Boys savagely kick rabbit in St Mellons

South Wales Argus: Boys break rabbits leg Boys break rabbits leg

A pet rabbit's leg was broken after it was savagely kicked and beaten in St Mellons.

The incident took place in the evening of August 28 in Coleford Drive. Two blonde haired boys, thought to be around 11 years old, were seen kicking the animal four times before running in the direction of Willowbrook Drive.

Despite sustaining a broken leg and facial injuries, the animal is likely to make a full recovery.

Nicola Johnson, an RSPCA inspector said: "This was an act of mindless cruelty and it's vital that someone helps us trace these youths.

"The x-ray shows that the rabbit's leg snapped completely under the savage pressure of the attack. Somebody in the area must know something about this incident and I would urge them to make contact immediately."

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are confidential.

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5:33pm Mon 3 Sep 12

dodo777 says...

Wht a sick chld.I new a kid that liked hurting animals he isnt a psycopath just a spoilt kid that had his own way.
I hope he is caught and punished next could be a child.
Wht a sick chld.I new a kid that liked hurting animals he isnt a psycopath just a spoilt kid that had his own way. I hope he is caught and punished next could be a child. dodo777
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11:15pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Kestra99 says...

All I can say, is, where are the parents??? There are lots of parents who don't know, or care where their children are, for the quiet life!!! Shame on these sick thugs, and, shame on the parents for not knowing what they are up to!!! Perhaps if eye for an eye laws were brought back, violent criminals would think twice before acting!!!
All I can say, is, where are the parents??? There are lots of parents who don't know, or care where their children are, for the quiet life!!! Shame on these sick thugs, and, shame on the parents for not knowing what they are up to!!! Perhaps if eye for an eye laws were brought back, violent criminals would think twice before acting!!! Kestra99
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2:24pm Tue 4 Sep 12

H123xo says...

This is absolutely sickening. To think 11 year old children are doing this. When I was 11 I was much more interested in playing with my friends outdoors rather than abusing an innocent animal for the fun of it. I have a rabbit and I couldn't bare it to think if someone did that to him. I think regardless of there age, they should be punished for this behavior. Unbelievable.
This is absolutely sickening. To think 11 year old children are doing this. When I was 11 I was much more interested in playing with my friends outdoors rather than abusing an innocent animal for the fun of it. I have a rabbit and I couldn't bare it to think if someone did that to him. I think regardless of there age, they should be punished for this behavior. Unbelievable. H123xo
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3:10pm Tue 4 Sep 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

These dangerous thugs make me so angry! If I ever find out who did this to a poor and defenceless creature, I will snap their legs myself and see how they feel!! Sick f*****s!!!! Make my blood boil! They should be strung up!!!!
These dangerous thugs make me so angry! If I ever find out who did this to a poor and defenceless creature, I will snap their legs myself and see how they feel!! Sick f*****s!!!! Make my blood boil! They should be strung up!!!! crosskeysgirl18
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3:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

When they are caught, I hope to God the Argus puts their faces in the paper to name and shame them regardless if they are under 16!!
When they are caught, I hope to God the Argus puts their faces in the paper to name and shame them regardless if they are under 16!! crosskeysgirl18
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4:22pm Tue 4 Sep 12

bobjones2011 says...

Don't hold your breath, crosskeysgirl18. No doubt if they are ever caught, (which is highly unlikely) they will simply be given a few stern words by the Sargent on duty at the time, and after they feign remorse will be given a child caution (which will be wiped at age 18) and be free to run off laughing to each other and their friends about the whole incident. Is this really what our society is coming to? Would love to meet the parents (or parent, let's not be too optimistic here) and see what they have to say about the whole thing. I should imagine we would start hearing cries of "but there's nothing for them to do around here", "where are the youth clubs" amongst other rhetorical, clichéd ramblings.
Don't hold your breath, crosskeysgirl18. No doubt if they are ever caught, (which is highly unlikely) they will simply be given a few stern words by the Sargent on duty at the time, and after they feign remorse will be given a child caution (which will be wiped at age 18) and be free to run off laughing to each other and their friends about the whole incident. Is this really what our society is coming to? Would love to meet the parents (or parent, let's not be too optimistic here) and see what they have to say about the whole thing. I should imagine we would start hearing cries of "but there's nothing for them to do around here", "where are the youth clubs" amongst other rhetorical, clichéd ramblings. bobjones2011
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4:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

james jackson says...

