Lately, we have seen a disturbing group of young boys show up on bikes or get dropped off by parents. They are torturing the animals.
My son and I like to walk our dogs in Cisco Park in Springfield Township. Lately, we have seen a disturbing group of young boys show up on bikes or get dropped off by parents. I think they are supposed to be fishing but in fact they are torturing the animals (in Hillcrest Pond), and their parents don’t think they need supervision. Yesterday, another lady and her daughter were yelling at them to leave alone a poor little duck that they had cornered. They do not care. In fact, one boy said, “What are you, the police?” One time a boy, maybe by mistake, hooked a bullfrog but proceeded to swing it around by its hooked leg.
Someone needs to talk to their kids and teach a little empathy. The geese are also pelted with rocks and I have even seen adults do this too. They are poked with sticks and rods. This was not a problem during the school year as students were in sports or some activity. A small sign was put up about feeding, in the wrong place, and nobody reads it. The sign needs to be by the gazebo on the other side of the bridge.
What used to be a fun activity for us is now a horror show. I wish parents would parent. I did tell the police who said they would be checking but neglected to say that it goes on near the gazebo or red stones.