In southeastern New England this week we were appalled to learn of a depraved case of animal abuse.
A woman and a man were arrested. They had been "rescuing" animals from CraigsList, promising the owners they would give their pets a good home. But in reality, they were taking these animals to sell, and if they could not sell them quickly, the poor things were starved and left to lie in filth. When the police came, they found over 2 dozen dead animals and about another two dozen still alive, but in very bad shape.
These two cretins also apparently took in farm animals as "adopted" pets too, because a few days later it was reported goats, ducks and other animals were found in a terrible state at an abandoned home and yard in a nearby town. The two creeps were responsible for this as well.
I know everyone here must know of the danger of using Craigslist to find an adopter..I've heard stories of people who feed guinea pigs to their snakes, convincing the owner they were taking in these animals "to give them a good life".
But the extent to which these two avaricious, disgusting "humans" went to make a fast buck is beyond the pale. WAY beyond. I hope they get many years in their own cages.