**WARNING: contains images of animal cruelty**
Unbelievable brutality. I know many would argue that on a daily basis cattle, pigs and chickens are slaughtered daily, and under much worse conditions, but I guess it’s the sheer randomness of the act, and the glee with which the hooded girl undertook the lurid task. She was enjoying herself throwing the puppies to drown in the river. I was sick to my stomach when @januaryfive sent me the link to this act of savagery. YouTube refuses to host this video due to the graphic cruelty. Micahel Bay supposedly even offered a reward to whoever can identify the girl in the video. Many have said that the girl is Bosnian, and that Bosnian authorities are already looking into it. The worldwide reaction has been so strong and equally violent, that LiveLeak.com, which hosts the video, has released this statement on the video site: “Whilst we appreciate publicising this video could lead to information that could be passed to authorities we would like to ask members that no personal information is posted here nor should any threats be aimed, or “action” taken, against this person other than to pass information to any relevant authority.“ Many fear for the safety of the young woman. Many websites and blogs have used this as the springboard to discus the mob mentality that often pervade many sites and forums. We know cruelty to animals is out there, alive and kicking, even in places we don’t even think it exists. But this puts a face and an image that burns itself in the minds of animal lovers. I think even if you’re not really into animal rights, you would be appalled at the display of callousness to life. It hit a raw nerve in me because one of my cats, Aras, was a rescued kitten. He was supposed to be drowned in the ocean by his owners and we decided to take him home instead. I realize this could have been Aras’ fate. So sad that there are still people out there who don’t value animal life as a valid life form, deserving of kindness and compassion. But I had to realize that I could not use the word compassion and wish the girl harm in the same breath without reeking of hypocrisy. Inasmuch as the video brought out, as ashamed as I am to admit it, violent thought in my mind, I realized the cycle of violence has to stop somewhere. I’ve seen vlogs of people saying if anyone should see that girl, that they should punch her in the face. Violence begets violence and it’s equally sad when people use violence to protest violence. My only wish for this whole thing is for the hate and violence to stop, violence against animals and violence against humans. Here is the video in question:
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