Two Men Burned A White Owl Alive Because They Believed It Was a Witch

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It’s hard to believe that in 2019, someone would accuse an animal of being a witch, but unfortunately that was the case recently in the municipality of called Durango.

There are traditions and superstitions involving certain animals, but it should never lead to cruelty or death. Two men in Durango recently violently killed a white because they believed it was a witch.

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Owls are associated with eyesight, death, and witchcraft but these are either outdated beliefs or simply superstitions.

You wouldn’t kill someone for opening an umbrella inside and you wouldn’t want to destroy the 13th floor of a building just because of superstition. It’s unreasonable that the owl should suffer because of the ignorance of two men.

The worst part is that videos and photos were posted online of the brutal act. They are seen violently grabbing the owl, tying up its legs, and throwing it into a bonfire.

Rightfully so, people were outraged when they saw the footage online. The punishment for in Durango is three years in prison, and it is believed the teenage boy seen in the video has been arrested.

Hopefully, justice will be served for the white owl. Unbelievably violent cases like this prove why animal cruelty must be taken seriously and people should face consequences for their actions.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 13 Apr 2019.


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Heather Coloccia

Mental cases! What are they on heavy drugs? Poor soul what a shame, so painful. I hope these animal abusers are strongly punished.

Bob Swan

Damn there’s some really stupid people out there…

Albert Hetzell

This is either extreme superstitious ignorance or cruel and sadistic action on the part of these sub-humans. They should be arrested and pay a severe monetary penalty and major prison time!


Do we really believe we can save the planet with morons like this believing that white owls are witches!! Give me strength. I do sometimes wonder if the planet – especially the human element – is worth saving!

Arlene Steinberg
Arlene Steinberg

The only demon here is the human garbage that does this.
And while the planet is worth saving, for the animals and the environment, I believe humans have used up their “get out of jail free” card and we deserve no consideration or mercy. I have long said, the only chance for the animals is the removal of the human stain.


One deranged individual was caught and he’ll rat on the other one. 3+ years in prison will allow these miscreants to repent and feel remorse for cruelty to the owl. Good chance they’ll get beaten in prison.

Arlene Steinberg
Arlene Steinberg

You are right, but still, not NEARLY enough punishment for what was done. Give me vigilante justice anyday.

Sheron Lee Marks

Vile,stupid people.

Priscilla Wolinski Diacont

Crazy people.

JoAnn Bartosh Duffy

So sick! Burn them at the stake!

Cool Dross
Cool Dross

two imbeciles , next time just burn your stupid moron selves




Is anyone ware of a petition asking that justice is made for the poor owl?

Heidi Bresilge

I believe those men to be assholes!!!!!!

Cool Dross
Cool Dross

i believe your 100% right

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Another disgusting example of humans cruel, stupid and beyond ignorant. Rest on angel wings, beautiful being

Michèle Haudebourg

What a shame.

Tami Miller

SICK how SADISTIC the human race is getting,

maria O Donnell
maria O Donnell

shocking .RIP little one

Alison Moanique


Cameron McElroy

Stop, leave those owls alone!

Heidrun Baar


Sue Curtis