Sometimes we all have to do something we don't want to do. Sometimes these things even hurt others but the action can't be helped. Why is it necessary to add extra cruelty to the action? What is to be gained by deliberately hurting another human being? Does inflicting pain make the person feel better about themselves? Or, is the pain being caused because the person inflicting it has the power to do so? How will this person react when a ruthless action is directed at him/her, a husband/wife, a son/daughter?