I’m so sick of reading the headlines of cruel sick inhumane threads on ATS,
its sick; this is not the RSPCA’s web site. I seriously wish people would stop posting this cruel stuff, just scanning the headlines makes me cry, I
have a hard time loving the world without reading about animal cruelty.
If it must be posted it should be in a forum with a big red warning stamped on it, and the content titles shouldn’t be on any of the recent posts or
I actually think having a forum where those stories carrying content which might reasonably get a 'Graphic Images - Beware' on them would be a good
idea. I imagine it's a very very recent story that got your attention..and it took me a moment to get over the deep feelings of disgust over that one
and the images too. I'd just as soon not see any of that either. Particularly not if I'm not choosing to....like looking into a forum where such
things would reside.
Just to clarify, you guys don't mind seeing the threads about all the cruel things being done to other humans?
There are even more of those.
I guess it is okay for that though; humans aren't as cute and cuddly.
BUT ignoring animal cruelty could be bad, that gives the people that abuse animals less attention and less is being done to stop it.
the more focus we can get on the problem the more help the animals will get. Looking the other way dont help the animals, I know its the most easy
thing to do, but we have to small the flowers and do somehing
The hate and sadness boils in my blood when I see videos of animals being abused by humans, but knowledge is power, and with that power we can fight
animal cruelty, spreading the word is one way to do it
It doesn't bother me as viscerally as it seems to bother you, but I do think those threads are usually gratuitous and don't seem to serve much
purpose. I mean really, what can you really say about something like that? How can you have a thread that goes beyond "That's really awful, what a
shame?" There is an element of the grotesque and voyeristic that comes into play, perhaps. Which is wrong.
I abhor any cruelty to animals, children or anyone that is vulnerable in any way.
I too get upset at animal cruelty but I know that it will give someone the impetus to take action. I understand the pain the stories cause and I too
have a hard time getting the images out of my head. I also have a hard time getting images of Children with their fingers cut off because they would
not mine for diamonds - or Children starving but I know the stories get the message out.
Let's face it - when you are sensitive and have a huge capacity for empathy - it's going to hurt - whatever the story. I just want to get to the
part where we can all heal - every living sentient being. Some days I cannot bear to think about all the suffering.
I hate that attitude, if you just ignore it it wont ago away, its people who raise awareness that gets these sicko's caught and fined if you ever
come across cruelty you should report it, if you dont want to look at the video's then dont but that doesnt mean you should ignore it.
Sad but true, it's pretty obvious around here, that a lot of members hate their own kind, despise them and wish them the worst, while they think
Animals are superior, are perfect creatures, cute, important and whatnot.
It always makes me puke to read such things, like a volcanoe breaks out, who cares about the humans, there could be dogs and cats dying (followed by
this thing: )
Animal love has reached new sick hights in the 21st century....
I can understand where they are coming from, though. Humans are cruel and evil, while animals are not. Of course, this is just a subjective opinion
and the only thing it proves is that humans are pretty much incapable of unconditional love, and I don't mean the humans I am referring to that are
judged as cruel, I mean the ones who hate everybody because they did something negative.
Responding to negativity with more negativity. The ultimate hypocrisy of man.
I would guess that people post these shocking threads to get stars and flags. I don't really see how showing everyone on ATS these vids will actually
help prevent animal cruelty.
Showing these videos in general prevent animal cruelty.. this is just one example...
it is not graphic so it is safe to watch..
This person got caught because she got exposed on T.V, newspapers etc..
i could show you a hundred examples of people getting caught because of the exposure these things get.. And of course it prevents it, if a parent
watches this sort of thing in front of their child and shows disgust at the cruelty. The child will naturally take this on board and may prevent them
doing the same thing in the future..
this type of exposure is a form of education..
ignoring these issues as if they are not there, is just ignorance... and we all know the motto of this site..
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