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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:44 am

A high school teacher in Franklin County who was accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle last year has been found not guilty of animal cruelty. According to court documents, a six-person jury reached the verdict last week, after a two-day trial. Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High School, was facing one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If found guilty, Crosland would have served up to 6 months in jail and fined up to $5,000. Surprisingly, the jury reportedly deliberated for less than 30 minutes before reaching their non-guilty verdict.

The incident took place in March 2018. According to witnesses, Croslands’ son Mario, received the puppy from a farmer he knew. They soon realized the puppy was sick and it was refusing to eat. Mario and his sister attempted to nurse the puppy back to health, but it became clear that the puppy wouldn’t make it.


The siblings then took it upon themselves to give a puppy to their father, who decided to feed it to either his python or his snapping turtle. According to his son, the teacher usually fed his small animals to the reptile pets he kept in his classroom at school.

After attempting to feed the sick puppy to the snake, who wouldn’t take it, Crosland eventually fed the puppy to the snapping turtle. The high school teacher had stayed late to help some of his students with a special project. After checking the student didn’t have an issue with seeing him feed the puppy to the turtle, he put the puppy in the tank, where the animal was pulled under and then eaten.

Prosecutors argued that the puppy had indeed suffered, and it was, therefore, an act of animal cruelty. Yet, the defense countered that the Idaho teacher is publicly known as an animal lover and was a “beloved teacher in the community”. After examination, the turtle was seized and euthanized by The Idaho Department of Agriculture officials. This was done after the case gained national attention in March, due to it being considered an invasive species in the state.

https://rare.us/rare-news/teacher-feeds-puppy-to-turtle/


Not something I think I would do, but nature is all about one animal eating another, and usually they start off alive at the beginning of the meal. Some animals won't eat dead animals.

Crazy thing is, the turtle ended up getting put down by the state. Shocked

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Post by 'Wolfie on Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:19 am

Surprised

Never trust a self-declared "animal lover"...

Especially those who delight in feeding live puppies and kittens to snakes and turtles..

And keep prohibited/restricted critters without license.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:45 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Surprised

Never trust a self-declared "animal lover"...

Especially those who delight in feeding live puppies and kittens to snakes and turtles..

And keep prohibited/restricted critters without license.

What about live rats?

Personally, I don't give a shit about rats. Cats not really either. Dogs? I don't want live dogs fed to anything. And there is no logical reasoning for my stance except my own bias towards dogs.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:29 am

Oh fer god's sake. Mormons! Rolling Eyes

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 am

Original Quill wrote:Oh fer god's sake.  Mormons! Rolling Eyes

How do you know he's a Morman?

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:40 am

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:Oh fer god's sake.  Mormons! Rolling Eyes

How do you know he's a Morman?

Three states, one on top of the other, are predominately LDS.  They are (one beneath the other on the map) on the western slope of the Rockies: Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:04 am

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Maddog wrote:

How do you know he's a Morman?

Three states, one on top of the other, are predominately LDS.  They are (one beneath the other on the map) on the western slope of the Rockies: Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

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Odds are he's a Mormon.  Bet on it!        Wink

I know where Mormons live. I also know what speculation and conjecture is.

Is everyone in Ireland Catholic?

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:06 am

Are Mormons fans of snapping turtles?

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:39 am

You don't like Cats ? Would you feed them to a Pit Bull ?
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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:40 am

nicko wrote:You don't like Cats ?   Would you feed them to a Pit Bull ?

Nah. But I saw a Jack Russell carrying one up the street one day. It didn't really bother me. Now the girl next door that owned the dog was horrified by what it did.

Like I said. Cats are about like rats on my pecking order.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:03 am

And, I don't think a dog would actually eat a cat. Kill it? Yeah. But a dog would have to be starving to eat a cat.

So let's say it's after the zombie apocalypse and I see a starving dog trying to catch a cat for a meal. In that far fetched scenario I would help the starving dog catch the cat.

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:29 am

Why not let the starving Cat catch the Dog ?
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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:13 am

nicko wrote:Why not let the starving Cat catch the Dog ?

