As long as animals are seen as cheap and plentiful they will continue to be abused and exploited by monsters~alafair
“A psychopath is somebody that has 20 specific traits, and whether you live in Brownsville, Texas, or San Francisco, or Seoul, South Korea, this disorder has been empirically studied for years. And one of the 20 traits is that you lack empathy for other people, not just for people, but you lack empathy for animals, too. So, if you don’t have empathy for people, or animals, you can treat them however you want – and walk away. And you don’t think about them. You don’t care. Cruelty is Cruelty, yet those who abuse animals don’t think that way. They don’t see it as being cruel because their perception was, ‘I wasn’t being cruel. I own that rabbit. It’s an object. I can do whatever I want with it. Or I am more powerful I can do what I want to it.
For instance, hypothetically speaking, If ‘Johnny’ is motivated by the power and control and the feeling of omnipotence that he gets from hurting and being cruel to an animal, then he may decide that, ‘You know what? This is exciting, this is fun.’ And it gets worse and worse…” – Dr. Mary O’Toole (Retired FBI Profiler)