You know what? I've changed my mind on the matter. Even if it's the animal doing the act,it's got to be doing psychological damage to it. However I maintain that if it's the person committing the act, it is infinitely worse.
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship...everything has its time. And everything ends."-Elizabeth Sladen: RIP.