PETITION TARGET: Singapore Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS)
UPDATE (4/3/2023): Ralph Wee Yi Kai, 19, pleaded guilty to eight charges including mischief, criminal trespass, and drug consumption. He’s been sentenced to undergo reformative training at a detention center that will entail strict observation and counseling, according to news reports. We are so grateful that authorities took this case seriously, and we will do all we can to advocate for animals and justice! – Lady Freethinker Staff
In a disturbing act of animal cruelty captured on camera, a group of teens in Singapore reportedly put live frogs on a foosball table and pelted them with balls as they desperately tried to escape, according to The New Paper.
One clip that was uploaded to Instagram shows the youths opening a shoebox with over a dozen frogs inside, with the message “Merry Christmas” written across the screen. Another clip shows the adolescents shooting a ball straight into one frog, causing the amphibian to smack into the side of the table as he tried to run away.
“We didn’t know how to kill the frog as quickly as possible,” said one teen in an attempted justification, “and my friend thought that shooting it with the ball might be effective, so we did that.”
Authorities are investigating the shocking incident, which depicts a clear case of animal cruelty that is punishable by law, according to a statement from SPCA executive director Jaipal Singh Gill.
Whoever is responsible for deliberately causing pain and suffering to these innocent frogs must answer for their actions. Sign this petition urging the Singapore Animal and Veterinary Service to use all available resources to identify and charge the individuals involved.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information, including the identity of the individuals in the video, is urged to email the SPCA at [email protected].