04 Aug '14, 11pm

The Fury of Social Media Brings Tortoise Abuse Teens to Justice

The Fury of Social Media Brings Tortoise Abuse Teens to Justice

When animals or little kids are harmed, hell hath no fury like social media. Two teenaged girls from Orange Park, Fla., found this out to their everlasting regret in July. Their crime? Let’s just say they richly deserve the righteous anger slung their way by the good people of the Internet. Jennifer Greene, 18, and a 15-year-old friend decided it would be amusing to spend some time torturing a small, defenseless gopher tortoise and capturing the “fun” on video. While one of the girls recorded the proceedings on her cell phone, the other reportedly did unthinkable things . The video shows a teen pouring alcohol on the tortoise and trying to set it on fire. The alcohol also splashes on the surrounding sidewalk, catching fire. The tortoise can be seen desperately attempting to flee the flames. The girls try again, this time successfully, to light the tortoise on fire as he tr...

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