Kids Hurting Animals

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.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Laws

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

September 2017/Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

TheTelegram.com reported that a Mount Pearl Senior High student had been charged with a breach of Section 445 of Canada’s Criminal Code for injuring or endangering animals after reportedly attacking a gull with a hatchet on the school’s campus. The injured bird ultimately had to be euthanized, according to reports.