Over the past few decades, animals have been treated with increasing cruelty. They, as living organisms, have an equal presence on the Earth as human beings. The importance of animals in our society extends from the cycle of energy in the biosphere to the reduction of pollution. They also have a profound impact on plants. We have not been kind to animals for most of the time. This is because of our arrogance and superior temperament towards them. The ill treatment of animals is a major concern. They do not deserve to be used for our scientific research and slaughtering. There are countless ways by which we can reduce animal cruelty. These include providing animal shelters, alternative means to scientific research, raising awareness and making of laws for protection of animal rights.