Facebook Photo Gets Animal Abuser Busted

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Posted December 7, 2011 by peta2 staff

In a rare case of legal protection for a rat, a Denver woman has pleaded guilty to a cruelty-to-animals charge for torturing and killing a rat. Tashaya Abbott and Alison Milke bought a rat from a pet store to feed live to a snake, but the snake did not eat the animal for four days—during which time the terrified rodent was confined to a tank with the snake. So the young women reportedly electroshocked, shot with blow darts multiple times, and finally crushed the rat to death. Evidently thinking that this animal’s horrific suffering and death were something to laugh about, Milke posted a photo of the rat to her Facebook page and boasted about the crime that they had committed.

A PETA supporter alerted us, and we immediately notified law enforcement and pushed for the women to be prosecuted.

The judge ordered Abbott to pay a $125 fine and complete 50 hours of community service and banned her from owning any animals for a year. There is still an outstanding warrant for Milke, who is believed to be in Florida now, and PETA is pushing hard for her prosecution as well.

If you spot any evidence of potential animal abuse on social-networking sites, contact PETA right away, and we will work to have the offenders prosecuted.

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  • Profile photo of codjas51511

    683 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    who kills a rat like that?! who kills a rat at all!? Who would kill ANYTHING like that!?:( I love rats. It’s my Chinese symbol thingy lol

  • Profile photo of savethewhales

    963 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I cant believe that is the only punishment she is getting. She should NEVER beable to own a pet again hows to say she won’t kill another rat in a year to come. This makes me sick for that poor rat.

  • Profile photo of invisibleforlife

    1049 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    what’s wrong with those people!?! D: That’s so sad. :c

  • 1237 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bastards hope the same happens to them that they did to the Rat

  • 1242 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is horrible! I wish she would have gotten a larger punishment.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Soooo….are you against snakes in general then? I mean, they eat those mice. IS there a PETA-friendly way to feed a snake?

    • 1243 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Yes. They can purchase frozen mice/rats, and most will eat poultry parts. There is absolutely no reason to feed live animals to snakes any more.

    • 1229 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      This has nothing to do with being against snakes or the fact that they eat rats….it has EVERYTHING to do however, with the idiots torture of the rat when the snake opted NOT to eat it. Kind of ironic that the rats natural enemy was kinder to it then these losers were ~ what poor representatives they are of the supposed ‘higher species’.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is sick….

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People are so damn irresponsible, and there should be laws that ban the sale of anything living to some without a permit! I know… easy to state, but enforcement at any level will likely never happen! The very fact that someone would do those things and then post them, bragging and obviously thinking others would agree and find it amusing, exceeds being sick!

    I once thought PETA was excessive and went a bit far with many things. Well, maybe that is what it takes with sick people like this these days! We live in an extreme society. I am not a vegan, but I watch where I go (NO KFC nor McDs for me!) and I hate what people and corporations do, even to chickens.

    Go get ’em, PETA! I will report anything I ever note as well. God’s little creatures have as much right to breathe and be here as anything living! Thanks for all you folks do.

    (I love what Damon said… he is also in Florida, and doesn’t want a ‘scumbag breathing our air’! He is not without justification.)

  • Kes

    1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sick people like this deserve to be locked up forever. I wonder if the judge would have been so lenient had the crime been committed against a human!

    Disgusting and said person should be ashamed (if they know what the word means???!!!!)

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    poor rat :( I have pet rats so it makes me miserable to see this… and I have a rat that looks like that too

  • Nat

    1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The fact that this is progress is upsetting. The laws should already treat animals like living beings instead of damaged property. There should be the same punishment for torturing and murdering any animal as there is a human. A living being with emotions that can feel pain is a living being with emotions that can feel pain, whether it’s big and can talk to you, or is small and a can’t.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Where I live, you get worse for a minor traffic ticket. Cruelty should be a bigger concern than this ruling shows, no matter what species is targeted. Disgusting and chilling to think what this says about the darkness that can infect the human heart.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What did that poor animal ever do to them? They terrify the animal by keeping it with a snake for four days, then torture it. It said that they crushed the rat to death. Surley the animal did not die after the first attempt to crush it, imagine the pain it expirienced!

