Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

A North Carolina man is facing charges of multiple misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals after authorities say he abandoned his pet fish after he was evicted from his home in March. Michael Ray Hinson, 53, was charged after the fish was found suffering from a parasite called ’hole in the head’ and allegedly survived by eating cockroaches that fell in its tank.

Sullivas 1 year

So all the six year olds who kill their 25 cent goldfish are criminals now? Slippery slope here.

Nika D
Nika D 1 year

So you can kill a human fetus that is thinking heart beating human by dismemberment. But leave a fish alone and it’s cruelty? Man our society is messed up.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

Uh-oh, I better run and water my cactus before PETA police hears about it.

Jester 1 year

Humanity has peaked...

Adam Field
Adam Field 1 year

In reality he was doing the fish a favor. I don't think the fish would have done as well in the man's suitcase.

M.Twain 1 year

Bait shops will be outlawed now. Have to get your bait fish in the back alley.

Aaron W
Aaron W 1 year

Why was he evicted? Seems cruel to throw this at him also.

Cameron 1 year

wait some thing is fishy here

MEIJIN44 1 year

Seems a bit excessive. I knew a guy who bought fish and took care of them just to eat them later. Kids commit mad genocide of goldfish. Fish by far are the worse pet to have I think they should be just banned as pets. Sure they look nice but most are more likely to die than to not in the first week of being put in a tank. Just saying. I mean I have had fish for years as has my grandma. They are a waste of water. Most kill each other for no reason. I think that's how I discovered the cruel reality of black on black crime. I asked grandma why the black goldfish kept killing the gold ones and why it kept killing the other Black ones too. I got a 2 hour lecture for my simple question that could have been summed up to being Sharkie is an asshole Some people learn about death from their pets. I learned serious societal ramifications from observing animals. This is how blacks learn racism and social economic disparity in their youth. /s😂😇🤣😂🤣

Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 1 year

What. The. Actually. Fuck...

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 1 year

Fish are brain dead.

SûmFigöt 1 year

Glad that they CAUGHT this REEL dangerous criminal. He’s ANGLING for less prison time I’m sure. The police sure know how to go after the big FISH.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 1 year

I saw worse daily when I worked with aquaculture. After years, I found out fish don't have mental capacity to process pain. They feel only fear and hunger. No sympathy or pain.

Jordan Storz
Jordan Storz 1 year

The fish had a parasite called "hole in the head", was swimming in a dirty tank, and survived by eating cockroaches that fell into its tank. If fish qualify as animals (and by my estimation they do), this seems like animal cruelty to me. Fine the dude.

Justin Kidd
Justin Kidd 1 year

Is this a joke? 😂

Paul N
Paul N 1 year

That looks like an Oscar. Dumbest fish you can keep. I guess if he pulled it out of the tank smashed it on the ground then cut it up that would have been fine? Like any Chinese fish market? The guy is a dick but really. Is this news?

Roo Man
Roo Man 1 year

Sucked in prick, don’t get an animal if you can’t afford to take care of it.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Oi mate, you got a loicence for them fish?

Scrublife 1 year

what a monster

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Uhhhehehe... A fish... really guys?

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