Originally Posted by DragonLady
What country did this happen in? It seems they may not have the same laws as we do here in the US. No one would have to press charges here, what they did was against the law and they would be charged and placed into custody.
I am a firm beleiver of keeping all pets inside. Then things like this cannot happen!
This happened in the Philippines. What they did is against the law here. They were charged and for a while placed into custody. BUT remember they are minors. Plus the fact that the cat owner changed her mind about pressing charges, the officials had little choice but to release the kids. However, they are being supervised by the parents, school and social workers. Hopefully they will realize the evil they have done.
Personally, I think the kids SHOULD be jailed but not many here share my feelings. If this becomes an issue of animal rights vs rights of children, who do you think will get the majority's sympathy?