What do psychopaths think of animals?
I like mine. Outside of mine I generally do not care about them. I take excellent care of mine, I treat them like family and the same level of respect as I do with my inner circle. So, in that regard, indeed, I like them very much.
However, chances are if I am over at your house and your dog comes running up to me that I am not going to be very happy about it. I will act like I am, and they will love me, but it's part of the mask. I find their intrusion to be an annoyance. I don't hurt animals, but I don't welcome them either.
I get cats better than dogs. Both like me about equally, which like children is a lot.So, I like them. I fly in the face of the imagined psychopathic animal torturer. I wouldn't bother torturing an animal, as there is no draw for it.