Artist slammed on social media for executing cockroach in mini electric chair

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An artist in the Philippines has been slammed on social media after devising a self-made mini electric chair to execute a cockroach that had the misfortune of flying into the artist’s window on a hot day.

According to his Facebook, Gabriel Co Tuazon, caught the flying insect in an old matchbox on Wednesday and decided to design and build a mini wooden chair and connect it to battery wires and a light bulb. He then videoed himself strapping the insect to the chair, placing a metal lid on its head and plugging in the wires sending an electric current through the tiny body of the insect – the roach writhing in pain as the current penetrated its body.

Once social media caught drift of the heinous video, the outrage and condemnation just poured out with viewers calling this act “animal cruelty.” Responses such as the following filled Tuazon’s page:

“How can anybody think that this is acceptable. Every living creature has feelings. This is animal cruelty and it should not be allowed.”

“Son of a b****, ew poor thing.”

Tuazon, however had no regrets. The Metro reports the artist was unrepentant stating the cockroach “wasn’t supposed to come inside.” He didn’t want to hit the insect with any object because it would have messed up his working table. Instead he built the electric chair.

Still some people praised the artist, with one woman calling Tuazon a hero for spending two hours building a mini electric chair.

(You can watch the video on Tuazon’s Facebook page.)

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15 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I hope people boycott this artist, as for him saying the cockroach was not supposed to come in, why did he leave his window open, that was a direct invitation for the animal to come in! This person has absolutely no compassion for any other living thing and to spend so much time making that chair is really stupid. Should have spent the time getting the cockroach out of his house, what a waste!

  2. maxiemom says:

    Let me get this straight.

    Instead of choosing to kill the cockroach immediately, which would have “messed up his work table”, and given the bug a quick and somewhat merciful death, he chose to give it a cruel, painful and torturous one that many people now consider barbaric and has been outlawed on humans in many places as such?

    All because he was too LAZY to take a simple cleaner and CLEAN his damned desk after he quickly killed the bug?

    He’s not a man, nor an artist, but a sadistic POS who should spend some time in his own damned creation, albeit a larger version, just to see how much fun it is.

    Don’t get me wrong: I hate cockroaches, but I hate cruel, putrid sewer dwelling scum even worse.

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    This idiot needs something to do with his time – I hope this so called ‘artist’ becomes a starving one – he has the brain power of a doorknob and his act of cruelty showed exactly what a hunk of human trash he is – Gabriel Co Tuazon needs a damn date with an 18 wheeler ASAP. What a stupid jerk.

  4. Adrienne says:

    This guy had all this time to build an electric chair for a roach and then tie the roach into this chair before sending electric current through it’s body? Wow! what a waste of time as he could have easily thrown the bug out the window from where it came and closed the window so no more “insects” would enter. Cruel treatment for any insect/animal. Did he want notoriety? Well he has it now, and not good.

  5. Sue says:

    This is the vivisector mentality. I hope people can comprehend it.

    These kind of people are narcissistic, to the exclusion of all empathy. They believe they are more inventive, intelligent, and talented, than the rest of us “suckers” (who, in their eyes, are impaired by that crazy defect called compassion). Their curiosity (especially regarding suffering and death) exceeds any other aspect of intellect or emotion.

    What has always been shocking to me is that when they put on white coats, and speak from a position of “authority,” quite a few people will buy it.

    • Laura says:

      Sue: I agree wholeheartedly, that’s exactly what vivisectors (and this insect torturer) are. And I can’t stand cockroaches; people need to understand it’s not so much about the victim except for the empathy and pity we feel for them… it’s FAR more about the sickness and evil in the PEOPLE, who, when they get the chance, will do their evil to people as well.

  6. Vicki says:

    I get “it”. I really do. Makes you wonder about the guy’s mindset, but I pick and choose what outrage to spend my energy on and this isn’t one of those things.

  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    I have no idea why someone would want to waste their time developing an electric chair for a cock roach but obviously this “artist” has too much time on his hands. Why this moron just didn’t pick up the bug and throw it back out the window is beyond comprehension. I guess he wanted his 15 minutes of fame even though he looks completely stupid!

  8. Carolyn says:

    The scary thing is this guywith a demented mind is walking around freely and is someone’s neighbor. To expend the time and energy to do this even to a bug is beyond sick. What if an animal ‘wandered’ into his place? An artist? Please…

  9. Carolyn says:

    The scary thing is this guy with a demented mind is walking around freely and is someone’s neighbor. To expend the time and energy to do this even to a bug is beyond sick. What if an animal ‘wandered’ into his place? An artist? Please…

  10. Jo says:

    Never did I even fathom social media talking about the execution of a damn cockroach! Yeah these things need to be smashed at once! How many of the people against the flow electrifying death use bug spray?? Same ending—-writhing, wiggling, trying to escape the spray on it’s body!!!! Silly!!


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