I just heard about the story of a kitten that was beaten and nailed to a pole, luckily it lived and was adopted. I really think their are people in this world who are wired in the head differently than others. I mean i like many could never think to do that but their are some who just can and do. I know I can not save all the animals in the world, but i can treat my two cats with love.
i think you are right. some people can do this sort of thing with out even a second thought. where as the very mention of it turns my stomach. i love my cat with all of my heart. she is like a daughter to me. i play with her, teach, care and comfort her. i feed her and provide doctor(vet) care. i give her medicine when she is sick. i allow her to wake me up at night when she is lonely or scared. to me she is my daughter. i wouldn't want her any other way. the very thought of someone doing something like that to her just puts a hole in my heart and turns my stomach.