A video (below) showing three teenage Florida girls throwing a pet bunny at a wall has gone viral.
In the clip, one of the girls can be seen throwing the bunny and laughing as it violently hits the wall and falls to the ground.
Two other girls appear in the clip, laughing along. One of the teens even kicks the bunny at one point while the rabbit tries to escape.
All three teens were arrested on charges of animal cruelty after the clip went viral. The rabbit survived and was treated for a leg fracture.
The girls, ages 13 and 14, were arrested after the video was posted to Snapchat and drew the attention of authorities, Jacksonville.com reported.
Many readers expressed shock over the incident, with some calling on authorities to investigate their parents.
“This is one of the indicators they always find in the background of SERIAL KILLERS! These girls need to spend plenty of time in a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane! Also investigate the parents! They got this from somewhere and you can bet this isn’t their first rodeo! What vile barbaric heathens,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“The fact that 3 girls were involved and neither of them had the empathy and compassion to stop the others and one decided it would be a funny joke to video and post for others to be ‘entertained’ is absolutely terrifying. What is this world coming to?! I truly am curious to how the parents feel about their daughters,” another wrote.
“Where are their parents, when I grew up my parents didn’t leave us alone in the house to do whatever we wanted to do..do not get me wrong I’m not blaming the mother and father of any of these girls but where were they.. All of these girls need to be put someplace for a very long time. That kind of behavior will just progress evil little b*****ds,” another added.
“It’s one thing to kill a rabbit humanely to eat it it’s another thing to do it for a game I think that girl has some very serious had problems she needs to see a shrink very badly and be put on medication next should be killing a human and laughing and giggling I think she needs to be put into an insane asylum evaluated and put on medication and even left in there if she needs me,” another commented.