I must live in a bubble because I am shocked a child would find it funny to kick or hit an animal. I've never seen anything like that. On the opposite end of animal treatment, I was staying at All Star Music a few years ago and while I was walking back to my room one evening, I saw some kids feeding a raccoon french fries. I tried to tell them this was not a good idea, but they ignored me, of course. They were standing outside their room so I guess the parents were in the room not paying attention to what their kids were doing.