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1 is the loneliest number, even for a duck

Mallard finds new mate after tragedy

August 9, 2013

WARREN TWP. — It looks like a case of love at first quack....

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Aug-10-13 2:09 PM

I'm so glad that the duck now has another mate these folks were my neighbors for many years the neighborhood has gone done hill cause some of the parents that live there let the kids do whatever they want and if you say a word to their child well then all*****breaks loose I lived that night mare for 5 years and got smart and SOLD my house I could not forgive any person we abuses or kill an innocent animal doing it's business on someone else's property. I think they should serve time in the detention center before someone's small child could be badly hurt or even killed.Glad I left that neighborhood cause some think they own everything including your own property.....

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Aug-10-13 11:08 AM

Serial killers start out by killing animals

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Aug-10-13 10:21 AM

What does each boy think now, privately reviewing the duck murder in his own mind?

“Dang, I should have hidden the body and pipe better so we wouldn’t have got caught!” Or, “That poor duck. It makes me sick to think about what I (or he, or we) did to that duck. It would be terrible to suffer like that. Never again!”

It makes a big difference how each boy actually views the incident after reconsideration.

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Aug-10-13 10:19 AM

“…violent criminals were found to be five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people if they had a history of abusing animals in their youth … There is a further correlation: the most aggressive criminals had committed the most severe acts of animal cruelty in childhood.” See the full 2011 Massachusetts Office of Strategic Planning & Research article at ****

The owners of the dead duck did the right thing by forgiving and opening the pond to the boys. After all, they are just boys.

Maybe the parents had done everything right before this cruel act; yet the boys still went violent. But what next? Will the parents do the right thing from now on? The parents (or the authorities, if the parents don’t act) must figure out which boy led the attack and which was the follower. Then get appropriate treatment to each one. Don’t ignore this potential red flag.

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Aug-09-13 4:15 PM

No way Ohio45750...absolutely no one wants that person helping at a shelter where someone would have to take time from their job to follow his every footsteps to make sure he wasn't harming any animals....I hope this follows them the rest of their lives because they need watched.

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Aug-09-13 3:31 PM

These boys need watching, an apology was nice, but like one commenter said, what have they done before this and got away with? As for letting the boys fish at the pond again, only if they have adult supervision to teach them right from wrong. Sad that they haven't been taught to respect living creatures.

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Aug-09-13 1:32 PM

I just don't understand why or how anyone could harm an innocent animal. I think the parent did the right thing by making the son come and apologize. Its a shame the other boy did not do the same. But it still don't bring back that poor duck who did nothing to deserve such treatment. Very sad.. I am happy to see another duck has been brought for the male. I hope these boys learn a hard lesson. I say working at the Humane Society fits this crime!!!! for a very long time!!

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Aug-09-13 10:20 AM

I often have to wonder why people are so quick to blame parenting for these types of things. Some children are just bad seeds despite the fact that the parents have tried everything in their power to correct behavior and teach right from wrong.

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Aug-09-13 10:15 AM

what kind of individual would do such a hateful thing? sick sick sick. i would like to get my hands on them for about 10 minutes

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Aug-09-13 9:11 AM

You now have to ask yourself, how many other animals have they killed. Failure of parenting or mental defect?

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Aug-09-13 7:58 AM

Those boy's actions were hateful, mean and evil. I hope they get the mental health help they need as they are very sick individuals.

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