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Charnwood swan molestor gets 11 months

By RiotFrog 24 November 2011 72

The Canberra Times reports today that:

A man who bashed a black swan until its head was ”destroyed” and then drove a stake into the dead animal’s body has been jailed for 11 months.

Details here:  Man jailed for killing swan

It’s not pretty pretty reading, but the details are interesting.

UPDATE: The RSPCA have made this statement:

CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today applauded an 11 month jail sentence handed down to Charnwood man Ashley Inder.

“This is a bitter sweet outcome. Bitter in that a swan has suffered unimaginable cruelty, but sweet in that a jail term of this magnitude has been handed down.

“We don’t often see jail terms, but I think this one should send a clear message to the community that animal cruelty is an abhorrent and unacceptable act.’ Michael concluded

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jcitizen 5:16 pm 28 Nov 11

Pork Hunt said :

@67 – It’s actually “bower bird” and “parasite”. Perhaps you have some learning to to…

Sorry pork hunt. Guess im not as talented as that superstar cat.

jcitizen 5:05 pm 28 Nov 11

Classified said :

I agree. I couldn’t believe it the other day when I saw our pet cat cutting sick on the electric guitar, that damn animal is just so talented.

Without all creatures great and small what would you eat ?
You should know that you cant actually eat words.
You could feed the world if you gave them your ego to eat.

Pork Hunt 4:57 pm 28 Nov 11

@67 – It’s actually “bower bird” and “parasite”. Perhaps you have some learning to to…

jcitizen 4:55 pm 28 Nov 11

Classified said :

I agree. I couldn’t believe it the other day when I saw our pet cat cutting sick on the electric guitar, that damn animal is just so talented.

Ahh, You should leave the jokes to the funny men.
Tarzan of the new age concrete jungle

Classified 4:28 pm 28 Nov 11

I agree. I couldn’t believe it the other day when I saw our pet cat cutting sick on the electric guitar, that damn animal is just so talented.

jcitizen 3:50 pm 28 Nov 11

Stevian said :

Deref said :

wooster said :

And those who honestly equate a swan’s life with the value of human life need their heads checked.

I eagerly look forward to your explanation of why a (sub)human life is of more importance than a swan’s.

The ability to reason, to think critically, to possess and experience emotion, to create, to change our environment to suit us, to express ourselves through art and music, a superior ability to study and understand the world in which we live…

You must surely agree that the Swan molester showed few to none of the qualities you list, and this deficit is becoming increasingly apparent among the general population, one need only look to the activities of Schoolies or the so-called Muck Up days.

I agree. they think its alright to act as they please with no regard for anyone or anything but themselves.
is this the” reason” that you are talking about?
Ever seen a magpie critisize its youngster while its teaching it to do the right thing(” emotional”), or a parrot pruning its partner(“affection”).What about cockatoos warning the rest of the flock of imminent danger(“concern”) or a kookaburra laughing because its happy? Ive heard rabbits crying with pain,seen a kangaroo shed a tear. Most animals only make noises out of emotion, ie: the lonly male looking for a partner.
Animals also create! They build nests out of straw and twigs and can create homes for themselves and families, burrows or dens.
As for art and music, what about the baurer bird. Their nest is truly a work of art and I would rather hear the music they make when they a dancing to court their partner other than the crap you hear from your” human “neighbours at bloody midnight, or while their tearing up the street.What about the dance of the honey bee to give the rest of the hive directions?

If you think the studies that you are being taught are superior in these institutions and give you a better understanding of the world we live in. Then why have humans done so much damage to every environment that they touch? You wont find a swan or any other animal cause anywhere near the same amount of destruction or damage to” the world we live in”, except the animal called” human”.

The animal kingdom does a far better job passing on the natural instincts, “sustainable life skills”, training, to their young, compared to the self serving, greedy, modern day human parent who seem to be too lazy or just couldnt be bothered, unless they get something out of it.
Native animals dont kill more than they can eat(more than they need to survive).
Humans pass on the (greed and destructive, unsustainable) skills.

