Abuse of animals makes me want to practice vigilante justice. I think that any person who wilfully places an animal in any sort of extended pain is not worthy of living on this Earth with the rest of us. If we eat meat, we have the ability to make the animal's death fast and relatively painless (we don't always do that, but that's another discussion). I do not think that animals have the same rights as humans, because they are animals: they cannot reason and most of them are as cruel as any human, but I would not deliberately torture one because of this. If you enjoy an animal's pain, you probably would enjoy a human's pain.