The link above was also a University student who based her project on animal cruelty in circus. I Thought it would be helpful to see an existing work from a student who has done something on this topic also.
Phillip Well’s Illustration on animal cruelty. His concept was around ‘chaining’. Chaining involves fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake as means to control the animal. Chaining often leads to neglect which can be psychologically damaging, often leading the dog to become depressed and aggressive.