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Absolutely disgusting, i don’t know how anyone can do that to any animal. The law should be tougher on people who do this to animals.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have pet rats and this brings tears to my eyes. Whenever I read, much more see the evidence of how sick, truly sick in the head some people are, my head just explodes inside. I cannot believe how cruel & sadistic anyone can possibly be–without remorse. I’m glad Peta went after this sonofab*tch, but if you ask me, a $125 fine and 50 hrs community service is a slap on the wrist. Both of them should NEVER be allowed to own ANY animals.

  • 1251 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is just terrible! I love my gorgeous little rat, Bobby, who looks very similar to the one pictured. I don’t understand how people can do things like that. I agree with a lot of the other people responding – the sentence is a joke. It should be much more harsh than that!

  • 1258 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s horrible.

  • 1258 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I read that and almost cried. What an idiot. Give the rat to someone who can take care of it and not kill it would have saved from going to jail and the death of a beautiful innocent animal.

  • 1259 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    horriffic!!!!!

  • 1260 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sick freak

  • 1262 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so terrible :'(

  • 1262 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s so terrible! I can’t believe let them off so easy!! They need to be put away! Animals are beings too!!! they shouldnt be able 100 feet near a breathing creature! Judge: “You can own an animalnext year..” 😐

    • 1262 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      It’s messed up!!UGH!!!!!! I seriously people would open then eyes and lighten their cold, dark hearts up!

  • 1263 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    People Are Stupid, Not Everybody But alot of people who act like that and dont know how to treat people/animals deserve to have a worse punishment than that.

  • 1263 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How terrible! That poor rat! And she was barely punished! This is what upsets me so much, if someone did that to a person they would get life in jail but, do it to a poor, defenseless animal, just pay a little bit of money, and do a few hours of community service and then walk away free!!! It’s soooo unfair! Now, in a year, she could do this same exact thing to another innocent animal!!!!!

  • 1263 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is horrible! Why would someone even do that? And then put it on Facebook like it’s funny? RIDICULOUS!

  • 1264 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    e_e
    the fact that someone would do that is just sick.

  • 1264 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This b**** deserves worse. Seriously it’s not funny.

  • 1264 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is disgusting and the sentence is way to light!

  • 1264 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    <3 poor rattie :( It looks just like my Isabelle :'(

  • 1265 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THEY SHOULD BE IN FUCKING JAIL. AFTER ONE YEAR, THEY WILL GET OTHER PETS TO TORTURE THEM. THEY ARE GUILTY ENOUGH ALREADY WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE POLICE? -facepalm- I dont wanna live on this planet anymore.

    • 1260 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      It’s not the police! It’s the laws. The judge had a perfect time to do something harsh to these sub-humans but gave them a slap on the hand.

      Until the laws are changed, the police can do nothing except what the law allows them to do.

  • 1265 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bastard.. I hate all animal abusers! :::growl::::: it makes me so mad and so sad or the poor animal!

  • 1265 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I live in Florida. I don’t want this scumbag breathing my air….

    • 1262 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      I love your reaction.

  • Em

    1265 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Alison still has her facebook. Send her this link. She sickens me…

    • 1264 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Can you link me to her profile?

  • 1266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She should be banned from keeping animals FOREVER.

    • 1266 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Oh and that too!

    • 1261 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      I agree!!! :)

  • 1266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow. What a lenient punishment. If I were the judge, they would get 30 years in alcatraz, $17,000,000,000 in fines (proceeds to PETA and PETA2), and 27,000 hrs community service, on a nice day! Animal abuse must be taken far more seriously!

  • 1266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I honestly cannot believe that people can laugh about torturing animals. Alison can’t even fess up and runs away, how pathetic.
    I’ll keep in mind to contact PETA if I see animal abuse on Facebook.

  • 1266 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can someone do that? :(

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