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Old 11-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, if I'm stepping over a line with the Admins and such, poke me and I'll take this down, Nancy has seen the video but I feel this needs to be shared with the community, and indeed there have been some videos that people have posted up in an attempt to get removed, but they never went too far. This one does.

NOTICE: This video isn't violent or anything, but if you're weak at heart for animals, it's going to enrage you, and probably make you cry. So if you don't want to feel sad, please don't watch it, there's a description of events under the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2NM2H5xh9E

VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Basically its some idiot walking in some ghetto housing complex, I say that just by the amount of trash laying around the place. Apparently video taping their 'fishing hole' and come across something in the water. Its an AP Hedgehog swimming for his life, comes up on shore and basically lays there. You can tell he/she is weak and cold, and the person just ignores it, thinking its a possum or something, but you can clearly tell the animal is in distress.

My suggest is leave a comment for the video to be taken down, and then flag it as animal abuse. Hopefully the user will do the right thing, if not maybe Youtube will get off their butts and remove it, if nothing happens in a week, then I'm going to call them personally. This is not a wild creature, the person has "United States" listed as where they live, so its not even a native creature, its an abandon pet that was left to die. I'm not a political person but I will bide my time and get this video removed.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I added a warning to the subject line.

The person who recorded this and then posted it is obviously a MORON and completely stupid. Regardless of whether you know what the animal is, it is obviously in distress so throw a jacket over it, put it in a bucket and take it to a shelter to get help. To leave the poor little thing there and tape it, well I don't even have words for what I think of that person.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't believe that person just watched it as it almost gives up in the water. It doesn't have fins so it OBVIOUSLY does not belong in water...

Poor hedgehog That almost brought me to tears...

I flagged it as animal abuse.
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I'm in tears. That poor little hedgehog. I commented, begging the poster to take the video down (I'm entropyis). I also flagged this as animal abuse. I can't imagine who would abandon a hedgehog in the wild like that. My heart breaks, because i know there's no way that he could have made it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm in tears. That poor little hedgehog. I commented, begging the poster to take the video down (I'm entropyis). I also flagged this as animal abuse. I can't imagine who would abandon a hedgehog in the wild like that. My heart breaks, because i know there's no way that he could have made it.
Surprisingly, a lot of people think they can "set them free" in the wild without knowing that they actually cannot survive in the North America... *sigh*
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh the poor little hedgie. The most heartbreaking thing is that he/she thought the people would help. Swam over to them and gave them that 'please save me' look.
How can people be so cruel and ignorant. If they didn't know what it was, they could at least have called fish and wildlife (or similar organization).
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That is so sad and totally angers me that someone would do such a thing!! Even if they truly thought it was a wild animal that could harm them (which I don't believe for a second) I can't believe they would be so disrespectful of life to film its demise. If for some reason I had happened upon such a thing I would have done my best to get it from the water even if I had thought it was a wild animal, the person says they are there fishing so they would have had gear on them and could have used their gear to figure something out....heck they could have even dumped their tackle box and fished him out. Even if they couldn't figure something out they are within ear shot or running distance to dozens of houses and could have gotten help....DISGUSTING and SHAMEFUL!!
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I read this post a few hours ago but couldn't bring myself to watch the video. The description alone had me in tears. I was trying to fall asleep but started thinking about that poor hedgehog and finally watched the video. Even worse than I imagined, can't stop crying. I posted a comment and flagged it as animal abuse. I hope it gets taken down immediately. I went and woke up Hejji to give him hugs and show him love. I can't believe that this person would video tape an animal dying rather than try to help it. I read an article recently saying that a man collapsed somewhere and rather than try to help him (CPR, call 911) everyone was taking video/pictures and tweeting it... People need to come back to reality and learn compassion. Thanks for letting us be aware of this so that we can try to get the video taken down, a small way to give that poor hedgehog some justice and love.
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I finally got up the nerve to watch it and it's VERY heartbreaking.
Flagged it too for animal abuse.
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I knew based on the description alone this video would break my heart, and make me madder than anything. I watched it on my phone, and I was yelling at my phone and in tears by the time this video was done. What gets me is that they're so nonchalant about the whole thing. Even if it was a possum, why wouldn't you at least try to help him? I also question why they just happened to have a video camera. Makes me wonder if they set him loose too then filmed it. This was truly disgusting. Whether you love animals or not, there's no excuse for this. I too flagged it as animal abuse.
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