A New Mexico teen is facing charges after a disturbing video surfaced showing how he allegedly abused a cat, KOB4 News reported October 19. First of all, let me say I haven’t seen the video and I don’t WANT to see the video.
Destiny Sevier was furious after she saw the video online showing the teen as he put the cats face in his mouth. He then put the cat in the fridge and declared
“We’re eating cat for dinner tonight.”
The teen can also be seen putting a pizza cutter against the cat’s throat.
In an interview with KOB4 News, Destiny described what it was like to see the cat being tortured stating
“I was furious, absolutely furious. I reached out to a few friends of mine who do work for the police department (in the Rio Rancho community) and I went ahead and called dispatch.”
The teen would be charged as a juvenile, meaning a slap on the wrist that disappears from his record when he turns 18.
Although Destiny offered to take the cat, Rio Rancho police assured her the cat was fine and would be monitored to ensure it wasn’t injured.
There are some interesting comments being made on the KOB4 Facebook page. A comment by Gabe said “Yeah really was he beating the cat? ?? Throwing it around ??? Stomping on it ??…he put it in the fridge for like 10 seconds and ppl are calling for his head ….like really get a grip of yourselves ….they stated multiple times the cat was safe and the kid was just being dumb ….u ppl over react to everything.”
Andromeda replied on the same post “The thing is, when children do abusive things to animals, it is a HUGE indicator of behavior later on. It may seem innocuous at the time, “boys being boys”, but history has shown that kids who do bad things to animals end up doing REALLY bad things as adults.”
Seriously, readers, what do you feel is a good punishment for abusing the cat? Sound off in the comments.
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