would you make your child kill their pet as punishment

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  1. bonny2010 profile image67
    bonny2010posted 8 years ago

    Saw on the news some mother made her son kill his hamster with a hammer as punishment for poor grades.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did his grades improve? big_smile

      1. kirstenblog profile image75
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't care how old this post is, I just read it and Mark, you have warped my fragile little mind! 
        http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/10404/screwy.gif

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sic. who are these sic people.

      being a teacher, I've taught kids from both sides of the fence, the best and the worst. one thing they have in common, their parents want their children to succeed in school. it is sad with both extremes pressuring their children.

    3. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      omg what a sick twisted f****ing idiot. is that woman in prison? i hope so, err...! yikes

    4. Teddletonmr profile image72
      Teddletonmrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What mother in her right mind would instruct her child or any other for that matter to Kill anything much less the Kid's pet?
      I ask, where did the mother learn or get this idea from?

    5. SandyMcCollum profile image78
      SandyMcCollumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      omgosh that's just awful!!! She should be hit with a hammer....

    6. Ohma profile image73
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This women is seriously un-stable my heart aches for this poor child. I hope she is charged with child endangerment, mental cruelty, animal cruelty, and anything else they can find to throw at her. My God what a horrid thing to do!

    7. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Anyone forcing a child to kill an animal, especially their own pet, because they did something wrong is completely out of line, cruel and a pathetic attempt at being parents.

      That's completely absurd. smile

    8. vox vocis profile image81
      vox vocisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A mother one could only wish for...

    9. Chrysoprasus profile image55
      Chrysoprasusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WHAT??!! That is completely cruel. I don't the hamster is somekinda destruction to his child. Poor innocent hamster...

    10. Lucky Cats profile image77
      Lucky Catsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This says not to post because the topic is over 2 months old....WHAT!!!!! This is a sick situation which needs all the attention we can give it.  Of course a parent should NOT instruct an impressionable child to kill his/her pet...or any animal!  The parent who does this should be jailed FOR LIFE!  How insane are humans? have we all gone MAD!!!?

    11. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you know something. some people should NOT ever had kids.  Ever.

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
        Just Ask Susanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree with you Steven. Just think what this would do to the child's mind....having their parent make them kill a pet!  Too warped!

      2. Tammy L profile image77
        Tammy Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you, Steven.   Stupid people shouldn't breed...it's bad enough for a child to see his or her beloved pet get hit by a car but to have Mommy Dearest force him or her to kill an animal (who had nothing to do with the offense in question) is just absolutely insane.

  2. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    That will make the child turn into a criminal with psychological problems, the child will enjoy seeing loved ones die in pain.

    1. NewYorker profile image60
      NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, that's not really what it would do.

      The kid might get a kick out of killing small creatures, start moving on to bigger animals; dogs, cats and etc., and eventually the child would end up with killing it's first human being. The child (most likely an adult now) would probably get a huge kick out of killing someone so big and complex, and ladies and gentlemen, we have the birth of a serial killer. Classic, textbook example.

      OR

      The kid starts seeing his mom as a threat and will eventually hate her.

      1. bonny2010 profile image67
        bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        the mother went to jail or so I heard reckon she will get her come upperance in there - don't think she will geet the kid back, but who knows

        1. NewYorker profile image60
          NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          She's probably not getting her child back; it has very traumatizing effect on children to have to kill their own animal, since children always form special bonds with their animals, they become 'friends', and the mother obviously had some psychological problems. I hope for this child's well being that she won't get him back.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Yes if my name was Krugger smile Freddie Krugger smile

    1. bonny2010 profile image67
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Irish go eat your Leprechaun hamburger- i hated that movie gave this old geezer nightmares.

  4. profile image0
    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    It reminds me of the Elizabeth Smart case.  Evidently, the woman who co-kidnapped her was very mentally ill.  Her children were often deprived of food, etc...  One night one of the daughters came home and was pleasantly surprised to smell something wonderful cooking.  She asked her mother what was for dinner, to which her mom replied:  "Chicken."  The children all sat down to eat and noticed their parents just scooting around their chicken on the plates, not eating it and focusing solely on the salad.  The next morning the daughter went to get her rabbit from its cage... No rabbit.  Bloody Hell.

    1. bonny2010 profile image67
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      back in the sixties a mother apparantly served her her baby up as a baked dinner to her husband - she was quickly certified.

      1. mythbuster profile image80
        mythbusterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Got more details on this?

  5. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    This entire thred is horrifying. sad

    1. bonny2010 profile image67
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i agree sorry  but the bottom line is - too many mothers with problems slip through the net and the victim is always the child

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        and what about the hamster ? He's dead !! mad

        1. NewYorker profile image60
          NewYorkerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, let's worry about the hamster, not the child who will never trust an adult human being again.