I've already stated my bias.


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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:14 am

Bias against Cats, but love dogs? I'v no bias I, love both !
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:17 pm

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Three states, one on top of the other, are predominately LDS.  They are (one beneath the other on the map) on the western slope of the Rockies: Idaho, Utah and Arizona.

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Odds are he's a Mormon.  Bet on it!        Wink

I know where Mormons live.  I also know what speculation and conjecture is.

Is everyone in Ireland Catholic?

Predominately, yes:

Indep. Catholic News wrote:Census shows growth in number of Catholics in Ireland
Oct 21st, 2012

The number of Catholics in Ireland has soared to a record high according to official census figures.

The Catholic Church in Ireland now has 3.86 million members, which is the highest number since records began, the Central Statistics Office said. However, the church's share of the population has fallen from a peak of 96% in 1961 to just 84% today, because other religions and atheism, are also growing.

Odds are, if you throw a stone in Eire, you are going to hit a Catholic. Bet on it.

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Original Quill wrote:
Maddog wrote:

I know where Mormons live.  I also know what speculation and conjecture is.

Is everyone in Ireland Catholic?

Predominately, yes:

Indep. Catholic News wrote:Census shows growth in number of Catholics in Ireland
Oct 21st, 2012

The number of Catholics in Ireland has soared to a record high according to official census figures.

The Catholic Church in Ireland now has 3.86 million members, which is the highest number since records began, the Central Statistics Office said. However, the church's share of the population has fallen from a peak of 96% in 1961 to just 84% today, because other religions and atheism, are also growing.

Odds are, if you throw a stone in Eire, you are going to hit a Catholic.  Bet on it.
OK.  So hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland are not catholic.  So when any given event occurs, there is really no way of knowing the religion of the people involved.  

Do you know what stereotyping is?

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 pm

Maddog , I love cats, as the posters on here will testify. You have gone down to zero in my estimation !
Not that it will worry you. I suppose you support the Muslim way of slaughter also ? Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:42 pm

nicko wrote:Maddog , I love cats, as the posters on here will testify. You  have gone down to zero in my estimation !
Not that it will worry you. I suppose you support the Muslim way of slaughter also ? Evil or Very Mad


I'm cool with halal killing.  I don't think it's the idea way to kill an animal but it's much nicer than the way animals kill other animals before they eat them.  


Are you a vegan?

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Maddog wrote:Do you know what stereotyping is?

The original meaning is essentially synonymous, referring to printing blocks from which numerous prints could be made.

In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people, as in: people in Eire are predominately Catholic.

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Maddog wrote:Do you know what stereotyping is?

The original meaning is essentially synonymous, referring to printing blocks from which numerous prints could be made.  

In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people,  as in: people in Eire are predominately Catholic.

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:59 pm

Maddog, no, but I eat very little Meat, cause I,v got no teeth, but I can suck it to death Laughing
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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:06 pm

nicko wrote:Maddog, no, but I eat very little Meat,   cause I,v got no teeth,   but I can suck it to death Laughing


Well, then you have certain bias like most of us.  There are certain species you will suck to death and others you won't.   Smile

Probably a little hypocrisy too.  Lots of folks will eat animals but want no part of killing them or cutting them up into manageable sized pieces.  

I'm not a judger.  Until a few months ago my youngest had never harvested a deer for her own personal reasons, but she devoured deer and other mammals like a typical omnivore.  I still loved her.   Teacher Fed A Puppy To A Snapping Turtle 3922118137

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Post by nicko on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:11 pm

I spent 25 years as a Gamekeeper, nuf sed !
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Post by Maddog on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:20 pm

nicko wrote:I spent 25 years as a Gamekeeper, nuf sed  !

Well, then I retract the hypocrisy part.

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Maddog wrote:
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The original meaning is essentially synonymous, referring to printing blocks from which numerous prints could be made.  

In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people,  as in: people in Eire are predominately Catholic.

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Yes, it would be like calling someone a Muslim because they came from somewhere in the middle east.

Yes, stereotypes deal in generalities.

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