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Fri, Dec 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 966

ENGLAND – A North Yorkshire teen admitted to torturing a hamster to death this summer, by putting it in the freezer and through a washer and dryer. The 15-year-old, whose name is being held for legal reasons, was one of six teens at th… more ›

Boy Admits To Torturing, Killing Hamster
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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i can't believe i missed this. this boy should be punished severly enough he will never do such a horrible thing again

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Ches21
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Ches21
3 years ago

Poor hamster this sounds like the boy who tourtered the cat that rescued paws got luckily we got to the cat before the boy killed it. This is sad I don't understand this I have had hamsters before I loved them even if Visous did bite me all the time the workers at the store did not pay enough attention to her. I also had feisty, Ding-dong and Kiss but my alley cat Biff got in the living room one night and killed them while everyone was asleep. But next ones I had mine where Streamangel, Mr. Sqeaks and Mr. Cheesey That is because we ened up with one male hamster and 3 pregnant female hamsters we found homes for all of them cause my mom said it was too hard to figure out which where males and which where females. Also we could not afford to keep all of them. I love all animals and get so upset when I hear stories like this and wonder if the parents are even bringing their children up right.

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Norrie
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Norrie
4 years ago

Banning him from having pets and a fine is not even close to enough of a punishment nor cure!

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

i think they are very disturbed These are our future seriel killers.

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Trixable
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Trixable
4 years ago

what a stupid teen!! torturing animals.. she should be tortured too.!

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Norrie
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Norrie
4 years ago

The girl didn't torture her hamster, her brother did.

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Juliarae86
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Juliarae86
5 years ago

These sorts of incidents are disgusting and are always taken entirely too lightly. No animals for four years, and a laughable fine which his mummy and daddy probably shelled out?! That's nothing but a shake of the finger and a slap on the wrist to a fifteen-year-old. Sick people like this need serious intervention. No life is too small to be brushed off like that. The more helpless the victim, the sicker the killer.

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PocketPets
5 years ago

Reading this was so sad and made me feel just awful. Poor, poor, poor little hamster. Just to think if that child can do those type of things to an animal what might he do to a human someday?

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

that was a grusome death, and it is horrible how this animal died, I think the teen got off pretty easy,

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Helena P.
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Helena P.
5 years ago

This was painful to read. But one thing I must say is this kid needs to be locked away from society. It is proven that serial killers have started out this way. Too sad!

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Colleentk
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Colleentk
5 years ago

A horrible story with an equally horrible underlying problem. This boy needs immediate medical attention.

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Dewitt G.
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Dewitt G.
5 years ago

I agree with others that this kid also needs therapy to address his underlying problems. Otherwise, his propensity toward violence is likely to escalate.

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JoAnn C.
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JoAnn C.
5 years ago

This kid should have been banned from keeping animals for life. Isn't that how some serial killers get started by torturing animals? Get this sick kid some big time help!!

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Christy M.
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Christy M.
5 years ago

How horrible. This kid needs EXTREME help! Wonder if he got it.

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Darcy H.
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Darcy H.
5 years ago

How scary. This boy needs to be punished and he needs help. He seems to have a problem and I'd hate to see what he'd be like when he gets older if he doesn't get help now.

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Kaitlyn L.
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Kaitlyn L.
5 years ago

I think he should get a does of his own medicine!

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sandy h.
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sandy h.
5 years ago

This guy needs to pay and it is scary to think this is how serial killers start out.

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Norrie
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Norrie
5 years ago

The boy needs punishment, yes, but he needs evaluation and help or confinement before he moves up the food chain. Is he hurting, id he being hurt or does he have no consience?

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Nicrac
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Nicrac
5 years ago

that's sooooooooo sad why would you do that to an inocent hamster what did the hamster ever do to him?

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Em C.
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Em C.
5 years ago

That kid needs more then a fine he needs to go to prison and pay for what he did.

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Liz C.
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Liz C.
5 years ago

This is terrible. I think he needed a harsher punishment than what he got. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about someone ever hurting my little hamsters.

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Dalton W.
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Dalton W.
5 years ago

Okay, this kid has some serious issues. For starters he needs his behind kicked and he needs more punishment than not being allowed to own pets for 4 years. He should have to do volunteer work at the shelter or something for 4 years under close supervision of course! mom of mariobro

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Alexandra1312
5 years ago

how mean that boy has serious problems.But wat i dont get is y the bot is fined the parents will have to pay it anyways so wat will the boy learn

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

This is most likely the beginnings of a serial killer. Start small, then move up to cats, dogs, horses and then people.

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Veronica K.
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Veronica K.
5 years ago

That is a shame. They all should have done some community service and had a bigger fine.

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Melody M.
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Melody M.
5 years ago

Some people are so cruel

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Mary Beth L.
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Mary Beth L.
5 years ago

Only $800? If he would do this to a hamster, what else is he capable of?

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Tim  L.
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Tim L.
5 years ago

OK! I'll play devils advocate for just a moment. If the teen fed the hamster to a snake, would it still be cruelty? The suffering would have been the same or worse depending on what kind of snake it was fed to.
In reality though, I agree with the fact that this kid is sick. I don't necessarily think "jail" is the answer. But, serious inpatient pschyciatriac therapy... Maybe a few shock trearments?

