[quote=SherriA]For some people, dogs are "livestock" more than pets. I don't get it, but I see it sometimes. I hope the charges stick. [/quote]
It's not only that, because plenty of people who keep livestock treat the animals well -- it's more like there are people, it seems to me, who lack some basic sense of compassion, the ability to empathize. I have no idea why this is, but the number of people with such emotional disabilities seems to be increasing.