It is seldom reported on the news, or social media exposing us to the torture of animals, why is that? Why do we as a society shun the violence towards one another, but not the damage inflicted on our neighbors? "Love thy neighbors as thyself" a saying we have all heard in our lives, who are we to label our "neighbors" as man and woman, we share this planet amongst millions of species. Our narcissistic society believes everything is placed on this earth to our disposal. As a human with moral value, when has it been okay to practice "cruel and unusual punishment" as an American it disgusts me to know our government does not punish these murderers and mentally ill tormentors who find pleasure from severely damaging the lives of a defenseless creature. All life is to be treated with respect, I will expose you readers to a link below with warning it is graphic, but why ignore it when we are we exposed to the terrorist beheadings of innocent Americans in the Middle East, but not the attempt to decapitate a defenseless canine on American soil. Open your eyes to the cruelty and abuse.