Here's why I get so upset over animal neglect/abuse. These animals have no voice. That's why my wife amazes me more and more every day as a veterinarian. If somebody brings a sick dog into her, the dog can't explain what is hurting, how long it has been in pain or anything of that nature. Most of the time, a human being can do that. By no means am I trying to state that an animal life is more important to that of a human being - but animals are God's creatures too. They deserve a voice if they are being mistreated. I guess I'm just really disgusted that I posted that specifically for animal lovers (it even says so in the title) and one person has managed to turn the thread into a negative.