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After watching this video from one of my FB friends page, I really don't know what to say.
I'd like to know who this girl was. I'd throw her A$$ in the river.
Share this video around and maybe we can figure out who she is and put some hurt upon her!!!! Lets change her life...
I would like to appologize [sic] for my behavior. The puppies belong to my grandma and she told me to get rid off them because they were only 3 days and they were ill. They had parasites from their mother. I didn't knew [sic] exactly what to do so I thrown [sic] them in the river because it was a short death. I did not want to make them suffer. I am really sorry for this:("
However, the apology video was later removed from YouTube. It remains unclear if the apology video was really made by the girl who threw the puppies.
What is clear is that the continued circulation of this message is now utterly pointless. The girl's identity is known to authorities and they have dealt with the case as they felt appropriate. While many may strongly disagree with the perceived leniency of the Bosnian authorities, baying for the child's blood - and calling for her identity to be made public against the rulings of authorities - is far from helpful.
The video is certainly disturbing. But the call in the message to throw the child in the river and "put some hurt on her" as revenge is also disturbing. Children who commit such acts need responsible intervention, counselling, and - depending on the circumstances - appropriate punishment. Calls for violent retaliation from Internet vigilantes are neither appropriate nor in any way productive.
Last updated: November 11, 2013
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