High school lacrosse team accused of killing guinea pig, uses blood as face paint

Mar 2012
58,649
40,156
New Hampshire
Good grief...

"At least 10 members of a high school lacrosse team in Michigan have been questioned about the possible guinea pig slaying, Detroit’s Fox 2 news reports. A few students purportedly painted their faces with the animal’s blood. The Grosse Ile High School lacrosse players, an unnamed source tells Fox 2, killed the animal prior to a match earlier in May. The allegations were also reiterated by officials who are now investigating the possible guinea pig death. “Allegedly some of the team members got together before a game and killed an animal,” Joseph Porcerelli, the chief of police for Grosse Ile Township, wrote in an e-mail to the Detroit Free Press. “This incident is an open investigation.”

"If the animal was indeed a guinea pig or another vertebrate, it is protected from cruelty under Michigan law. Parents and students in the township told Local 4 that several, but not all, of the lacrosse players were involved in a “sacrifice” of the animal, going as far to claim that a few smeared their faces with its remains; one member of the Red Devils, according to the allegations, ingested the animal’s blood. All further Red Devils lacrosse games have been suspended, said superintendent Lelekatch, pending the results of the police investigation."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/11/high-school-lacrosse-team-accused-of-killing-guinea-pig-using-blood-like-face-paint/
 
Oct 2013
14,204
12,961
Sweden
Good grief...

"At least 10 members of a high school lacrosse team in Michigan have been questioned about the possible guinea pig slaying, Detroit’s Fox 2 news reports. A few students purportedly painted their faces with the animal’s blood. The Grosse Ile High School lacrosse players, an unnamed source tells Fox 2, killed the animal prior to a match earlier in May. The allegations were also reiterated by officials who are now investigating the possible guinea pig death. “Allegedly some of the team members got together before a game and killed an animal,” Joseph Porcerelli, the chief of police for Grosse Ile Township, wrote in an e-mail to the Detroit Free Press. “This incident is an open investigation.”

"If the animal was indeed a guinea pig or another vertebrate, it is protected from cruelty under Michigan law. Parents and students in the township told Local 4 that several, but not all, of the lacrosse players were involved in a “sacrifice” of the animal, going as far to claim that a few smeared their faces with its remains; one member of the Red Devils, according to the allegations, ingested the animal’s blood. All further Red Devils lacrosse games have been suspended, said superintendent Lelekatch, pending the results of the police investigation."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/11/high-school-lacrosse-team-accused-of-killing-guinea-pig-using-blood-like-face-paint/
It can also be an indicator of serious problems with the people who did that..one thing they find in many who kill or rape for fun...they start with torturing and killing animals. I would be EXTREMELY concerned if that were my kid, very very concerned.
 
Jul 2014
38,922
33,911
Border Fence
Good grief...

"At least 10 members of a high school lacrosse team in Michigan have been questioned about the possible guinea pig slaying, Detroit’s Fox 2 news reports. A few students purportedly painted their faces with the animal’s blood. The Grosse Ile High School lacrosse players, an unnamed source tells Fox 2, killed the animal prior to a match earlier in May. The allegations were also reiterated by officials who are now investigating the possible guinea pig death. “Allegedly some of the team members got together before a game and killed an animal,” Joseph Porcerelli, the chief of police for Grosse Ile Township, wrote in an e-mail to the Detroit Free Press. “This incident is an open investigation.”

"If the animal was indeed a guinea pig or another vertebrate, it is protected from cruelty under Michigan law. Parents and students in the township told Local 4 that several, but not all, of the lacrosse players were involved in a “sacrifice” of the animal, going as far to claim that a few smeared their faces with its remains; one member of the Red Devils, according to the allegations, ingested the animal’s blood. All further Red Devils lacrosse games have been suspended, said superintendent Lelekatch, pending the results of the police investigation."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/11/high-school-lacrosse-team-accused-of-killing-guinea-pig-using-blood-like-face-paint/
Lacrosse is played by many Native Americans. I wonder if this is a tribal custom? or maybe a perversion of a blood/ritual.
 
Jan 2016
57,388
54,197
Colorado
Did you know that Ozzy Osbourne once bit off the head of a live bat during a Black Sabbath concert?

I guess that's why he made the big bucks as a rock star.
 
Jun 2014
50,220
51,544
United States
Using blood as face paint is an old tradition among hunters.

[video=youtube;nPfPoJawTlU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfPoJawTlU[/video]

When you kill your first deer, you are obligated to submit to being face-painted with it's blood by your fellow hunters.
 
Jul 2014
39,138
10,450
midwest
Did you know that Ozzy Osbourne once bit off the head of a live bat during a Black Sabbath concert?

I guess that's why he made the big bucks as a rock star.
A story which may or may not be true.

And his manager told him to NEVER deny the story, and that may or may not be true, as well.