          1. bonny2010 profile image67
            bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            maybe, just maybe, sometime in the distant future and with the right counselling he will overcome these obstacles

  6. AnythingArtzy profile image84
    AnythingArtzyposted 8 years ago

    we surely live in a sick world.

    1. bonny2010 profile image67
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope its just not a perfect world

  7. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    That mother is no mother and should not be allowed to raise kids.

  8. profile image0
    sophsposted 8 years ago

    That's just digusting, she's clearly sick in the head. What person in their right mind would make a child do this, for any reason, let alone just because he got bad grades. There are too many people of this sort it the world, it saddens me :-(

  9. janiek13 profile image80
    janiek13posted 8 years ago

    God, no! Who does that? what a psychopath!

  10. Chloe Comfort profile image57
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely NOT yikes

    Might make him clean out the poopy cage each day though smile

  11. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Definitely there are some sick people around hmm

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    scary

  13. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely NOT! That is completely insane and would scar a child for life. His/Her mom was evil and did not have any feelings for life itself!

  14. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Oh yes, let's teach children early that other lives can be extinguished at our whim because of our own problems. Better yet, let's teach them that killing is easy and could even be satisfying...this sounds like a wonderful idea...

    Yikes...and people wonder why so many children have violence issues and crime rates continue to rise. The hamster had a quick death, will everyone the kid kills in his life get one too?

    1. NateSean profile image73
      NateSeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Blows the whole video game argument clear out of the water doesn't it?

      1. wychic profile image86
        wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah...I've got to say, I really don't buy into this whole "video games are making kids violent" thing except inasmuch as kids are disconnecting from reality as a whole, and video games can be one of the avenues for that if their parents aren't doing their job in making sure it stays balanced with the rest of life. However, I can definitely support the "mommy made me smash my hamster's head and made me violent" argument because that's not a reality disconnect...that's a parent bringing the violence into reality, and not only allowing it, but endorsing and requiring it.

  15. weblog profile image55
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Huh?

  16. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    And, she's in jail from it. It happened in GA. It was crazy.

  17. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    This is absolutely right up there at the top of the list of some of the sickest things I have ever heard.

    I guess in some ways we shouldnt be surprised with everything that goes on in society.

    My wife and I stopped watching the news for reasons just like this.  It seems that you never see a feel good story.

    All I can say is I hope they take great care in helping the child to understand this wasnt his or her fault. 

    Without the proper care this child is headed for disaster.  Having to kill their pet and now no mother.

    Yep focus and lots of it needs to be on the child right now and not down the road when its too late.

  18. TheCreditTruth profile image54
    TheCreditTruthposted 8 years ago

    I don't see anyway that isn't child abuse.

  19. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    This is horrific! That poor child.

  20. libby101a profile image61
    libby101aposted 7 years ago

    This is an act of abuse by this Mother! First this child is going to have serious psychological issues! Teaching your child to inflict pain on a poor defenseless animal because of your own faults is going to instill pain and torture into this child's psyche.

    I hope this child was taken from this home and placed with someone who actually cares about him or her. And I hope the child gets proper psychological help!

  21. mrfluffy profile image60
    mrfluffyposted 7 years ago

    Some people really need an attitude adjustment, i have heard some awful things in my time but that parent gets the biscuit.

  22. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    it gets worse

    hamster was just the nickname of the father.

  23. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    The sad state of human values.. I wonder where we are going..sad

    1. radenscott24 profile image52
      radenscott24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the mother should be stoned to death for making they child do such things... That is just awful.... I think Dss should step in of things like that instead of taking good kids from good parents like they do here....

  24. Maria Cecilia profile image72
    Maria Ceciliaposted 7 years ago

    No I think that's barbaric

  25. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Some people should not breed!

    1. Greek One profile image74
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i haven't heard that since my night club days

      1. profile image0
        klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You obviously didn't listen! lol

        1. Greek One profile image74
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I heard what they said.. I just kept 'plugging' along...

          law of averages

  26. Hotplate profile image60
    Hotplateposted 7 years ago

    Not that it makes this horrible thing any better, but how did she make him kill it?

    1. sabrinaaq profile image57
      sabrinaaqposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it says with a hammer....that is terrible though what an evil mother!!!

      1. Hotplate profile image60
        Hotplateposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So who gets to hit HER with a hammer now?

        1. Castlepaloma profile image76
          Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That is the sickest pet thing I’ve ever heard since they were going to serve up and dine on dogs for the athlete at the Soul Olympic,

          But, did it improve her grades (just Kidding)

          1. Diane Inside profile image76
            Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Sounds like the makings of a serial killer to me.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image76
              Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              At what level of an animal’s intelligence and emotions can we eat them or have them as pets, when buying at a meat market?

