Back during the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein had created a terror military group of cold blood killers named "The Fedayeen" (which literally means "those who sacrifice themselves"). One weird thing about them is that they had to fight and kill big dogs in their training... (sick? very!)
If you are able to torture and painfully kill an animal you are prepared and quite able to do the same thing to humans. Violence against animals is a first step for later violence against people. That's why for our own good we should and do prohibit all such acts of violence.
To my great disappointment, I've heard from my coauthor Lady Caer Morganna that a horrible attempt to torture and kill a poor harmless house cat had occurred in her city. The details are chilling. The poor cat was doused with gasoline and thrown in a trash bag. The bastards were trying to burn the cat alive but they either suddenly became afraid that they will be seen and quickly got rid of the cat or where interrupted and were unable to finish what they wanted to accomplish! ... Crazy cultists attempting animal sacrifice? Simply sadists? We'll know IF and when they ever get arrested.
This is "Miracle Maisie" as she has been named. She was rescued by a trash man who found her and made sure she got medical attention immediately! The Humane Society of Berks County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and, shortly after hearing about this horrible atrocity, PETA added another $5,000 more to the reward amount.
Thankfully, after receiving much needed medical attention, Maisie is at present recovering with the loving care of her foster family and the Humane Society of Berks County, PA.