'19 Kids & Counting's Derick Dillard Sleds Over Cat On Purpose & The Video Is Enough to Make Anyone Angry — VIDEO
If you're an animal lover and/or a huge fan of 19 Kids & Counting, well, then don't say I didn't warn you that this story and video will make you angry. On Saturday, Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar went sledding with some family and friends. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, the fun, snowy activity turned into a case of animal cruelty, or so that's what it looks like. As you can see in the video below, which Dillard shared on Instagram, he gets ready to slide down a hill on a cookie sheet (I guess they don't own sleds?), and then we see an orange cat chilling in the sled path. That doesn't stop him, as Dillard yells, "Move cat!" Laughter ensues and there goes Dillard down the hill sledding over the cat.
That's right, Dillard, nor anyone else, went and moved the cat. Even though the video pans away for a second, you quickly see the cat rolling away, trying to avoid the sled, and it even looks somewhat scared. Now, I'm not saying Dillard and everyone else in attendance hates animals or are animal torturers, but why didn't anyone move the cat? Why didn't they choose a different sled path, so they didn't run over the cat? He slid on right down the hill, while everyone laughed as he rammed into the cat.
With that said, did Dillard set out to harm the cat? I don't know, but whether he was or wasn't planning to intentionally hurt it, he did aim for it. Not only did he tell the cat to move, but he knew before he slid down the hill that he would hit the the animal if it didn't move. He didn't try to avoid it — at all.
As for the cat, it doesn't look like it was injured. Also, I'm not sure if the cat belongs to the Duggars, but that doesn't matter. Dillard is now in hot water, which you can see for yourself by checking out some of the comments on his Instagram post. You can be the judge on whether this is animal cruelty, but there's no argument that they could've moved the cat or chosen a different sled path, rather than sledding over top of the animal. Also, the family cheers of him running into the cat? Not cool and even more proof they were OK with his actions.