              I saw hamsters cooked on a stick in many downtown centre parks in many towns in South America. I saw the movie Babe, No farm animal had gotten harmed in the making of this movie, but they ate 3 of them,

              Personally prefer very low amounts of meat eating.

  27. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    What a sick, twisted can't-write-it-or-will-get-banned-for-life!
    This woman is need of some serious medication. At least.
    I have qualms in assuming that this took place somewhere in the US.
    mad
    This is why I prefer the company of my animals over that of most people.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I already said it was sick and the person in medication is not this forum, it was on the news.

      I do not support torture, capital punishment and find no reason for killing man or animal unless suffering is too long and great; I said I was kidding and sometime humor or even sometime sick humor releases pressure off of people who become too serious and making things worst.

      Lighten up!

      I even wish to get off eating meat all together. Yet...

      Have you ever heard the cries of the screaming lettuce?

  28. kids-toy-box profile image78
    kids-toy-boxposted 7 years ago

    Thats just disgusting..killing a hamster won't improve grades...perhaps she should spend the time being a better parent.Responsiilty goes before reward...if the kid was taught this he would act it out.

  29. Jo Deslaurier profile image69
    Jo Deslaurierposted 7 years ago

    That mother should be prosecuted for animal abuse or put in a mental institution. The child should be placed with relatives and given counseling. That is a seriously twisted story.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Some of these comment is out of context, half of them I could allow my conscious say to another human being, even concerning this situation

      She should be hit with a hammer....
      Charged with child endangerment, mental cruelty, animal cruelty, and anything else they can find to throw at
      Should be jailed FOR LIFE!  How insane are humans?
      Some people should NOT ever had kids
      Make the child turn into a criminal
      We have the birth of a serial killer.
      Yes if my name was Krugger  Freddie Krugger 
      That mother is no mother and should not be allowed to raise kids.
      God, no! Who does that? What a psychopath!
      That is completely insane. His/Her mom was evil and did not have any feelings for life itself!
      Let's teach them that killing is easy and could even be satisfying
      Blows the whole video game argument clear out of the water doesn't it?
      Having to kill their pet and now no mother.
      The sad state of human values... I wonder where we are going...
      I think the mother should be stoned to death for making they child do such things...
      Some people should not breed!
      So who gets to hit HER with a hammer now?
      This woman is need of some serious medication.
      That mother should be prosecuted for animal abuse or put in a mental institution. The child should be placed with relatives and given counseling.

      These priorities may be considered out of whack to the below priorities comments

      I do not support torture; capital punishment and find FOR no reason in killing man or animal except for food or maybe the kindness of Euthanasia can be given to our fellow man as we do for our pet.

      Imagine if the same passion was direct to this mother killing a hamster as it to the 900,000 Iraqi (Iraqi claim) death fought on their soil. No Iraqi has been proven to kill one American on American soil. I believe there would be no Iraq war and much greater health to our natural environment. Not harming anyone or creature is godlike in my eyes,  it’s really only the behavior that counts not so much the words.

      1. profile image44
        Vanarambaionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Let's keep this on topic.  It's about a mother ordering her son to smash a hamster with a hammer, not about throwing out absurd numbers in an unrelated war.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image76
          Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Van

          It was one post related by priority of all living animals.

          Absurd numbers,

          I dare you to say that to Iraqi children, Mothers and their families, where pets would be an extreme luxury.

  30. profile image50
    sunny5555posted 7 years ago

    Before you know it she might order him to cut people's fingers, toes, maybe cut the dogs head off. Make any child or my own kill an animal for punishment? HELL NO

  31. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    I suppose it could have been worse. The child's pet could have been a horse.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess a hamster does not have the same effect as a horse dose between your legs.

  32. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    NO, SHUT THIS THREAD DOWN.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      please do, it makes me sick

  33. Jaynie2000 profile image91
    Jaynie2000posted 7 years ago

    WTF? This is disturbing stuff. The mom in this case is horrendously abusive and sounds like a budding serial killer or something. If nothing else, she's going to be raising one. What kind of sick twist even thinks about such a thing, let alone does it? What a freak! She should have her kids taken away and be forced into a treatment program.

  34. mythbuster profile image80
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    I would hope that the mother and son both receive come quality counselling to overcome whatever has been happening in their lives.

  35. Eternal Evolution profile image73
    Eternal Evolutionposted 7 years ago

    OMG that is crule and not just to the animal but also to the child. This is horrible!

  36. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I thought we had shut this stupid thing down...smile

    1. mega1 profile image76
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      exactly!  who keeps bringing this stupid thread back?  it is soooooo offensive!!!

 
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