Boys get kitten high on cannabis
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 4:33p.m.
By Thomas Mead
A photograph of kitten being held over a bong has been put on a 14-year-old boy’s Facebook page, horrifying the kitten’s owner.
Police were alerted to the picture through their own Facebook page by people concerned about animal cruelty, as it appeared the kitten could have been getting high off the smoke.
The photo, which was first published in the Nelson Mail, shows two boys holding the kitten’s nose and mouth over the neck of a plastic bottle.
Police communications area manager Barbara Dunn said the two, who were identified as 14 and 16-year-olds, had been interviewed by police and referred to youth aid.
“Youth justice is an option, we’re looking at all of those options at this stage,” she said.
The case is still under investigation, but police are considering charges of ill-treatment of an animal, possession of drug paraphernalia and drugs, along with supervision charges for their parents or guardians.
The owner of the kitten, which was the family pet of one of the people involved, has also been interviewed by police.
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30/11/2012 12:07:49 p.m.
Actually the cop has admitted to me that he was wrong about my kitten getting high and the kitten had no harm done to it as it was only in the room when no one was smoking. The cop said the kitten is in excellent hands and i only have to donate a hundred dollars to the spca...This was blown out of proportion.. :L
30/11/2012 8:29:18 a.m.
Stop blaming the parents. Try bringing up teenage boys today. They do not accept boundaries and parents are "toothless" when it comes to discipline
30/11/2012 1:24:32 a.m.
"considering" - what's to consider??
29/11/2012 11:32:49 p.m.
420 Nigga wrote:
They were smoking legal weed, so let this be a lesson to anti weed campaigners. Legal makes you stupid. Dont think for one second that this is a common thing that marijuana smokers do. Pot should be celebrated and smoked after a certain age. LEGALIZE IT AND KEEP THE SAME RULES AS ALCOHOL. We obviously have a problem with it, so why not properly regulate it?
29/11/2012 10:49:52 p.m.
The parents/guardians should be prosecuted.
29/11/2012 9:22:39 p.m.
celia towgood wrote:
they need to be charged over this too many people are hurting and abusing animals, tis latest incident is disgusting they are defenseless animals that dont do any harm to anyone.These boys need to be taught a lesson. people get away with the sort of cruelty too many times
29/11/2012 8:17:17 p.m.
Totally agree with the Bukster, what about the 100 other stupid alcohol related events that occured that day?
29/11/2012 8:04:17 p.m.
A. What are the boys doing smoking cannibis.B. Who has taught them it is OK to be cruel to animalsC. They weren't just smoking a joint they had a bong, where did they learn that from?Who was supposed to be supervising them because obviously they are not responsible enough to be left alone.
29/11/2012 6:34:46 p.m.
This is obviously very stupid behaviour. However it's hardly worthy of putting onto a news site like this and then waving it around as though this sort of idiocy is typical of cannabis users. Cannabis should never be used by 14 year olds. Most cannabis users are responsible adults who would never do anything this stupid. This story is not representative of cannabis users.
29/11/2012 6:26:54 p.m.
Kitten lover wrote:
I'm horrified that these boys could do such a cruel thing. I hope the boys get the punishment they deserve. Here's an idea, get the boys to do some volunteer work at there local SPCA over the school holidays?...
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