Punish Teen for Allegedly Throwing Innocent Rabbit by the Ears

Target: Glenn R. Funk, District Attorney General of Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee

Goal: Seek the maximum penalty under law for a teen who allegedly threw a pet rabbit by his ears.

A shocking video posted to Snapchat appears to show a 17-year-old girl throwing a defenseless rabbit by the ears, after claiming he had scratched her and that she “didn’t like” the animal. Nashville’s  Metro Animal Care and Control is currently investigating the incident, and are not releasing all details of the case due to the suspect’s age. However, age should not be an excuse for abuse, and we must demand justice for this innocent rabbit.

Investigators claim that the girl allegedly has been very forthcoming about what occurred, and has reportedly admitted that she threw the pet rabbit because she was “annoyed” with him after being scratched. According to Sue Baker of Metro Animal Care and Control, “She does this all the time. She’s done this before.” Medical documentation also appears to show evidence that this poor rabbit had sustained prior injury.

Cruelty to animals, especially when carried out by young people, is often a warning sign that later violent behavior may occur. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that this teenage girl receive the maximum penalty possible under law.


Dear Mr. Funk,

A video posted to Snapchat allegedly shows a teenage girl swinging a pet rabbit by the ears and tossing him as a cruel form of ‘punishment.’ Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville is currently investigating this incident, but it is likely that this shocking act will go unpunished due to the suspect’s young age.

Investigators have suggested that this disturbing case of animal abuse was not an isolated incident, but part of a larger pattern of sadistic behavior allegedly carried out by the unidentified 17-year-old. This type of cruelty is very often a warning sign that may predict future violent behavior. That is why we, the undersigned, are urging you to prevent further possible harm and ask that you seek the maximum possible penalty for the girl who allegedly tormented this innocent and defenseless creature.


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  1. Attorney, punish this hillbilly for continuing to harm this animal. She’s Dying for you to notice her and ban her from owning animals with this behaviour coldly put on Snapchat. Was the poor, Scared rabbit removed?????

  2. Kalliope M. says:

    Once (maybe) a beloved animal – then handled like trash. A 17-year aged girl is old enough to know, how cruel it is to treat a defenseless, innocent animal in this heartless way! With that she also deserves a harsh punishment she never will forget her whole life. Apart from this she should be never again allowed to keep an animal lifelong!!!

  3. Don’t harm this rabbit, you should never harm a rabbit under any circumstances.

  4. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

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