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(Care2)   18-year-old asshat throws homeless man's pet bunny off a bridge. Homeless man jumps into river and gives his bunny the "kiss of life," saving it. Asshat goes to jail. BEST STORY EVER   (care2.com) divider line 195
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2013-01-16 12:29:25 PM
Gawddamn that makes me teary eyed.

It just goes to show you that money isn't proof of someone's good heart.
 
2013-01-16 12:33:38 PM
Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

That would be justice.
 
2013-01-16 12:48:14 PM
I'm in a glass case of emotion!
 
2013-01-16 01:22:25 PM

Vodka Zombie: Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

That would be justice.


I second this.

Seriously. I wasn't exactly surprised to see that it was an 18-year old. F*cking chavs (or whatever they call them in Ireland).
 
2013-01-16 01:23:42 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm in a glass case of emotion!


He's gonna put Corningstone on!

HE'S GONNA PUT CORNINGSTONE ON!
 
2013-01-16 01:25:31 PM
Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.
 
2013-01-16 01:26:11 PM
Can't believe it took until the third comment...
 
2013-01-16 01:26:20 PM
Hugh Hefner is THE MAN!
 
2013-01-16 01:26:43 PM

Vodka Zombie: Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.



Then throw him off a bridge.
 
2013-01-16 01:26:58 PM
www.thefoundist.com
 
2013-01-16 01:27:25 PM
That's just sociopath behavior right there (the kid, not the homeless dude).
 
2013-01-16 01:27:50 PM
I hate that the site has a share button and it's something worth sharing but on Facebook it just ends up as a link with no thumbnail, or description. ie: The shiat no one ever clicks on.
 
2013-01-16 01:27:52 PM

JerseyTim: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm in a glass case of emotion!

He's gonna put Corningstone on!

HE'S GONNA PUT CORNINGSTONE ON!


You're so wise, like uh...miniature Buddha, covered in hair.
 
2013-01-16 01:28:03 PM
Violent video games made him do it, and rap music.
 
2013-01-16 01:29:18 PM
Later that night he renamed that rabbit 'Hasenpfeffer'.
 
2013-01-16 01:29:59 PM
That wasn't his pet, it was next Tuesday's feast.
 
2013-01-16 01:30:20 PM

deanis: Violent video games made him do it, and rap music.


Body Count had a lesser known hit, "Bunny Killer".
 
2013-01-16 01:30:27 PM
It's a pity that animal cruelty is the only thing they can get the 18-year-old for, but they got him for something. I guess it'll do.

Now, someone call Steven Spielberg or something. Get the bunny-man a movie deal.
 
2013-01-16 01:30:48 PM
"18 year old asshat..."

You said asshat twice
 
2013-01-16 01:31:27 PM
Its just a rabbit isnt it
 
2013-01-16 01:31:29 PM
Who would do that? What kind of dysfunction would cause a man to think that sort of behavior is ok? I ... I just don't understand.
 
2013-01-16 01:31:46 PM

Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.


Oh goddammit, now that whole album is running through my head.

I would shake my fist at you but my cigarette ash is up to three inches and I can't move in any direction.
 
2013-01-16 01:32:34 PM
I hope that kid gets a beating. I don't say that much, but direct purposeful pet cruelty is one of the worst things. Even if the bum and kid were arguing or the kid did it unwarranted, there is never a valid reason
 
2013-01-16 01:33:29 PM
Homeless breath would resurrect a Tyrannosaurus Rex
 
2013-01-16 01:33:49 PM

over_and_done: Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.

Oh goddammit, now that whole album is running through my head.

I would shake my fist at you but my cigarette ash is up to three inches and I can't move in any direction.


Sorry. Next beer on me?
 
2013-01-16 01:34:35 PM
dingo.care2.com

I'd give the "kiss of life" to that policewoman in the photo.
 
2013-01-16 01:34:54 PM
4 months is a better sentence than he would have gotten in most places here.

Too many people are hung up on the idea that animals aren't people, but fail to recognize that from a purely property standpoint that animals are worth quite a bit to their owners and are as replaceable and irreplaceable as children.

I have ZERO problem with people using whatever amount of force is necessary to defend their animals the same way they can their children or selves. I also feel that way about using force to stop people from stealing or intentionally destroying anything of value that belongs to another. My stuff is replaceable, but the time I put into working for the money to buy it is not. My (past/future) animals had unique 'personalities' and were quite irreplaceable.

If you don't want to be stabbed/shot, don't hurt people's animals, don't steal their stuff, stay out of their cars, don't hurt their kids, and don't hurt them.
 
2013-01-16 01:34:57 PM

maachubo: Who would do that? What kind of dysfunction would cause a man to think that sort of behavior is ok? I ... I just don't understand.


Never lost an entire crop of pepper plants to those rascally varmints have you?
 
2013-01-16 01:35:52 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


You're just an asshole, aren't you?
 
2013-01-16 01:36:13 PM
Bugs Bunny knew how to take care of these pricks. Cartman, too.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:26 PM
I'm having a hard time imagining the special kind of a-hole it takes to steal the one thing that a homeless guy has/loves and killing it.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:31 PM
He went back to begging with his rabbit and dog. I wonder how many larger bills were tossed his way? I'd give him some cash.
 
2013-01-16 01:36:31 PM
Doesn't anyone remember this?:

www.kapelovitz.com
 
2013-01-16 01:36:56 PM
isn't this really, really old news?
 
2013-01-16 01:37:04 PM
That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.
 
2013-01-16 01:37:23 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


"Rabbits are people, too!"
-my aunt, aged 19 or so at the time

// she's now a sixtysomething hippie
// well, was always a hippie, is now sixtysomething to boot
 
2013-01-16 01:37:24 PM
I cannot give you back your bunnies, but maybe I can give you justice. In the name of King Robert, the first of his name, king of the Andals, lord of the seven kingdoms and protector of the realm........


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-16 01:37:32 PM
Katolu

deanis: Violent video games made him do it, and rap music.

Body Count had a lesser known hit, "Bunny Killer".


Bunny Killer
Qu'est Que C'est
Ra ra ra ra ra ra ra rabbit
 
2013-01-16 01:38:24 PM
what is wrong with people?
 
2013-01-16 01:39:25 PM

The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.


Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?
 
2013-01-16 01:39:32 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


www.onlygoodmovies.com
 
2013-01-16 01:40:17 PM

Strongbeerrules: Bugs Bunny knew how to take care of these pricks. Cartman, too.


"Of course you know, this means war."

Link
 
2013-01-16 01:41:00 PM

LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?


He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.
 
2013-01-16 01:41:07 PM
Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and rub him and caress him and...
 
2013-01-16 01:41:23 PM
What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing. How 'bout we get you in your p.j.'s and we hit the hay.

If only the homeless guy had a refrigerator, or a wheel of cheese for that matter.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:06 PM

The Muthaship: But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.


Why? For risking his life? The rabbit and his dog are likely, to some extent, all he friggen has.
 
2013-01-16 01:42:54 PM
I don't know which is worse the jagnut chuckin the rabbit or the music in the video.
 
2013-01-16 01:43:00 PM

karnal: Katolu

deanis: Violent video games made him do it, and rap music.

Body Count had a lesser known hit, "Bunny Killer".

Bunny Killer
Qu'est Que C'est
Ra ra ra ra ra ra ra rabbit


Oh, shiat. Just snorted....
 
