We have to talk about Hoarders! I’m so angry over this show. Most of you know how strongly I feel about animals, animal rights, humane treatment yadda yadda. Well this latest episode of Hoarders has me absolutely outraged! OUTRAGED! You can watch here if you want to share in my outrage. This week featured a woman named Hanna. Hanna is a disgusting, vile, semi deformed, clearly inbred, nasty piece of work who makes Teresa Giudice look like a fucking saint. (For those of you who read The Glass Castle – think of the Appalachian Grandmother).
Meet the devil in human form:
This woman chooses to live her life surrounded by garbage and animal feces. And that’s fine by me, if you wanna live in trash – by all means go ahead. But this woman is abusing and torturing the animals in her care. Inside her trash filled trailer are rodent cages and bins filled with chickens, turkeys, and other birds. They are packed in those cages so tight that they can barely move.
This evil woman never cleans their cages so the feces piles higher and higher in the bottom of the cages until the birds head’s are squished against the top of the cages and some of them can’t even stand up.
They even found a dead bird in one of the cages that had been crushed to dead underneath the other birds. It was literally as flat as a piece of paper. Outside she has pens with goats who’s hoves are so over grown that they’re curving and they have trouble walking. At least a couple were limping or walking on 3 legs due to injuries that had never been treated.
There are more cages outside containing more birds and even ducks. (Tuz, you know how I feel about ducks). If you don’t know about ducks, let me tell you – they can’t be kept in cages. Ducks need to be free and they need water to swim in. Their legs are very delicate and they can’t safely stand in wire cages without injuring themselves. The duck in this picture couldn’t even stand up, it just scooched around on it’s belly.
Hanna, the inbred beast from hell had 16 (sixteen!) children. Only 10 are still alive today and I assume that she must have murdered 6 of them. I can totally picture her smothering them in their sleep with a dirty stained pillow. Only a couple of her living children still talk to her. They were all taken away by the state when they were young, and although they are adults now, they are clearly very damaged by the abuse they suffered. There is also a high probability that their mother is also their aunt and their second cousin. This woman couldn’t even treat her own flesh and blood properly, and they left defenseless animals in her care! She shouldn’t even be allowed to care for a bug!
What she is doing to those animals is cruel and evil. She shouldn’t be getting help – she should be in jail!
But what’s even worse is that all the healthy, normal, sane people working on the show stood around talking about how horrible the animals were being treated while doing nothing to help them! Not only did they not take the animals way from her – when animal control showed up unannounced (I assume one of the crew members felt bad and made the call) the dumb psychiatrist bitch Robin Zasio (hate her) actually convinced them to leave because the poor old lady who lives in a trash pile was having anxiety. Anxiety! OMG! What about the animals’ anxiety and suffering?! They ended up taking some of her animals away because she allowed them to, but they left the rest to suffer!! I am OUTRAGED. Did I say that already? OUTRAGED!
In the update at the end of the show they said that the state of Illinois (Hey Lynn!) did end up getting involved and charged Hanna with failing to properly care for her animals, but the birds are still on her property! And who knows how many more animals she got since then? This disgusting woman shouldn’t be allowed within 50 feet of a defenseless creature. I literally can not sleep at night knowing what this woman is doing to her animals. It’s breaking my heart. It’s winter now, and I’m sure she doesn’t have heated shelter for those poor things.
Please guys, send an email and complain about the way these animals are being treated. Even if you don’t care about animals, if you like me and my blog, please do it for me. I am so upset over this. This show brought tears to my eyes, and trust me, that’s not an easy thing to do.
HELP ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
217 – 782 – 6657 This is the number for the department of agriculture. It is them and not animal control who has jurisdiction over farm animals. I called and spoke to a woman there who said that all she could tell me was that the investigation was still ongoing. I asked her what that meant and she said it means that someone is still going out there and checking on the animals. I asked her why there is even an investigation, what is there to investigate? The conditions are horrific and criminal – period. The animals should be removed immediately. She didn’t have an answer for that and would only repeat “the investigation is still ongoing”. She didn’t sound incredibly concerned. If the only people with authority to remove the animals don’t care, then who is going to help them?! PLEASE call this number and complain. With enough pressure, we can get them to finally do something!
This is their email if you prefer not to call: email@example.com
618 – 658 – 9318 This is the phone number for the States Attorneys office who is prosecuting the case. Please call and demand that they don’t let this monster get off easy. I spoke to the secretary and I’m waiting for the DA to call me back. She also didn’t seem too concerned about the situation at Hanna’s home and although she can’t say for sure – wasn’t too convinced that Hanna will actually go to jail for this. After seeing the way people in this state have conducted themselves, I don’t have any reason to believe that they will give her anything harsher than probation – if that.
757 – 622 – 7382 This is the number for PETA. Please call and ask them to get involved. I called and spoke with one woman and left a message as well. The more people that call and the more attention this gets, the more likely it is that something will get done.Don’t call PETA anymore. They are already helping and we’re driving them crazy.
It’s cold outside, it’s breaking my heart thinking of those animals suffering outside right now. How many of them are going to die today? Every day that goes by and nothing is done innocent creatures are living in hell. Please do what you can to make a difference in their lives.
firstname.lastname@example.org This is the email for Dr. Zasio, who casually stood over the piles of cages filled with suffering animals, with her arm leaning over one cage, and having a conversation while doing absolutely nothing for those poor animals. I sent her an email and let her know how appalling her behaviour was.
And here is her phone number: 916.366.0647
email@example.com – This is the email for the animal control people in her area who did nothing and apparently are still doing nothing to help those animals.Don’t bother with them, they don’t have any legal right to do anything.
firstname.lastname@example.org -The City of Carbondale Police Department – Animal Control and Licensing
email@example.com – Southern Illinois Humane Society. I’m not sure they have authority to do anything at all, but I figured I would add them here just in case.
Please let A&E know how disgusted you are by the fact that they allowed animals to continue to suffer and die (they filmed one chicken take it’s last breath) for the sake of ratings.
Shawn.Walker@aetn.com – A&E
firstname.lastname@example.org – A&E
Also – to those of you who watched the show and were as horrified as me, I just want you to know that if you eat fast food, or buy meat at the grocery store, the animals you eat suffered even worse than the ones in this womans home. Help stop animal torture by shopping at the farmers market and not eating fast food.