Kids torture puppies

Get to know other Positively members here.

Moderators: emmabeth, BoardHost

Post Reply
Ocelot0411
Posts: 593
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 7:30 am

Kids torture puppies

Post by Ocelot0411 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:42 am

This from the Manchester Evening News today.

Warning - this is very disturbing and not for the faint hearted. I am utterly speachless....

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... es_on_fire

Fundog
Posts: 3874
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:31 am
Location: A little gambling town in the high desert

Post by Fundog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:35 am

Thanks for the warning-- since I am of the "fainthearted," I opted out of viewing. Were the youth punished, and if so, in what way? Did the puppies die, or were they able to be saved?

User avatar
Noobs
Posts: 2536
Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 3:43 pm
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Post by Noobs » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:21 am

For anyone else who doesn't want to click, the puppies were rescued by a passerby who caught the kids and took the pups to the RSPCA. But warning, there's a photo of the pups with their fur singed.

katowaggytail
Posts: 394
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:37 am

Post by katowaggytail » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:40 am

Just soo horrible, on the news today somewhere in Kent they have found at least 5 killed and mulitated dogs.... there is a strong link between kids who torture and then go on and kill. :cry:

Fundog
Posts: 3874
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:31 am
Location: A little gambling town in the high desert

Post by Fundog » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:32 am

Thanks for the rest of the story, Noobs.

Kato, yes, many murderers and other perps of violent crime also have a history of animal cruelty. In addition, even someone who is known to be manipulative or psychologically abusive toward the other people in their lives (spouse, children, etc.), also are abusive to animals as well.

User avatar
Nettle
Posts: 10753
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:40 pm

Post by Nettle » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:24 am

Children have to be taught not to hurt animals. They are rarely born empathetic with anything except themselves. These are not necessarily mass murderers in the making, but children who have been failed by their parents, as those puppies have also been failed by *somebody* allowing the children access.

It's one of the reasons I overreact when someone specifies a dog should be "good" with children when what they mean is My little darlings should be allowed to pull and poke and hurt the dog and it should not react. Even people who are otherwise really good parents seem to think this is okay. And there lie the roots of animal cruelty - never being taught to respect the animals and treat them well.
A dog is never bad or naughty - it is simply being a dog

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

User avatar
Mattie
Posts: 5872
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:21 am

Post by Mattie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:34 am

These pups are now safe at the Halifax branch of the RSPCA animal home.

We often get really bad cases into the pound from this area, my little Staffy Ellie is one of them, Tilly another. Unfortunately we have had an odd dog that has been too far gone to help and we have to let them go, we get really upset when this happens, it wasn't our fault the dog was like this but we still feel we failed them.
[url=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/Nethertumbleweed/PIXIE.jpg][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/Nethertumbleweed/th_PIXIE.jpg[/img][/url]

Fundog
Posts: 3874
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:31 am
Location: A little gambling town in the high desert

Post by Fundog » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:41 am

Nettle wrote: It's one of the reasons I overreact when someone specifies a dog should be "good" with children when what they mean is My little darlings should be allowed to pull and poke and hurt the dog and it should not react. Even people who are otherwise really good parents seem to think this is okay. And there lie the roots of animal cruelty - never being taught to respect the animals and treat them well.
You're right, Nettle-- that just drives me crazy about some parents! :evil:

Post Reply