I don't think the water treatment is cruel. Allowing people or animals to experience unpleasant consequences from their behaviour is much less cruel than letting them continue and face even worse consequences. A blast of water sounds like a pretty good balance point; unpleasant enough to motivate change, but not bad enough to cause injury or trauma.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford