Internet outraged after teen microwaves pet turtle to death

By Kim Abrahams
22 May 2017

She documented her shocking deed on social media.

Please note this article contains images that sensitive viewers may find upsetting.

A teenager microwaves her pet turtle – and the internet is outraged.

Jonasia Simpson, from Boston in the United States, documented her shocking deed on social media, posting a before and after picture of the turtle’s horrific death.

Twitter exploded after she posted the pics and Simpson suddenly found herself facing online abuse and threats from users. She’s since deleted her account.

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An online petition has now been launched in an attempt to get the Boston Police Department to press charges of animal cruelty against both the daughter and the mom.

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“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,” reads the petition.

“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.”

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Sources: Yahoo News,

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