RCW 28A.150.211 Values and traits recognized.
RCW 28A.230.020 Common school curriculum.
“All teachers shall stress the importance of the cultivation of manners, the fundamental principles of honesty, honor, industry and economy, the minimum requisites for good health including the beneficial effect of physical exercise and methods to prevent exposure to and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, and the worth of kindness to all living creatures and the land.” (Source)
Reported Animal Abuse Cases
Spokesman.com reported that a 17-year-old had been charged with arson, domestic violence, and two counts of cruelty to animals after allegedly setting fire to a mobile home, killing a dog and a cat.
People.com reported that a 16-year-old boy had been arrested and charged with felony cruelty to animals after allegedly setting a cat on fire. The teen allegedly doused the cat with butane before setting him ablaze. Police arrived to find the animal “writhing in pain” with extensive burns on his back, tail, and head. The cat reportedly had to be euthanized because of the severity of his injuries.
TDN.com reported that a teenager had pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals and been ordered to pay restitution for skinning and killing a neighbor’s companion goat. The animal’s mutilated body was reportedly discovered by neighborhood children.
BellinghamHerald.com reported that a 16-year-old had been charged with felony cruelty to animals after torturing his family’s cat. The teen had allegedly been caught on video hitting the cat’s head against the wall and slamming him into a couch, among other acts of violence, as the animal screamed in pain.
Q13Fox.com reported that a 15-year-old boy had been charged with multiple counts of cruelty to animals after allegedly killing one dog and injuring two others. According to reports, the boy broke the neck of one 5-week-old puppy, and his aunt’s two other dogs were found with significant bruising around their eyes and other parts of their bodies.