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

21‑4‑314. School district implementation; state policies, training and technical assistance

“(f) School districts may establish bullying prevention programs or other initiatives and may involve school staff, students, administrators, volunteers, parents, law enforcement and community members.” (Source)

Reported Animal Abuse Cases

May 2020/Cheyenne, Wyoming

TheCheyennePost.com reported that four children, ages 8 to 13, had allegedly thrown a neighbor’s cat from a third-floor balcony.