There is no secret that animal abuse is considered as one of the most controversial crimes worldwide. It is defined, "the infliction of physical pain, suffering, or death upon an animal, when not necessary for purposes of training or discipline to procure food or to release the animal from incurable suffering, but done wantonly, for mere sport, for the indulgence of a cruel and vindictive temper, or with reckless indifference to its pain" (Cruelty to animals, n.d.). Daily in the world animals are beaten, neglected, and forced to struggle. Human beings themselves are responsible for their pets, which are not able to speak out about abuse. This matter should be solved because pets do not deserve such attitude. They give loyalty and love to their owners, yet people do not appreciate it. Nowadays animals, especially pets, face difficulties to survive because of human cruelty although it is possible to overcome this issue by creating protecting laws, recognizing and reporting the fact of abuse, and adopting them from shelters. .
To begin with, the inception of animal abuse depends on the countries where it was first committed. It is necessary to point out that the Great Depression in the 1930s caused pet abundance in many countries such as the US, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany and so on. According to Summers (n.d.), during that years unemployment rate reached up to 25%. Thus, individuals had no opportunity to provide with all necessity their families and pets. Furthermore, cruelty to animals in Eurasia started in the period 1987-1991, when economy of the USSR was reformed. As Gregory (2004) reveals, in 1987 Gorbachev, latter Soviet leader, arranged program perestroika attempting to save economy of the country. However, vice versa, due to his efforts economy was collapsed. All citizens suffered from the lack of necessary goods including meals, techniques, medicine because of trade deficit.