May 11, 2016

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game: Members of the Grosse Ile High School lacrosse team are under investigation by police and the school district after allegations surfaced Monday that some of the teens killed an animal prior to a game.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 05:49 PM - 4 comments

How is an entire team capable of something so vile? Surely there were some players who had pets at home and were sickened by the idea of killing a helpless and docile creature like that.

posted by rcade at 03:29 PM on May 12, 2016

Not to read between the lines too much, but I kind of think that the fact that the linked article doesn't state what kind of animal it was means it was probably someone's pet.

The final straw of my quitting the Boy Scouts (just shy of Eagle Scout, at that) was coming back from a campout and waiting around in a church parking lot for my folks to come pick me up when a group of 3-4 of my troop members found a toad. And then proceeded to toss it up in the air as high as they could, over and over, and laugh every time it splatted on the pavement. While the troop leaders stood around and did nothing.

For some reason I no longer wanted to be associated with them.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:19 PM on May 12, 2016

It was a guinea pig (it's in the tags and some other story I can't find on my phone).

posted by Etrigan at 07:53 PM on May 12, 2016

I also read that it was a guinea pig somewhere. As an animal lover and owner of 5 furry kids, I'd like to state for the record--fuck these assholes. My personal belief is that humans who hurt or kill helpless creatures for sport (rather than food) are a special breed of fucked up, and deserve to have crappy things happen to them.

That said, if something like this happened 50 years ago (aside from the fact that it would not have been a viral story, of course), do you think there would have been much outrage? I appreciate the fact that the response to this is outrage rather than "meh, that's just boys being boys" or something similar. Maybe we're evolving, after all?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:46 AM on May 13, 2016

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