Abused Dog Petted For The First Time (Don’t Watch With Sound If You’re Sensitive)
This abused dog in the video below was abused so much that when a kind-hearted woman Monica Mitreanu tried to calm the poor soul by petting him, he was so petrified, that a gentle, loving touch seemed like a threat to him.
This happened on November 11th in Breasta animal shelter in Craiova, Romania.
Craiova is known as “The European Capital of Canine Cruelty” for the brutal handling of shelter animals.
Some philosophers and intellectuals, such as Peter Singer and Tom Regan, have argued that animals’ ability to feel pain as humans do makes their well-being worthy of equal consideration.
There are many precursors of this train of thought. Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, argued in his An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789):
“The question is not, can they reason nor can they talk? but, can they suffer?”