There appears to be an ever increasing instance of animal cruelty or torture being reported in the media, that goes beyond the usual cases of animal neglect or sadistic owners and enters a new realm of disbelief of how a human could actually do something like this........well, I struggle to understand it any way. The type of cruelty I am trying to highlight is the kind that you just cannot imagine what the thought process is, putting a kitten or hamster in a microwave, hanging a dog up with fishing line...all happening in recent years. The horrifying pictures which show family¿s border collie after it was torched by thugs | Mail Online This family pet being dosed in lighter fluid and set alight. I may have an old fashioned view in this, but I have always firmly believed in being able to tell the character of someone or a nation by their empathy with animals...hence my long standing dislike of various peoples after I had the displeasure of serving in their shit-hole ,third world countries and seen how they treat animals firsthand. Would it be safe to say, the freaks who do this kind of torture and just one step away from going the full monty and setting themselves up for humans next?