Ian Brady, the moors murderer started his psychopathic orgy of killing, by first torturing and killing animals.
These little "darlings" were obviously very bored and were rather tired of their rooms which generally bristle with the latest technology.
I would blame Newport Council for not providing enough leisure centres or youth clubs or playing fields so the little angels can use up some energy!!!!
Really, where are the stupid parents? For God's sake get hold of your brats and bring them up properly. Suggest they join the Boy Scouts or train them to think of others before their sadistic little selves.
Read "Lord of the Flies", for an example of how boys can behave when they are left to their own devices. (Girls too, of course).
Ian Brady, the moors murderer started his psychopathic orgy of killing, by first torturing and killing animals. These little "darlings" were obviously very bored and were rather tired of their rooms which generally bristle with the latest technology. I would blame Newport Council for not providing enough leisure centres or youth clubs or playing fields so the little angels can use up some energy!!!! Really, where are the stupid parents? For God's sake get hold of your brats and bring them up properly. Suggest they join the Boy Scouts or train them to think of others before their sadistic little selves. Read "Lord of the Flies", for an example of how boys can behave when they are left to their own devices. (Girls too, of course). james jackson
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5:20pm Tue 4 Sep 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

bobjones2011 - the Sergeant shouldnt give them stern words. They are sick doing this to a defenceless animal. I just hope someone comes forward and knows who it was. Its not fair. Even though the animal might recover, whos to say he wont be put down coz he wont recover properly not with a broken foot. The poor little thing has to have an op. Both of my dogs went in for ops for 2 different things and I was so upset that they had to have it. I really feel for the owners. Think of the money and heartache they have to go through. They should be named and shamed whether theyre under 18, 16, 15 whatever. Time for the Government to bring the Death Penalty back!
bobjones2011 - the Sergeant shouldnt give them stern words. They are sick doing this to a defenceless animal. I just hope someone comes forward and knows who it was. Its not fair. Even though the animal might recover, whos to say he wont be put down coz he wont recover properly not with a broken foot. The poor little thing has to have an op. Both of my dogs went in for ops for 2 different things and I was so upset that they had to have it. I really feel for the owners. Think of the money and heartache they have to go through. They should be named and shamed whether theyre under 18, 16, 15 whatever. Time for the Government to bring the Death Penalty back! crosskeysgirl18
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7:47pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

jjackson how can the Council be blamed ?? children of this age know right from wrong - leisure centres or not!
jjackson how can the Council be blamed ?? children of this age know right from wrong - leisure centres or not! Limestonecowboy
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10:02pm Tue 4 Sep 12

poppyjosie says...

Oy Bob Jones. Stick to something approaching the facts, and don't have a needless go at single parents. We have the tory government to do that you know!
Oy Bob Jones. Stick to something approaching the facts, and don't have a needless go at single parents. We have the tory government to do that you know! poppyjosie
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2:12am Wed 5 Sep 12

smokintheweed says...

I see someone blaming the council. Why exactly I'm not sure. Perhaps James was let down once and decided his way to exact revenge on the local government was to torture small mammals.

As for snapping the legs of the perpetrators, a little too strong and would never happen in this day and age. Wanton cruelty to animals is a warning sign however (as a previous commenter pointed out, to deeper rooted and dangerous psychological/sociol
ogical disorders ) and should be dealt with seriously. If the person who carried out this act is found then measures must be taken to ensure that it cannot happen again.
I see someone blaming the council. Why exactly I'm not sure. Perhaps James was let down once and decided his way to exact revenge on the local government was to torture small mammals. As for snapping the legs of the perpetrators, a little too strong and would never happen in this day and age. Wanton cruelty to animals is a warning sign however (as a previous commenter pointed out, to deeper rooted and dangerous psychological/sociol ogical disorders ) and should be dealt with seriously. If the person who carried out this act is found then measures must be taken to ensure that it cannot happen again. smokintheweed
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8:16am Wed 5 Sep 12

Cymru Am Beth says...

With comments like those from Poppyjosie, no wonder we are in the state we are in.
Blame everybody but yourself, especially the Tory Government.
The previous Labour Government who were in power for 13 YEARS did a good job ruining the country with their left-wing namby pamby attitude.
We need to bring back discipline and respect which is sorely lacking in our
society today.
With comments like those from Poppyjosie, no wonder we are in the state we are in. Blame everybody but yourself, especially the Tory Government. The previous Labour Government who were in power for 13 YEARS did a good job ruining the country with their left-wing namby pamby attitude. We need to bring back discipline and respect which is sorely lacking in our society today. Cymru Am Beth
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9:19am Wed 5 Sep 12

bobjones2011 says...

Cymru Am Beth - excellent comment! I can see I've touched a nerve with Poppyjosie but if she is honest, deep down she knows I'm likely to be correct and I'd wager a bet on it! Bring in zero tolerance I say, and increase punishments - make them a deterrent.
Cymru Am Beth - excellent comment! I can see I've touched a nerve with Poppyjosie but if she is honest, deep down she knows I'm likely to be correct and I'd wager a bet on it! Bring in zero tolerance I say, and increase punishments - make them a deterrent. bobjones2011
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2:30pm Wed 5 Sep 12

robind77 says...

