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    NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – A U.S. teenager has been charged with a felony, and could face a two-year prison sentence if convicted, for killing her family's pet hamster, authorities said.

    Monique Smith, 19, of Brooklyn was arguing with a family member in June when she reached for the hamster, choked it and threw it outside the house, police said on Wednesday.

    She was arrested following an investigation after Smith's father contacted the America Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to the society's assistant director Joe Pentangelo.

    Smith is charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

    "Sadly, very often, pets find themselves in the middle of these situations," said Pentangelo. "A family will have a disagreement and unfortunately the animal is the recipient of misdirected or redirected rage."

    The hamster died from blunt force trauma, liver damage and a brain hemorrhage, he said.
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    I know this sounds a little crazy on the surface but good on her dad. She obviously has anger issues to grab a helpless hamster and kill it on the spot. I would probably try to get her a mental evaluation as well. I mean, who kills a family pet over an argument with their parent??
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    so this is the SECOND hamster brutally murdered at the hands of this family.....uh... not to mention that little thing about the brother strangling his sister to death?


    You know, if you put too many animals in a caged environment, I don't care what they are....rabbits, mice, chickens....they will kill each other off until only the strongest survive


    sounds like with 12 people living in an apartment, there's going to be a few more go missing....and this time, it'll be the people, since the weaker animals are gone


    time for some serious intervention here

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    I know this sounds a little crazy on the surface but good on her dad. She obviously has anger issues to grab a helpless hamster and kill it on the spot. I would probably try to get her a mental evaluation as well. I mean, who kills a family pet over an argument with their parent??
    I was just about ready to post a comment (not i response to you but to the report) saying: "ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?"

    But....I'm with you. Good on the Dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Anyone who hurts an innocent animal should be given the chair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    I was just about ready to post a comment (not i response to you but to the report) saying: "ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?"

    But....I'm with you. Good on the Dad.
    but why didn't he turn in the son for kicking the first hamster across the room and killing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Anyone who hurts an innocent animal should be given the chair!
    What about those who hurt innocent kids?

 

 

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