Robert Crosland Trial Begins - Charged with Animal Cruelty
According to a friend of Crosland, he did feed the puppy to the turtle, but other details surrounding the story have gotten twisted and misconstrued.
Someone brought a sick, deformed and abandoned puppy to Crosland, a man reportedly well-known for taking in hurt and sick animals. Crosland couldn’t get the puppy to eat or drink and was beyond saving. The person who brought it in knew it needed to be put down.
Crosland put the puppy into the snapping turtle’s tank, where it drowned and was eaten, according to McKay. The three boys who watched all work on farms and understood what was happening.
At the Franklin County Courthouse before judge David A. Hooste - Thursday, 1-3-19 trial of biology science teacher Robert Crosland - jury selection began Crosland - who on camera - fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of junior high students.
A jury was finally selected around 5:30 p.m.; the trial will reconvene Friday. 1-4-19 at 9 a.m. More here and here
Officials kill the snapping turtle that ate a puppy
Idaho: The snapping turtle at Preston Junior High School's science department was seized by the Idaho Dept of Agriculture and killed for doing what snapping turtles do. Eat stuff given to them. Reportedly the creature was “humanely” put down. A spokesperson for the department that enforces provisions of the Invasive Species Act, said the doomed turtle was put down for being a non-native species without a permit reported by the Salt Lake Tribune. Is PETA outraged? It's the 'cute' factor ... the puppy is cute so there's outrage ... a snapping turtle is not cute. Disgusting.
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