2013-01-16 01:43:08 PM
Glad that it had a happy ending. The 18yo is a sociopath, and I hope his permanent record reflects that.

/he's currently the custodian of a McDonalds, but with years of dedication he can move up from cleaning urinal duces to the highclass world of fry cook!
 
2013-01-16 01:43:40 PM
My pet rabbit goes everywhere with me....at least part of him does.

www.magicdinero.com
 
2013-01-16 01:43:53 PM
John Byrne is homeless? I thought the sales of 'Next Men' were pretty good....
 
2013-01-16 01:44:42 PM

The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.


And he has so much to live for otherwise? I think it's a safe assumption to guess that the rabbit and dog are his family by this point, since he's been on the streets since age 14.
 
2013-01-16 01:44:57 PM
arachnoid.com

'Throwing that bunny off the bridge was just a symbol of our love Dan. Dan?' I won't be ignored Dan.'
 
2013-01-16 01:45:32 PM
Every serial killer has to start somewhere, I guess. Keep an eye on that kid.
 
2013-01-16 01:45:49 PM

LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?


I'll guess: "Because he put his life on the line for a stupid rabbit!"

Of course, this answer shows a massive failure at understanding humanity, so I'm sure it's the wrong answer. Right, The Muthaship?
 
2013-01-16 01:46:24 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: to hell with cleanliness, caring for animals is next to godliness.
 
2013-01-16 01:46:39 PM

vrax: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

I'll guess: "Because he put his life on the line for a stupid rabbit!"

Of course, this answer shows a massive failure at understanding humanity, so I'm sure it's the wrong answer. Right, The Muthaship?


FFS, I type too slowly.
 
2013-01-16 01:46:52 PM

maachubo: Who would do that? What kind of dysfunction would cause a man to think that sort of behavior is ok? I ... I just don't understand.


Real men don't do shiat like this.
 
2013-01-16 01:47:04 PM
I'm not opposed to killing animals. Or using them to test products for safety. But if you are going to do these things be compassionate about it. If the animal is a nuisance or you need to eat make it as quick and painless as you would want it to be for you. To be that mean to an animal that has done no wrong in order to feel superior to the associated human, punishment should be swift and sure.

4 months is the wrong punishment. A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy". And make sure everyone knows about until age 30. You know the drill - local PD, employers, neighbors etc.
 
2013-01-16 01:47:46 PM

styckx: I hate that the site has a share button and it's something worth sharing but on Facebook it just ends up as a link with no thumbnail, or description. ie: The shiat no one ever clicks on.


When i share to facebook part or all of the headline is there and there's a box for me to comment if i need to clarify further.

/and i'm farking using opera mini on a non-smart phone
 
2013-01-16 01:49:07 PM
This story reminds me of a homeless man I'd see all the time in the small town where I went to college. One day I walked by him downtown and noticed he had a Siamese cat on a leash. He saw me looking and said "do you like my cat? He gets along great with my possum." The man opened his coat and sure enough, there was a baby possum in there. I imagine he didn't keep the possum for too long once it grew a bit, but I'd see him nearly every day walking around town with that cat on a leash.

/CSS
 
2013-01-16 01:50:11 PM
32live.com
 
2013-01-16 01:50:15 PM

Felgraf: The Muthaship: But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Why? For risking his life? The rabbit and his dog are likely, to some extent, all he friggen has.


That was my thought. Maybe that one little thing is all he has left to cling to, it gives him something to care and worry for other than himself.

pedrop357:

If you don't want to be stabbed/shot, don't hurt people's animals, don't steal their stuff, stay out of their cars, don't hurt their kids, and don't hurt them.


Im a very big fan of the "just leave other people and their shiat alone" theory of living.
 
2013-01-16 01:50:17 PM

The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.


As others mentioned they're probably the only things in the world he is socially attached to. And if he's anything like a lot of the homeless in the US, mental stability is not exactly high on his list of attributes.
 
2013-01-16 01:52:07 PM
I don't know why, but I'm reminded of the Gygax Rabbit Puzzle.

It goes like this: the party has just beaten the Big Bad Evil Guy. The room beyond him is mostly empty, but the exit door is locked. Magic fails to budge the door, and lockpicks simply break. Next to the door is a small table, and on the table is a small gilt cage. There are two things in the cage. One is a key that looks like it might fit the lock; it is taped to the cage floor. The other is a small white rabbit, which is currently asleep.

The actual solution is simply to open the cage, take out the key, and use it to unlock the door. The point of the puzzle, though, is to sit back and laugh while the party goes through ridiculous contortions not to touch the cage or disturb the rabbit.
 
2013-01-16 01:52:29 PM
The kid has no place in civilization. Hang him and be done with it.
 
2013-01-16 01:52:42 PM

vrax: Of course, this answer shows a massive failure at understanding humanity, so I'm sure it's the wrong answer. Right, The Muthaship?


No. You're right. He put half his 'family' in jeopardy by jumping in the river after the rabbit. He could have been killed (probably as the rabbit swam to shore) and left them both to fend for themselves! How selfish of him.

Actually, if his life is now worth the same or less to him than that of a rabbit, he might as well jump off every bridge he sees.

/It's a f*cking rabbit!
//if this dude was made of lettuce it would eat him in his sleep!
 
2013-01-16 01:53:04 PM
Gary Kearney

Makes sense, he is kind of a dick

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-16 01:53:06 PM

The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.


True, but he's been homeless since he was 14. If you have one possession in the world, particularly a living breathing one, you probably cling to it pretty tight. It could be the only thing keeping him going. Or maybe you aren't as concerned about being hurt or killed when the only thing you have to lose is being lost right in front of you. Dunno, but I think it would be difficult for any farker to put themselves in the mind of a decades-long homeless person in terms of value placed on things unless they've been there.
 
2013-01-16 01:54:25 PM
dorkshelf.com

Would like you to put the bunny back.

/it took this long... really?
 
2013-01-16 01:54:36 PM

The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.


If you've ever had literally almost nothing maybe you would understand his reaction to seeing what precious little he did have being taken away for no reason.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-01-16 01:54:57 PM

Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.


Nice. +1
 
2013-01-16 01:55:05 PM
I look at the stupid shiat I did at 18 and it was nowhere near as dumb as that.
 
2013-01-16 01:55:12 PM
I admit that I should have said the dude is not right in the head instead of saying he's a moron. That was unfair of me.
 
2013-01-16 01:55:23 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-16 01:55:31 PM
This thread is proof that the ignore deature is one of the best things Fark has going for it. Stop quoting trolls.
 
2013-01-16 01:57:52 PM

gshepnyc: Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it

You're just an asshole, aren't you?


It's just a wee little bunny.......
 
2013-01-16 01:58:09 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


You non-humans really should stick together.

/Your trolling sucks.
 
2013-01-16 02:01:15 PM

no clever name here just move along: gshepnyc: Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it

You're just an asshole, aren't you?

It's just a wee little bunny.......


I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?
 
2013-01-16 02:01:27 PM

libranoelrose: This thread is proof that the ignore deature is one of the best things Fark has going for it. Stop quoting trolls.


Why would ignore anyone? Everyone has a contribution to the discussion, even trolls. You do too, occasionaly.
 
