Pretty harsh statement that the owners need to die...jmho. YES, what we see sometimes, is horrific, but I think alot of owners just don't know any better; if you're taught that way, how do you know otherwise...this is often the case in other countries, especially, because animals are veiwed as beasts of burden, or a food source, not a 'pet' or animal of recreation. People need to be educated, and unfortunately in different countries animals are not veiwed in the same way as they are here by alot of folks.
There are so many ways to help animals, without dropping your degree...you would probably be much more helpful if you DO complete your degree.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."