The South Australian Police are investigating a video in which one of its officers is seen throwing stones at a wombat, seemingly killing the animal.
The video, which was posted on Facebook, shows a man throwing rocks at a wombat as the animal tries to run away. The man hits the wombat several times and laughs and gives the camera a “thumbs up” as the animal falls and rolls over.
A police officer who smiles as he pelts a living, feeling being seemingly to death should not only be struck off the force but also be locked up. This man shows a worrying state of mind and clearly can’t be trusted to protect others.
What’s more, research into criminology and psychology shows that people who commit acts of violence against animals are likely to continue abusing others and are indiscriminate about their victims, making them a danger to the entire community.
We must treat all acts of violence with the seriousness that they deserve. Otherwise, we risk endangering the lives of both animals and humans.