A Change.org petition is calling for the immediate seizure of a teen who purportedly microwaved a baby turtle to death and posted the graphic imagery on social media because she was “bored.”
Writers for Metro and Angle News explain that 15-year-old Boston native Jonasia Simpson took to Facebook on or around May 17 to share before and after shots of the barbaric act, which saw her first placing the tiny, shelled creature inside the household appliance and closing the door, prior to setting a cooking timer.
“Putting my turtle in the microwave,” Simpson wrote on one of the shots, where the animal appears to still be alive inside of the microwave bin.
Sadly, its life would not last much longer, as displayed by the disturbing follow-up image.
“Um,” the teen captions the second picture, which appears to show the turtle’s body after combustion.
Stranger still, Simpson’s mother, Shanitha Blocker, was reportedly present when her careless daughter killed the innocent animal and allegedly “laughed” the matter off, according to Yahoo! News Australia.
“It is understood her mother was informed about the incident,” the publication confirms.
Images of the teen’s microwaved turtle can be seen at this link (please be advised that the imagery is graphic in nature).
— RWB (@readwriteblue) May 18, 2017
Since the killing, both Simpson and her mother have fled the online world to avoid a bombardment of criticism, but that hasn’t stopped social media users from reacting and threatening the pair with justice for the dead animal — and eventual revenge.
Jonasia Simpson you deserve a special place in hell. I hope you'll explode in there too. https://t.co/riEe6dqlsx
— syafiq terry (@SyafiqTerry) May 19, 2017
Humans like Jonasia Simpson deserve The Human Centipede treatment
RIP to that little turtle
— Just an ????and his ???? (@_KingRingo_) May 19, 2017
That Jonasia Simpson girl who microwaved a turtle is probably getting death threats for days now. Damn conduct disorder psycho ????
— Olives R. Green (@OneArrowOnly) May 20, 2017
As further retaliation against the turtle-killing teenager, an animal lover named Brittany Adabody took to Change.org to notify Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans of Simpson and her mother’s actions and demand their arrest on animal cruelty charges.
“Earlier this week, a young woman by the name of Jonasia Simpson 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,” Adabody’s petition reads.
“Her mother, Shanitha Blocker, 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.”
Later on, the petition writer goes on to express that Blocker’s nonchalance of the teen using the microwave as a torture device for the turtle, makes her just as guilty as her daughter is.
“Not only did Jonasia kill her family pet,” the petition creator states, “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.”
One person who signed the petition, James Hoddy, a Gloucester resident, agreed wholeheartedly that both Simpson and her mother were equally guilty of a crime.
“Pets rely on the kindness of their owners, they are powerless and this was a sick disregard of the trust and bond between pet and human,” Hoddy stated, adding, “this was horrific, pointless and just sick.”
Hannah Newharm, another signer from the United Kingdom, kept things short but concise with her feelings on the sadistic Simpson.
“This is literally the behavior of a sociopath,” she said.
As of this post, the petition was just 150 signatures shy of reaching its goal of 1,500 backers. Reps for the Boston Police have not commented on Simpson, the teen who microwaved the turtle, or the petition that mentions her.
[Featured Image by Shanita Blocker & Jonasia Simpson/Change.org via Facebook]