An Indiana teen was charged with animal cruelty Tuesday after he admitted to killing kittens in an alley, then posting the photos to Facebook.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department said the 17-year-old confessed to investigators that he used a compound bow and arrows to “hunt” kittens living in the alley behind his home in East Chicago, Ind.
Police said the teen told them he shot the animals the week of Aug. 4 because he felt bored. Three kittens were killed, police said, one of them speared through the head.
Police said the teen then posted gruesome photos of himself with the dead kittens on Facebook. Facebook eventually removed the photos, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department said, because of their objectionable nature.
The teen was charged with killing a domestic animal and torturing or mutilating a domestic animal.