This was inspired after reading a horrible story and then having to roll my eyes at the comment section.
As an animal lover I don't want to come across an an apologist to any form of animal cruelty. But it does tend to be an issue the radical right hijacks at times to demonise SPECIFICALLY black people in this country. It is within this context I would quickly to give you a brief guided tour to a short history of animal cruelty carried out by absolutely almost every human culture.
South Korea. Dogs farmed in tiny cages like chickens (so that they could not develop their muscles) and tied up by the legs and beaten to death with sticks so that maximum adrenalin can get into their skin to promote the supposed virility factor of the meat. 6 million eaten a year.
Japan : Watch "the cove" or whale wars.
China : Too numerous to even begin. Cats boiled alive, monkeys brains eaten alive etc.
Spain and others : Bullfighting.
The U.S.A : Rrecreational hunting of bears/deer etc for trophies.
The U.K : Fox hunting.
South Africa whites: Hunting/killing for pleasure rather than the pot.
Must I really carry on ? It's just so incredibly easy to demonstrate that human beings, hardly isolated to one ethnicity, are horrible, vile creatures. Remember to remember that next time you are about to be a hypcritical bigot.