Is this jibberish or am I to glean some sort of meaning from this statement? I think you're saying that "private pet torture is abhorrent but improper state management of the feral pet population is equally cruel"? Anyway... it's interesting how many of the same people who shudder at the thought of beaten dogs care nothing of the daily incarcerations and beatings of humans in our own penal system, or the general slavery that capitalism promotes at large in the undeveloped world, or the mass extinction of species caused by our reckless way of life. The earth is in the midst of a mass extinction and we are the comet. Unfortunately we cannot even pride ourselves on general human excellence at the cost of other species. We crawl over each other so that we can win in a society and economy that is guaranteeing inequality and environmental destruction.