2013-01-16 02:01:33 PM
normally I'm not a fan of prison rape.
normally
 
2013-01-16 02:01:45 PM
I saw a similar POS local "policeman" do this to a poor kid's kitten in Honduras ... grabbed it right out of the kid's arms and dangled it by the scruff of its neck over a bridge laughing his ass of at the kid crying the whole time.

I guess it happened a lot down there because nobody seemed to give a crap, but I totally lost my shiat and ran straight at the farker just as he started his toss. I body-checked from behind and sent him lurching over the rail headfirst into the drink. The kitten was still arcing through the air for what seemed forever until I realized that it wasn't time that was creeping, the kitten was actually slowly rising through the air above the river like a furry balloon . The boy was pointing up and begging for someone to help as the little thing kept slowly going higher so I tried getting the cops, but I had pushed him off the bridge.

I found out later that its name was "Patitas".
 
2013-01-16 02:05:46 PM

blottoman: I don't know which is worse the jagnut chuckin the rabbit or the music in the video.


Let's call it even.

The thought of the first "What are you in for?" makes me smile.
 
2013-01-16 02:05:58 PM
So are all bunnys named Barney? ,First my brothers as a kid and now this one, weird.
 
2013-01-16 02:06:14 PM
staticmass.net
 
2013-01-16 02:06:30 PM

The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.


How else was he supposed to get down to his drowning rabbit quickly?
 
2013-01-16 02:08:42 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


No, that's the most foul, cruel and unnatural rodent you ever laid eyes on!
 
2013-01-16 02:09:21 PM

MorePeasPlease: I saw a similar POS local "policeman" do this to a poor kid's kitten in Honduras ... grabbed it right out of the kid's arms and dangled it by the scruff of its neck over a bridge laughing his ass of at the kid crying the whole time.

I guess it happened a lot down there because nobody seemed to give a crap, but I totally lost my shiat and ran straight at the farker just as he started his toss. I body-checked from behind and sent him lurching over the rail headfirst into the drink. The kitten was still arcing through the air for what seemed forever until I realized that it wasn't time that was creeping, the kitten was actually slowly rising through the air above the river like a furry balloon . The boy was pointing up and begging for someone to help as the little thing kept slowly going higher so I tried getting the cops, but I had pushed him off the bridge.

I found out later that its name was "Patitas".


So it was a kitten balloon? Or are you high right now?
 
2013-01-16 02:10:39 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: How else was he supposed to get down to his drowning rabbit quickly?


That set of steps in the video?

May have added 5-10 seconds, but it would have been more sensitive to the rest of the family.....
 
2013-01-16 02:12:25 PM

The Muthaship: The My Little Pony Killer: How else was he supposed to get down to his drowning rabbit quickly?

That set of steps in the video?

May have added 5-10 seconds, but it would have been more sensitive to the rest of the family.....


If your kid were drowning would you waste those 5-10 seconds to "be more sensitive to the rest of the family" or would you take the quickest route to the one in danger?
 
2013-01-16 02:12:40 PM
Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.
 
2013-01-16 02:13:47 PM
Sentence should have included, at very least, being thrown off that bridge and into the river with no support except a "happy landing, asshat".
 
2013-01-16 02:14:25 PM
What I found most notable about this story:

He is one of approximately 5,000 homeless people in Ireland at the moment


There's only 5000 homeless people in the entire country of Ireland? I'll bet there's more homeless people than that in Las Vegas.
 
2013-01-16 02:14:41 PM
I'm confused why a homeless person would have a pet. They have a hard enough time taking care of themselves.
 
2013-01-16 02:14:46 PM
I know the story is about the rabbit mainly. Protection of animals. Glad the rabbit is ok.

But to me, the real pisser is that he farked with a homeless person (who may or may not have all his faculties). I think if he has been homeless since 14, then there are issues. Maybe not.

I don't care if he just threw that mans backpack off the bridge...if the person who is homeless is in any way challenged mentally....then I would want to do the 18 yr old great bodily harm.

Pick on a person who is disadvantaged and you deserve a solid thumping. Then a couple months in prison.
 
2013-01-16 02:15:36 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: What I found most notable about this story:

He is one of approximately 5,000 homeless people in Ireland at the moment


There's only 5000 homeless people in the entire country of Ireland? I'll bet there's more homeless people than that in Las Vegas.


One more reason why Ireland is great. Fark I love that place.
 
2013-01-16 02:16:28 PM

The Muthaship: vrax: Of course, this answer shows a massive failure at understanding humanity, so I'm sure it's the wrong answer. Right, The Muthaship?

No. You're right. He put half his 'family' in jeopardy by jumping in the river after the rabbit. He could have been killed (probably as the rabbit swam to shore) and left them both to fend for themselves! How selfish of him.

Actually, if his life is now worth the same or less to him than that of a rabbit, he might as well jump off every bridge he sees.

/It's a f*cking rabbit!
//if this dude was made of lettuce it would eat him in his sleep!


So, yeah, "massive failure at understanding humanity" is the answer. If you can't understand saving the bunny, I doubt that you can truly understand why someone would risk their lives for much of anything.
 
2013-01-16 02:16:59 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

How else was he supposed to get down to his drowning rabbit quickly?


The bridge isn't really that high.. I wouldn't really say he was risking his life, people jump off shiat higher than that for fun all the time.
 
2013-01-16 02:17:19 PM

blottoman: I don't know which is worse the jagnut chuckin the rabbit or the music in the video.


Try the 8-bit version.

/used it once for a stupid ytmnd
//by the way, THE BUNNY DIED :(
 
2013-01-16 02:19:25 PM
files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2013-01-16 02:22:54 PM
I am not normally for custodial sentences for trivial matters like throwing a rabbit off a bridge. I would never commit cruelty to animals in this way, but I believe too high a premium is put on non-sentient beings and that a big fine would be sufficient punishment.

That said, in this case, at least according to the facts as presented in the article, this 18-year-old delinquent stole the property of a homeless man, a thoroughly despicable act, and more so because this property was a living animal that the homeless man has adopted a huge attachment to (enough of one to jump off a bridge to rescue it.) To do something like that to a vulnerable person for a quick laugh is despicable. In view of these circumstances, a four-month jail sentences is entirely appropriate and I commend the magistrate for it.
 
2013-01-16 02:24:12 PM

simon_bar_sinister: 4 months is the wrong punishment. A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy". And make sure everyone knows about until age 30. You know the drill - local PD, employers, neighbors etc.


This. Being around regular criminals in a regular jail/prison is just going to broaden the young sociopath's horizons. He needs help for his mental illness and a note in his criminal records that show that he could develop into a full-blown sociopath. That way, the local police can keep an eye on him.
 
2013-01-16 02:26:15 PM

Parthenogenetic: //by the way, THE BUNNY DIED :(


Ah, never mind. I see now that he resuscitated it.

"I wasn't going to leave him there," John said. "I had to get him, I had to jump in to get him. Barney died in my arms but I got him under the bridge and gave him the kiss of life."

Room must have gotten dusty when I read the bunny died.
 
2013-01-16 02:27:23 PM

skinink: Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and rub him and caress him and...


Lemmy!
 
2013-01-16 02:28:26 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


Do you have any pets? Do you mind if I throw them off a bridge? After all, they're just animals, no?
 
2013-01-16 02:29:51 PM

Vodka Zombie: Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

That would be justice.


THIS.

