“If these little shits want to smoke pot, & dabble in stuff that adults do; then they should be tried as adults. This could be the start of a very slippery slope for these boys, if they are not judged properly, they must do something to scare the crap out them. Or else they will go on, & start abusing, maiming & killing animals for fun.! Then, when they no longer get a kick out doing small stuff; that is when they may turn to children or animals!!”
The boys, aged 14 and 16, had been referred to police Youth Aid service, which would decide what action to take.
Police needed to talk to more people who were at the house, Mr De Wattignar said.
“These youths will be held accountable,” he said. The owner of the kitten was the mother of one of the boys.
“She didn’t know about it until she saw the photograph in the Mail. She was horrified,” he said.
Police would seek some guidance from the SPCA about the kitten’s health, he said.
Complaints about the boys’ actions had been made to the SPCA and the police.
Comments on-line from the boys defended their action by saying the bong had legal highs in it and not cannabis, and the kitten did not get high.