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Published:March 11th, 2011 10:06 EST

Teen Girl Arrested For Killing Family Hamster

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Monique Smith, 19, came to her Bushwick apartment in June to find her pet hamster, Princess Stephania, dead. She immediately blamed her older brother, Aaron, accusing him of killing the cuddly creature by kicking an exercise ball in which the pet was playing.

hamsterAuthorities said the angry sister retaliated by slamming her 25-year-old brother`s hamster, Sweetie, to the ground.

Then she `attempted to pull the hamster`s whiskers out and then crushed the hamster with her hand` in front of three of her younger siblings, according to court papers." Read more:

Monique Smith is a glaring example of why I prefer the company of dogs, cats, and even hamsters to that of human beings. Man is the only creature who intentionally inflicts pain and tortures other living creatures.

Hamsters are cute and defenseless animals, they bring out the best in most human beings. It`s hard to look at a hamster spinning in his little wheel and not smile, as long as you don`t dwell on the fact that it`s a perfect metaphor for the meaningless of life.

Monique`s moral depravity boggles the mind; she tortured and killed a hamster in the presence of her young siblings.

This monster was charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Monique had a baby just a few days ago; the infant should be taken away from her and put up for adoption. I wouldn`t let this sick and twisted individual take care of a baby or a hamster. I might let her take care of Sea Monkeys, but that`s it.

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