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October 7, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Kernersville, N.C. – Following 20-year-old Caleb Daniel Dewald’s responsible plea this week to 10 counts of felony cruelty to animals—primarily based partially on video proof taken throughout his time at The North Carolina Management Academy (NCLA) of varied wildlife species being drowned, stabbed, burned, or bludgeoned—TeachKind, PETA’s humane schooling division, rushed a letter immediately to The NCLA, offering educators with kindness-to-animals curricula and “Empathy Now,” a information to stopping all types of violence by younger individuals.
PETA offered the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Workplace with a number of the video proof displaying Dewald torturing and killing animals. In response to the sheriff’s workplace, NCLA directors acknowledged that earlier than Dewald graduated in 2020, that they had repeatedly been informed that he possessed pictures of animals being “tortured and flayed” and that that they had even discovered a journal containing drawings and confessions of assaults on animals—however the college apparently returned the journal to Dewald and took no sufficient steps to handle the abuse.
“This man has admitted to spending his teenage years setting weak animals on fireplace, drowning them, and chopping off their physique components,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Applications Marta Holmberg. “TeachKind is on standby to assist his alma mater forestall future killing sprees by instructing younger individuals that each one violence is fallacious, whatever the victims’ species.”
TeachKind notes that analysis exhibits that 43% of college shooters, together with the perpetrator at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, first dedicated acts of cruelty in opposition to animals—so juvenile animal abusers probably pose a severe risk to the group at giant. The group can also be providing to ship its assets—together with its free highschool empathy-building curriculum, Difficult Assumptions, and its “Share the World” program package for elementary college college students—to different colleges within the space.
TeachKind—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals aren’t ours to abuse in any means”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to TeachKind.org or observe the group on Fb or Instagram.