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Jonathon  L.
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Jonathon L.
5 years ago

What is this kid stupid? Your supposed to take care of your pet not give it cardiovascular damage.
I agree he should be in jail not just be fined!
If you wanna torture an animal try a stuffed animal

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jack  m.
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jack m.
5 years ago

this teenager has a sick and twisted mind and should be in jail not be fined!

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Annie H.
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Annie H.
5 years ago

Wow. I kind of wish I didn't read this. My poor sensitive heart. I think this child should be put through some serious therapy. Something deeper is going on if this is how you get your entertainment. It it won't stop at hamsters if something isn't done.

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Bryan F.
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Bryan F.
5 years ago

I am with you on this one, Annie! Torturing animals is a sign that something is deeply wrong with you.

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Louise G.
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Louise G.
5 years ago

This is the kind of news that makes nightmares! There has to be domestic violence in the house for kids to do this. It is just sickening.

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I just don't see how people can get such enjoyment out of torturing animals this way. My gosh, a hamster! How much more defenseless can you get? It sounds like it suffered a horrific death too. This kid will move up to cats, dogs, horses, then people. This isn't the end of his killing career.

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Illbewaitingpet
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Illbewaitingpet
5 years ago

Just horrible! I sure hope he gets help for his sick problem!

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SchnauzerFan
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SchnauzerFan
5 years ago

I'm not a big fan of hamsters, but how on earth could anyone do such a thing?! Seriously, this boy is not playing with a full deck upstairs. I hope his parents took serious stock of this, because as other have said - serial killers start off torturing animals. Anyone who can willfully hurt any animal lacks a soul.

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Barbara B.
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Barbara B.
5 years ago

Isn't that Michael Myers right there for you. I don't think the punishment is for long enough and he certainly needs mental therapy councling! That is horrible! And most serial killers start off doing this to animals! This child needs to be watched very carefully!

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I am not sure that the punishment was for long enough. He also needs some mental rehab I think! I can't imagine anyone doing this!

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Lourie H.
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Lourie H.
5 years ago

This kind of a story brings tears to my eyes. That kid needs mental help. Don't most serial killers start out abusing and killing animals? They had beeter watch that kid.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Banned for four years from owning an animal? It should be a life time ban.

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Funnygirl
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Funnygirl
5 years ago

What a jerk. I cant even imagine why that happened to a poor defenseless hamster. The guy must of thought it would be fun to see what happens to the Hamster. I wonder what he would think if we tried that on him. Pretty funny huh. A fine is not enough punishment nor is not letting him have a pet for 4 years. He is the type who has no heart.

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Katiemissy
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Katiemissy
5 years ago

He needs some mental health work or society is in trouble with another wacko later on...

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Wesley B.
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Wesley B.
5 years ago

That is severely disgusting. What drives a person to do this to animals?

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Pussy
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Pussy
5 years ago

THAT AWFUL BOY SHOULD BE NEVER ALLOWED TO OWN ANOTHER ANIMAL!! IT MAKES ME FURIOUS THAT THIS HAPPENED TO A DEFENCELESS ANIMAL,LIKE A HAMSTER!THEY SHOULD MAKE THE BOY SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS THE HAMSTER!!!!IT MAKES ME SICK THAT THERE ARE HUMANS LIKE THAT ON EARTH!!THEY SHOULD BE FINE 2,000 DOLLAR FOR HURTING AND KILLING INNOCENT CREATURES!!! >:( THIS IS PURE ANIMAL CRUELTY.(GRRRR)I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HIM AND YELL IN HIS FACE UNTIL HE IS DEAF!(i know I'm being harsh..but this is terrible.)

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Jess
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Jess
5 years ago

this is horrible, imagine the poor animals horrific death, I wouldnt wish that on any small animal.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

this is as horrifying as kids putting pets into a microwave.

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tianna h.
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tianna h.
5 years ago

how could he kill such a harmless creature!he is terrible

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Sadiegirl3703
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Sadiegirl3703
5 years ago

That's really disturbing, also the first sign of serial killer.

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Shanna T.
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Shanna T.
5 years ago

Now why would they only ban the little bugger for FOUR years?

And an $800 fine?
Are you kidding me?

Let's see.
15.
Old enough to go to juvenile hall,
old enough to know that KILLING IS WRONG, let alone, TORTURING?!

What is wrong with the legal system nowadays?

Why is he not in a psychiatric institution?
At least a psychiatric evaluation,
isn't this supposed to be one of the big huge indicators of you know, a MURDERER?

Take away his rights to own another life.
This is insane.
HE's insane.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

these are the children tht without help can grow up to be murders, rapists, etc. get him help efore it is too late

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patty
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patty
6 years ago

this is not a young child. At 15 yrs. he knows what's right and wrong. Isn't this how serial killers get started? first torturing and/or killing small animals and work their way up? Banning from owning animals for a few years doesn't get to the roo of his posible problems.

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Madenthe80s
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Madenthe80s
6 years ago

Exactly. He needs a psychiatric evaluation, followed by therapy.

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Chifontae T.
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Chifontae T.
6 years ago

so sad, young children should always be watched around animals.

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