We can't even share the video — it's too hard to watch.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently shared a picture and information about a rare gopher tortoise that was tortured and ultimately killed by two teenage girls from Orange Park, Florida.
The video posted online showed the two girls dousing the tortoise in alcohol before setting it on fire, and then laughing and screaming as the tortoise tried to run away. They also threw the tortoise down the street and stomped on its shell until it broke and the tortoise died.
An African-spurred tortoise named Samson made a break for it from an exotic animal farm in Arizona. He had made it out and was surviving on his own, making his way towards truer and truer freedom when he got caught up by an online ad and a microchip.
He had only gotten 30 miles away in six of the months that he was gone. So far, and yet so close!
The other six months he was missing, he was with a
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