A Brisbane teen posted a Snapchat video of himself grabbing a possum by the tail, swinging the defenseless animal around and then tossing the animal over a neighbor’s fence. The criminal act of cruelty took place as the teens enjoyed a night of drinking, dancing and laughing as an animal was being tortured.
According to 9News, a young woman had been watching Snapchat stories on Sunday night when she “witnessed a possum being completely abused.” The 18-year-old was shocked at the animal cruelty, and although she has stated she didn’t know the boy who tortured the animal, she did recognize people who were at the party located at a home on Solar Street in Coorparoo.
The woman stated she did see the possum move while the teen held it by its tail. It is unknown if the animal survived. The Queensland Police and the RSPCA have not responded to the complaint gaining viral outrage by the public.
Animal cruelty charges in Queensland carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison or a $220,000 fine.
(Photos screenshots via 9News)
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