animal Abuse

animal abuse facts

Animal abuse facts: Horrifying facts about animal abuse. Animal cruelty is an intentional infliction by humans and includes a range of behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to killing.  It is against the law to be cruel to or harm animals, not even to your own pets. Animal cruelty is also called animal abuse. Let’s explore more facts about animal abuse.

Animal abuse facts

Dogs, cats, horses and livestock are the animals that are most often reported in animal abuse cases.

There is no federal animal cruelty law. Instead, cases are handled on a state by state basis.

All the 50 states consider animal cruelty a felony in one form or another.

At least 115 million animals are used in experiments every year around the world.

Top 10 animal testing countries are USA, Japan, China, Australia, France, Canada, UK,  Germany, Taiwan and Brazil.

Tens of thousands of horses are slaughtered every year in U.S. to be used as horsemeat in Europe and Asia.

China is the #1 fur producer in the world.

Florida ranks highest in animal cruelty.

To test skin care cosmetics, animals are shaved, immobilized and doused with products to see how much it takes to burn and blister their skin. European Union has banned such tests.

Until 2000, any dog that served in military was euthanized once they return from battlefield because of fears that dog would attack the civilians.