In what seems to be a horrifying example of inhuman behaviour, a teenager put her pet turtle into the microwave oven and even posted before and after photos of it online, sparking a huge social media backlash. Identified as 16-year-old Jonasia Simpson, from Boston, Massachusetts, the post showed photos of the turtle before it was put into the microwave, and then the dead animal once it was taken out.
People on social media immediately took note of the post, and strongly condemned it. In fact, according to reports, the teen’s mother Shanitha was also informed but she allegedly laughed off the matter, further infuriating Netizens. A report quotes her as having said, “Ya’ll Mad over a f***ing turtle. Get over it”.
— Anneka Svenska (@AnnekaSvenska) May 26, 2017
Jonasia Simpson of Boston, MA did this and is now confused as to why people are upset that she killed an animal for fun. pic.twitter.com/pkHw7f3LAf
— mikeylikesit (@xmikeyxlikesitx) May 23, 2017
I bet the mom would be pissed if that turtle microwaved her daughter. “It is just a child get over it”, the… https://t.co/qMmmFAX8Gh
— Damien Spencer (@DamienSpencer) May 28, 2017
I feel disgusted and outraged by Jonasia Simpson. There’s a special place in hell for you. Poor little turtle 🙁
— Emily ¯_(?)_/¯ (@EmVinci28) May 28, 2017
The post seems to have been subsequently taken down, but screenshots of the post were already being circulated. An online petition has also been launched so as to get the Boston Police Department to press animal cruelty charges on both Jonasia and Shanitha. This is the petition on Change.org, which will be submitted to Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans:
Earlier this week, around or on the day of May 17, 2017, a young woman (around 15 years old) put her family’s pet turtle in their microwave, cruelly and inhumanely putting it to death for no reason other than that she was bored. Her mother, was made aware of the atrocious and horrendous act, and instant of taking action or disciplining her daughter, she laughed and supported her daughter’s actions.
Not only did the young woman kill her family pet, and not only did her mother support the actions, but they have shown together a complete disregard for the lives and welfare of all animals. Charges of animal cruelty must be brought against the two of them and they must be imprisoned or at the very least fined to the full extent of the law in the hopes that they never again get the opportunity to kill or harm another innocent, helpless animal.
There’s no news on whether the authorities have contacted Jonasia and her mother yet, but some tweeple have been trying to reach out to the girl, to seemingly talk things out.
Anyone know how to contact Jonasia Simpson??? I just wanna talk https://t.co/X5kCJAbwMg
— Sarah Wimmer (@sarahwimmah) May 19, 2017
Jonasia Simpson whats ur address, i just want to talk https://t.co/sA8QiooDPI
— lllllleooo (@consciousnezs) May 19, 2017
Jonasia Simpson ima need you to accept me on fb. i just wana talk. send that location. i just wana talk. https://t.co/yvr6DXXN16
— honey ?????? (@kmamassss) May 19, 2017