Jealousy killed the cat.
February 2, 2016 7:13am CST
Once upon a time a jealous man wanted to read the messages on his girlfriend's phone, but the girlfriend was not understanding it this way. He suddenly grabbed her cat by the scruff of the neck. A bottle on the other hand, he watered the cat with whiskey and told her : "Give me your phone or I burn your cat !" She refused. He took a lighter and lighted the cat. The poor cat in fire ran around the room and set the fire to the curtains. The guy caught the cat and threw it through the window. The flat was on the 8th floor. The cat was not dead and still in fire when it touched down, and somebody brought it to a vet who did it an injection to alleviate its suffering. I started with "once upon a time", but this scary story is true. The man was judged yesterday. Although his lawyer told that he was a good man who never had a trouble with the law before, he was sentenced to two years of jail and the interdiction to have a pet for the rest of his life.
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• Cambridge, England
2 Feb 16
Lawyers are well known to say anything in defence of their clients. By 'good', I suppose that he meant that he had managed to stay clear of the law up till then but I'd like to wager that that man had a long history of jealousy, uncontrollable anger and lack of concern for animals and people, if not actual cruelty.
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2 Feb 16
I do not know how it works in UK, but in France the rule is a bit weird, and I know it well as I go to court times to times for free as a civil party lawyer for various associations : a professional lawyer member of a bar is authorized to tell any lie he/she wants, but a lawyer not attached to a bar, i.e. with the diplomas needed to plead in court but not professional, is not allowed to lie and may be sued if he does it. Something like this done to a human being would have sent him to jail for life with a mandatory period of 30 years. He got the maximum for cruelty against an animal : 2 years : it is not the same for the law. And there are special cases where people are authorized to torture and kill an animal : corridas are not allowed anymore in Spain, but they are still allowed in several French cities.
2 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Where you in Monaco or in Nice when you where in France ? I visited Monaco only once. I have had Michel Roger, the previous Prime Minister of Monaco (he was replaced yesterday, which was also my birthday) as an assistant professor when I was a student.
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 16
That's an evil man, if ever I heard of one! I've been in some serious states of anger throughout my life, but I've never resorted to harming a living thing to get my point across... Except my little sister when we were little and fought all the time, but that was totally self-defence
• United States
2 Feb 16
What did the cat do to deserve this? How terrible and inhumane to say the least! I remember a co-worker told me about some of the bad things he and his friend did when they were kids (not in this country, but still). They used to take lumber and slap donkeys as hard as they could (I don't see how that could be entertaining) - but what this story reminded me of was how he also used to light cats on fire and that they'd jump higher than you'd ever think a cat could jump.
• Aurora, Missouri
26 Apr 16
@topffer Well, no, not really reassuring at all! After all, HE didn't own the cat in this situation. The judge should have ruled he couldn't own or be around pets at all for it to seem reassuring to me! As it stands, his next girlfriend can own a cat/dog/rat/whatever and he will still have access to it at any time. He wouldn't get in trouble over it, either, since he is still following the letter of the law. Not the intention of the law, but technically, the letter of the law is all he must follow.
26 Apr 16
@DaddyEvil It is a security measure and being a security measure for life, it is already strong. Once he will have purged his sentence, it would be offensive to fundamental freedoms to force him to choose a girlfriend with no pet. I hope that he will be wise enough to not have a girlfriend with fur pets.
3 Feb 16
Hi Topffer, How are you doing ? Two things that I understand - Man was pyscho - since cat was brought in between that quarrel over a phone and burnt WT* She haven't understood - how he is! else she would have given her phone. No 2 year jail - It was attempt murder case - He should be sent to Mental Hospital and should get 4 or 10 session of shock therapy Story other part may be like this as well that like he had lost his trust on her and was spying her... and thought she has an affair
3 Feb 16
Hi Raja, you are not often on myLot actually. I am going fine and my cat is still alive. I think that he was drunk. If he was not, for sure he deserves to go to a mental hospital. 2 years of jail is the maximum sentence possible here for cruelty against an animal, and it is not a lot for him. They were not married, if she had an affair and did not wanted him to know, it was her business. Jealousy is a serious decease.
22 Feb 16
@Shiva49 It was. There was a giant cat in the neighborhood and he was usually fighting it with another cat, but if he was alone when the big cat was coming, he was calling me. This cat was obedient like a dog : I could put him on a chair in the waiting room of a vet and tell him "do not move", and he was staying on the chair even if he was surrounded by dogs. It was very surprising for all other cats owners, who were coming to the vet with their cat in a box.
2 Feb 16
Self immolation was popular long ago. A professor of criminal sciences taught me an anecdote. A man was protesting against I do not know what in front of a prefecture protected by policemen. He went in front of them with a potbelly of oil and poured it on him. Then he searched something. And searched again. He had forbidden the matches. The police drove him to a hospital.