Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

PETA contacts Lee County schools after videos of cat abuse are shared

Subscribe TodayLog In

Subscribed, but don't have a login?

Activate your digital access.PETA contacts Lee County schools after videos of cat abuse are sharedSkip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Critically endangered tiger cubs born at Jacksonville zoo | 0:59

Two adorable Sumatran tiger cubs were born at the Jacksonville Zoo. They're part of a critically endangered subspecies.

1 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Tiny Santa hamster will get you excited for Christmas | 0:38

Its the tiniest Santa eating the tiniest snack next to the tiniest Christmas tree.

2 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
This cockatiel dances better than all of us | 0:32

Totoro the dancing cockatiel can do all the best tap dancing moves.

3 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
The cat-dog war commences: Dogs are smarter than cats | 0:57

A Vanderbilt University study found a dogs brain has twice the neurons of a cats, but we can love all our furry creatures equally!

4 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Deer surprisingly befriends a deer hunter | 2:33

A Wisconsin deer hunter was approached by a young buck who was interested in making friends.

5 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Inmates and dogs get new “leash” on life | 1:02

Monroe Correctional Facility with help from Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester created a program to train inmates as dog handlers to help dogs who need help before being placed up for adoption.

6 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Police dog pushes it to the limit in workout video | 0:21

Gulf Shores Police Department's K-9 Nitro shows off his stamina with some push-ups before hitting the streets.

7 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Rescuers save dog after unusual chase | 0:22

Ruben the dog got stuck after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a fellow pet, Scully the tortoise. The tunnel was so deep, city workers had to use a backhoe and lots of encouragement to free the pup.

8 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
5 foods your dog should not eat for Thanksgiving | 1:03

Dangers lurk for canines during a Thanksgiving feast. Keep them safe by keeping them away for potential problems.

9 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Here's how to know if your pet is stressed | 1:21

You pets' poop can tell you a lot about how they're feeling.

10 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Surfer walks 1,000 miles to help animals | 1:35

Conrad Carr walked from New York to Florida on a whim. He did it to raise money and awareness for animals displaced by hurricanes.

11 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
K9 pup awarded the Purple Heart after saving his partner | 0:43

Casper, a K9 officer with the Palm Beach County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, was awarded the Purple Heart for taking a bullet that was meant for his human partner.

12 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Sly beagle steals chicken nuggets out of oven | 1:48

Lucy the beagle is a pro at getting what she wants, even if it is out of the oven. Her owner knew something was up when she found crumbs on the floor and set up a camera to catch Lucy in the act.

13 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
This gorilla is totally judging this guy's photos | 0:23

A gorilla at the Louisville Zoo checks our his new friend's photos. Here's how we think their conversation went.

14 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Your work week as told by a French Bulldog | 0:26

This French Bulldog understands the struggle of Mondays and how to turn it up once Friday hits.

15 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
This is the best way to shop for the holidays | 0:38

This woman didn't want to leave her goat in the car because of the warm weather, so she brought her kid inside for a quick shopping trip!

16 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
We're in Corgi heaven watching them race around the track | 1:36

The crowd at Purdue University Grand Prix track could barely contain itself, as costumed corgis raced on the track.

17 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Curious octopus swims up to greet tourists | 0:39

This octopus swam up to an Egyptian shore to show off for some tourists.

18 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
These animals are so ready for winter | 0:40

Three cute animals show us that sometimes the best thing to do is stop and play in the snow.

19 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Hippo escapes from zoo in Israel | 1:19

A hippo escaped its enclosure at a zoo, but it returned home shortly after.

20 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Gabe the stylish bull dog rides in style | 0:45

Gabe's owner says he never leaves the house without a trendy outfit and of course, his aviator goggles.

21 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Pit bull dressed like human looks cooler than us | 0:37

This dog is clearly embracing the chill of life.

22 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Pony finds new purpose after retirement | 0:44

Tiny the pony became depressed after its first owners retired her. Now, she's found new purpose, visiting senior citizens in a nursing home.

