The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. – Proverbs 12:10
Some places where this is discussed in the Bible:
Proverbs 27:23, Deuteronomy 25:4
Humans need care to thrive, as do animals. In order to look after an animal you need some decency and sense of respect for them. In this proverb it’s the one who knows what is right who cares for his animals. The so called “kindest acts” of the uncaring will only harm whoever gets their treatment. Let’s look after our pets, but the people around us need our love, too.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.