how could anyone do this???? they should be...

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
September 28, 2009 2:26pm CST
This was on my email this morning. A 19 year old duct taped a cat from neck to tail and put it in a shopping bag in his neighbor's yard. He was arrested but he ONLY faces a $1000 fine and two years in prison/jail. If it's anything like our neighbor, he might max out at 89 days, the rest dismissed for good behavior. I realize that not everyone likes animals but what in the name of God gives them the feeling that they have the frickin right to harm an animal that was just crossing their yard? For the story, go to this address. This is NOT a link. http://www.mail.com/Article.aspx/topheadlines/0/APNews/Top-Headlines/20090928/U_US-Duct-Taped-Cat?pageid=1 I am so tired of lame punishments for people that feel it is alright to abuse animals. My "brother" (I don't like to even claim him as a family member---he made Hannibal Lecter look like a rank amateur!) was a SERIOUS animal abuser, and he got away with it because people chose to turn their heads. This guy should get stripped naked, and duct taped and hung by the short hair in the most traveled part of the city with a sign that people should watch out for the jerk, he's a serious animal abuser!!!! Somehow people get the idea that animals are "throw away" entities. That they can take them into the country and dump them, that the people that live there will take care of them or that the animal can "iive off the land". That is a HUGE LOAD OF HORSE $HIT!!!! Dogs and cats cannot survive on what they are able to catch. Not only that but 9 times out of 10 the animal starves to death, is attacked by wild animals, is hit by a vehicle, or contracts rabies and is destined to a pain wracked death. What gives people the idea that something like duct taping a cat is cute, funny or acceptable???? Why aren't we teaching our people better? I would love to get my hands on this idiot...he would be duct taped for a LOOOONNNNNGGGG time. We need to start standing up more for the animals!
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@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I'm not against those people who love animals, but should we care more to those people who needed help, instead of spending on the food and other expenses on pet why not just give them to those who need them, besides we also eat some animals, like chicken, cow and fig? Those are just my thoughts. But on the other hand cruelty to animals will lead to much more violence in the future, it's just right to punish them for the act. But shouldn't we also look much on the cases of people who hurt other? I think they need much more attention compared to animals.
@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
It's alright, I feel the same way you do, those kind of people are becoming more in the political arena, specially in some country. They pretending to be a good public servant but on the darker side, they really work for the percentage in any public works coming from the contractor of the said projects. It's really sad to know that the people who are willing and a heart to help others are those with limited capacity or resources to do it. There are few rich people who are willing to give to others but in reality it's only a small percentage of their huge income. But back to the topic, It's really a sad part that the cruelty to animals will lead to hurting human if not cease at the earlier stage.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I don't know. A couple years in prision and the fine seem like a fit ounishment for me. What about the people who get away with far worse crimes with probation or 30 days in jail? Don't get me wrong, I love animals and for someone to do such things is crazy. But, what do you think this person should get as punishment?
@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I heard about this on my local news,they cover many stories from across the globe. I was appalled! I mean it is some poor innocent cat that is defenseless against people like this! I am so I have to watch what I type right now. Why do this to an animal? I agree with your suggestion to hang him up by his short hairs,and I ain't talking about the ones on his back!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
7 Oct 09
What makes it sicker is that we, as humans, have taught the animals that we have domesticated to trust humans. And the same humans that the animals are to trust are the ones that hurt them horribly. It isn't like cats are useless members of the world. They keep the rodents under control, and thus it keeps the possibly of infections under control. So, here we are with companions and life savers being treated like trash. We do really need to look at how we deal with animal abusers. I would make sure that the guy would be duct taped before we hung him from his short hair.
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• United States
7 Oct 09
I agree it is so horrible how people can not care at all about another life,human or not.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
30 Sep 09
they are mentally ill. it started from their parents or someone older doing it to them. it is learned behavior from crap around them. these are future criminals that end up in prison. they start on little animals, move to little kids, and as the get bigger, start doing it to adults, maybe raping women and killing them, and eventually killing men. plus, many sick adults are too chicken to do garbage to someone their own size, that they have to do it on something smaller to get their kids, whether animals or little kids. the prisons are getting more crowded every day, and many inmates have to be set free to make room for more and crazier inmates.
• United States
28 Sep 09
Not only do these people usually get a slap on the wrist, rapists and murderers often walk free, even after a conviction. Meanwhile, so many people who are caught for relatively small crimes, like shoplifting, often get years in prison and end up a worse criminal than they were before. I think it's time to stop making prisons into money making schemes, and start revising the punishment laws in America.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I feel your rage! I can't stand it either when a person abuses an aniaml gets nothing or hardly any punishment for it! It is nuts and sick! Unfortuntely ever state has different laws when it comes to aniaml abuse. Some states don't seem to have any either and it appauling! then there are states that have excellent animal laws! people who are animal abusers usually end up abusing humans too! Anyway people abuse animals for lots of reasons. I know people do it because they don't like animals. They can abandon their animals and someone will come along to take care of them! They think that animals don't have feelings. People are stupid and naive and that couses alot of animal abuse! People think it is funny. Poeple do it because they have no respect for animals and nothing else! Some people abuse animlas because they see other people do it and think it is no big deal! What ever type of abuse it should be treated the same and the same in all states! I love to see the law hang all abuses from their legs naked and duct taped from a bridge or a building for all the world to see! Maybe with being so embarressed they wouldn't hame an animal again! Something really needs to be done!
29 Sep 09
Ouch! It's not a good news! At all! I can't stand reading it. =) I'm one animal lover, so I will definitely against animal abuse. But if we mention paracites, such as mosquito and itch, I will never love them. It's growing in law nowadays in several countries setting the punishment to those who abuse animals, for unvalid reason. Well, I completely can't imagine abusing animal for valid reason. What would that be? Animal has right to live, and remember that they can turn to one big disaster once they show their true face. =)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I fully agree with you too. My heart breaks everytime I hear a story like this! I wish we all could do much more in defense of these poor mistreated animals than we are already capable of. I hope he does a maximum fine, and maximum time in prison. This is the only form of justice I can think of, since I wasn't there to stop him from doing the crime in the first place. This is one of the worst crimes out there. It should be treated just as harshly as murder in the courts. I do love to support my local SPCA and animal shelters as much as possible. I have 5 cats and 1 dog. All were rescued from certain forms of doom, and I love them dearly.
@jugsjugs (13045)
28 Sep 09
I must agree with you there are lots of sick people out there that do this to all sorts of animals as yes all get away with it.Some are banned from having animals yet get more animals others who have done this once will i am sure do it yet again.I think that no punishment would make up for the nasty cruel things people do.Afew years is nothing no more than a fine as they are not suffering the pain that animal has had to go through.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I agree, at least they caught the jerk, the last I heard they hadn't caught him