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Why do people abuse animals?

Why do they go out of their way to hurt other living things?

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Usually they have a need to feel powerful , an animal, like a dog or cat can't do the same damage a human could, and can't tell anyone about it. Plus the person just I guess wants to be a cruel human being. :(

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Agree , you opened me a new view :)
But this is sad :(
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I know right. I don't get why someone probably 3x size of animal would take their anger out on a poor defensless animal :(
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Because they are SICK in the head...
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Agreed!
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Because people are sick

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Because they never experienced the love and comfort of an animal. Or they love the joy of hurting defenseless animals. It makes me sick. it's nice that you care

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Because those people are stupid.

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No, they need to get stress out. Nobody is stupid.
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If someone's way of dealing with stress is abusing animals, then they're stupid.
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They need to find another way of getting it out, thats why we need to help them!
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Most do not do it on purpose. Those who do, do it because they can't stand up to their friends and peer pressure or they enjoy it and like to feel powerful.

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You think stuff like not feeding an animal, or beating on an animal is an accident? How did you come to that conclusion?
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they are heartless

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They aren't heart-less they have something going on in their life. Whenever i get stressed, i play foot-ball and throw the ball as hard as i can. You need to know what these people are feeling.
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Yeah, but I don't think they should take it out on the animals. There are other ways to relive stress.
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Why are you mad at me? :(
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Zaraa, their are other ways, they just can't find them. We need to help them find another way.
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Remember, everything has a reason. It all leads to a certain cause. They might beat animals to relieve stress stuck in them. It is just like cutting yourself or committing suicide. It is very bad, and needs to be stopped. But it is human nature to relieve stress. It can be stopped, with help and guidance. We can't shun these people. We need to help them get through the depression.

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They should be locked up I think.
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you are right. most famous serial killers were animal torturers before they attempted killing people.
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We have left them out, we need to help them!
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It is the same reason people cut themselves, they are taking out their stress in a negative way. These people are unintentionally make the mistake of getting it out in a negative way, This is what people don't understand. Rehabilitation works better than punishment.
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@Everyone, please do not speak about that which you clearly know nothing. Cutting and animal abuse are two very different things that have two very different causes. You are comparing apples to oranges. You should educate yourself before making a statement like that.
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Lol they're both fruit :3
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They are also both tasty. If you like them
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Cuz people are idiots

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Since the animal can't usually fight back it usually makes the abuser feel more powerful. :(

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In not all cases, it is because the have pressure in them, and need to get it out in a way that is bad, we need to help them get it out in a good way.
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@Everyone, I disagree. I think what needs to happen is they get slapped with a massive fine, then have all the things they did to those animals done to them.
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But, that will give them even more stress so they will hurt animals even more, it will turn into a massive chain. They need help.
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But imagine the stress the animal is going through. Being beat for a reason they have no knowledge of. Don't you think the stress of that would be worse?
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I am with you Zaraa. If you read my answer, you see this is something close to my heart.
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I have 2 cats, and i love them so much! You can't say that i am not an animal hater.
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@everyone, So what you are saying is you do hate animals. And I quote "I have 2 cats, and I love them very much! YOU CAN'T SAY I AM NOT AN ANIMAL HATER." In that statement that I put in caps, you say that you hate animals. If this is so, then why do you have 2 cats to begin with? No one ever said you don't hate animals. If you do not believe me, look at your comment, and read it carefully.
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Sorry, i had a brain fart.
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sick power trippers on defenceless animals....my opinion.

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Cause it's not only animals haven't you heard about Child or Female Abuse ?
some people are really sick , something like Paranoid but some people doing by their angry by their childhood they used to been abuse or they didn't get any attention by their parents so they making empty that feelings by hurting people or animals

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It's not they are sick, its that they have been hurt, or are being hurt emotionaly. They are getting stress out in a negitave way
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Yea agree i said some people are sick cause really they are sickness like Paranoid or Cut_On_Mind bu some people yea it's cause they're hurt so the only way to make themselves calm is hurting another so in the end is US humans can make a war, make destroy, can make Cruelness, someone hurting another it will continue in most of ways
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@everyone, you do realize that most serial killers started by abusing animals, right? So what you are saying is they were hurt, so lets sing songs, hold hands, and send them positive energy so they can heal?
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What proof is there that serial killers started with animals?
Everything has a reason
And everybody needs help for something, you can't call somebody evil or demented for hurting animals, we need to focus on rehabilitation and keeping them from doing it.
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Studies, lots of them, scientific fact, look it up.
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I can call someone evil and demented for hurting animals. They are. What we need to focus on is helping the ones they hurt.
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"Both of you friends"
It's sad but it happens when it happens , I meant did you ever got feeling to be out of Control ?
Like you loved someone deep Inside when it be killed by someone all your mind will caught revenge no matter what if even your life get ruin , this is the way happening to some people who abusing animals or humans to feel power & to maybe destroy they're pain inside it can happen by any lot reasons who maybe we don't know to Judge :/
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Because people are evil animals, the cruelest animals of all. If Alecto wasn't helping animals, most of them would be dead... anyway, when I look into an animals' eyes, I see a world of good, because abuse and pain doesn't make them evil, but humans, their eyes are just cold, unforgiving and empty, full of hate... so who's abusing these humans, these cruel and evil animals?

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I help fight against this on a regular basis, and still do not have a good answer. One of my rats was severely neglected and very near death when I got her from her breeder. The only thing I can think of, and this only applies to a select few people, is perhaps they do not know how to care for that particular animal properly. This was not the case with my rat. She had an infection in her eye, was dehydrated, and half starved. Happy to say she is fine and frisky now, and her name is Jules if you were wondering.

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The main reason i can feel is they need to get stress out in any way possible. The only way they know is abuse. We need to help them get to a good way of letting go of stress
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You and I are just going to disagree on this one. I am more concerned about helping the ones they hurt.
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Because people are strange when their unwanted and faces comes outta the rain, THEIR STRANGE. haha, but seriously probably a primal urge or a frustration. Ever wonder why they poke animals with sticks to? O.o (Cave-man-ism)

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Exactly
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Oh, we cats can't do boxing :(

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It isn't their fault, we need to know that. They have something in their mind going on.
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It is their fault. They actively choose to do it. Simple as that.
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Evil lurks....unexpectedly creeps.....stalks quietly.....festers and incubates.....those things coupled with the images that we are bombarded with daily are unfortunately the right recipe that triggers totally insane behavior by some......

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Exactly.
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Poor animals they depend on the ones they fear

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Yup, and so many people have this notion in their minds that an animal can simply run away if it is being abused. ASPCA is not much help either.
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Its a power thing, they will get whats coming to them

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because they where abused when they where growing up []the kids[]

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they have nothing better to do

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very often a person expects the animal to behave with human charactersistics like if a dog know sit they expect the dog to understand english. animals dont speak our language and so you have to teach them, unfortunately some believe that when the animal doesnt listen it is being disrespectful and they think that hitting the animal will make it more obedient. it actually just makes the animal afraid of you and you will just get more bad behavior

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they are sick

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