tortured? hold up buddy, beating your kid with hickory switch is nothing new and is common practice. These parents today feeding their kids bottled water and shielding them away from life, is why so many kids grow up and cant function in the real world.
Cus them growing up with daddy/bondage issues is much better.
I was beat with crab apple switches as a kid and as a father of a 2 yr old son I can say I would never.