/goddammit why am I at work right now
//I need to hug my bunny ASAP

Electromax: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

True, but he's been homeless since he was 14. If you have one possession in the world, particularly a living breathing one, you probably cling to it pretty tight. It could be the only thing keeping him going. Or maybe you aren't as concerned about being hurt or killed when the only thing you have to lose is being lost right in front of you. Dunno, but I think it would be difficult for any farker to put themselves in the mind of a decades-long homeless person in terms of value placed on things unless they've been there.


Well said.

So happy the bunny made it.
 
2013-01-16 02:31:50 PM

simon_bar_sinister: libranoelrose: This thread is proof that the ignore deature is one of the best things Fark has going for it. Stop quoting trolls.

Why would ignore anyone? Everyone has a contribution to the discussion, even trolls. You do too, occasionaly.


The only people I put on ignore are those who only have one opinion and apply it to every topic. They never ADD anything to a discussion, so I don't miss anything by not seeing the same rants posted time and time again.

For instance, there is one farker who consistently posts, "Atheism is a religion." I don't even have to name the farker, but everyone who's ever read a thread on religion or atheism or general morality probably knows who I'm talking about based on just those four words.
 
2013-01-16 02:34:48 PM
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www.thatcutesite.com

That's better.
 
2013-01-16 02:39:12 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: simon_bar_sinister: 4 months is the wrong punishment. A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy". And make sure everyone knows about until age 30. You know the drill - local PD, employers, neighbors etc.

This. Being around regular criminals in a regular jail/prison is just going to broaden the young sociopath's horizons. He needs help for his mental illness and a note in his criminal records that show that he could develop into a full-blown sociopath. That way, the local police can keep an eye on him.


He is a "regular criminal". If he'd stolen a Twinkie from a convenience store (or "done the barest minimum to warrant any kind of jail time"), would we be asking to segregate him out?

Jail is for people who commit (certain types of) crimes. The way you laid it out, every offender who didn't rape or kill would be sent to therapy rather than jail.

// alternatively, this type of "rehabilitative therapy" is exactly what jails/prisons should be doing anyway, so...I agree?
// I'm a seamstress?!
 
2013-01-16 02:39:44 PM
Vodka Zombie
Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

This really is a case where he should have been sentenced to be the guy's butler.
 
2013-01-16 02:45:20 PM
Dude made out with his rabbit?
 
2013-01-16 02:46:24 PM

dudicon: The My Little Pony Killer: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

How else was he supposed to get down to his drowning rabbit quickly?

The bridge isn't really that high.. I wouldn't really say he was risking his life, people jump off shiat higher than that for fun all the time.


It's not so much the height of the bridge, but rather the depth of the water. If he somehow went in headfirst, and there were large rocks 2 feet below the surface, he could well have been risking his life.
 
2013-01-16 02:46:39 PM

mdeesnuts: I'm confused why a homeless person would have a pet. They have a hard enough time taking care of themselves.


People like companionship. Even homeless people.
 
2013-01-16 02:47:48 PM
Next up, two-minutes hate with Gary Kearney.
 
2013-01-16 02:49:46 PM

Felgraf: The Muthaship: But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Why? For risking his life? The rabbit and his dog are likely, to some extent, all he friggen has.


The fact that all he has is a rabbit and a dog are also evidence that he may, in fact, not be the sharpest tool in the shed.
 
2013-01-16 02:54:45 PM
Too bad it wasn't this bunny:
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2013-01-16 02:55:53 PM
selfish, but here it comes: this whole story makes me sad for my country. i don't think it would happen here, that the kid would get in any trouble, or that any notice would be taken. our Puritan-to-evangelical background teaches that animals are nearly nothing- it's a sick idea, but it's endemic. on a side note: five thousand people in Ireland are homeless? seems like a single rich coont could fix that.
 
2013-01-16 02:56:26 PM

simon_bar_sinister: libranoelrose: This thread is proof that the ignore deature is one of the best things Fark has going for it. Stop quoting trolls.

Why would ignore anyone? Everyone has a contribution to the discussion, even trolls. You do too, occasionaly.


Yay!
 
2013-01-16 02:59:15 PM

rainbowbutter: selfish, but here it comes: this whole story makes me sad for my country. i don't think it would happen here, that the kid would get in any trouble, or that any notice would be taken. our Puritan-to-evangelical background teaches that animals are nearly nothing- it's a sick idea, but it's endemic. on a side note: five thousand people in Ireland are homeless? seems like a single rich coont could fix that.


IT'S A FREAKING BUNNY.  And homeless guy who saves his friend.  And punk kids these days.

You really don't think that story would be on every local 6 PM news?

It would.
 
2013-01-16 03:01:05 PM

StingerJ: I've said it before and I'll say it again: to hell with cleanliness, caring for animals is next to godliness.


Awww, that makes me feel good. (And a lot of other animale caretakers, too I bet.)
 
2013-01-16 03:01:13 PM

Dr Dreidel: Mitch Taylor's Bro: simon_bar_sinister: 4 months is the wrong punishment. A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy". And make sure everyone knows about until age 30. You know the drill - local PD, employers, neighbors etc.

This. Being around regular criminals in a regular jail/prison is just going to broaden the young sociopath's horizons. He needs help for his mental illness and a note in his criminal records that show that he could develop into a full-blown sociopath. That way, the local police can keep an eye on him.

He is a "regular criminal". If he'd stolen a Twinkie from a convenience store (or "done the barest minimum to warrant any kind of jail time"), would we be asking to segregate him out?

Jail is for people who commit (certain types of) crimes. The way you laid it out, every offender who didn't rape or kill would be sent to therapy rather than jail.

// alternatively, this type of "rehabilitative therapy" is exactly what jails/prisons should be doing anyway, so...I agree?
// I'm a seamstress?!


I know that correlation is not causation, but there is a correlation between people who commit acts of animal cruelty and sociopaths who move on to committing more serious crimes against humans. That's why I think acts of animal cruelty need to be handled differently.

NY Times article, "The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome."
 
2013-01-16 03:01:39 PM

Jument: Felgraf: The Muthaship: But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Why? For risking his life? The rabbit and his dog are likely, to some extent, all he friggen has.

The fact that all he has is a rabbit and a dog are also evidence that he may, in fact, not be the sharpest tool in the shed.


The above is evidence that you are definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.
 
2013-01-16 03:02:12 PM
Kid was probably listening to "bunnies" by Horse the Band....
 
2013-01-16 03:04:22 PM

vrax: Jument: Felgraf: The Muthaship: But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Why? For risking his life? The rabbit and his dog are likely, to some extent, all he friggen has.

The fact that all he has is a rabbit and a dog are also evidence that he may, in fact, not be the sharpest tool in the shed.

The above is evidence that you are definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.


Quite possibly true but I have someplace warm to sleep tonight.

/for which I am thankful
 
2013-01-16 03:08:50 PM

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That's better.


thank you.


(squeeee)
 
2013-01-16 03:09:07 PM

Dear Jerk: Vodka Zombie
Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

This really is a case where he should have been sentenced to be the guy's butler.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-16 03:11:40 PM
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2013-01-16 03:18:00 PM
Picture of the perpetrator
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2013-01-16 03:22:51 PM
"all the world will be your enemy... be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."
that part makes me cry every time, and now i know that it's because it's about us.
too soon old, too late smart!
but really, could some rich coont just fix this? what is it, the price of a vacay?
 
