Two Teen Girls Arrested After Posting Video of Themselves Torturing Tortoise

Two teenage girls from Florida have been arrested for allegedly torturing and killing a rare tortoise -- while capturing the act on video and posting it to Facebook.

Jennifer Emoke Green, 18, and her 15-year-old accomplice reportedly filmed themselves setting fire to a gopher tortoise and then crushing it to death. Their disgusting actions and words while committing this terrible act are, thankfully, being taken very seriously.

Someone who viewed the two videos reported the girls to police. In one video, the teens could be seen kicking the small animal, pouring a flammable liquid on it, and setting the poor creature on fire. They could be heard laughing as the tortoise tried to escape the flames and one girl said, "Burn baby, burn baby. Now you're scared of us, huh?"

The second video reportedly shows one of the girls stomping on the tortoise's shell until it broke, killing the animal.

The teens have been charged with felony cruelty to animals -- which is a third-degree felony -- and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, which is a second-degree misdemeanor.

What would make young girls do something so horrible to a living creature? The fact that they could think so little of a life -- that they lacked empathy in such a horrific way -- is nothing short of frightening. It's a good thing these girls were caught NOW and will face consequences for their actions before they grow up and possibly do something even worse.

What do you feel should happen to these teens for torturing this animal?

 

Image via U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region/Flickr

 

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Savan... SavannahAP

I hope these girls get the psychological help that they truly need. Just disturbing acts.

nonmember avatar Tomi

I hope they get the jail time they deserve and not a slap on the wrist. There is no excuse for what they did to that poor innocent creature.

nonmember avatar Linda

Because parents are raising a generation of spoiled brats and they are never disciplined. It's actually pretty scary.

nonmember avatar Missy

That's disgusting those teens are evil and need to burn in hell

Waiti... WaitingforApril

I hope jail time. If they get anything less then they won't learn a thing. Disgusting bitches.

luvmy... luvmybubs

I'm just glad they were stupid enough to film and post it.

nonmember avatar kjgear

Linda, don't be silly.

Every generation has had cruel kids.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Torturing small helpless animals is a sign of serious mental illness. Poor turtle:(

JIJsMom JIJsMom

As someone who once dated a guy who tortured and killed a small dog (you bet your ass I broke up with him when I found out!), this makes me sick. Animal cruelty is a sign of severe mental illness and instability; these little sickos deserve to punished appropriately. Poor tortoise. :(

Einyn Einyn

That made me feel sick. Wish I hadn't read this.

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