Be kind to animals isn’t everyone’s motto
Even though human hearts open warmly to helpless animals, kindness is not universal.
As Clemson University animal conservation student Nathan Weaver found with a quick experiment late last year, some drivers will deliberately swerve into a turtle trying to cross a busy road — seven drivers, he found, in the space of one hour (though most drivers easily avoided the realistic rubber model).
In the 1979 movie The Great Santini, an overbearing fighter-pilot-husband who squishes turtles while driving late at night tells his wife, “It’s my only sport when I’m traveling, my only hobby.”
— News of the Weird