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Why do people abuse animals?

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Itziar’s Answer

Hi Aisha, Sometimes people think that being cruel to animals they're going to feel powerful, and good about themselves... Sometimes is just what they've seen in his life, maybe they're being abuse. If you see this kind of conduct you must report it inmediately, maybe you're not just saving an animal life, but also human lifes in a future...

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Courtney’s Answer

Because those people have a mental illness that needs to be treated!

My guess is the person has been abused themselves and it makes them feel powerful to have that power over something else. Like if a dad beats his son for misbehaving, then the son turns around and beats their dog for not minding. For whatever reason, some people find abuse to be how affection/love is shown because that's what they learned as a child from their abusive parents.

I'm a zookeeper and I've been bitten by a dog, scratched by a primate, horned by a wart hog, boxed by a kangaroo, etc. ...and I would NEVER consider abusing them for their actions. They're animals and were all acting instinctively. To think that a human should have full command/power of a animal to a point of abusing them is the thought process of a person with a mental illness. I've included some websites for you to check out.

Courtney recommends the following next steps:

https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/animal-cruelty-and-human-violence-faq
https://www.peta.org/issues/animal-companion-issues/animal-companion-factsheets/animal-abuse-human-abuse-partners-crime/
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ashutosh’s Answer

There are lots of possibilities might be people was bitten by that particular animal in the past whom he or she is abusing.

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