I agree with that and with Chris' (Snake_Lady) assessment. These boys are disturbed - a few things need to come out of this episode. They need to face consequences, they need therapeutic help, their parents need to see and accept their part in this, they need to NEVER have another pet EVER!
Honestly it concerns me, that so many wish these boys to be beaten and the like. Yes I know animal abuse is a sensitive issue amongst animal owners, just as sexual abuse victim, physical abuse victims, emotional abuse victims are all more sympathetic with ones who've been through it. I hope that it is just the anger talking. Calming
Take a deep breath, for those that are extremely angry and think about this. I do not know the laws for animal abuse in that state. But say hypothetically they are tried as adults and get 5yrs in jail (not gonna happen, but just hypothetically). These boys are KIDS. Thrown in jail with hardened criminals, murderers, wife abusers, etc. Those boys would be taken advantage of and probally beaten. What do you think they'd be like when they got out????????
That is what it seems like most people want... lock em up, punish them, get revenge, etc.
Those videos made me sick. The sad thing is, I've seen alot worse done by adults in feed animal rearing, pig barns, cattle, chickens. (animal abuse is just that, animal abuse no matter what the animal is).
I am in no way saying they should get off. I'm saying the reasoning behind why they did it, needs to be discovered.
If these boys have no pyscological issues, no abuse history, no severe anger issues and just did this for fun, ok, then I agree that they should be locked away for a very long time. BUT, more people who abuse animals do so because they have pyscological issues.