The book of Proverbs 12:10 tells us that a good man has regard for his animals. From this, we can see that it’s not okay to kick the dog when you are mad or torture your animals. I think we can safely establish that any living thing should not be abused or tortured.
I have heard it said that any truth taken to an extreme becomes an error. The problem comes in when this concept is taken to an extreme and then assigned to God as if it is all he has to say about it.
Take two minutes to listen as I go back to the book of Genesis and look at why God made man.