The serial killer of cats in Florida is not the first episode, nor will it be the last for us to read and learn. As in years past, people of all ages have committed heinous crimes against animals that have been reported. How many of the abusive behaviors are left unreported, undetected and unsolved? The correlation between animal abuse and human physical abuse is so well known as far back as the early 60’s; perhaps documented before that too. Our society is gravely affected by animal abusers.
Years back, I recall learning about two boys who entered a woman’s house and mutilated and killed many of her pets, while she was away from her home. These cats were defenseless against the evil minds of these youngsters in their game playing with the lives of the kitties. The boys were apprehended and not punished severely enough because their rampage of crimes continued. Society was injured and re injured by the animal abuse by these youngsters.
Just stop for a moment and think of how hurting anything living could be entertaining to anyone. The sensitivity toward a breathing, fighting for their life,animal, has to be completely missing. Usual behavior when an animal is hurt is a keen sense of awareness at the very least. Kindness, a gentle spirit has to yield a much stronger reaction to even a frightened animal. Anyone who can deliberately inflict harm to an animal has to be watched, helped and redirected emotionally with professional assistance. This attention has to be followed soon so the animal abuse does not escalate to human abuse if that is to follow. Society is grossly affected by animal abusers since this is a behavioral malady as well as anger management issue.
Not only would the visual image be indelible for the pet owners of the abused and killed pets be there, but the missing of the animals is forever. The pain and suffering possibly permeates into the core of the pet owners to think they did not protect those animals from the predators. Hopefully, they will come to realize they did not think like the criminals so could not have suspected such an act could be ever committed by someone.
Just because the animals do not have words to say, methods of defense against abusers, does not mean they remain voiceless after they have been killed. Anyone who thinks this is an animal issue only, has no idea of the truth with this not solely being connected with abuse to animals. Communities, neighborhoods and individuals should be alarmed that someone could keep those acts to animals only. Documentation in the past history of the abusers, prove otherwise. If a person is capable of abusing animals, they quite often inflict harm to humans. Society is heavily affected by people who have begun with animal abuse.