A frog has been killed after being left with a heart-shaped mark on its head.
The animal’s owner, an animal shelter, says the animal had to be put down after it was left to die.
The owner of the farm, who goes by the pseudonym of Frog, told the Associated Press that the animal died when the caretaker, who had been cleaning the house, hit the animal with a wooden plank.
The family’s farm, in New Zealand, has been open for years.
The farm owner said the animal was in the home and that it was just too young to be killed by the caretakers negligence.
The Associated Press contacted the farm and asked if they would release the animal’s remains.
The caretaker did not immediately respond to the AP’s request for comment.
The case has garnered a lot of attention in New England, and the farm has received media attention as well.
New Zealand’s Animal Rescue Society and the New Zealand Animal Welfare Council are investigating.
Animal rescue organizations around the world have been calling for a moratorium on all animal euthanasia.
“If this were to happen again, we would recommend that the owner and caretaker of this farm be prosecuted and the care facility and farm closed down,” said New Zealand Minister for Agriculture Nick Smith.
The story of a dead frog is an illustration of the impact of euthanasia on animals.
When animals die in this manner, they often have a deep psychological impact, which can lead to the death of an animal or other animal companion, according to Animal Aid.
In the United States, a 2010 report found that, on average, animals are killed more than 10 times a year for various reasons.