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This is so sad!
Nick Santino, a soap opera actor who lived in the Upper West Side of New York was forced to put down his pit bull mix, and the stress of it all lead to his suicide.
His condo passed strict dog regulations, which banned pit bulls. Except for tenants who already had pit bulls.
This didn't stop neighbors and management from continually harassing him though.
The dog couldn't ride in the main elevators, and couldn't be in the apartment alone for more than 9 hours.
Santino was even threatened with a $250 barking fine, even though his dog wasn't a barker.
After dealing with this unwarranted bigotry, (yes bigotry, because it's an unfounded bias against pit bulls) Santino was forced to euthanize his dog.
Neighbors said Santino, in tears, handed the doorman a bunch of dog treats and said:
"Give these to the other dogs. Rocco is no more."
Later the next day, police found Santino dead in his apartment, overdosed on pills.
He wrote in his suicide note:
"Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend."
That is absolutely heart-wrenching.
We can understand the kind of ultimate loss that he must have experienced but suicide is NEVER an option!
The world may seem like it's falling down around you but remember, please know this… it gets better.
It gets better.
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Authorities in Bolivia have reported that a young man who leapt into a river infested with piranhas was killed.
Apparently, the 18-year-old man jumped out of his canoe.
The man bled to death after the attack, which happened last week.
It's amazing that a bunch of fish could KILL a person!
The police believe it was a suicide because the man was a fisherman in that area and knew the river well.
Suicide is never an option.
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A pod of 61 whales recently beached themselves in New Zealand.
Every time something like this happens, the question arises… do animals commit suicide?
We know that animals can display self-destructive behavior, but do they have the higher cognitive abilities, the self-awareness to decide to end their lives and have some sort of an understanding of the repercussions?
Dolphins, some apes, magpies and elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror, which would suggest self-awareness.
There are stories of a depressed Newfoundland dog who repeatedly let into water, kept his limbs still, and would hold his head under water for minutes at a time.
Other dogs have drowned or starved themselves after their owners died. A duck even drowned itself after the death of its mate.
But are these considered suicide? Similar to how a human can contemplate and understand one's own mortality?
Many creatures, like bees and naked mole rats, will leave their colony and go off to die alone whenever they get a disease they could pass along to the colony.
All we know is, there's always an alternative to suicide.
If U ever even consider suicide as an option, we PROMISE it gets better! Call 1-800-784-2433
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So apparently the owner of the exotic animal farm in Ohio where all the animals broke free, killed himself.
Police are saying he died of a self inflicted wound.
They said it also appears as if he released many of the animals before killing himself.
This story keeps getting stranger and stranger.
Not all of the animals are yet accounted for so if you live in Ohio, please STAY INDOORS!