Man Abandons 280 Rats on Side of the Road in Cruel Conditions — Given Only $1000 Fine

170px-rat_diabeticA Providence, Rhode Island man is in trouble after he abandoned nearly 300 rats on the side of the road. Toby Duffany, 22, was arrested for stuffing 280 rats into aquariums and cages on the side of a road. The rats were forced to turn to cannibalism and 75 rates died. Yet, Duffany has only some community service and $1000 to pay for his cruel treatment of the animals.

I am not what you would call a rat person, but even I believe that Duffany deserved something more than writing a check for such a crime (at roughly $3 a rat).

He told police that the rats belonged to his mother (with whom he lives) and they simply could not keep them any longer. One has to wonder if the result would have been different if dogs or cats were stuffed into cages and abandoned in these conditions.

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51 thoughts on “Man Abandons 280 Rats on Side of the Road in Cruel Conditions — Given Only $1000 Fine”

  1. LOL! REVERSE discrimination!

    A top economic adviser to President Obama has told a congressional panel the billions of dollars in the proposed economic stimulus plan should be allocated with social issues in mind, to make sure the money doesn’t go to just “white male construction workers”.

    Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, was speaking to the House Steering and Policy Committee Jan. 7 about funding infrastructure projects across the nation. “It seems to me that infrastructure spending is a very important and good way of stimulating the economy.

    “I have nothing against white male construction workers,” Reich said. “I’m just saying there are a lot of other people who have needs as well.

    “There are ways in which the money can be, criteria can be set so the money does go to others, the long term unemployed, minorities, women,” he said.

  2. Obama Snubs Medal of Honor Recipients

    Thursday, January 22, 2009

    Here it is less than 72 hours into a new administration and the blogs have already been burning up the internet over a major snub by our new president.

    In this case, the American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, as well as other veteran’s groups, were sponsoring their gala that has coincided with the inaugural evening since Eisenhower took office in 1953.

    In total, twelve presidents and 76 years have gone by, and each inaugural evening the new president arrived to thank the veterans and Medal of Honor recipients in attendance.

    As one of the “unofficial” balls, it meant quite a bit to have the president show up and make an appearance.

    Except this time. Obama was a no show.

  3. Hey Buddha baby:

    Caroline Kennedy is a tax cheat.

    What is it about Liberals that they tell us it is “patriotic to pay taxes” then they all cheat on their own taxes.

    Just what is it that makes them think it is ok to cheat the IRS as long as you publicly call for higher taxes for the rest of us!

  4. “Professor” Turley’s 2nd income is being a yes man to Rachael Maddow & Keith Olbermann.

  5. Wow! The troll explosion continues. Truth is a word that cannot be found in the troll dictionary. Their only purpose in these spam attacks is to try to dissuade us from reading the latest opinions from Prof. Turley. If I was Prof. Turley I would take it as a compliment that they are expending so much of their energy trying to silence him. Go back and re-read your Fox News and Rush Limbaugh Troll handbook because you are all forgetting one important fact. You lost. Come back in 4 years and take your best shot.

  6. The $1,000 fine is still more punishment than a doctor would receive after killing 280 unborn human beings in the uterus.

    Ohhhh…the outrage over 280 rats.

  7. In case I wasn’t clear, you and your type are more of a threat, more of a real enemy to the United States than ANY terrorist. That’s not just my opinion. It’s a fact. I can prove with pencil and paper.

    Do you enjoy being a Nazi mouthpiece? You certainly must since you have their balls in your mouth 24/7. Do you ever come up for air, Hummer? Or do you use scuba gear?

  8. Well what do you know? I feel like a Neocon troll already!


    That clear enough for you, CCM?

  9. Yeah, definitely time to take out the garbage. Do you shitheads really think this tactic works?

  10. Terri Schiavo’s Brother Rips Olbermann At D.C. March for Life

    January 22, 2009 – 22:24

    Thursday’s March for Life protest in Washington D.C. had a media-bias angle when Bobby Schindler, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, ripped into MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann from the podium for suggesting his sister’s death (after removal of her feeding tube) was “legally and morally correct.” In other words, Keith was the March for Life’s honorary “Worst Person in the World.”

    I find it shameful that some people even go on Olberman’s show when he so openly hurt the Schiavo family.

  11. re: Caroline Kennedy

    What is it about Liberals that they tell us it is “patriotic to pay taxes” then they all cheat on their own taxes.

    Just what is it that makes them think it is ok to cheat the IRS as long as you publicly call for higher taxes for the rest of us!

  12. Hi all! Sure seems a lot of conservatives are pounding Turley’s little band of worshippers with facts!

    Day 3 of Obama and he is realizing when you make decisions as opposed to just campaign blather, people don’t like you anymore.

    I would guess Obama’s approval rating is well on the way to tanking this month.

    Nobody likes his crooked treasury secretary.

