Eight teenagers in India dragged three puppies into a graveyard by their hind legs, dressed them in brush and sticks and then viciously burned them alive, and it's all caught on video
. As it stands now, the harshest punishment this kind of animal cruelty gets in India is 50 rupees, the equivalent of hiring a rickshaw to get around town. Sign the petition to demand harsher punishments for animal cruelty in India!
One poor puppy tries desperately to get away from the burning fire and a boy uses a pole to put it back in where it cries for minutes as it slowly dies. The boys laugh while the three puppies suffer their last few minutes alive.
The young boys committing this crime are all believed to be under 18 and therefore there is still time to get them the help they need. This kind of vile and malicious murder towards innocent beings can only be bred out of serious personal problems. But they will barely get a slap on the wrist for their indecency, let alone the psychological treatment necessary if they are to be prevented from killing again.
Not to mention, studies
show that people who abuse and murder animals often go on to abuse and murder humans. It's crucial that crimes against animals are fully investigated and dealt with from a community standpoint.
The price these boys will pay, if anything at all, is so little that it is absolutely not a deterrent for them or any other would-be abusers. There is a push from animal rights groups in the country to up the punishment for animal cruelty. Activists connect using the hashtag #NoMore50. Sign the petition and tell India #NoMore50. Let's ensure animal cruelty is actually taken as the serious heartless crime that it is.