It depends on what you mean by suffering. Unnecessarily? On purpose? Sure. But all living things "suffer" to a certain extent, you can't get away from it.
It is wrong to make animals suffer unnecessarily--since when is gratuitous cruelty to helpless creatures something any civilized person can accept? I don't know just what I would have done if I had ever seen anyone lay a hand on my cat, but I am sure it would have gotten me into a lot of legal trouble if anyone other than the guilty party had found out about it.
Quite a bit.
Do I try to conform my consumer and diet choices to that? Yes. Am I a complete vegetarian? No, though I primary eat fish. I don't feel it is wrong to eat meat. I do feel it's wrong to torture animals in the process of killing them, which the vast majority of modern farming does.
I prefer sticking to fish for a couple of reasons. One, it's the easiest animal to get on a sustainable and wild-caught basis, as long as you're willing to pay the money for it. Two, I actually do think oily fish is vital for me personally, whereas mammal meat actually makes me feel sluggish and bloated so I don't have much desire for it anyway. It tastes good, but I always regret it the next day when all I want to do is lay on the couch watching YouTube.
I do feed mammals and poultry to my cat, and I do my best to try to source it ethically, to varying degrees of success depending on my location. Contrary to popular belief, a diet heavy in fish is not that great for cats -- it's just all there was during WWII, so it kind of caught popularity -- so I try to avoid feeding her too much of it. At the end of the day, she doesn't have the option of altering her diet the way I do, and she has to eat. So sometimes I know less about where her food comes from than I'd like to, simply by necessity.
I tend to avoid clothing made of animal products, because it's usually sourced from even more horrific means than meat. Often animals are skinned alive for their fur, which most of the developed world sources from China which has practically no animal protections at all.
I'd consider vintage leather, pre-80's or so, or leather sold from an individual crafter. But not the typical sort you find on your average high street. It's almost impossible to figure out where it comes from or how they made it, and chances are you don't want to know anyway, at least if you like sleeping soundly.
Yes, of course it bothers me. I've posted enough posts on this board about my involvement with animal rescue that anyone would know that. Are your views extreme? No.
Anyone who takes pleasure in an animal suffering is not good human.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Yes, a lot.
Torture of animals is for psychopaths - I mean, what did that harmless little kitty, bird, guinea pig, bunny rabbit, etc. ever do to anyone?
yes...its bothers me immensely...animal cruelty is a crime that I cant tolerate..any animal suffering hurts my heart..I only wish I could be a vegan but I am not, and that does conflict me at times..