Gut Rumbles
 

May 03, 2006

animal cruelty

What do you do with a flat cat? One thing you had better NOT do is put it out of its misery.

Colin Vogel, a vet called to give evidence in the trial as an independent expert witness, said the cat had been squashed to within an inch thick at its lower half. "He did the kindest thing, which was to put it out of its misery, whereas if he'd just walked away leaving it injured he could have just as easily faced a charge of animal cruelty."

Some animal lovers didn't see it that way. The RSPCA attempted to prosecute the policeman for animal cruelty and ran up quite a tab (as in "tabby?") in the process.

The RSPCA, funded by voluntary donations, estimated its costs at £12,000. Pc Bell was partially funded by Legal Aid and his bill reached £7,500. Legal experts estimated court costs at £20,000 and the cost to the police, which put up four officers as defence witnesses, at £10,000.

That adds up to be roughly $92,000 (US) for killing a fucking cat that was dying anyway. Gotta love those animal rights people. They're almost as fanatical as environmentalists.

How the hell "the public interest" was served in this case is a mystery to me, but that's what the RSPCA says. I say that somebody should beat the RSPCA to death with a shovel for demonstrating incredible assholery here. But that's just MY humble opinion.

I don't like cats.

Comments

About a month ago there was a big hopphahtedah on the Tampa Bay News about arresting a 76 year old man for shooting cats and dogs--in his yard. Seems as if he had warned the people who owned the animals, called animal control, and finally took the shotgun in hand. Then got arrested for it. Should have been just the opposite and the owners of the pets should have been arrested. besides, I don't consider putting a cat that runs free out of its misery as animal abuse. I consider it being a good friend to the birds and treerats.

Posted by: GUYK on May 3, 2006 09:29 AM

I Asked The Cats what they thought of you.

I couldn't post the results, they were so ugly.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on May 3, 2006 09:31 AM

Rob, these aren't animal lovers, they're children who have the car keys and nobody to kick 'em in the ass. From the article: "A two-day hearing scheduled for last June was postponed at the last minute when an RSPCA vet was called away to an emergency involving a bird." What. The. Fuck. "OMG OH NOES TEH POOR BIRDIE I HAVE TO SAVE IT WHO WILL SPEAK FOR THE ANIMALZ!"

If anything, the RSPCA should have taken the police department to task for not allowing the officer to use his duty weapon to kill the poor kitty. It would have been a lot less traumatic for the officer, and probably for the cat.

Posted by: disconnect on May 3, 2006 09:35 AM

Also, fuck the "birds and treerats". If they can't be bothered to fly away from the dangerous kitties, they can serve as a snack.

Posted by: disconnect on May 3, 2006 09:38 AM

Speaking for myself, I'm all in favor of a Flat Cat Tax.

Posted by: James Hooker on May 3, 2006 09:39 AM

BWHAHAHAHAAA! James, that was a GOOD one!

Posted by: Acidman on May 3, 2006 10:03 AM

The public interest would best be served by flattening all maggots involved with any version of "SPCA" including "R" prefix.
Even "D" prefix; they're all loonies.
Oh, don't forget P.E.T.A . (Pissants Entirely Touched by Assininity).

I'm opposed to a Flat Cat Tax. I'd rather see a Flat Congress Tax, myself. All-inclusive, DIVERSITY dontcha know.

Posted by: Horrabin on May 3, 2006 10:29 AM

Would a Flat Congress Tax not be considered a tax on assholes? The ACLU will rule it unconstitutional.

Posted by: scraprion on May 3, 2006 11:16 AM

That's pathetic...these groups do more harm than good..
I don't like cats, either.

Posted by: Lisa on May 3, 2006 11:52 AM
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