In Focus: Why Are People Cruel To Pets And Wildlife?



CNA spoke to mental health professionals, animal welfare groups and the authorities about what drives people to abuse animals, if such acts can be prevented, and how they are investigated.

“If you can be cruel towards animals, it shows that there is a lack of empathy, so when there is a lack of empathy, it is likewise the same when you treat other human beings,” said Dr Lim [Psychiatrist Lim Boon Leng].

“When you have a lower level of empathy, you don’t feel the pain that other people may feel and therefore it’s easier for you to inflict pain on them.”

These people may target vulnerable victims in their households who are least likely to complain, such as children, he added.





From an act of retaliation to more complex psychiatric issues, animal abuse can also stem from a lack of exposure to nature and wildlife.

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/animal-abuse-pets-..




ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) is a pioneering Singapore-based charity and Institution of Public Character, founded by Singaporeans in 2001 with the aim of promoting animal welfare.

ACRES has six focus areas: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Crime Investigation, Zoo Animal Welfare, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

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