Last year, I think, there was a news report about two kids--19 and 20 years old--kidnapping a 6-month-old puppy, putting it in an oven, and watching it as the poor thing baked to death. The assholes recorded it and showed it to neighborhood kids.
I admit--unashamedly--that I was close to tears when I saw that.
However, it's kinda sad that I have more compassion for an animal than I do for people. You hear about someone being stabbed to death. Wow that sucks. A child is killed. Aww, man, that really blows. A 100% innocent animal--especially a puppy or kitten--is maliciously and brutally murdered. WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!
See how I made the death of an animal seem so much worse than that of a person? Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about. I don't regret it, I just think it strange.
I can't stand to hear about cases of animal abuse. It hurts too much. I despise the ASPCA commercials because the animals are so sad, so hurt, and just want someone to love them. Instead, they were beaten, neglected, maimed, and, in too many instances, killed. That's a miserable way to die, I just know it.
I can't imagine what would have happened to my dog if we hadn't taken him in. It was pretty clear he'd been abandoned (not neglected or abused, just dropped off and left to fend for himself) and we almost threw him out. Whenever he's being a royal pain in the ass, I think, he could have been dead on the side of the road.
Unfortunately, that's the reality for many animals. Dead because no one cared enough.
I feel the same way, about the caring more about animal deaths more than that of human deaths, I think its because you think "Well humans die all the time..." and people do some bad stuff to other humans, but you can do just as much horrible stuff to an animal then a human, like cut it open and put drugs in it, put it in an oven, and other such horrible stuff, since it's smaller and such, and when you think of a dog getting killed or something, chances are your going to think of the most adorable little animal being killed brutally, and what else is that with animals, the only reason you would kill/torture one is for fun, for the most part there isn't a reason, just for entertainment, there's usually more reason for such violent killings on humans. But anyways, I'm rambling... XD
PP: People who complain about losing their saved game data because the game froze. Hey, that's what the save function is for. It's more your fault than anything if you lose it.