I don't know why people feel the need to hurt animals. It's one of the things I cannot tolerate, and it breaks my heart to watch and hear stories on the news about it. I just heard about how in Albama a dolphin had its tail cut off and another one was shot. The offender can only get up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Really? There's something seriously wrong with that. I can't believe there's people out there who actually get a kick out of this, it's just sick. Animals are there to coincide with you, not to be mistreated. The below quote sums up my feelings on this matter.
"Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage."