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This viral video posted online in July 2013 by 17-year-old Walter Easley of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, depicts Easley violently kicking a kitten off the porch of his home and laughing. The tiny animal, who appears to have approached Easley for affection, cartwheels wildly through the air and crashes to the ground many feet away. PETA immediately alerted Orangeburg County Animal Control, and the agency acted quickly, confiscating the kitten, whom they nicknamed Boots, and filing charges against Easley. On September 12, Easley pleaded guilty to ill treatment of an animal. But Orangeburg County Magistrate Donald West appears to be considering returning Boots to his abuser. Your voice is needed!
Please contact Magistrate West via the Orangeburg County Clerk of Court’s Office and remind him that Easley was “remorseful” only after he got caught, that the recidivism rate among animal abusers is…
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