It is called cruelty to one cruel and inhuman action that generates pain and suffering In another being. So this term derived from Latin represents crudelitas, he dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy he cites it as an example and representation of impiety , inhumanity and fierce mood .
Cruelty can be committed by people of all ages and harm any type of creature. A child, for example, can carry out in the school the cruelty of humiliating with hurtful phrases to a classmate for being of another nationality, while an adult can be cruel to his son by not celebrating his birthday as a punishment for fighting with his brothers.
Hold heavy trucks to a horse so that it drags it, scatter poison in some street to kill street pets and leave a dog abandoned in the middle of a route are also examples of cruelty to animals.
This word that encompasses aberrant practices driven by man It also allows synthesizing in a single word heartless attitudes that cause the suffering of the elderly, who due to the cruelty of others are often exposed to physical and psychological abuse, since unfortunately there are people who do not hesitate to cause damage protected by the tranquility that He lets them know that they are helpless beings.
It is precisely the beings with less chance of defending themselves who receive acts of cruelty every day, ranging from attacks apparently innocent until wounds of an indelible depth. Non-human animals top the list of victims in the hands of our species, as they are used as objects to meet all kinds of needs and whims, especially the latter.
First is the food; without entering into a discussion about whether or not the human being should be carnivorous, the injustice that it represents depriving him of his freedom millions of animals a year, forcing them to live overcrowded and to eat compulsively to gain weight in the shortest possible time, snatching their offspring to be slaughtered or tortured like their mothers, and killed without giving them the opportunity to defend themselves.
Would it seem fair to us that a new species appeared and did the same with us? What if you assure us that you need our meat to survive? It would be a picture for many apocalyptic, with millions of women and men locked in cages, forced to eat feed and reproduce when their owners decided, being separated from their children within a few months or years to maim them and then sell their parts. That, and even worse, is done daily with some of our planet partners.
In other words, cruelty is the basic language of human beings, the way we learn to deal with other living beings, despite not knowing it consciously during our upbringing. They teach us to look for a position in an immense and arbitrary pyramid, no matter what we should do to get it and maintain it. They tell us we have rights above all other species, and that allows us to execute all kinds of acts of cruelty, shielded in a never-mentioned cowardice.
If we are capable of hurting our fellow men, of mistreating children physically and psychologically, of abusing ourselves of the elderly who have lost their powers, of insulting and humiliating people with different skin color, how can we not use cruelty as basis of our communication with the rest of living beings? However, the solution is as simple as opening our eyes, looking around, becoming aware of our actions, and changing. Leave the abuse forever.
For the psychiatry cruelty is a psychological disturbance which consists in obtaining pleasure from the suffering of others or in the indifference to the pain of others. Cruelty is also associated with sadism , which is the excitement from causing pain to another subject.