Usually, it is because of some psychological disorder. People, plants and animals are in just one ecosystem, and for them to live harmoniously they have to treat each other with respect. Since, human beings are the highest form of living things on the earth, they are the one who are responsible in caring for plants and animals. It should be a give and take relationship between every living thing on this earth.
A lot of people do not realize the importance of proper use and maintenance of their resources. These people do not only exhaust these resources, but also create violence to other living things like animals. People who mistreat and abuse animals may have a lot of problems that lead them to hurting these poor animals. Here are several reasons why some people result in abusing their animals:
• Some of the people may have experienced violence themselves. A person who has this kind of behavior also experienced being abused and mistreated by other people. Some of them were treated violently by their parents and other people around them when they were young. During that time, people who were treated violently feel helpless and they cannot do anything to stop this violent act. When they grow up these people tend to find other beings that they can exert all their frustration. Witnessing some kind of violence can also affect the way people think towards others. All of these factors can change the way they see life. They associate violence as a normal act.
• There are people who think that animals do not deserve any respect. These kinds of people are self-centered. Some people believe that animals are the lower form of living things that should be under the rule of human. Keeping this thought in their minds makes them very violent towards animals.
• Education on how to treat animals properly is very important to avoid this animal violence from happening. This education should start at home. Parents are the ones responsible for the behavior of their children until they grow up. They need to equip their child with proper education towards treating animals in a humane way. Some people may also think that animals are toys. They think that animals cannot experience any pain and fatigue whenever they practice violence on them. Once these people are being educated on how to treat animals properly, most of them quickly change their behavior for a better environment for their pet.
• Most people who abuse their animals are those who want to take advantage of the benefits that people can get from animals. This kind of people treats their animals like their own slaves. These people believe that once they own the animals, they can do whatever they want to them. Some of them overwork their animals and leave them with no food at the end of the day. Again, education can modify this behavior into something positive.
Animals are God’s creation. They should be treated equally the way people treat their family and friends.