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KZN schoolgirls charged for hen torture

2011-08-16 19:44

Johannesburg - Criminal charges have been laid against two KwaZulu-Natal schoolgirls over a YouTube video showing the torture of a hen, the NSPCA said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Grace de Lange said the footage depicts the girls throwing and kicking a hen back and forth. At the end of the video, the hen appears to be unconscious.

A caption posted with the video reads: "well basically um this is what we do at sleepovers at 6am as you can see with the pajamas:) ... and the chicken did die )-o and please no animal cruelty lectures!!!: (sic)"

De Lange said the NSPCA traced the individuals in the video, interviewed the parents, and had laid charges of animal cruelty at Winterton police station in KwaZulu-Natal.

"Animals are sentient beings and should be shown compassion and respect," she said.

The footage, posted on 1 July, has been removed from YouTube.


Comments
  • Gungets Tuft - 2011-08-16 20:00

    While in no manner excusing the horrible behaviour of these sad little specimens, how much to do want to bet that they will describe it as their very own little "Angry Birds" game. There are always unintended consequences of actions, and small little minds that cannot tell the difference between play and reality. Eeeisch.

      Tania - 2011-08-16 21:43

      Those small little minds grow up to be the badest of the bad criminals in the world. Serial killers and rapists mostly have a history of abusing animals. Let them be punished severely!

      Felix - 2011-08-17 09:11

      They could have used a ball, the fact that they chose a live creature inicates that they have psychotic tendancies with a lack of conscience.

  • Carl - 2011-08-16 20:14

    Name them

      Brandon - 2011-08-17 11:51

      I couldn't agree more Carl, maybe they should get thrown and kicked around until they're unconcious.

      Hans - 2011-12-06 15:13

      A few years ago, there was group of students who drop kicked a piglet at Tukkies. These kids were not only banned/expelled from Tukkies, but they will never be able to register at any other university in South Africa. They also got a fine as well. It would serve these girls well to do some form of community work where they attend to animal shelters, cleaning up dog mess etc just to teach them compassion.

  • Zinki - 2011-08-16 20:16

    I blame the parents for the upbringing of those disturbed girls. There is no excuse for animal abuse! Many parents these days are not involved enough with their kids. The parents should be charged too.

      Lucky_13 - 2011-08-16 20:29

      I agree 100% how could their parents not know what was going on?

      Zinki - 2011-08-16 20:52

      I have taught kids whose parents are too busy with their everyday lives to take an active interest in their kids' activities. Kids bring themselves up in many cases these days, especially teenagers.

      Candy - 2011-08-17 09:01

      While I 100% agree with the parents being to blame... sometimes it is not always the case. A couple years back when i was in high school we had some girls who tortured a mouse in the box with deoderant, cigarettes and a lighter at Northgate Mall(it was on cartblanche and the news). Their parents were always there, gave their kids everything and more and brought them up well. It just takes one bad influence to derail everything your parents worked so hard for. Its not hard for kids to say they are at one place (get dropped there) and end up going somewhere else until it is time for them to get picked up again. I can guarantee you first hand that not every bad kid has bad parents and not every bad parent has a bad kid.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-16 20:16

    What goes around, comes around.

  • embargo - 2011-08-16 20:16

    The video has been removed, but still disgusting as per the report. Perhaps a little bit of the same act being done to them may awaken their senses to the attrocity they exercised, or alternatively, 12 lashes in public as well as a stiff fine. Oh yes, sorry, forgot, corporal punishment has been abolished, spare the rod so that the misbehaviour can be diagnosed as some or other 'condition'... yeah right!

  • Banned - 2011-08-16 20:17

    have the SPCA been to a chicken farm lately....

      Tania - 2011-08-16 21:45

      I bet you the chicken farmers don't kick the chickens until they die!!!!

      PurpleDragon - 2011-08-16 21:59

      Actually they do worse than that at times! Remember the whole exposed thing on Carte Blanche a few years back?

  • Lucky_13 - 2011-08-16 20:28

    I saw this video and I hope this girls get some real punishment- it this is what our youth see as fun - I am scared for the future! They are sick and their name should be published - kids like this who enjoy hurting animals this much belong in a correctional facility - this is they Norway killers of tomorrow - I hope these two satanistic twisted girls get all that are due to them!!

