Cruelty of Humans in Pictures (Some readers may find photos upsetting)
Posted on February 19th, 2017

Shenali Waduge

You end up considering faith in humanity no sooner you view these horrific photos of the cruelty that exists in people towards sentient beings who cannot speak. The perpetrators are people of all walks of life – academics, teachers, pregnant mothers, housewives, clergy, law enforcement officers, children, fathers, politicians ….

These photos cover just a handful of cruel acts by them upon innocent animals. How can people tie fireworks to the mouths of animals and watch the agonizing cries of an animal frightened and in pain?

How can people starve their own pet or keep them outside in horrid weather conditions?

How can people even think of chopping off an animals limbs & paws?

These cruel intentions carried out with such malicious hates forces us to take a step back and ask ourselves exactly what is the development we can boast of in a modern society?

If we cannot show compassion and empathy to an animal that bares no grouse against us, what is the satisfaction we get from hurting it?

These people are so sadistic that their cruelty is paraded by taking photos and posing with the animal they have hurt and posting these on social media. There are some parents that are showing cruelty to animals infront of their own children, there are others who sacrifice animals in front of their children too… this starts a vicious circle wherein the innocent child is made to feel that killing or hurting an animal is not wrong and is the accepted norm and so we end up never seeing an end to cruelty by mankind. Its time we stop.

Its time we rise against these inhuman acts and begin to shower compassion to all humans and in particular to animals.​


2 Responses to “Cruelty of Humans in Pictures (Some readers may find photos upsetting)”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    Dear Shenali, Thank you for highlighting the cruelty of man. When we look at the cruelty of LTTE to the Sinhalese we can see it is not only to animals but towards innocent human beings that they directed their anger and hatred. There is a very beautiful story from Cherokee Indians which highlights the two sides of human beings. Here is the story.

    A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear. The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?” The grandfather quietly replies the one you feed.

  2. Sooriarachi Says:

    I heeded your warning and did not want to look at the “horrific” pictures of cruelty to defenceless animals. I could imagine what these are like, and my stomach churned just reading the few you have described. Man is the cruelest animal and they could commikt unimaginable crimes against animals as well as fellow humans. We have heard or seen what the Colonial masters did in their colonies and what Terrorists like the Tamil Tigers did in the recent past.
    As for cruelty to animals, I wonder why the Government Authorities and Animal Rights organisations are not acting to apprehend these monsters, when you say that they pride themselves by postng their acts on social media. Also, if they are posing with their gruesome deeds, on social media, surely they could be identified and charged for cruelty.

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