2013-01-16 03:25:58 PM
SageC: Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it

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I can't beleive that 1st 2 people didn't get what I meant
 
2013-01-16 03:38:46 PM
No pics from bunny suicides here
 
2013-01-16 03:39:37 PM
First thing I thought of:
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2013-01-16 03:39:51 PM

NutWrench: [files.abovetopsecret.com image 410x294]


I can totally see one of my rabbits doing that.
 
2013-01-16 03:54:10 PM

carrion_luggage: [dorkshelf.com image 587x295]

Would like you to put the bunny back.

/it took this long... really?


shiat you're right.
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2013-01-16 03:56:33 PM
In DEC, it was reported that the bunny-throwing miscreant has already been tried: "The court heard that Kearney was brought up in care, has 138 previous convictions and is already in detention at St Patrick's Institution." http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/youth-threw-homeless-mans-r abbit-dublin-sentenced_n_2236642.html

The story has a little lag on it so wanted to reference the time-frame - this happend in JUL 2011. Couldn't find out of the owner, John Byrne had received donations through any particular group, that's what I was looking for.

138 convictions and the kid hasn't had his shiate beaten straight yet?
 
2013-01-16 03:58:58 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Dr Dreidel: Mitch Taylor's Bro: simon_bar_sinister: 4 months is the wrong punishment. A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy". And make sure everyone knows about until age 30. You know the drill - local PD, employers, neighbors etc.

This. Being around regular criminals in a regular jail/prison is just going to broaden the young sociopath's horizons. He needs help for his mental illness and a note in his criminal records that show that he could develop into a full-blown sociopath. That way, the local police can keep an eye on him.

He is a "regular criminal". If he'd stolen a Twinkie from a convenience store (or "done the barest minimum to warrant any kind of jail time"), would we be asking to segregate him out?

Jail is for people who commit (certain types of) crimes. The way you laid it out, every offender who didn't rape or kill would be sent to therapy rather than jail.

// alternatively, this type of "rehabilitative therapy" is exactly what jails/prisons should be doing anyway, so...I agree?
// I'm a seamstress?!

I know that correlation is not causation, but there is a correlation between people who commit acts of animal cruelty and sociopaths who move on to committing more serious crimes against humans. That's why I think acts of animal cruelty need to be handled differently.

NY Times article, "The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome."


Thanks for the link. That was a very good article although at times it was hard to read. I can't believe the things that people do to poor animals.
 
2013-01-16 04:04:04 PM

Millennium: I don't know why, but I'm reminded of the Gygax Rabbit Puzzle.

It goes like this: the party has just beaten the Big Bad Evil Guy. The room beyond him is mostly empty, but the exit door is locked. Magic fails to budge the door, and lockpicks simply break. Next to the door is a small table, and on the table is a small gilt cage. There are two things in the cage. One is a key that looks like it might fit the lock; it is taped to the cage floor. The other is a small white rabbit, which is currently asleep.

The actual solution is simply to open the cage, take out the key, and use it to unlock the door. The point of the puzzle, though, is to sit back and laugh while the party goes through ridiculous contortions not to touch the cage or disturb the rabbit.


Yeah, and goddamm you and all the other clever GMs.
Bullshiat puzzles, wish spells that go horribly wrong because of a pronoun, decks of many things all over the place, camouflaged-slime molds, making sure the most reckless of the party finds the wand of wonder... oops, forgot to look up- surprise cloaker!


/cockatrice
 
2013-01-16 04:07:12 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: I know that correlation is not causation, but there is a correlation between people who commit acts of animal cruelty and sociopaths who move on to committing more serious crimes against humans. That's why I think acts of animal cruelty need to be handled differently.


So? People who steal candy bars as kids are more likely to lead "lives of crime" as they age - does that mean petty theft gets met with therapy only as well? Child molesters have the worst recidivism rate (i.e. are most likely to re-commit the same crime) - do they need extensive corrective therapy, or the death penalty?

I'm all for diverting minor offenders into "not-jail" situations - counseling, weekly PO visits, mandatory rehab - but let's not start breaking it down based on the kind of crime. We can all agree that first offenders are the most likely to benefit from such interventions, and more minor crimes (like petty theft or animal cruelty) are more deserving of such interventions.

Jail shouldn't be a one-way ticket out of the ability to function normally (so, we don't lock up petty thieves with multiple murderers), but we also shouldn't pretend that therapy can help every hardened criminal turn their lives around.

// s-some men, y-you just cain't reach
 
2013-01-16 04:19:38 PM

LL316: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

And he has so much to live for otherwise? I think it's a safe assumption to guess that the rabbit and dog are his family by this point, since he's been on the streets since age 14.


Former homeless here. I had a dog (Rot/mutt mix) that was literally the only thing that helped keep me sane. I got her when she was a pup about 6 months old. She listened when I talked, helped keep me warm on cold nights, gave me warning when someone approached us, was always ready for a head scratch or just to put her head in my lap and hang out and stayed beside me when the "friends" that introduced me to the drugs that started a downward spiral that left me homeless abandoned me.

Would I have jumped in a river to save her? Absolutely! Would I have lost my mind on anyone who hurt her? Without a second thought.

I just hate this guy is still homeless and begging.

/clean for 12 years.
//Sheba is in a grave in my fathers back yard. When I finally got on my feet and stable, her health declined to the point the vet said it would be best to put her down. Her hips and legs were giving out on her and our poor diet for so long didn't help.
///I miss her.
 
2013-01-16 04:25:27 PM

kendelrio: LL316: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

And he has so much to live for otherwise? I think it's a safe assumption to guess that the rabbit and dog are his family by this point, since he's been on the streets since age 14.

Former homeless here. I had a dog (Rot/mutt mix) that was literally the only thing that helped keep me sane. I got her when she was a pup about 6 months old. She listened when I talked, helped keep me warm on cold nights, gave me warning when someone approached us, was always ready for a head scratch or just to put her head in my lap and hang out and stayed beside me when the "friends" that introduced me to the drugs that started a downward spiral that left me homeless abandoned me.

Would I have jumped in a river to save her? Absolutely! Would I have lost my mind on anyone who hurt her? Without a second thought.

I just hate this guy is still homeless and begging.

/clean for 12 years.
//Sheba is in a grave in my fathers back yard. When I finally got on my feet and stable, her health declined to the point the vet said it would be best to put her down. Her hips and legs were giving out on her and our poor diet for so long didn't help.
///I miss her.


Good but sad story Bro. I just wanted to say that I had a great dog named Sheba too.
 
2013-01-16 04:32:57 PM

Cold_Sassy: Thanks for the link. That was a very good article although at times it was hard to read. I can't believe the things that people do to poor animals.


You're welcome. Yes, it's hard to believe people would do bad things to innocent animals...until you realize the things people do to other innocent people. Humans have an incredible capacity for evil...which is only balanced out by our incredible capacity for kindness. At least I hope it balances out somehow.
 
2013-01-16 04:37:07 PM
This punk should have to serve his probation in an orange jumpsuit with "I stole a helpless pet out of his owner's arms and tried to drown it right in front of him" stenciled on the back.

/That would teach him.
 
2013-01-16 04:37:21 PM
Isn't that the song from Watership Down?
 
2013-01-16 04:39:16 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm in a glass case of emotion!


"Milk was a bad idea."
 
