I believe if we had harsher punishment for people who abuse animals or children, no matter their age at time of offense, this cruelty would stop. I think since corporal punishment is out, which is needed for many crimes, I think it should be do unto them or to the animal as they have done, then lock them up and throw the key away.
Kids are committing more crimes because they know they can do it. They have long records before they get the slap on the wrist for something serious, so let’s show people it has to stop now. Let’s get tough on crime.