Danield J. Collins, 39, told his children during a visit to his home Sunday that he wanted them to “learn how to kill” and gave his 11-year-old son a knife to do it, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
First off, it has been proven time and again that people that abuse/torture/kill animals are psychopaths and potential killers.
However, I can not imagine what the h*ll was going through this man’s mind to force his kids to kill their pet cat for no reason other than the fact he wanted them to learn how to kill. Kill what??? What for??? The kids say their dad was drunk that day…but to me that is no excuse. Poor kids are trying to take up for the dad…one of the people in their world that should love, protect, and care for them.
Instead he forced the little girl (7 years old) to hold the knife while he held her hand and stabbed her cat…then told his son (11) to throw the body in the trash.
This does not sound like love and protection. It sounds like mental abuse to me.
I don’t care if your an alcoholic and you don’t realize what you are doing…I don’t care if you are on drugs and stoned and you don’t realize what you are doing…abuse is abuse.
And these poor children will be scarred for life.