Tonight, I am ashamed of the fact this horrible attack happened here in Christchurch. I can only hope someone knows who did this and reports them.
There is a wonderful article on the SPCA in this month's North and South Magazine here in New Zealand in which they discuss their work and some of their cases. There is certainly growing concern at the relationship between violence in the home, child abuse and mistreatment of animals. One area of concern was the tendency for young children who are abused and regularly seeing violence in their homes. to discover "power and control" by starting on animals as their victims. It is a disturbing trend... probably happening all over the world.
The SPCA are hoping that publicising this will help them to get enough information from the public to catch them.
Anyone local with information should call 03 3497057.