Back to the Start (от chipotle)
То strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
Some Time Together (от insidenikerunning)
Sheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals – including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions – in a big-game hunt across the Ohio countryside Wednesday after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide in what appeared to be one last act of spite against his neighbors and police.
As homeowners nervously hid indoors, officers equipped with high-powered rifles and shoot-to-kill orders spread out through fields and woods to hunt down about 56 animals that had been set loose from the Muskingum County Animal Farm by its owner, Terry Thompson, before he shot himself to death Tuesday.
After an all-night hunt that extended into Wednesday afternoon, 48 animals had been killed and six captured alive and taken to the Columbus Zoo, authorities said. The only animals believed still on the loose were a wolf and a monkey.
Holy shit. This is so absolutely disgusting. First the animals suffer by being held captive all their lives and being someone’s sick source of entertainment, and now they’re brutally killed because of something that a person did? My intense hatred towards people only seems to amplify every day.
I was listening to this story on the radio, I had assumed (hoped) they would tranquillize the animals, and then help to find them better homes than they had previously.
I feel really sick now. I’m going to cry.
this breaks my heart completely…
Why would they do this? Why can’t they just tranquilize them instead of killing them? That’s just cruel…
WELCOME TO OHIO. I swear, I was so disappointed, especially because Jack Hanna is supposed to be a symbol for us. There were 56 animals. I think they’ve killed all except for one monkey. Trust me, a lot of us are disgusted too. I wish it hadn’t happened.
Flying cunts, ohio.
(со страницы velveteencockroach)
This is Clayton. He is six years old. One day, his mother brought him to his fathers house, and told him she would come back to get him. She never did. Clayton loved his father, until he got re-married, to his new step-mother, Carmen. Clayton endured a horrible fate. They wrapped in a wire fence and locked it with chains, so he couldn’t sit down. Then, they locked him inside of the closet, the hot, dark, airless closet. Sometimes they didn’t feed him for more then 24 hours at a time. He ate the paper of the floor, and walls of the closet. Sometimes, they gave him food, coated with burning sauce, and no water. When he had to go to the bathroom, he had to go on himself, then his ‘parents’ would rub his poo on his face, sometimes getting in his mouth. When he tried screaming to get out, his father would open the closet, and pee on him. Sometimes taking a cup of pee, and pouring it over his head. Other times, they would shove dish soap into his mouth. And leave it there without rinsing it out. The little boy would beg and scream to be free. One person heard his screams, and she, too, was a child. The little boys step-sister, who would take him out of the closet and feed him, when their parents left. But she couldn’t take it anymore. She ran away. Carmen, her step-mother, alerted the police of where she might be hiding. They found her. She begged them not to take her back, also telling him what they have been doing to Clayton. After months of this happening, the parents were only sentenced 4 & 1/2 year in prison. Clayton’s father, was released after 6 months. Carmen, after 2 years. Reblog if you’re against child abuse.
That’s - I can’t… I’m speechless.
I just googled this, and it’s all true [source]. The good news is, Clayton is now 19 and wants to be a police officer when he grows up, so he can help other people in need. Can we all just take a moment to realise how important social services and child protection agencies are? And how important it is that the police and judicial system spend a decent chunk of their time dealing with domestic violence and issues? Here’s a petition to help enhance child protection laws in the US. It would reach it’s goal if everyone who had already reblogged this took the thirty seconds to sign.