Pop-Up Post: Puppy Perpetrator
I was hesitant to write about this story—which is very disturbing, especially to animal lovers—but I could not resist since it further illustrates just how sick and demented our fellow humans can be.
Thomas Elliot Huggins—a 25-year-old man from Tampa, Florida—was just arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. And when you hear what he did, I’m sure you will agree that he deserves the maximum penalty by law.
Last Thursday, one of Huggins’ family members called the police to report him for strangling a puppy, chopping it into pieces and cooking its ribs in a pot on the stove.
When the cops arrived, they discovered the puppy’s ribs exactly where they were told, its head in the trash can and its quartered meat stored in the freezer, presumably for future meals.
Huggins was promptly arrested and animal control officers collected the puppy’s remains for proper disposal.
It’s hard to understand what would prompt someone to kill a defenseless animal, much less a cute little puppy, in such a cruel and callous manner. Since Huggins was preparing to eat the animal, I can only assume this was a desperate act resulting from hunger, but that’s hardly an excuse for his actions. Digging through dumpsters or panhandling for some food money seems like a much more appropriate strategy, not that I would expect him to think of that.
I do have a question, though: If it was one of Huggins’ family members who turned him in for this crime, couldn’t it have been prevented by simply sharing some food with him instead?
Granted, I know nothing about these people or their situation, but anything is better than slaughtering a puppy. Eat a squirrel or catch a fish, for goodness sake. At least they’ll be expecting it.
Posted on July 1, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged animal cruelty, commentary, Crime and Justice, Cruelty to animals, current-events, Florida, Huggins, news, perspectives, Pets, Puppy. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.