York student who cooked live hamster should have eaten it
JAMES White, 21, fried his flatmate’s Syrian hamster in a pan at their York University digs. He had been drinking.
When asked what had happened, White is reported to have said:
“I fucking fried it, I fried it.”
At Popehead Court, York, White admitted causing “unnecessary” suffering to the animal. He was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid of work in the community. It could have been a stiffer sentence had District Judge Roy Anderson been convinced the rodent was still alive when it went into the pan.
All very grim. But you wonder is the suffering would have been deemed ‘necessary‘ had White and his flatmate (they still live together) eaten the thing, like a fresh-boiled lobster…