A bored teenage girl from Boston put her pet turtle in the microwave and killed it. Jonasia Simpson posted the picture of her baby turtle before and after its death on social media – hoping the egregious deed would bring her attention and fame. Instead Twitter users were outraged and began posting threats and abusive comments towards her.
According to Angle News, the 15-year-old posted to Facebook on May 17 to share before and after shots of the disgusting act, which showed her first placing the tiny creature inside the microwave and then closing the door, prior to setting the timer.
“Putting my turtle in the microwave,” Simpson wrote on one of the shots, where the animal appears to still be alive inside of the microwave bin.
And then as the innocent victim blows apart, all she says is “Ummm” and then “Rip.”
Simpson’s mother, Shanitha Blocker, was reportedly present when her daughter did the disturbing deed and is stated to have laughed at the abuse. An online petition has since been launched to get Boston Police Department to press animal cruelty charges against the teen. In the meantime, the two have cancelled all of their online media accounts in an attempt to avoid the fury and threats of irate animal advocates.
Photo of pet turtle via Twitter
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