"Anyone who is accustomed to despise the life of any living being is in danger of disregarding human life also." Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize 1952.
Today we live constantly in an atmosphere of insecurity and uncertainty. Violence is expressed in many ways. Every day we are shaken by tragic events that concern us.
Animal abuse is, in turn, a factor that predisposes to social violence and at the same time, a consequence of it. It is part of the cascade of violence that is reaching us all as individuals and as a society.
Violence is "an intentional act that may be unique or recurrent, cyclical, directed to dominate, control, attack or injure others. It is almost always exercised by persons of higher rank, ie, those with power in a relationship, but also may be exercised on objects, animals or against oneself".