I cannot express my sadness enough in reference to the animal abuse cases I consistently read about and see on the news. Why do people feel it is okay to harm and bring pain to an animal? Why is it okay to starve an animal? There are plenty of organizations willing to take an animal in if one cannot pay for its needs. Why do people take pleasure in harming an innocent creature? I recently learned of a ground hog being attacked for the "fun" of it. I don't understand. Why do people feel they have the right to play God and decide a living creature has no rights and is expendable? I question the integrity and morality of people and wonder what the world is coming to.