Reports Of Animal Cruelty Fall During COVID-19 Pandemic, But Not Because Animals Are Safe

Reports of animal cruelty have gone down during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are forced to stay in their homes or social distance. This isn’t necessarily because the abuse itself has abated, reports The Horse. The decline is most likely because those who would report the abuse or neglect of animals aren’t able to move about and see animals that need help.

As the number of reported cases has dropped, some jurisdictions have redirected funds that would be used in animal cruelty responses to other law enforcement activities. Other jurisdictions may have put animal cruelty investigations on the back burner totally.

In places where animal welfare investigators are still operating, challenges arise in obtaining warrants to begin helping the animals as the courts are closed, adding even more time to an already potentially lengthy process.

Animal welfare investigators are preparing for an influx of abuse cases once people can move freely again and the pandemic’s true impact on equine and livestock owners is seen.

Read more at The Horse.

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