Kids Hurting Animals
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PETA keeps an updated list of reported incidents in which young people commit acts of cruelty to animals. These incidents are only the ones that have been reported in the media. The actual number of such abuse cases is likely much higher since many go unreported. This resource is meant to illustrate the prevalence of the problem and to provide educators with tools to help their students learn what it means to have compassion for all sentient beings.
43% of the perpetrators commit acts of cruelty to animals before schoolyard massacres (Source)—it’s time for educators to take action by implementing humane education.
The first step toward protecting students and animals alike in your community is lobbying for their legal right to safety. Contact your local elected officials and demand that humane education be required in all schools. Here’s how.
Reported Animal Abuse Cases
May 2017/Winnipeg, Manitoba
CTVNews.ca reported that two juveniles between the ages of 10 and 12 may have been responsible for stealing a family’s dog from a porch and tossing him into a fire pit. The dog, named Polo, was reportedly severely burned. He was being treated for his injuries and was expected to recover.