    Most in America want Gitmo to stay open.

    The military is angry at Obama telling them his administration will put more credibility in Al Queda saying they were mistreated than US Soldiers saying they weren’t.

    American is also hearing that his “stimulus program” is nothing but our tax money going to payback donors for his election.

    This should be interesting.

  13. btw “Rachael”, you’re not fooling anyone CCM. I’d bet money you’re the same foaming at the mouth moron I trounced on my way in here.

  14. And yet, more trolls. JT? How about making your TA perform a little pooper scooper patrol of RIL if you don’t have the time?

  15. The American soldier Al Queda member Omar Khadr killed with a grenade when he was 15 was an ARMY MEDIC.

    A MEDIC……………….a person who SAVES lives. A MEDIC.

    “We are an Al Qaeda family.” So spoke one of the Khadrs, a Muslim Canadian household whose near single-minded devotion to Osama bin Laden contains important lessons for the West.

    In 1985, in the course of working in Afghanistan, Khadr met bin Laden and became his close associate. Sometimes Khadr was described as the highest ranking of Al Qaeda’s 75 Canadian operatives.

    In 1996, he and his wife set up an Islamic charity they named “Health and Education Project International.” When the Taliban took control in Afghanistan a few months later, the parents and their six children decamped there. As he worked closely with bin Laden, Khadr became known for his militant Islamic vitriol, leading one Frenchman in Afghanistan to observe about him,” I never met such hostility, someone so against the West.”

    Like other Al Qaeda leaders, Khadr disappeared from view soon after 9/11. He spent two years on the lam, reappearing only in October 2003,when Pakistani forces unexpectedly found that the DNA of one unrecognizable corpse from a bloody shootout matched Khadr’s.

    The terrorism-related activities of other Khadr family members — wife, one of two daughters, three of four sons — complement their patriarch’s record.

    Wife Maha Elsamnah took her then 14-year-old son Omar from Canada to Pakistan in 2001 and enrolled him for Al Qaeda training.

    Daughter Zaynab, 23, was engaged to one terrorist and married, with Osama bin Laden himself present at the nuptials, a Qaeda member in 1999. Zaynab endorses the 9/11 atrocities and hopes her infant daughter will die fighting Americans.

    Son Abdullah, 22, is a Qaeda fugitive constantly on the move to elude capture. Canadian intelligence states he ran a Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan during the Taliban period, something Abdullah denies.

    Son Omar, 17, stands accused of hurling a grenade in July 2002, killing an American medic in Afghanistan. Omar lost sight in one eye in the fighting and is now a U.S. detainee in Guantánamo.
    Son Abdul Karim, 14, half-paralyzed by wounds sustained in the October 2003 shoot-out that left his father dead, is presently prisoner in a Pakistani hospital.

    Fortunately, there is also one positive story:

    Son Abdurahman, 21, reluctantly trained with Al Qaeda, was captured by coalition forces in November 2001 and agreed to work for the Central Intelligence Agency in Kabul, Guantánamo, and Bosnia. He returned to Canada in October 2003, where he denounced both extremism (”I want to be a good, strong, civilized, peaceful Muslim” ) and his family’s terroristic ways.

  16. GodBlessAmerica,
    The plan that Obama put forward was a large step in the correct direction. It will be easy to decide what to do with the remaining detainees. They all get a trial if you have evidence against them. If you don’t have evidence they go home. The America that you claim God is blessing believes in innocent until proven guilty and not guilty until we torture you into insanity. It may be difficult for you and your neocon troll buddies, but to those of us who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, it is an easy decision and the panel President Obama chooses to look into the processes to be use, the ineptitude of George W. and Dick Cheny will be displayed for the entire world to laugh at.

  17. So come on back, you paid schill. Come on back and spread more of your evil. You stand out here like a sore thumb. Which is nice. It makes it easier for newbies to spot the trolls.

  18. every

    Don’t want a sticky key to get in the way of troll bashing, do I?

  19. Read it and weep?

    You going to be surprised at the outcome, fascist. There will be weeping for certain. You and your boys days are numbered either with or without Obama so you better suck it up and get tough, sissy boy. Because if you make We the People to rise up, your kind WILL be the recipient of that just social rage. Bush and the Neocons are modern Nazis. Deal with it.

    So enjoy running off at the clipboard, asswipe. Your day is coming. How badly you get hurt is up to you. I suggest giving up your guilty NOW. Later involves a lot of pain. But not for the collective us. Just your lot. You know. The one’s who desecrated the Constitution and broke laws to start a war with a country that did not attack us while protecting the one that did so they could all make money off the dead. OUR dead and innocent civilians. Non-combatants and children. Killed so the people you defend could make MONEY.

    That means you both suck.

    That’s the facts, sport. So any commentary you have on legality or morals or ethics means exactly squat, troll.

    Enjoy being a loser.

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