Proverbs 12:10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. I knew a man who had a cat. When the cat did something he didn't like he would kick the cat across the roman against the wall. When I told him it was mean to treat an animal that way, he said the cat was fine and needed to respect it's owner. He thought he was training the cat. This "kind act" from this man was cruel. The cat lived a short life with lots of trouble in and out of the house.