Do you hit your pet? With a weapon (of sorts) or any other means?
Let me pose another question if I may.. As it is against the law (in most lands) to hit your child..
Do you think it should be the same for pets?
I personally believe it should.. If you can't hit your child, you shouldn't be able to hit your puppy, cat, or what have you.
The entire point to hit is to cause pain, correct? To show another being that certain behaviour will not be tolerated.
Now, if the whole reason why it's against the law (in most places) to hit your child, I assume is because it causes pain. (physical, emotional, w/e)
Pets feel pain.. We know this to be a fact. So why, (to the best of my knowledge) is it legally "okay" to say, spank a pet once, or smack them in the nose with a rolled up newspaper?