Earlier this month, New Zealand radio channel " The Country" asked their listeners a strange question. "Is punching a possum animal control or animal cruelty?"
While the question was odd, it wasn't without reason, the question, posted on Facebook was accompanied by a video
of a man doing that very thing — punching a possum. In the video, a man walks up to a possum sitting quietly on a fence, cocks back his fist and then punches the animal in the face. The possum goes flying out of view.
The whole scene looks as if it could be from an old slapstick comedy, but unfortunately, in the real world, this type of animal cruelty is not funny at all.
In this video, it is plainly clear that the real animal is the one perpetuating the crime
, not the possum. What's worse are the giggles and laughs from the people behind the camera filming the whole disturbing ordeal. Clearly, these people have no respect for animal life and that is a problem. Please add your name to the petition and ask NZ Police to investigate the video and find the people responsible for this cruel act.