The root cause of animal cruelty is rooted in religious beliefs.
Mukundarajan V N

Earth does indeed belong to all living things! Confined by religious doctrines and cultural tradition, we are blind to the intelligence and social qualities of many animals, and to our dependence on biodiversity for our own survival. Everything is inter-connected. We exploit animals, fell forests and plunder oceans. I watched Ocean Giants recently and was saddened to learn that whales are at risk because of the krill fishing industry. In our constant push for more business opportunities and growth, often without due consideration to environmental and wildlife impacts, we fail to consider the damage we are doing. If we could only look beyond our own material and cultural interests, we might learn to love and value the wondrous natural world. Then we will have spiritual wealth for life and a healthy planet for future generations.