I’ve dreamt of family members torturing or killing animals.
The first dream I had like this involved my mom torturing and then killing some stray dogs that wandered into our house after I had taken care of them for a few days. I remember trying to stop my mom from kicking them but as soon as I turned my back she stepped on their heads. The second and most recent involved my sister killing a small turtle by boiling it alive in oil. As soon as she threw it in the oil I reached into the pot to try to save it but it was too late. In both dreams I became hysterical, yelling and asking how they could do something so horrible but they just remained silent. As I began to cry in my dream I woke up drenched in sweat.