We as humans are picky with which animals we chose to love and cherish. Indeed if this were happening to puppies and kittens the world would be in outrage.
I have to wonder what type of cold and heartless people can condone such cruelty, indeed the world is by letting this continue to happen. ALL animals suffer the agony of torment and brutality. While we can tutt tutt and be discussed with this cruel practise, do we not also condone the use of torture by allowing the use of factory farming for food?
In Spain these animals suffer terribly, and in Australia we condemn chicken, pigs, cows and other 'food' to months of cramped conditions, broken limbs and other deprivation.
Compassion for ALL.