|Barked: Mon Oct 31, '11 10:52am PST |
|I remember when I was a child growing up, we had a lake behind our house, I used to sometimes think it was fun throwing rocks at ducks that were swimming in the lake. I never really hurt or killed any of them. I guess I didn't know any better and thought it was fun. I was probably around 8 or 9 years old. I know boys will be boys and get into trouble, but even then I realized it was wrong and I chose not to do it anymore.
The other day I saw my 9 year old son, trying to hit a frog at the pool with a stick. I quickly told him to stop and not to hurt other animals, as they will feel the pain he is causing them, just like he would if someone was hitting him with that same stick. So to a certain degree I know kids will be kids and do stupid things, but to see or read about ADULTS abusing animals, that I just don't understand.
What could make an adult that definitely knows better, abuse another living creature??? I have read many articles and seen many news reports on adults abusing their dogs, cats, horses, etc. and I just don't understand what makes them want to do it and continue to do it, and sometimes unless the police show up, the abuse would just continue. What makes an adult think that it is ok to abuse an animal? Do they think that because it is an animal, that it has no feelings? Or that because it is an animal it has no rights?
I read an article last night about a man that tied up his dog to his car and then drove off dragging the dog! Then later I found out that it actually happens a lot! I did a Google search myself and sure enough there are numerous cases of dogs that were dragged! I couldn't believe it! And this is just of dogs being dragged, who knows how many other types of animal cruelty there are! I am afraid to even do a search on that, as it really bothers me, and depresses me to read and see pictures of these poor animals that were either killed or seriously hurt by all these people that I don't even know what to call them, because they shouldn't be called people. These inhumane monsters that don't care for the lives of a living animal! It makes me really upset! So I ask here in this blog, why do people do this? Again, I know we all do something stupid at some point in our lives but usually when we are young and don't know any better. But to continuously read and hear about ADULTS committing these inhumane crimes, I just don't understand it. Is it the parent's fault not raising their kids right, is it a mental problem, is it a disease? I don't know, but I know I will teach my kids to RESPECT life. I don't care if it is that of a human being or an animal, just respect it and don't abuse it. Ever!
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