So... I just killed a grasshopper . It was in my house, and I tried to trap it by placing a cup over it and then sliding a piece of paper under the cup, so that I can let the little guy go outside. As I went to place the cup over the grasshopper I noticed that the edge of the cup snapped both of his legs; I didn't do this intentionally, and I felt really bad. I thought I should still let him outside, and I did, maybe he will persevere with the will of liberty on its side; but it was acting as if it was a person whose just been shot in both of their legs and their arduously dragging themselves across the floor. It was obvious that the grasshopper was not going to able to endure the harsh and cold winters of the eastern united states... so, I thought it would be better to kill him, in a way that would cause the least amount of pain -- I stomped on him as hard as I could. I figured ur brain has no time to process pain when it flat as the pavement, and it's gotta be less painful then having to die a slow death in freezing weather. I honestly feel bad about this situation; I'm not a Buddhist or anything, I'm just against vain and superfluous killings -- no matter the creature. Was what I did wrong? Should I have left the grasshopper subject to the formidable and austere ways of mother earth's winter? Or, should I have killed it? And if so, was my method of execution the best possible way it could of been executed? My mom suggested flushing it... I was like damn, that's cold, momma .