Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are. However, we can use the information that is available to try to understand and prevent cases of abuse.This is why we are starting this petition, to spread awareness that animal abuse is more common than you might believe. We are hoping that this petition will assist people in becoming more aware of the animal abuse that could be happening around them. We hope this petition will help you do the right thing by reporting animal abuse to reduce the amount of animal cruelty around the world. What gets far less attention, if we notice it at all, are the psychological scars and disfigurements that animals bear. Indeed, animal cruelty laws generally recognize only physical harm and suffering. Emotional abuse is far more difficult to see. Yet it may ultimately cause more suffering and do more lasting damage to an animal. Neglect is also a common form of animal abuse that people often overlook. You can help change this by buying cruelty free products. Other options to help with animal abuse include going vegan or vegetarian, not using pesticides on lawns, not using animal traps and disposing of rubbish correctly.