By AP Animals are not animals when they are suffering from the loss of life due to animal abuse.
But when animals are forced to suffer through painful and inhumane conditions that can be fatal, they become animal abusers.
The list of the 10 worst animal abuse scandals in U-S.
History goes on and on.
They are as follows:The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) issued the list on April 27, 2018, with more than 100 animal cruelty cases to be considered.
The report includes an estimated $2.2 billion in U,S.
animal cruelty compensation.
“The AVMA does not take a position on which animal abuse is the most egregious or that all of them are equal in magnitude,” said Dr. Nancy Siegel, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the AVMA.
“Unfortunately, we do not have the power to choose which animal cruelty is the least egregious, so we must use the most objective data to make that call,” Siegel said.
According to the report, the animal cruelty incidents in the U..
S.-based pet industry totaled more than 2,500.
About $9 million of that compensation was given to the animals, while $2 million was paid to the owners of the farms involved.
Siegel said the compensation given to animals by the pet food industry is based on the value of the animals at the time of the injury, not the quality of the food.
“We can only compare the price at which the animals were killed with the value at which they were purchased,” she said.
Sauvie Farms, one of the worst offenders, received $4.2 million in compensation, and a $2,000 fine was levied on the company.
“These animals were treated in a way that was cruel, that was degrading to the animal and caused them to die prematurely,” the AVLA said in a statement.
In total, there are at least 642 animal cruelty complaints in the United States, according to the AVAA.
According to the agency, the number of complaints per 100,000 animals is 522, with the average of the past five years at 1,821 complaints.
According a report from the National Humane Society, at least 1,500 dogs died of food poisoning each day in the state of California, and that number has continued to rise in recent years.
In addition to the deaths, there have been hundreds of lawsuits against animal food companies for animal cruelty, according the AVSA.
The AVAA says the number one reason for the increase in the number and severity of animal cruelty scandals in the past decade is that the food industry has taken advantage of a shortage of resources to exploit animals.
“In the last decade, the amount of money being spent on animal abuse and neglect has skyrocketed,” said Siegel.
“We’re seeing this in every industry, including pet food.”