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We can’t believe someone would be this heartless … Jonasia Simpson, a teen in Boston reportedly used a microwave to torture a baby turtle to death. The teen put the baby turtle into the microwave and killed the innocent animal. Why? She says she was “bored” What!?

Simpson posted the before and after of the horrific incident (warning: it’s graphic) on social media, maybe thinking the death would give her Internet fame. But of course, the senseless act has enraged social media users, with one user taking a screenshot of the horrific photos and tweeting, “I hate that people think that small creatures aren’t the same as regular sized pets. Why would someone do this?” The tweet now has almost 24,000 retweets, forcing Simpson to delete her social media accounts from the justified upset responses.

So much so, that now an online petition has been created with over 15,000 compassionate people urging the Boston Police Department to press animal cruelty charges against the teenager. The petition says that the teen’s mother was made aware of the act and “instead of taking action or disciplining her daughter, she laughed and supported her daughter’s actions.” This is NOT okay!

The petition goes on to note, “Charges of animal cruelty must be brought against the two of them and they must be imprisoned or at the very least fined to the full extent of the law in the hopes that they never again get the opportunity to kill or harm another innocent, helpless animal.”

And we couldn’t agree more. Animals are sentient beings with the ability to feel a range of emotions, and they are harmed both physically and psychologically by violent abuse, much as human beings are. They deserve to be treated, under the law, as the complex creatures that they are.

Animal abuse is also strongly linked with other forms of abuse, such as domestic violence and child abuse. One study found that animal abuse occurred in 88 percent of homes where child abuse had been discovered. Another study found that up to 83 percent of women entering domestic violence shelters report that their abusers also abuse the family pet. In fact, animal abusers are five times more likely to abuse people. With this in mind, these callous acts cannot and should not be taken lightly.

Please join us in urging the Boston Police Department to charge Simpson with animal cruelty by signing this petition! And be sure to share this post with everyone you know and ask them to do the same. Animal cruelty must be taken seriously.

Image source: Emily Elizabeth/Flickr 

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0 comments on “What!? Teen Put Her Pet Turtle in the Microwave Because ‘She Was Bored’”

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1 Years Ago

here\'s the bitch mother\'s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/shanitha.blocker?lst=100001657178757%3A100000510936289%3A1496492434

and her multiple phone numbers 617-708-0713 , 617-445-9547 , 617-445-4068 , 617-442-2426

tell her that\'s her and her daughter are a disgrace to humanity.

1 Years Ago

I am seeing this in the UK, I hope this Brat reads this. You are a sick twisted evil brat who should never have the love of a pet in your entire sad pathetic life, that poor creature, a play thing to you, depended on you for his life but you took it away in the most painful agonising way you could. I pray you never have kids, god knows what you would do to a baby when you get bored. If you are upset with this tough!, as for your mother defending you, well Maybe she should of swallowed!

David Shepherd
1 Years Ago

I just hope this inbred little shit doesn\'t have long left in society - worthless cretin!!!

Christina Wilson
1 Years Ago

A pet is a vulnerable being who is completely dependent upon their human caregivers. All living beings have one thing in common, they want to be loved. What this kid did is the extreme opposite of love. It\'s easy to see why she is like this - her mother provided the example. No one taught her that animals have feelings, and the right to be treated with respect and dignity. I can only hope that someday, a being 1,000 times bigger than she is will pick her up and cook her to death in a giant microwave. I will pray for this to happen.

john pasqua
1 Years Ago


1 Years Ago

That family should be sterilized.

1 Years Ago

Sick pair of human beings. Skin them both alive...

Jane Cerrone
1 Years Ago

This girl needs serious mental help. Next it will be a puppy. I hope she gets the help she needs and she needs to pay for what she did to that poor turtle. HOW WOULD SHE LIKE TO BE PUT IN A MICROWAVE AND KILLED?

1 Years Ago

I\'d say death penalty--this has got to STOP !!!

1 Years Ago

Please do something about this. These are sick people that need to be punished.

13 Jan 2018

Does anyone other than white people do stuff like this?

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