In Wichita Falls, Texas, a teen was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after an investigation involving a SnapChat video shared on social media showing juveniles torturing and killing a kitten. A second arrest is expected this evening.
According to the Times Record News, the SnapChat video has been described as extremely graphic and disturbing. WFPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Harold McClure stated the teens will likely face animal cruelty charges. The video showed a girl holding a large kitchen knife stabbing the defenseless animal in the head while the black and white kitten tried desperately to escape. The video moved on to show a bag slammed against the floor. Authorities believe the kitten may have been disemboweled, and it was all allegedly filmed by one of the teen’s friends.
Social media erupted into outrage as the video went viral with classmates identifying the two 14-year-old girls as students in the local school. One post indicated this was not the first time this teen abused and tortured an animal indicating another incident involved a small dog.
The video has sparked outrage calling for harsh punishments. If you suspect animal cruelty, report it.
Updates to follow as more information is released.
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