23 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
Iguana hitches ride from unsuspecting boater | 1:54

A guy was surprised to find an iguana swimming four miles from shore.

24 of 25Skip in Skipx

Embed

CLOSEANIMALKIND: WE'RE WILD ABOUT ANIMALS!
This dog was near death when it was rescued from 70-foot well | 1:55

A dog on the brink of drowning is rescued by Animal Aid Unlimited in India.

25 of 25


  • Critically endangered tiger cubs born at Jacksonville zoo

  • Tiny Santa hamster will get you excited for Christmas

  • This cockatiel dances better than all of us

  • The cat-dog war commences: Dogs are smarter than cats

  • Deer surprisingly befriends a deer hunter

  • Inmates and dogs get new “leash” on life

  • Police dog pushes it to the limit in workout video

  • Rescuers save dog after unusual chase

  • 5 foods your dog should not eat for Thanksgiving

  • Here's how to know if your pet is stressed

  • Surfer walks 1,000 miles to help animals

  • K9 pup awarded the Purple Heart after saving his partner

  • Sly beagle steals chicken nuggets out of oven

  • This gorilla is totally judging this guy's photos

  • Your work week as told by a French Bulldog

  • This is the best way to shop for the holidays

  • We're in Corgi heaven watching them race around the track

  • Curious octopus swims up to greet tourists

  • These animals are so ready for winter

  • Hippo escapes from zoo in Israel

  • Gabe the stylish bull dog rides in style

  • Pit bull dressed like human looks cooler than us

  • Pony finds new purpose after retirement

  • Iguana hitches ride from unsuspecting boater

  • This dog was near death when it was rescued from 70-foot well

An animal rights organization has contacted the Lee County school district after reports of two videos circulating among schools that depict students allegedly abusing cats.

On Dec. 12, PETA sent a letter to Superintendent Gregory Adkins after a report of one teen kicking a cat and later bragging about it, and a second teen was caught throwing a cat 30 feet into the air and watching it fall to its death.

"As mental-health and law enforcement experts well know, people who demonstrate a blatant lack of empathy and disregard for life by committing violent acts such as this one often go on to harm humans as well," wrote Kayla Wright, a TeachKind Assistant with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

More: Panther deaths down in 2017; signs point to rebound

Lauren Stillwell, a spokeswoman for the School District of Lee County, said the school has received the letter and is reviewing it.

PETA has asked the district to make sure teens know they should report cruelty to animals and has offered curriculum for the classrooms.

"We are proud of the student who reported the alleged abuse so it could be investigated. We work with parents to encourage all of our students to tell a trusted adult when they see something wrong," Stillwell said. "It is important to note we have many programs throughout our district that touch on care and compassion of animals including our K-9 reading buddy programs, our Veterinary Academies along with character education courses."

More: Baby manatee stranded on Lovers Key rescued, transported to SeaWorld

One of the incidents led to the arrest of 15-year-old Sean Clark, a Mariner High student. He is accused of animal cruelty and was arrested on Dec. 6. The incident did not happen at the school and was recorded in a North Fort Myers neighborhood. He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Video of Clark was circulating throughout school that showed him holding a cat with both of his arms, squatting and then launching the cat into the air. The gray and white feline rises into the air about 30 feet and then comes crashing down on the pavement where it lays still.

A student approached the school resource officer to report the video, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office incident and arrest report.

The second video has not been reported to authorities, said Lee sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Anita Iriarte.

The incident was allegedly committed by a student in Lehigh and was passed around on Snapchat, a social media application used to share photos, videos and messages.

That video, according to PETA, shows a teen who recorded himself kicking a cat and then bragging about it.

Read or Share this story: http://newspr.es/2BuIgaGSOURCE:



This post first appeared on Shareabler, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

PETA contacts Lee County schools after videos of cat abuse are shared

×

Subscribe to Shareabler

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×