To be stewards of, not to enslave or to abuse and maim. His creation is what we are supposed to be taking care of is not for our benefit or amusement. We can enjoy it, revel in its beauty and marvel at the wonder of all that is on this Earth as well as in the heavens above, but the animals that we are sharing this planet with should not be used as toys or targets for abuse or neglect. Consider this which was posted on Facebook:
Pets, especially dogs, think of us as pack members…family, and when we treat them like this it is unforgivable. Although, they won’t feel that way. It just confuses them as to why you did such a thing.