I only saw edited footage of the YouTube, but the clips I *did* see, looked rather minimal in terms of 'violence'. From the clips I saw, it looked spiteful and rough, but not serious.
I have been wondering if the boys were genuinely beating the cat, or *acting out* a scene of *mock violence*? I won't watch the video, in case I'm wrong. But I'd like to hear what the vets have to say after examining the cat. Were there any sprains, fractures, bleeding or any other evidence of injury found on the cat?
I'm not being an apologist for animal abusers anywhere by the way, I'd just like to know how much the boys were acting out a 'scene' on camera, and how much they were genuinely beating their animals?
As said previously, what concerns me in any instance of this ilk, is public scapegoating and witch hunts.