2013-01-16 04:40:06 PM

Dr Dreidel: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I know that correlation is not causation, but there is a correlation between people who commit acts of animal cruelty and sociopaths who move on to committing more serious crimes against humans. That's why I think acts of animal cruelty need to be handled differently.

So? People who steal candy bars as kids are more likely to lead "lives of crime" as they age - does that mean petty theft gets met with therapy only as well?


Ahh, I see the disconnect. You seem to have missed this sentence in the post I was responding to: "A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy"." [critical word bolded by yours truly for emphasis.]

This means that the perp would be removed from polite society for longer than his 4-month jail sentence while he received evaluation and counseling about his complete lack of empathy for other living creatures.

// s-some men, y-you just cain't reach

True, but I have hope for you ;-)
 
2013-01-16 04:42:25 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: You seem to have missed this sentence in the post I was responding to: "A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy".


Yes, I did miss that. Point taken.
 
2013-01-16 04:59:30 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: rainbowbutter: selfish, but here it comes: this whole story makes me sad for my country. i don't think it would happen here, that the kid would get in any trouble, or that any notice would be taken. our Puritan-to-evangelical background teaches that animals are nearly nothing- it's a sick idea, but it's endemic. on a side note: five thousand people in Ireland are homeless? seems like a single rich coont could fix that.

IT'S A FREAKING BUNNY.  And homeless guy who saves his friend.  And punk kids these days.

You really don't think that story would be on every local 6 PM news?

It would.


Minus the bunny, but some rich kid did fark with a homeless guy recently and basically had to do community service:http://www.allabouttrh.com/alexia-echevarrias-son-peter-rosel lo-avoids -jail-time-in-battery-case/
 
2013-01-16 04:59:31 PM

Dr Dreidel: Mitch Taylor's Bro: I know that correlation is not causation, but there is a correlation between people who commit acts of animal cruelty and sociopaths who move on to committing more serious crimes against humans. That's why I think acts of animal cruelty need to be handled differently.

So? People who steal candy bars as kids are more likely to lead "lives of crime" as they age - does that mean petty theft gets met with therapy only as well? Child molesters have the worst recidivism rate (i.e. are most likely to re-commit the same crime) - do they need extensive corrective therapy, or the death penalty?

I'm all for diverting minor offenders into "not-jail" situations - counseling, weekly PO visits, mandatory rehab - but let's not start breaking it down based on the kind of crime. We can all agree that first offenders are the most likely to benefit from such interventions, and more minor crimes (like petty theft or animal cruelty) are more deserving of such interventions.

Jail shouldn't be a one-way ticket out of the ability to function normally (so, we don't lock up petty thieves with multiple murderers), but we also shouldn't pretend that therapy can help every hardened criminal turn their lives around.

// s-some men, y-you just cain't reach


Child molesters are like homosexuals in that they are wired differently in the head but in a bad way.
 
2013-01-16 05:00:20 PM

Vodka Zombie: Take everything that punk owns or calls his own and give it to the homeless guy and his bunny.

That would be justice.


I thought maybe sewing him into a bag of rats and tossing him into the river would be justice. However, I have a higher regard for the rats than for him, so maybe he'd have to be sewn into the bag by himself.
 
2013-01-16 05:04:37 PM

Dr Dreidel: Mitch Taylor's Bro: You seem to have missed this sentence in the post I was responding to: "A year of inpatient psych with lots of "therapy".

Yes, I did miss that. Point taken.


Hope: Validated! [internetfistbump.jpg] :-)
 
2013-01-16 05:14:17 PM

Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it


So far.
 
2013-01-16 05:19:21 PM
Well, can't say I lurved the music, but I can say I am happy the bunny made it. Yes, they can be destructive little Lagomorphs, but they are damn cute flower destoyers! And for this kid to just walk uo, grab the bunny and toss it? WTF? Too bad someone didn't woopass him on the spot!
 
2013-01-16 05:30:24 PM

deanis: Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.


It's a widely held misconception that rabbits scream. It's actually air escaping from under their shells when they go in the boiling water.
 
2013-01-16 05:31:29 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: There's only 5000 homeless people in the entire country of Ireland? I'll bet there's more homeless people than that in Las Vegas.


There are only about 10,000 people in the Ireland these days, homeless or not. The rest scarpered when their economy tanked.
 
2013-01-16 05:34:46 PM

netcentric: But to me, the real pisser is that he farked with a homeless person (who may or may not have all his faculties).


I agree. The cruelty to the rabbit was incidental, and in any case no worse than hunters, farmers and foxes do to rabbits by the thousand every day. The truly disturbing thing is the deliberate cruelty to a vulnerable person. That's what should have got this little bastard a serious sentence. Five years of working evenings and weekends at a shelter for the homeless, starting with toilet cleaning, would be a start.
 
2013-01-16 05:36:51 PM

tigerose: Well, can't say I lurved the music, but I can say I am happy the bunny made it. Yes, they can be destructive little Lagomorphs, but they are damn cute flower destoyers! And for this kid to just walk uo, grab the bunny and toss it? WTF? Too bad someone didn't woopass him on the spot!


Yeah, anybody who would think that's entertaining really should be recycled.
 
2013-01-16 05:40:49 PM

sandi_fish: kendelrio: LL316: The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.

And he has so much to live for otherwise? I think it's a safe assumption to guess that the rabbit and dog are his family by this point, since he's been on the streets since age 14.

Former homeless here. I had a dog (Rot/mutt mix) that was literally the only thing that helped keep me sane. I got her when she was a pup about 6 months old. She listened when I talked, helped keep me warm on cold nights, gave me warning when someone approached us, was always ready for a head scratch or just to put her head in my lap and hang out and stayed beside me when the "friends" that introduced me to the drugs that started a downward spiral that left me homeless abandoned me.

Would I have jumped in a river to save her? Absolutely! Would I have lost my mind on anyone who hurt her? Without a second thought.

I just hate this guy is still homeless and begging.

/clean for 12 years.
//Sheba is in a grave in my fathers back yard. When I finally got on my feet and stable, her health declined to the point the vet said it would be best to put her down. Her hips and legs were giving out on her and our poor diet for so long didn't help.
///I miss her.

Good but sad story Bro. I just wanted to say that I had a great dog named Sheba too.


Come back, Little Sheba
 
2013-01-16 05:56:45 PM

orbister: Sin_City_Superhero: There's only 5000 homeless people in the entire country of Ireland? I'll bet there's more homeless people than that in Las Vegas.

There are only about 10,000 people in the Ireland these days, homeless or not. The rest scarpered when their economy tanked.


According to the Wiki:

As of April 2011 the population of Ireland stands at 4,581,269.

If there are 5000 homeless, that equates to less than one tenth of one percent of the poulation.
 
2013-01-16 05:59:45 PM

orbister: netcentric: But to me, the real pisser is that he farked with a homeless person (who may or may not have all his faculties).

I agree. The cruelty to the rabbit was incidental, and in any case no worse than hunters, farmers and foxes do to rabbits by the thousand every day. The truly disturbing thing is the deliberate cruelty to a vulnerable person. That's what should have got this little bastard a serious sentence. Five years of working evenings and weekends at a shelter for the homeless, starting with toilet cleaning, would be a start.


Your ideas are intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Honestly, I'm fine with rabbits being raised as meat - hell, they're the best animal you can raise on a sustainable farm (my bunny litter goes straight in the compost because it's awesome, and she dines happily on herb and veggie garden scraps during the growing season too).

