Gratuitous violence and destruction, – i.e., so-called ‘blood sport,’ recreational hunting, Spanish bullfights et cetera – of what God has made; are at variance with Biblical principals.
Gratuitous violence and destruction, – i.e., so-called ‘blood sport,’ recreational hunting, Spanish bullfights et cetera – of what God has made; are at variance with the three great monothestic world religions, and the major Indian religions.
Judaism has been recognized for its humane treatment of animals dating back to antiquity.
καὶ ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς τὰ θηρία τῆς γῆς κατὰ γένος (α) … καὶ εἶδεν ὁ θεὸς ὅτι καλά (β).
(בְּרֵאשִׁית / Γενεσις. 1:25. Septuaginta (LXX)
And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind (a) And God saw that it was good (b).
(Genesis, 1:25. NKJV)
If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.
The theme of the suffering of living creatures (Tza’ar ba’alei chayim) was further affirmed as a Biblical directive (Bava Metzia 32b) in Rabbinic Judaism.
Oὐχὶ δύο στρουθία ἀσσαρίου πωλεῖται; καὶ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐ πεσεῖται ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἄνευ τοῦ Πατρὸς ὑμῶν.
Ματθαῖον 10:29. Nestle Greek NT. 1904.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.
Matthew 10:29. NIV.
Saint Thomas Aquinas suggested that ‘empathy to animals ought to be practised as an offset against cruelty to fellow humans’.(vide: Singer, Peter. “Animals” in Honderich, T. (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1995.))
Islam condones killing of animals, albeit it doesn’t permit nonessential killing, or gratuitous cruelty. Islam’s stance on cruelty is quite clear:
“If you must kill, kill without torture.”
vide: Masri, Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad. Islamic Concern for Animals. Athene Trust, 1987, cited in Ryder, Richard D. Animal Revolution: Changing Attitudes towards Speciesism. Berg, 2000, p. 23.
Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism:
The term Ahiṃsā is defined as ‘doing no harm or injury to man or animal’. It is a shared moral standard between Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Violation of this tenet has – according to Hindu belief – karmic repercussion.
वाङ्-मनः-कर्म-दण्डैर् भूतानाम् अद्रोही
One who does not injure others with words, thoughts or acts is named Adrohi.
(vide: Dr. Shiva Bajpai (2011), The History of India. Himalayan Academy Publications, Hawaii. pp. 8,98)
These four merciless men, appear to have a deficit masculine personality disorder, or are brazen sadists with great panache for slaughtering animals. Evidently, they are relishing their moment of cruelty, void of even an ounce of empathy. They would do the Marquis de Sade proud. They are beyond disgusting!