Originally posted by Titan007
If it is not normal for people to be cruel to animals that means they are not born that way so who makes them so evil and sick?
Who knows....something gone wrong during a pregnancy, witnessing cold callous acts as a young child, an abused child, something wired wrong on the
brain, drugs....it's not normal. It has been proven over and over. Statistical data, case studies, psychologists, and even FBI Profilers show us the
connection over and over again, and yet animal abuse crimes are not given nearly the weight that human crimes are given. Animal abuse clearly
illustrates a lack of respect for life and some deep rooted psychological damage.
*Patrick Sherrill, who killed 14 coworkers at a post office and then shot himself, had a history of stealing local pets and allowing his own dog to
attack and mutilate them.
*Earl Kenneth Shriner, who raped, stabbed, and mutilated a 7-year-old boy, had been widely known in his neighborhood as the man who put firecrackers
in dogs’ rectums and strung up cats.
*Brenda Spencer, who opened fire at a San Diego school, killing two children and injuring nine others, had repeatedly abused cats and dogs, often by
setting their tails on fire.
*Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler" who killed 13 women, trapped dogs and cats in orange crates and shot arrows through the boxes in his youth.
*Carroll Edward Cole, executed for five of the 35 murders of which he was accused, said his first act of violence as a child was to strangle a puppy.
In 1987, three Missouri high school students were charged with the beating death of a classmate. They had histories of repeated acts of animal
mutilation starting several years earlier. One confessed that he had killed so many cats he’d lost count. Two brothers who murdered their parents had
previously told classmates that they had decapitated a cat.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer had impaled dogs’ heads, frogs, and cats on sticks. More recently, high school killers such as 15-year-old Kip Kinkel in
Springfield, Ore., and Luke Woodham, 16, in Pearl, Miss., tortured animals before embarking on shooting sprees. Columbine High School students Eric
Harris and Dylan Klebold, who shot and killed 12 classmates before turning their guns on themselves, bragged about mutilating animals to their