Some may find this cruel, I on the other hand find this to be genius. It serves the same purpose of those kid leashes but instead of looking like a tamed dog this kid now looks like a total badass. Think of his street cred; off the charts right now.
When you cage up an animal long enough they get used to their environment and even when you release them into the wild they tend to gravitate towards their artificial habitat. This makes survival in the wild far less likely.
I think this is like the equivalent of throwing a kegger in high school when you’re parents go out of town for the first time.