Biblical Treatment to Animals

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Where in the bible can I find scripture concerning not being cruel to animals?

I know it is there but I can't remember where?

My Reply:
The Bible mentions animals several times.  I can think of 3 places where it talks against animal cruelty:

1)    In Genesis, God brought the animals to Adam to name. Also, one of the reasons humankind was created was to care for the animals and to tend the land.
2)      The other is in Numbers 22, when Balaam the prophet beat his donkey for not moving. Then the donkey looked at him and rebuked him for hitting him (neat event)
3)    Proverbs 12:10: “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel”

---Pastor Andy