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I'm wondering if the cat is actually deriving pleasure from the idea that the mouse is in pain (and therefore able to recognize that mice can feel pain) or if it is simply interested in chasing something that moves. Cats will also play with non-living objects.
Hard to see how you could have religion without guilt, and vice versa.
If you are looking to see if it's torture you might want to think about the mouse's point of view, rather than the cat's.
On Science Daily there was an article about stone age tools, and because of the environment and other artifacts found with them, scientists have concluded they were actually made by chimpanzees, not humans. I read another article about jealousy in dogs. If you teach a dog to do a trick for a small reward, but he sees you giving another dog a much bigger reward for that trick, he will actually stop performing until you give him the same amount, even if he's really hungry. When I was a kid in school, they told us that language, tool making and certain emotions made us uniquely human, but more and more it seems a matter of degree. Which to me makes sense, from an evolutionary perspective. These traits couldnt have just appeared the moment we became homo sapiens.