Programs like this increase violence against animals and more vulnerable people, like children and the elderly. Shows like this de-sensitize us to violence. We need those sensibilities intact and functioning to be able to properly protect ourselves, our loved ones and our planet.
What we do at the microcosm, we do at the macrocosm.
People who don't care about an animal being tortured also aren't likely to stand up against bullies of any kind.
We need our empathy in much the same way we need our senses of touch, sight, hearing. We can and must reject crude cruelty for entertainment.
It's revolting. And more dangerous than it might seem.