Dogs and cats live in tiny cages above the ground all their lives. They are separated from their mothers at an early age and some are slaughtered as pups; they do not feel what walking on the ground is like; they cannot mingle with other dogs other than those in cages beside them; they suffer summer heat and freezing winters outdoors; they are not given water; they have to eat the corpse of the dogs who did not make it; they get no exercise; they have been known to have their eardrums burst to prevent them from barking--every natural instinct they have is thwarted by the inhumane and tortuous conditions they must live under.
They are loaded into crates so cramped tight and stacked on top of one another that their bones break and when being transported they are thrown and slammed to the ground off of the the trucks resulting in injuries and sometimes death.
These dogs are skinned alive, boiled alive, beaten, pounded to the ground or burned to death. There is a perverted belief that the meat tastes better if dogs have high adrenaline levels in their meat before they die. Therefore, some dogs are made to experience extreme fear and suffering in the lead up to their deaths. Some are hanged and then a blow torch is used on them while they are still alive to remove their hair. Others still are simply beaten and tortured to death.
Their animals are treated with such brutality and ferocity as you can see directly from this video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVsnHAf8NA0&feature=youtu.be