It is difficult to understand the mentality of people who appear to get some kind of bizarre enjoyment inflicting pain on animals. Yet such barbaric behaviour generally goes unpunished.
Numerous studies have shown that serial abusers often start out first by abusing animals. While this incident occurred in the UK we in Ireland are no strangers when it comes to animal cruelty.
There is no shortage of puppy farms where dogs are mostly bred in deplorable conditions churning out puppies for profit, abandoned and starving horse are commonplace and there seems to be no end to the incidences of abuse and cruelty. For those of us who care about animals it is inexcusable that their suffering seems to be ignored by those who have the power to make a difference. It is worth noting Gandhi’s famous observation “The greatness of a nation and its’ moral progress can be judged by the way its animal are treated”.