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Cruelty to animals


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Neglect and violence TO animals

In Australia, animal cruelty and animals’ lack of protection is gaining attention across different avenues including food production, entertainment, tourism and fashion. 

As a global organisation, FOUR PAWS encourages change and is actively working to end the suffering of animals all over the world. Every Australian can help make this a reality, by extending kindness to the animals they encounter in their own lives. 

Cruelty to animals

Unfortunately it is not uncommon that animals are victims of violence

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Abuse of animals and domestic violence: an important correlation

There is a prove on this connection – get more details here


What cruelty feels like for animals themselves

Neglect or intentional cruelty - Both can cause immense suffering and sometimes be fatal to animals


What you can do

How to identify cruelty to animals

FOUR PAWS explains what you need to look for to recognise the signs of a potential cruelty situation


What to do, if you recognise abuse of animals?

FOUR PAWS outlines what you can do if you suspect an animal is suffering

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Ways to prevent cruelty to animals

FOUR PAWS recommends 10 tips on how you can help prevent animal cruelty

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Animals should have a safe and good home

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If you are a witness of animal cruelty:

Animal cruelty can occur any number of ways, from direct violence deliberately inflicted upon an animal, to neglect or an animal being left to suffer without veterinary care. 

If you think you see an animal in distress or suffering, report it immediately by contacting your local RSPCA or police station. Thank you for your support.

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