Sadism Encountered by K
Sadism involves two primary ways of torturing humans and other animals; it’s either directed toward causing physical pain or emotional pain, and often it causes both.
K related a story to us about the sadism of people who try to hurt her emotionally because she is vegan and doesn’t eat or otherwise use animals. She wrote:
“I remember a few years ago a conversation like the one I had with 4 of my neighbors yesterday that would have gotten me mad, frustrated and loud, but just the opposite happened.
After I got home from work I took Einstein, my companion dog, for a quick walk (poor guy was crossing his legs).
While we were walking, we passed the pool where 4 of my neighbors were having a good time. So we exchanged some words about me leaving for Germany next Friday.
One lady mentioned that she had the best pork roast in Mainz (near to my home town). She frantically tried to remember the name of the restaurant, so that I could enjoy some of that roast too.
I told her that it was okay because I don’t eat meat anymore.
She and her husband asked “why?”, and I answered simply, “because of the animals!”
Her friend then said “But K, what do you think will happen to all of the animals if we don’t eat them? There will be too many of them.”
And I answered “They are solely bred for human consumption. We would stop breeding them and eventually there would only be a few of them.”
The husband of the other lady then said “They don’t know what happens to them. They get a shot in the head and they are dead. They have no clue and they feel no pain.”
I answered “No, they do know; many of them are not dead when they are cut up alive. Imagine their fear. They suffer immensely.”
The husband then said “Well, I am a PETA member.”
And for a moment I was in hope that this man would say something in favor of the animals and I could feel a smile forming on my face.
He said, “Ha-ha”, it stands for “People Eating Tasty Animals.”
I excused myself and wished everyone a good night.
I was not angry but I did feel a deep pain inside of me. I can’t describe the feeling. Maybe a mix of pain for the animals and those neighbors who have no knowledge.”
We believe their indifference to the suffering of animals, and their sadistic attitude toward K, is proof that they do have knowledge. They really do know what happens to the animals, and just don’t care; so they spout off the lies they’ve heard, and pretend it’s the truth.
They have hardened their hearts and souls.
These people are really no different than those who actually harm the animals.
They are examples of why the world has so many problems.
We need to take a strong stand against all forms of sadism in the world, for it’s the only way we can have true and lasting peace.