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-16 20:31

    Freakin animals!

      Lucky_13 - 2011-08-16 20:40

      No animals do not act this barbaric EVER we insult them by comparing this kind of 'human' to them

      Felix - 2011-08-17 09:04

      Lucky_13 you obviously don't own a cat.

  • RuthK - 2011-08-16 20:35

    @ZotBot - And clearly you are an animal too - a narrow-minded PIG, that is. You really are a silly little fool, aren't you...

  • JC - 2011-08-16 20:40

    Should have made them pluck and cook it and then eat it offal and all ,so they can appreciate why you kill an animal .Cruelty for the pure fun of it is not acceptable .

  • Viparo - 2011-08-16 20:42

    Geez, that destroys a host of fantasies I've always had about what girls do at sleepovers :) Seriously thou, I hope the parents hang their heads in shame. One of my kids does something like that, I'll kick her/him around.

  • Winsome - 2011-08-16 20:44

    They should be named and shamed. Where the hell were the parents?

  • Robert - 2011-08-16 20:49

    RACE does not come into it,what was done was wrong i say name & shame let people see who they are.I hope these two get punished so severely that will never forget their appalling actions.

      Ian - 2011-08-16 21:02

      bring back the cane

  • PurpleDragon - 2011-08-16 20:59

    Funny how all the bleeding hearts come out of the woodwork over a chicken.

      Lucky_13 - 2011-08-16 21:06

      It does not matter what animal it was but the cruelty that these girls displayed and how much they enjoyed it - truly sick - if that makes me a bleeding heart - so be it

      pi**ed off - 2011-08-16 21:11

      it is not merely about a chicken but a mind set that infests our youth, cruelty for fun in any form is unacceptable, if we allow it with chickens then we may as well condone it with all others that cannot defend themselves, such as children and the elderly...get a grip purple dragon and please don't reproduce.

      PurpleDragon - 2011-08-16 21:33

      There are more important things to worry about than chickens. Also don't know how you got from chickens to elderly people. Fuzzy logic that.

      Tania - 2011-08-16 21:48

      The only thing more important to worry about now is the future crime these criminals will perform. Serial killers maybe???

      Viparo - 2011-08-16 22:03

      So by your logic, this should just be ignored? Did you expect everyone to just shrug their shoulders because it's a chicken? What did you expect and where do you expect to draw the line? When does it become serious? Would it be fine for you if your daughter did this? Just think for a minute what would happen to civilisation if this sort of act was OK.

      Zinki - 2011-08-17 05:27

      It's disgusting how low these girls stooped just for fame on Youtube. Shocking!!!

      PurpleDragon - 2011-08-17 07:29

      See my comment further below. People are very happy to jump to the defence of animals but not their fellow man. They'll happily donate toys and stuff to elephants but not a place like Cotlands.

      edd - 2011-08-17 10:42

      @PurpleDragon People=Shit

  • shelley.nott - 2011-08-16 21:03

    Give those two girls to me and I will kick their arses! (37yr old small female that I am I will bloody well teach them a lesson they will never forget). This makes me sick. Actually, now that my rant is over, I guess the best way to 'punish' the kids would be for the judge to force them to work at an animal anti cruelty sanctuary (supervised of course) for a long period of time, and get to see abused scared animals treated and growing into their wonderful selves as they heal. People need to learn to love and care for other beings, it is after all the only thing worth living for in this crazy world of ours

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-08-16 21:36

    Name and shame! What's to say these little girls may not turn out to be abusive mothers?

      PurpleDragon - 2011-08-16 21:41

      This is hilarious. We've now gone from chicken abusers to possible abusive mothers?!

      Zinki - 2011-08-17 08:34

      Yes, Purpledragon, it is linked. Psychologists will tell you that often people that abuse animals as kids will go on to abuse children and the elderly later. It's also how psychopaths start out.

  • Victoria - 2011-08-16 21:42

    Lock them up and throw away the keys. You WILL get a lecture NOW.

  • An0nThoughts - 2011-08-16 22:00

    little psychopaths in the making.

