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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State Laws

Title 33: Chapter 16 Courses of Instruction

“The basic values of honesty, self-discipline, unselfishness, respect for authority and the central importance of work are emphasized.” (Source)

Reported Animal Abuse Cases

March 2017/Rexburg, Idaho

EastIdahoNews.com reported that a family had discovered their cat, Vador, in their garage with a crossbow arrow that had gone through his front right leg and broken a bone. A teenager admitted to shooting him but claimed to have done it accidentally. However, children in the neighborhood reportedly said that they had seen teenagers actively looking to shoot the cat. No charges had been filed.