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Why are Buddhists so cruel towards animals when Buddhism advocates mercy and kindness to animals?

by Irish Girl:

I have been to many buddhist countries and seen how Buddhists in villages harness oxen to carts and make them drag the carts while wolloping the poor animal with a Bamboo stick, and seen how people club dogs and pigs to death with iron clubs

How did buddhism go wrong in these countries?
I have seen Buddhists in thailand, sri lanka , vietnam and tibet doing this to animals with me own eyes

Buddists do not do this to animals.