dodo777 wrote:
Wht a sick chld.I new a kid that liked hurting animals he isnt a psycopath just a spoilt kid that had his own way. I hope he is caught and punished next could be a child.
This just sickens me!
I have a rabbit and I was looking to move to the St Mellons Area, not any more! These very evil children need to be found and grounded till they are 35!
[quote][p][bold]dodo777[/bold] wrote: Wht a sick chld.I new a kid that liked hurting animals he isnt a psycopath just a spoilt kid that had his own way. I hope he is caught and punished next could be a child.[/p][/quote]This just sickens me! I have a rabbit and I was looking to move to the St Mellons Area, not any more! These very evil children need to be found and grounded till they are 35! robind77
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5:26pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Nichoole says...

bobjones2011 wrote:
Don't hold your breath, crosskeysgirl18. No doubt if they are ever caught, (which is highly unlikely) they will simply be given a few stern words by the Sargent on duty at the time, and after they feign remorse will be given a child caution (which will be wiped at age 18) and be free to run off laughing to each other and their friends about the whole incident. Is this really what our society is coming to? Would love to meet the parents (or parent, let's not be too optimistic here) and see what they have to say about the whole thing. I should imagine we would start hearing cries of "but there's nothing for them to do around here", "where are the youth clubs" amongst other rhetorical, clichéd ramblings.
I'm the spawn of a single parent, much preffering being away from my abusive sperm donor, and i'm not going around killing animals. I actually rescued a rabbit not long ago. Are you really as ignorant as the animal abusers?
[quote][p][bold]bobjones2011[/bold] wrote: Don't hold your breath, crosskeysgirl18. No doubt if they are ever caught, (which is highly unlikely) they will simply be given a few stern words by the Sargent on duty at the time, and after they feign remorse will be given a child caution (which will be wiped at age 18) and be free to run off laughing to each other and their friends about the whole incident. Is this really what our society is coming to? Would love to meet the parents (or parent, let's not be too optimistic here) and see what they have to say about the whole thing. I should imagine we would start hearing cries of "but there's nothing for them to do around here", "where are the youth clubs" amongst other rhetorical, clichéd ramblings.[/p][/quote]I'm the spawn of a single parent, much preffering being away from my abusive sperm donor, and i'm not going around killing animals. I actually rescued a rabbit not long ago. Are you really as ignorant as the animal abusers? Nichoole
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6:24pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Carrot's says...

I am having rabbit pie for dinner tonight - yet find myself agreeing with crosskeysgirl on bringing back the death penalty for cruelty to rabbits. Although I feel hypocritical - at least the rabbit in my pie wasn't subjected to a vicious and mindless attack - it was humanely shot and then bashed over the head with a shovel to finish it off. I have a clear conscience.
I am having rabbit pie for dinner tonight - yet find myself agreeing with crosskeysgirl on bringing back the death penalty for cruelty to rabbits. Although I feel hypocritical - at least the rabbit in my pie wasn't subjected to a vicious and mindless attack - it was humanely shot and then bashed over the head with a shovel to finish it off. I have a clear conscience. Carrot's
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4:28pm Sat 8 Sep 12

james jackson says...

Limestone cowboy: I was being ironic. It's just that those are the mantras we keep hearing."Little Johnnie" has nothing to do and "evil" councils should provide.
I don't believe it myself - never have. Kids should have a bit of healthy neglect and get about and find their own entertainment; be resourceful; play football; go for bike rides in the country; join an organisation. Even help parents round the house. Any of these pastimes will ensure that kids grow up to be decent citizens. One can but hope!
Limestone cowboy: I was being ironic. It's just that those are the mantras we keep hearing."Little Johnnie" has nothing to do and "evil" councils should provide. I don't believe it myself - never have. Kids should have a bit of healthy neglect and get about and find their own entertainment; be resourceful; play football; go for bike rides in the country; join an organisation. Even help parents round the house. Any of these pastimes will ensure that kids grow up to be decent citizens. One can but hope! james jackson
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9:14pm Sat 8 Sep 12

digispamman says...

find him, birch him and put him in the stocks! then make him eat dog dirt!
find him, birch him and put him in the stocks! then make him eat dog dirt! digispamman
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6:38pm Sun 9 Sep 12

crosskeysgirl18 says...

Carrot's - thanks for agreeing with me but not too sure about eating the rabbit pie though. But thugs like these deserve the death sentence. They don't deserve to live for killing a creature on their own terms - that IS animal cruelty!
Carrot's - thanks for agreeing with me but not too sure about eating the rabbit pie though. But thugs like these deserve the death sentence. They don't deserve to live for killing a creature on their own terms - that IS animal cruelty! crosskeysgirl18
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4:18pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

crosskeysgirl18 wrote:
Carrot's - thanks for agreeing with me but not too sure about eating the rabbit pie though. But thugs like these deserve the death sentence. They don't deserve to live for killing a creature on their own terms - that IS animal cruelty!
Calm down a bit the rabbit will recover!
[quote][p][bold]crosskeysgirl18[/bold] wrote: Carrot's - thanks for agreeing with me but not too sure about eating the rabbit pie though. But thugs like these deserve the death sentence. They don't deserve to live for killing a creature on their own terms - that IS animal cruelty![/p][/quote]Calm down a bit the rabbit will recover! Limestonecowboy
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