Saturday, January 09, 2010

Boy, 16, cooked brother's hamster in the microwave

A teenager who cooked his little brother's pet hamster in a microwave has been told he faces a custodial sentence.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, left the animal with terrible internal injuries and a seriously burnt hind leg.

But the hamster did not die immediately and the crime only came to light when his mother's friend took the animal to a vet the next day. The shocked vet took the decision the put the hamster down and called the RSPCA.

Kevin McCole, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said the teenager had threatened to microwave the hamster on three previous occasions.


misanthrope said...

A sentence for killing a rodent? There´s definitely something wrong with priorities nowadays.

Anonymous said...

@ misanthrope Of course he needs to go on trial. What kind of person does harm to an animal? Now it's an animal, then a person :\ He must be corrected before this goes any further. PrioritieS? Well court is going to correct a future potential killer out there for tomorrow.. Actions have consequences. Shameful! Poor hamster.