But there's a difference between raising livestock or hunting (humanely in either case, mind you) and a pet.  My bunny isn't wild - she knows me and the SO, she's trusting fairly quickly with anyone we introduce her to (has to check them out first, being a prey animal and all)... and it's because she's our pet, dammit, and gets huge amounts of love and attention.  Destroying that, especially from someone who doesn't have much of anything else in this world and who has probably poured more love and attention into that bunny than I could possibly imagine... goddamn.

dingo.care2.com

The silver lining to this story, other than the bunny making it, is that I learned rabbits can swim.
 
2013-01-16 06:05:07 PM

deanis: Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.


Yes, my cat got a hold of one and snuck it inside - it was the most blood-curdling thing I ever heard.
 
2013-01-16 06:21:48 PM

The Muthaship: LL316: The Muthaship: That's a great story, and I'm glad the asshole is going to jail.

But, that homeless dude is a f*cking moron.

Ok, I'll bite...why is he a moron?

He jumped off a bridge to save a rabbit. I understand he really liked the rabbit, but he could have been seriously hurt or killed.


You don't understand what having nothing else means, do you?
 
2013-01-16 06:27:14 PM
Smeggy Smurf: no clever name here just move along: gshepnyc: Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it

You're just an asshole, aren't you?

It's just a wee little bunny.......

I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?


I see someone else got it
 
2013-01-16 06:35:47 PM

Stinkyy: deanis: Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.

Yes, my cat got a hold of one and snuck it inside - it was the most blood-curdling thing I ever heard.


Thirded.
 
2013-01-16 06:47:00 PM

Smeggy Smurf: no clever name here just move along: gshepnyc: Oldiron_79: Its just a rabbit isnt it

You're just an asshole, aren't you?

It's just a wee little bunny.......

I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?


Sire, there *is* the Holy Homeless Guy of Antioch.
 
2013-01-16 06:58:35 PM
'amnt sure laddy is a cecalphobe, the worst lot!

/may the rabbit rise with you
 
2013-01-16 06:59:38 PM

12monkeys: Stinkyy: deanis: Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.

Yes, my cat got a hold of one and snuck it inside - it was the most blood-curdling thing I ever heard.

Thirded.




Oh yeah, bunny screams..nasty! Have always had indoor outdoor cats as kid..did alot of mortuary detail...
 
2013-01-16 07:10:05 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: orbister: netcentric: But to me, the real pisser is that he farked with a homeless person (who may or may not have all his faculties).

I agree. The cruelty to the rabbit was incidental, and in any case no worse than hunters, farmers and foxes do to rabbits by the thousand every day. The truly disturbing thing is the deliberate cruelty to a vulnerable person. That's what should have got this little bastard a serious sentence. Five years of working evenings and weekends at a shelter for the homeless, starting with toilet cleaning, would be a start.

Your ideas are intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Honestly, I'm fine with rabbits being raised as meat - hell, they're the best animal you can raise on a sustainable farm (my bunny litter goes straight in the compost because it's awesome, and she dines happily on herb and veggie garden scraps during the growing season too).

But there's a difference between raising livestock or hunting (humanely in either case, mind you) and a pet.  My bunny isn't wild - she knows me and the SO, she's trusting fairly quickly with anyone we introduce her to (has to check them out first, being a prey animal and all)... and it's because she's our pet, dammit, and gets huge amounts of love and attention.  Destroying that, especially from someone who doesn't have much of anything else in this world and who has probably poured more love and attention into that bunny than I could possibly imagine... goddamn.

[dingo.care2.com image 600x450]

The silver lining to this story, other than the bunny making it, is that I learned rabbits can swim.


Sure, aside from that whole drowning thing. Dude had to restart it.
 
2013-01-16 07:15:41 PM

Mark Ratner: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x391]


My ex wife bought a doberman from this girl. She had signs everywhere that said "Bunnies for pets or food".

/Yay Flint!
//Going home this weekend for a short visit from FL
///Yes, Big John's and Starlite visits are planned
////Michael Moore is a giant farking icehole
 
2013-01-16 07:17:09 PM
This thread made me lonesome for the pet bunny I had as a kid, whom my uncreative brother named 'Thumper.' He lived to be eight and had a little side job as the most complete and thorough sensitive-document destroyer ever. (He used to shred, shred some more, then move it to the corner litterbox and crap on it. No ID thief or corporate spy would've touched a thing after Thumper had it.) Anyone who says rabbits don't make good pets hasn't had one like Thumper. He was friends with my then-kitten and perfectly litterbox trained outside his cage.

And if some effing chav had thrown him off a bridge, my brother would have jumped in to save him while our little sister held the chav and I punched him stupid. Good on the homeless fellow, and I hope some pro-animal business sees the value of an employee willing to do so much for our furry friends. If I'd a pet shop, I'd hire him.
 
2013-01-16 07:35:01 PM
In a civilized society we do not do that. Never. At all, period. I have some homeless and/or desperate living in my neighborhood, some with pets, and I would never, ever, ever dream of doing that. Ever. Usually an animal is all that a person has to cling to having lost everything else. I've seen many transient/homeless beg food for their cat/dog/whatever first and then food for themselves. But I live in Colorado and we're somewhat animal sensitive around here. Kid that did that should be penalized far worse. Is this the first time he's done such a horrible thing or only the first time he's been caught?
 
2013-01-16 08:05:25 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: This thread made me lonesome for the pet bunny I had as a kid, whom my uncreative brother named 'Thumper.' He lived to be eight and had a little side job as the most complete and thorough sensitive-document destroyer ever. (He used to shred, shred some more, then move it to the corner litterbox and crap on it. No ID thief or corporate spy would've touched a thing after Thumper had it.) Anyone who says rabbits don't make good pets hasn't had one like Thumper. He was friends with my then-kitten and perfectly litterbox trained outside his cage.

And if some effing chav had thrown him off a bridge, my brother would have jumped in to save him while our little sister held the chav and I punched him stupid. Good on the homeless fellow, and I hope some pro-animal business sees the value of an employee willing to do so much for our furry friends. If I'd a pet shop, I'd hire him.


Update: I hugged my bunny.  And now she's hopping.  Mine has a three cage setup (fancy fancy) and only uses the cage with litter in it to do her thing.  She's lived with four different cats at one time or another and never had any issue with 'em.  Actually, the cats were the ones who would jump and run if she hopped toward them without a care in the world.  They really did not get her, but she didn't care.  And now it's just her in the house as far as animals go and she gets alll the attention.

specialkae: In a civilized society we do not do that. Never. At all, period. I have some homeless and/or desperate living in my neighborhood, some with pets, and I would never, ever, ever dream of doing that. Ever. Usually an animal is all that a person has to cling to having lost everything else. I've seen many transient/homeless beg food for their cat/dog/whatever first and then food for themselves. But I live in Colorado and we're somewhat animal sensitive around here. Kid that did that should be penalized far worse. Is this the first time he's done such a horrible thing or only the first time he's been caught?


I knew a homeless guy who had a pet dog and slept outside since he couldn't take the dog with him to the shelter.  And yes, the dog was better fed than he was.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-16 08:07:40 PM

skinink: Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and rub him and caress him and...


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

/really? nobody else?
 
