Demand Harsher Punishment for Teens Who Brutally Killed Opossum


Target: Suzette Coates, Brisbane Magistrate

Goal: Punish teenagers who allegedly ran over an opossum, leaving it to die.

Two 17-year-olds reportedly ran over an opossum, snapping its spine and causing its eyes to bulge. The poor animal’s insides were hanging outside of its body as it tried to run away. Though the two teens just plead guilty, the court decided to allow these cruel monsters to get away with a slap on the wrist. Their only punishments were small fines and probation.

These boys cruelly harmed an innocent animal and posted the video online for entertainment, which is purely evil. Their behavior makes them a possible danger to society as it’s common knowledge that humans who enjoy inflicting such horrific, gruesome suffering upon a helpless animal have a tendency towards violence.

Please sign this petition to tell the authorities that we’re disappointed in them for not caring about animals and demand that these men receive a much harsher sentence.


Dear Ms. Coates,

An opossum was gruesomely abused by two teenagers who reportedly ran the animal over, causing its spine to snap and its eyes to bulge from its skull. The poor animal still attempted to run away as its insides hung from its body. This is a stomach-turning act of cruelty, yet they were let off with nothing more than probation and fines.

We are appalled that you seem to care so little about the lives of animals. The torture this helpless creature endured for their entertainment is unacceptable. We demand that you reverse the decision to allow these dangerous men to run free and issue a harsh punishment.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Mike Keeling

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  1. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Next time they will run over your child. Ok, just kidding. It will be probably someone’s else child.

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