|Barked: Wed Oct 27, '10 10:57am PST |
Actually, I feel very sorry for people so far "gone" that they harm innocent beings that way. Sometimes the offenders are really like the boys I posted about: unaware that the animal is alive.
The one time I have no pity on abusers is when they are grown ups who DO, or at least, at one point, DID, know better. A man who beats his wife and children, a dog fighter, those people have stooped to the lowest level of humanity. I feel for their lost soul, but at a certain point, a grown up must take responsibility for his actions.
However, when I see children abusing an animal, I feel like crying for both the child and the animal. A seven year old who beats a cat to death? Kids don't come up with that stuff on their own, you have to wonder who is influencing them at home/school to make them behave like that. I'm sure the majority of young animal abusers are coming from broken homes with either abusive, neglective, or quarreling parents who don't take the time to show the child that, yes, this IS a living, breathing creature that DESERVES OUR RESPECT!
Edited by author Wed Oct 27, '10 11:01am PST
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