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Cruelty

See also Brutality.
Achren
mean, spiteful enchantress of Spiral Castle. [Children’s Lit.: The Castle of Llyr]
Allan, Barbara
spurned her dying sweetheart because of a fancied slight. [Br. Balladry: Benét, 78]
Blackbeard
nickname of pirate, Edward Teach (d. 1718). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 84]
Bligh, Captain
tyrannical master of the ship Bounty. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Bumble, Mr.
abusive beadle, mistreats Oliver and other waifs. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
bull
symbolizes cruelty in Picasso’s Guernica. [Span. Art.: Mercatante, 99]
Cipolla
magician who hypnotizes and brutally humiliates members of the audience. [Ger. Lit.: Mario and the Magician in Benét, 636]
Conchis
his psychological experiments cause repeated emotion-al anguish among his subjects. [Br. Lit.: John Fowles The Magus in Weiss, 279]
Creakle, Mr.
headmaster at Salem House; enjoys whipping boys. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
cuscuta
symbol of cruelty. [Flower Symbolism; Jobes, 399]
Diocletian
Roman emperor (284–305); instituted general persecutions of Christians. [Rom. Hist.: EB, 5: 805–807]
Guilbert, Brian de Bois
dissolute and cruel commander of the Knights Templars. [Br. Lit.: Ivanhoe]
Job’s comforters
maliciously torment Job while ostensibly attempting to comfort him. [O.T.: Job]
Legree, Simon
harsh taskmaster; slavetrader. [Am. Lit.: Uncle Tom’s Cabin]
leopard
represents meanness, sin, and the devil. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 56]
Margaret
of Anjou hard, vicious, strong-minded, imperious woman. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI]
Mezentius
Etrurian king put his subjects to death by binding them to dead men and letting them starve. [Rom. Legend: Benét, 664]
Murdstone, Edward
harsh and cruel husband of widow Copperfield. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
painted bird, the
painted by peasants and released, it is rejected and killed by its original flock. [Pol. Tradition: Weiss, 345]
Slout, Mr.
punished Oliver for asking for more gruel. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]
Squeers, Wackford
brutal, abusive pedagogue; starves and maltreats urchins. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Totenkopfverbande
tough Death’s Head units maintaining concentration camps in Nazi Germany. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 375]
Vlad the Impaler
(c. 980–1015) prince of Walachia; called Dracula; ruled barbarously. [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 2907]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In April, Watertree Health will donate an additional USD1 (up to USD5,000) to the ASPCA for every prescription discounted using the card in honor of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.
Human Rights in China, a Chinese non-governmental organization based in New York, said although a draft law on the protection of animals and another on the prevention of cruelty to animals were circulated for the State Council's consideration by animal rights activists and legal experts in 2009 and 2010 respectively, they were never finalized and passed as laws.
Although they all appeared "to be healthy enough" they will now be checked by a vet before the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals prepares them for rehoming.
'We tranquilised and took the dogs to the dog pound in a humane manner, we do not condone cruelty to animals,' he said.
The Upper House also passed the bills including The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill, 2018 both moved by the Senator Khawaja Karim Ahmed.
'A society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was established in Karachi in 1878 by a group of animal lovers who organised a public meeting at Frere Hall,' he said, adding that the society was functional till 1980s and it managed am animal shelter home in the city.
James Spencer, 26, formerly of the 200 block of Center Street in Elgin and now of Chicago, pleaded guilty earlier this month of misdemeanor attempted cruelty to animals and was sentenced to issued two years of probation, according to Kane County court records.
Worse still, the proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Law, which is still far behind general global standards, fails to include basic provisions to prevent cruelty to animals. While the Korean Government's economic development efforts are consistently substantial, it does virtually nothing to prevent cruelty to animals.
They would be also required to feed the cattle as it was an offence under Act of 1960 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act) to starve an animal or failure to maintain it and would also "give way for cow vigilantes to harass farmers and cattle traders under the blessing of the impugned regulations", said the petition filed through advocate Sanobar Ali Qureshi.
Now PETA, a charitable organisation that works to educate the public about the horrors of cruelty to animals through peaceful means is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The Animal Birth Control Rules ( ABC rules) formulated under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 mandated killing of only rabies afflicted, incurably ill or mortally wounded dogs.
Cyprus Voice for Animals (CVA) is organising a protest outside the presidential palace on Wednesday against cruelty to animals and what they say is government indifference.