Our Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘اِتَّقُوا اللہَ فِیْ ھٰذِہِ الْبَھَائِم ِالْمُعْجَمَۃِ’ Fear Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ regarding these dumb animals. (Abu Dawood, vol. 07, pp. 90, Hadees 2185)
Dear children! The Islamic scholars have stated: ‘Cruelty to an animal is greater than cruelty to a human because a human can share his sorrows with someone whereas an animal cannot even plead for help.’ (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 5, pp. 171)
Alas! Some children enjoy abusing animals. Sometimes they pull cat's tail and sometimes they throw stones at sparrow, making it fly. Dear children! These birds cannot complain to our parents or teacher about our ill-treatment, so we are not afraid of it. However, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, the Creator of all animals and humans, watches and knows everything. So, do not cause trouble to any bird or animal.