Originally Posted by alli09
I just consider people that abuse animals as cowards. They're just picking on someone that they know can't fight back. It's just irritating.
Coward is too mild a word, Alli.
Pathological, chronic abusers are what they are, not cowards.
They'll try to do just as much harm to an armed human adult male (police officer) as they will animals or weaker humans. Those people have something psychologically wrong with them.
Abusers are usually abused themselves, so it started way before their own crimes.
People who physically and psychologically torture, abuse, and neglect other living creatures are usually mentally ill. That's not to say they aren't aware that what they're doing is wrong, just that they don't care
. These are the true psychopaths.
To label people like these as cowards is far too simplistic. It's much more complex than that.