In Reference to: Patrick the "Garbage Dog"
What happened to Patrick is despicable and no person who would like to consider themselves as human should commit such an act.
The unbearable cruelty inflicted on a defenceless living being is unpardonable. I don't care if the person responsible for such an heinous act is African-American or Martian and whether it's politically correct to find her guilty or not. She is guilty and she should be punished accordingly.
I think that this anthropocentric view that is held by a lot of people is responsible for a lot of evil, in the sense that human concerns come first. As far as I am concerned a human being that deserves to be called human needs to show respect to ALL living beings , not only to other humans.