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Who cares if someone beats their dog to death?

19 February 2014, 13:03

I am disgusted at some News24 readers that claim that the life of an animal is of no worth and have the nonchalant attitude of that it is only an animal and we should be more concerned about humans.

I understand that we have a history of a majority of the population being uneducated, however, in this day and age and the access to media and information online, how can people still be so ignorant?

So, this is to all of you that do not believe that the life of a dog can be compared to that of a baby or a child for that matter.

Empathy is the ability to recognise an emotion by another being, be it animal or human. If one lacks this very much required trait, the implications that could follow are frightening. People that do not have this trait are considered to be psychopaths. Do not confuse Empathy with Sympathy, they are very different. Empathy acts as one’s own moral guide.

If a person can actually torture an animal and watch the suffering with absolutely no sense of empathy, they can transform and go onto torturing and abusing children just as easily. Am I saying that the life of an animal is as important as a child, of course not, I am merely highlighting the fact that if as a society we cannot feel pity for a helpless animal, where do we draw the line in regards to abuse?

We should protect both and teach the importance of kindness to animals to our own children. Maybe from there we can develop a healthy society that protects the innocent, animal or human.

An animal, whether it is a dog or a cat have the same soulful eyes as that of a small child. If you don’t believe me, actually stop and have a good look. Innocence and the inability to understand the world around them puts them at our mercy. People need to be educated in this regards and that killing of animals, unless for food is actually not socially acceptable. Reported cruelty to animals also needs to be looked at a little further as this lack of empathy indicates a personality disorder and these people require treatment before they become a threat to society as a whole. So to the last two judges that just passed ‘Not Guilty’ judgement, perhaps you need to consult with psychologists as you have just released people that we can hope only suffer from Schizophrenia or Narcissism and that they are not absolute psychopaths just beginning to explore their boundaries, which they will soon discover are totally nonexistent.

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