It is a sign of a very sick and sad society when juveniles can get away with this kind of abuse. According to the recent article in the Lawton Constitution News in Lawton, Oklahoma, the two boys who cruelly abused a family cat and posted their abuse videos to YouTube, will be prosecuted as juveniles, despite their obvious pre-meditated plan to produce their "movie", which included wearing masks on camera as if they were in some Ninja-fight movie, and talking about a future production which would involve running over the cat with the lawnmower - and filming it, of course.
They had the forethought to plan out this grand production of supreme animal abuse, yet they are to be treated like children and spanked and sent to their rooms. SICK. It's just SICK. It makes me believe even less (than I already do) in our system of justice in this country. It's not fair - has never been fair - and after this, I've concluded it will never get better.
If this had happened in my household, I can assure you there would be no need for the "legal system", as I have my own legal system I would impart upon my children should they ever do something so uncaring and cruel. I can assure you, they'd be better off in jail then being at home.
I do NOT put up with animal abusers. Animals are creatures of God, and abuse of an animal is just as bad as abuse of a human, in my opinion. Should these boys have abused the teenage girl down the street, or the child of a friend of the family, I am sure the case would be directed quite differently. Unfortunately the powers-that-be do not value animals as they do humans, and that's one thing that has - does - and will continue to disgust me about this world we live in.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."