The Japanese Internet will forgive embarrassing videos. It will forgive merciless trolling. But it will not forgive torturing kittens. Oh no.
Little surprise then, that netizens have responded with anger to the behavior of a high-school teacher who made his students dig a hole in which he buried 4 kittens while they were still alive. While some concede that the teacher may just have been doing what he thought was right, others demand that his name be released, branding him a “psychopath”.
What do you think? Was the teacher just doing the “responsible thing”? Or does his behavior indicate deep psychological issues?
From Yomiuri Shimbun:
High School Teacher Buries 4 Kittens Alive, Makes Students Dig The Hole
It was discovered during an interview that a male teacher in his 30s at a prefectural high school in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, had buried newborn kittens alive in the grounds of the school.
The teacher made the students do the work of digging a hole, and it is said that he buried at least four kittens alive. Prefectural police are investigating the teacher under suspicion of violation of animal protection laws.
According to the school, on the morning of March 6, the male teacher found five kittens in the school grounds which he assumed to have been abandoned at birth by their stray mother. After classes, the teacher had three boys from his homeroom class to prepare a shovel and dig a hole in a corner of the school grounds without telling them what the purpose was. Then, the teacher buried the five kittens himself. One of the kittens was missing and is assumed to have died, but four of the kittens were still alive.
On March 9, guardians of the students contacted the school, and asked the teacher what had happened. The teacher showed remorse and stated that “There was no parent for the kittens, and I thought that if they were neglected they would die anyway. I didn’t know how to handle it, and I thought that the city wouldn’t come to collect them”.
Comments from 2ch.net:
That teacher is a mentalist, through and through.
The students will be traumatized by having to dig a hole and stuff.
I feel sorry for the kittens of course, but I also feel sorry for those students.
Wonder if this teacher has been telling his students “Life is precious”?
Was it too much trouble for him to call an animal shelter?
Does he have Asperger’s or something?
If only he’d done it himself no one would have found out.
It ended up this way because he was shirking.
I don’t feel he was being malicious, but in general he should have called the animal shelter.
Bury him alive as punishment, the brute!
Crazy evil bastard.
I’d love to see his face.
Smothering is the most horrible way to die.
Rather than being a psycho, doesn’t this guy just hate animals? People like that are not so rare.
I mean, some people put poison down to kill stray cats.
Even here on 2ch there is a “I’m not good with living creatures” board, and there are quite a few people who report animal abuse on that board.
Well, at least he had more of a sense of responsibility that just abandoning them there, so this is different from abuse.
In the countryside where I’m from, they used to throw cats into the sea if they wouldn’t keep them.
Apparently there was this saying that went something like “If you do it before the cat opens its eyes after being born then there’s no crime in it”.
名無しさん＠１周年: [in response to above]
Even if that was what he was thinking, why bury them alive?
What a cruel thing to do.
We humans try to at least kill things without them suffering.
What the hell…
This is fucked up
Make his name public.
This guy needs to be monitored in society.
Back in the old days they used to drown them in the river or abandon them in the mountains without a second thought.
Were these cats really abandoned in the school grounds?
This seems a bit suspicious to me.
It’s possible that some irresponsible owner couldn’t deal with them and left them there secretly.
That guy’s sense of responsibility has veered in a really strange direction.
Quick, reveal the guy’s name.
At least give them a pain-free death.