500-lbs woman kills world’s oldest tortoise by accidentally sitting on it

A woman was arrested this morning on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena for accidentally causing the death of the oldest known animal in the world, a 185-year old tortoise named Jonathan.

The famous Seychelles giant tortoise lived on the grounds of Plantation House, the official residence of the island’s Governor, and belonged to the government of Saint Helena since 1882.

According to the Saint Helena Police Service, 47-year old Margaret Sanders was visiting Plantation House with her family when her legs began to hurt and she needed to rest.

The 520-lbs woman began looking for a place to sit down, and unfortunately confused the venerable animal with a decorative bench and decided to sit on it.

Ms. Sanders’ weight was too important for the tortoise’s carapace and it immediately began cracking up, crushing the animal underneath.

The site’s veterinarian, Dr. Frank Hollins, arrived less than a minute later, but Jonathan had already died of suffocation.

Dr. Hollins was visibly emotional when he described the scene in an interview with the BBC, only hours after the incident.

“When I saw that fat Lady on Jonathan, I started cursing and swearing at her, I couldn’t help myself. She just stared at me with a blank stare. It took minutes before she realized that her ‘bench’ was bleeding.”

The veterinarian describes Jonathan’s death as a great loss for Saint Helena and the entire world.

“Animals who live that old are extremely rare. It’s a catastrophe to have a nearly 200-year old animal die because of human stupidity.”

Dr. Hollins spent the last 32 years of his life caring for Jonathan and other tortoises on the Plantation House property. He described the 185-year old tortoise’s death as a great loss for the world.

Jonathan was famous around the world as the oldest known land animal and had already appeared in several media over his very long life.

The elderly tortoise was both a member of an endangered species, a major tourist attraction and a government property, so Margaret Sanders was immediately arrested and detained by the island’s police.

She could face a variety of criminal charges, including the reckless destruction of government property, animal cruelty and even poaching.

The Saint Helena Police Service has confirmed that multiple accusations should be filed over the next few days, once investigators have met with all witnesses of the incident.

5 Comments on "500-lbs woman kills world’s oldest tortoise by accidentally sitting on it"

  1. Matthew H Stevenson | December 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm | Reply

    Ms. Sanders’ weight was too important for the tortoise’s carapace?

  2. Should be executed by having hundred of people sitting on her

  3. From America,
    My Family and I are Heart Broken. The loss of such a lovable majestic creature is beyond words. Our world has one less hope in our future. That such a travesty could happen. There is no justice for the loss to us all. Thank you to Johnathon, Blessings to the people of Saint Helena. (Sad)

  4. “Ms. Sanders’ weight was too important” Ah yes, wonderful English.

  5. That fat ass b should not exist I hate her I wish she would rot in prison. They’ll probably use her dead body for some goddamn insulation

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