Dan Lambskin wrote: Omaha Red Sox wrote:
flotsamnjetsam wrote:I love cats. I've had them my entire life so I don't really find this funny.
Neither did very many people on the baseball side apparently. It got locked over there.
yeah, i wanted to comment in it. it really makes me sick the slap on the wrist people will get for animal cruelty. i'm not some hippie PETA memember and love a good steak, but the way some people consider their pet a member of the family they can be devestated by the loss, especially if some A-hole basically murders the thing and will get some probation if that
That's exactly how I feel. My parents own horses. I grew up with horses, dogs, & cats my entire life so I love all animals (as pets). I don't go to the extremes like the PETA fanatics. I love steak, chicken, etc. But when it comes to animal cruelty to pets, there aren't many other things in the world that bother me more.
One of my ex-neighbors had a problem with cats. The neighbor on the other side had about 20 cats which even I think is insane. These cats were outdoor cats and would come over to my neighbors house and mess up their flowers and garden. They didn't have a problem with our cat. They called us up one day to tell us to keep our cat inside for a day or so. They were going to set some traps to catch the other neighbors cats. Not sure how that went. A few months later our cat disappeared for 4 days. Some how it finally made it home. It was so weak that it could barely stand. We took it to the vet and it died the next day. The vet said it was poisoned. 2 days later we got a letter in our mailbox saying that someone was killing cats in the neighborhood. There was a number to call the police if we had any information. It was obvious that our neighbor decided to poison the other neighbors cats to get rid of them. They couldn't call us to warn us this time so our cat was killed because of it. Needless to say that I never spoke to them again and rejoiced when they moved. I understand that sometimes neighbors pets can be a pain in the ass, but killing them isn't the answer. If we could've proved anything I would have called the police on my neighbor.
I understand that some people don't like animals but to me animal cruelty is one of the worst crimes there is.