2013-01-16 08:08:06 PM
I love that story
i76.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-16 08:15:20 PM

tigerose: 12monkeys: Stinkyy: deanis: Ever heard a rabbit scream?? Most turrible thing ever.

Yes, my cat got a hold of one and snuck it inside - it was the most blood-curdling thing I ever heard.

Thirded.



Oh yeah, bunny screams..nasty! Have always had indoor outdoor cats as kid..did alot of mortuary detail...


"Can you run? I think not. I think not."

Have the leverets stopped screaming?
 
2013-01-16 08:22:05 PM
I've always wondered if I would ever get a chance to use this image.

I hope that this young man's dreams are forever haunted by... DEMON BUNNY
i385.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-16 08:29:28 PM
shart tv
 
2013-01-16 08:47:22 PM
I've spent a professional career dealing with murderers, drug dealers, and violent felons of all types.

All of the aforementioned people would beat the tar out of this guy for what he has done.
 
2013-01-16 08:53:03 PM

Melvin Lovecraft: Mark Ratner: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x391]

My ex wife bought a doberman from this girl. She had signs everywhere that said "Bunnies for pets or food".

/Yay Flint!
//Going home this weekend for a short visit from FL
///Yes, Big John's and Starlite visits are planned
////Michael Moore is a giant farking icehole


Yeah, I remember that sign from the movie. Farked up, indeed.

So, how is Flint these days? Roger and Me is like 25 years old..has the city somewhat recovered?
 
2013-01-16 09:13:00 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto

The silver lining to this story, other than the bunny making it, is that I learned rabbits can swim.

Only in America.

cdn2-b.examiner.com

imgs.xkcd.com

// Rightpondian rabbits, as has been demonstrated above, are cave-dwellers.
 
2013-01-16 09:47:10 PM
"I wasn't going to leave him there," John said. "I had to get him, I had to jump in to get him. Barney died in my arms but I got him under the bridge and gave him the kiss of life."

Barney could have died that day.


Anyone else confused? What happened to the rabbit?
 
2013-01-16 09:54:39 PM
 
2013-01-16 10:17:35 PM

Onkel Buck: I love that story
[i76.photobucket.com image 370x550]


that story gives me a bad case of the sads.

lived quite some time in salinas/watsonville
 
2013-01-16 11:22:37 PM
My train home this evening was very dusty... I have so much more than this poor guy and yet I know exactly what made him do what he did. Much love homeless brother, I hope your family are still with you.
 
2013-01-17 12:03:20 AM

Stinkyy: In DEC, it was reported that the bunny-throwing miscreant has already been tried: "The court heard that Kearney was brought up in care, has 138 previous convictions and is already in detention at St Patrick's Institution." http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/youth-threw-homeless-mans-r abbit-dublin-sentenced_n_2236642.html

The story has a little lag on it so wanted to reference the time-frame - this happend in JUL 2011. Couldn't find out of the owner, John Byrne had received donations through any particular group, that's what I was looking for.

138 convictions and the kid hasn't had his shiate beaten straight yet?


138 convictions at the age of 18. Yeah this kid is never going to be of value to society.

"Brought up in care" means his parents were so bad (or he was so bad) that he was taken away by the state, and brought up in a group home. He was probably doomed to be a waste of skin from the moment of conception.

I don't believe in the death sentence but sometimes I do wish for vigilante justice. Put a bullet in him before he rapes and kills or kills and rapes some old granny.
 
2013-01-17 01:22:58 AM
The thing that impressed me is that, upon looking closely at the picture, it is obvious that rabbit wasn't from a pet store. That's a genuine wild rabbit that this guy has somehow managed to tame. No easy feat, I might add.
 
2013-01-17 02:19:01 AM

JungleBoogie: The sociopath to normal ratio in society is like 1-in-40 to 1-in-50.

How do I know this? A college student did an experiment which involved turtles crossing roads. Turns out 1-in-40 to 1-in-50 drivers would intentionally swerve to crush the turtle.


For reals? Sheeyit...

[idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg]

Forget the assault weapons ban. Full-auto weapons and nuclear warheads for everyone! Time to reboot the planet and hope the next bunch of semi-intelligent apes evolves differently and forms a more civilized society.
 
2013-01-17 02:33:58 AM

if_i_really_have_to: Stinkyy: In DEC, it was reported that the bunny-throwing miscreant has already been tried: "The court heard that Kearney was brought up in care, has 138 previous convictions and is already in detention at St Patrick's Institution." http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/youth-threw-homeless-mans-r abbit-dublin-sentenced_n_2236642.html

The story has a little lag on it so wanted to reference the time-frame - this happend in JUL 2011. Couldn't find out of the owner, John Byrne had received donations through any particular group, that's what I was looking for.

138 convictions and the kid hasn't had his shiate beaten straight yet?

138 convictions at the age of 18. Yeah this kid is never going to be of value to society.

"Brought up in care" means his parents were so bad (or he was so bad) that he was taken away by the state, and brought up in a group home. He was probably doomed to be a waste of skin from the moment of conception.

I don't believe in the death sentence but sometimes I do wish for vigilante justice. Put a bullet in him before he rapes and kills or kills and rapes some old granny.


Now I feel bad for the kid who did it. I wasn't expecting that. That kid never had a chance. Throwing the bunny off the bridge was a cry for help.

I'm glad the bunny and his human are safe. They're a family; that's a bond that goes beyond property. All three persons -- bunny, homeless, and kid -- need care.
 
2013-01-17 10:42:00 AM
img90.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-17 10:51:42 AM
That story is almost perfect, except the part where the evil little shiat of a teenager didn't get brutally murdered in broad daylight. That would have made it better.
 
2013-01-17 11:24:31 AM

Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.


You may be having a stroke...please take a look in the mirror.
 
2013-01-17 11:45:58 AM
codenamewizard

Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.

You may be having a stroke...please take a look in the mirror.


He seems to be completely unreceptive.
The tests I gave him showed no sense at all.
 
2013-01-17 01:41:34 PM

rainbowbutter: selfish, but here it comes: this whole story makes me sad for my country. i don't think it would happen here, that the kid would get in any trouble, or that any notice would be taken. our Puritan-to-evangelical background teaches that animals are nearly nothing- it's a sick idea, but it's endemic. on a side note: five thousand people in Ireland are homeless? seems like a single rich coont could fix that.


gorby80.com

/ OTOH, maybe he's done a lot for Ireland, and I just haven't heard about it....
 
2013-01-18 08:37:24 AM

codenamewizard: Katolu: Just five minutes, worm your honor: him, me, alone.

You may be having a stroke...please take a look in the mirror.


Well, this is perplexing. It's just a Pink Floyd thingy.
 
2013-01-18 11:51:25 AM
if_i_really_have_to: Stinkyy: In DEC, it was reported that the bunny-throwing miscreant has already been tried: "The court heard that Kearney was brought up in care, has 138 previous convictions and is already in detention at St Patrick's Institution." http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/04/youth-threw-homeless-mans-r abbit-dublin-sentenced_n_2236642.html

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Now I feel bad for the kid who did it. I wasn't expecting that. That kid never had a chance. Throwing the bunny off the bridge was a cry for help.


At some point, it stops being someone else's fault.
 
2013-01-18 10:27:20 PM

Katolu: Well, this is perplexing. It's just a Pink Floyd thingy.


But has he truly gone fishing, or is he merely over the rainbow ?
 
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