Written by PETA
girls in South Africa are facing cruelty charges after PETA alerted
officials there to a disturbing
in which a group of girls tossed and kicked a hen to death. Whoever posted the
video on YouTube introduced the clip by writing, "Well basically… um… this is what we do at sleepovers at 6
am as you can see with the pajamas :) … and the chicken did die )-o and please no
animal cruelty lectures!!!."
We're relieved that suspects have been identified and charges filed
against two of them after PETA raised the alarm. Psychiatrists, criminal
profilers, and law-enforcement officials have repeatedly documented that kids who abuse animals for kicks
are often violent toward humans too. If you know of anyone who mistreats animals,
right away—for everyone's safety.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post
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