We didn’t have time to recover from the previous act of animal cruelty, the perpetrator of which was a 6-year-old girl, when we received another atrocious video.
In the village of Velikiy Bychkiv, a 12-year-old boy killed a cat for fun. He shot the wretched animal with an air gun and filmed it on camera. Later, the video got onto the Internet.
As an animal rescue community, we immediately reacted to this shocking incident and filed a lawsuit to the law enforcement authorities. Why the child had access to a weapon and decided to take the cat’s life is a question to his parents, who must answer before the law for their failed upbringing.
Unfortunately, such cases are not uncommon, and the punishment is usually a small fine, which is not enough to stop the abuse of the defenseless. We urge the law enforcement and Children’s Services to thoroughly investigate these crimes, because every life is precious and killing for fun is unacceptable.