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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 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.
 
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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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