Now re-read the above and substitute animals for babies. Does the horror of the story change?
People who profit from using animals (breeders, racing, rodeos, meat, milk and egg industries) will dispose of those animals they can no longer use or make a profit, often by killing them, not for human consumption but just to get rid of them, and all of this is legal. The people by the riverbank, trying to save those castoffs, are the various humane and rescue societies.
People who don’t want their children can give them up for adoption. People with animals they can no longer use should do the same. As long as this kind of cruelty is allowed, people should not be shocked when people do violence to other people.
When I see people marching to “stop the violence,” I think to myself, they don’t see the connection. Violence is violence. You can’t protest one while condoning the other. The laws of a state for the prevention of cruelty to animals are a good indicator of that state’s enlightenment and the integrity of that state’s people.