If humans werent so self rightious, they would call themselves nothing more than parrasites, for that is how your educational institutions describe any animal thats survival depends on changing their environment to suit themselves and that manipulate,use or rely on living off other animals.

Why dont you get out of your own little self centered, man made, “fake”, unsustainable, concrete jungle that you live in and experience a bit more that nature has to offer. There is no better university than the natural world. Far better than your own concrete one.
You might even learn something, and hell even learn to how to climb off your high,plastic,rocking, horse.
Parrasite.

Miss_Opinionated 7:44 pm 26 Nov 11

There is no rehabilitation or “recognizing wrongs” for an individual who thinks to do this sort of thing let alone actually does it. Born a complete dudd! Nature would have left him behind to die when he was a baby. What kind of parents raised this person?!

Mysteryman 6:04 pm 26 Nov 11

Deref said :

Mysteryman said :

Deref said :

wooster said :

And those who honestly equate a swan’s life with the value of human life need their heads checked.

I eagerly look forward to your explanation of why a (sub)human life is of more importance than a swan’s.

The ability to reason, to think critically, to possess and experience emotion, to create, to change our environment to suit us, to express ourselves through art and music, a superior ability to study and understand the world in which we live…

Shall I go on? Perhaps you’d like to back up your claim that a human is no more valuable than a swan, or a duck, or a rat, or some other animal? I look forward to hearing that argument.

You mis-read the question. I didn’t ask for a list of differences between humans and swans (though those you list are, at best, questionable) – I asked what made the latter worth more than the former.

And if you took the trouble to read my original post, you’ll see that I actually did explain why the swan was more valuable than this lowlife.

No I didn’t misread anything. The things I listed are precisely why a human life is more valuable than a bird’s.

Deref said :

Thumper said :

Mysteryman said :

qbngeek said :

…Why is his life worth more than the swan?

Are you serious? It concerns me that people who think like this are part of our society.

I’m concerned that people like Inder are part of our society.

Swans are beautiful birds – their presence on our lakes and our skies improves our life significantly.

The swan-killer, on the other hand, is a boil on the backside of humanity.

The swans are worth much more then he is.

That’s your argument? Swans are pretty so they are more valuable than a person who has done the wrong thing? I really don’t think that’s much of an argument, which is why I was hoping you’d provide something with more substance.

HenryBG 1:09 pm 26 Nov 11

Jethro said :

My personal opinion is you have to be just as evil to enjoy bashing an animal to death as a human to death, but that the overall cost of killing a human is more and you should therefore be punished accordingly.

Yep, and we will without doubt see Ashley Inder’s name in the news again, in time.
Let’s just hope it’s for a Mully-style Darwin Award win rather than for something involving an innocent victim.

Deref 8:57 am 26 Nov 11

Mysteryman said :

Deref said :

wooster said :

And those who honestly equate a swan’s life with the value of human life need their heads checked.

I eagerly look forward to your explanation of why a (sub)human life is of more importance than a swan’s.

The ability to reason, to think critically, to possess and experience emotion, to create, to change our environment to suit us, to express ourselves through art and music, a superior ability to study and understand the world in which we live…

Shall I go on? Perhaps you’d like to back up your claim that a human is no more valuable than a swan, or a duck, or a rat, or some other animal? I look forward to hearing that argument.

You mis-read the question. I didn’t ask for a list of differences between humans and swans (though those you list are, at best, questionable) – I asked what made the latter worth more than the former.

And if you took the trouble to read my original post, you’ll see that I actually did explain why the swan was more valuable than this lowlife.

Postalgeek 10:29 pm 25 Nov 11

Mysteryman said :

Postalgeek said :

Stuck on a desert island with another human and a swan, the human would be more valuable only because they have more calories.

I think the average human would be more valuable regardless.

But if it was someone who thinks like you do? I’ll take the swan.

Yes, I think the swan and I would be groaning at the seams if it were someone who thinks like you.

Special G 10:08 pm 25 Nov 11

What’s the bet he has absolutely no idea how many drinks he had consumed. If he got caught driving it would have been 2 as it was he killed a swan and it was 20. Pity the defence does not have to play by the whole truth thing.

Nice work Mr Plod.

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