If a child abuses a pet, he is probably a future psychopath. You might want to take him for a tour of the local penitentiary so that he can see where he will be residing as an adult.
Okay. If a child abuses a pet, no, it's not territoriality. The child has emotional and mental problems that the parents need to get help for instead of rationalizing it as "territoriality". Better?
Child abusing animals makes the Dahmer's or if you're lucky a Dexter, but who's the real life one?
If a child abuses a pet ; it is usually a sign that they will do the same to humans later in life .... I'd beat their a** first and then take them to a mental hospital ....
no, I think it's more likely that the child is not old enough to have a pet or requires better instruction as to how to interact with the animal. I'm always very careful to instruct any young children that interact with my dogs for the first time. you'd be surprised how many hit dogs, pull cat tails, or do other provoking behaviors if you've never taught them.
Some kids lack the understanding that this is acutally a living being with feelings. They really do not get that the pet can feel pain. It does not mean he will grow up to be Dahmer. Don't be ridiculous. My kids killed two birds out of neglect. We curtailed having pets for awhile until they are older and it worked out fine.
No, some kids think its fun for the animal