  • Bongani - 2011-08-16 22:39

    its amazing how quickly they respond it the animal its so called abused but its the centuries if ahuman being is murdered or raped I wish I was a chicken. f ahuman being is murdered or raped I wish I was a chicken.

      PurpleDragon - 2011-08-17 07:27

      Exactly, that is the point I am making. Amazing how much fuss is kicked up over chickens but hardly hear a peep out of the same people when it comes to human rights. For example, when they exposed that thing about the elephants years back people donated so many things to the elephants. They even donated toys!! But they don't donate to places like Cotlands...

      Proefleser - 2011-08-17 07:40

      Thank God you two seem to be in the vast minority about this.

      Hans - 2011-12-06 15:15

      The SPCA is for animals. They do not tend to human rights issues. You have a seperate body for that. Talk to your government as to why nothing is done about rapists etc.

  • pig - 2011-08-17 06:58

    name them and shame them, and give them the same treatment!!

  • kevin - 2011-08-17 07:59

    This country can track down 2 girls that killed a chicken but to catch a farm murderer is impossible. This country is a joke.

      Hans - 2011-12-06 15:17

      In this case there was video evidence as to who the girls were. I am sure if the farm killers are caught on camera, the cops would have a stronger case against them. Besides, when you post on YouTube, you leave behind a very traceable identity.

  • Zee Motloung - 2011-08-17 08:13

    Do insects fall under "Animal Rights" I hate to mention this but I will torture a cockroach should I find one in my house.

      Felix - 2011-08-17 09:08

      A quick squash isn't torture, if you sit around picking it's legs off then you may have problems...

  • Julia55 - 2011-08-17 08:22

    I hope their entire school knows who they are and that they are teased and mocked for the rest of their school days. What disgusting little girls - wonder what else they get up to that they don't put on YouTube. If you are reading this you little brats - you are lower than pond scum and I hope you spend a lot of time shovelling pig $hit on weekends as part of your punishment.

  • Sumesh - 2011-08-17 08:33

    lock them up & throw away the keys...maybe they'll receive some satisfaction when they get raped in juvenile prison, then they'll know what torture feels like

      Hans - 2011-12-06 15:20

      They may have done something very horrible, but to wish rape upon these two isn't funny. They should be made aware of their crime and serve a suitable punishment. They must admit what they did was wrong and never do this again.

  • Scoota - 2011-08-17 08:46

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated -Gandhi-

      Ross - 2011-12-06 20:45

      Wise words.

  • edd - 2011-08-17 09:01

    Savage children, brought up by savage parents...

      Hans - 2011-12-06 15:22

      You speak as if you know who the parents are.How do you know that they are savage. I know of parents who are priest etc and their kids are monsters. It's the influence they have from friends, or trying to fit into groups etc. Peer pressure and the need to stand out, makes people do stupid things.

  • vaughn.repsold - 2011-08-17 10:01

    Oh pls when you find these girls, could you bring them to me so i can kick them back and forth. (This would purely just be for fun!!!!) Seriously WTF would like to know what sort of upbringing these kids have :(

  • Samantha - 2011-08-17 12:22

    Dumb heartless disguisting idiots, put them on the floor and a few of us kick the crap out of them, see if they like it!

  • lezanne.kruger - 2011-08-17 13:10

    Absolutely sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those girls deserve the harshest penalty they can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Poor animal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Savages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lezanne.kruger - 2011-08-17 13:12

    DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLOODY SAVAGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPE THEY GET THE WORST POSSIBLE PENALTY THEY CAN GET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DON'T HURT ANIMALS... PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVAGE B@STARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharon - 2011-08-17 14:30

    You kids should be ashamed of yourselves ! Maybe you need a bit of kicking around to see how if feels. You are both sick in the head.

  • Cheryl - 2011-08-18 08:01

    The most frightening aspect of this, is that this is South Africa's future. These young girls are going to become "mothers" one day, and only God knows what they are going to teach their offspring. Yet on the other hand, what have these girls parents taught them?

  • njabulo.nxele - 2011-08-18 16:55

    Go to rainbow chicken and see how they slaughter their chickens

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