Articles like this make me sick to my stomach. I feel strongly about this particular topic because of the children that are involved. I’m a strong believer in putting children first and being able to actually take care of a child if you choose to have a child. I have a couple of friends who got pregnant at a young age but have been the absolute best parents possible to their now three or four year old. I saw the change in them from the moment they found out they were pregnant to start preparing for their child. In saying that, I’ve now witnessed for years the truly amazing parents they’ve become. So, for me to see an article like this is just heartbreaking. It’s just shocking to me that anyone could even live in the environment they provided whether they had children or not. For the fact that children are involved makes it worse. These children need to be put into a clean, safe environment where they will be unconditionally loved and cared for. They are innocent and can’t take care of themselves at the age they are! Decisions have to be made for them for their benefit to live the best life they possibly can. I understand that the children know these two adults as “parents”, but just because two people bring a child into the world doesn’t mean they have the instinct to be parents. Both of these individuals need to have both the children and animals taken away from them. If they want to live in a nasty, unsafe environment, they are old enough to make that decision. However, I do feel that they should be punished in some way for providing such a horrible environment for the children and animals. It’s a blessing that these children were brought into the world, but they should live a life that helps them understand they have a purpose rather than living a life with parents who clearly don’t care about their health, environment, or personal needs.