Cat Abuse Video is Liked by 83 Percent of People

by Michael
(London, UK)

Yes, a staggering 83% of people who viewed the video below said that they liked the video! Lets just digest that, they liked seeing a man with a Canadian accent (apparently) shout very loudly at cats. This is clearly cat abuse; no question about it.

The video is well known and has been seen by well over 2 million people as at December 2010. The sample size is large then. This must reflect the general population. Or does it? Perhaps the type of person watching videos is not your typical person. But I doubt that is the case. They probably are typical of the average young person in North America as most of the audience for this video are probably Americans or Canadians.

The majority of the comments left by the viewers show a quite disgusting attitude towards animal abuse. There are some comments that indicate the person dislikes what is going on but they are totally outnumbered by the crass idiotic comments of the remainder.

Is this what we are up against amongst the general population of younger people in the developed world?

How are we going to stop declawing for example if such a high percentage of people don’t see this video as an abuse of animals. And even those who do recognise it as an abuse of cats still say they like it.

cat abuse that people seem to like

{Please note: sometimes videos are removed at source leaving a black screen here. I have no notice of this – sorry.}

Some example comments:

“best video i ever watched :3”

“I can’t stop laughing!!!!!!”

“I feel bad for laughing hysterically”

“Anyone who thinks this is animal abuse = retarded, imo. He’s just yelling. They won’t die from loud noises. And then the retards like boxman812… How do you even know what he’s like in real life? It’s just a 2 minute vid, probably made to amuse people. He could be a very caring cat-owner for all we know, ffs. “

Here is one supporting the fact that it is animal abuse:

“It’s funny, but it’s cruel to laugh at the cats’ expense.

I wouldn’t like to not be able to move anywhere in my own home without being shouted at.

One day they’ll probably rape HIM.”

I don’t know what the regulars will think of this – as horrified as me I expect. I feel strongly that something has to be done in educating young people to be more sensitive to the needs of animals and cats in particular. And that applies to anywhere in the world I expect.

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Mar 18, 2012 Abuse!? NEW
by: Anonymous

Get a life you fucking idiot it’s a joke and it’s funny.


Sep 08, 2011 OMG
by: E

… you’re seriously blowing this out of proportion. It’s a joke. Nothing was hurt during the making of this film. The cat doesn’t understand a word this dude is screaming. And so what, they’re startled. It’s funny… hence why people do it to their friends. Jumping out from behind corners… ever hear of that?

I love animals. I have two cats. They are loving and great. I have one that I can mess with. He loves to play back. I can chase him around the house and he’ll come back and cuddle with me in 2 seconds. His brother has a skiddish personality and we don’t play with him that way. Cats are like people that way. Some people think certain things are funny, some don’t, as evidence to the comments here. Some cats will take what other cats won’t.

LIGHTEN UP!!


Apr 06, 2011 Loved
by: Anonymous

I loved it, maybe you guys can post some cats on fire, or maybe getting kicked through a field goal post next.


Feb 18, 2011 poor cats
by: Anonymous

this is the worst thing ive ever saw.ive seen thing that people do 2 cats like throw them out side and not a big deal things,but this is overlaod,no 1 i repeat NO 1 should do this 2 a poor poor kitty


Jan 11, 2011 tards
by: Anonymous

@tards: It takes an idiot to know one:(p)


Jan 11, 2011 What goes around comes around:
by: Deanna

I was told by my mother:(BTW, our entire family loves cats for generations) that is is bad luck to kill or hurt a cat. Unfortunately, there are two stories to back this up. We once knew a very mean young man, he used to go around the neighbourhood, stealing people’s cats, put them in a bag and drown them, I recall my mother saying. “something bad is going to happen to him” just as she predicted, that same young man was drowned shortly in the same river. I will never forget that incident. The other story, we knew this family, why they had a cat, I do not know, they had a little boy, he was about six or seven, and he had one of those old time play guns that used the caps, and he used to scare the cat with the sound of the caps, one day, I was there, and he had the little gun(even though it was supposed to be a toy) and he had it pressed into the poor little cat’s stomach, I mentioned to him to stop, and his mother interupted and said, “leave him alone, he’s having fun”. Do you know that same young man died on the streets of Toronto?, homeless, in that same fetal position that the cat was in so many years ago.
So all those people who think it is funny to see animals abuse, you are just as guilty as the person doing it. I close my case:))


Jan 11, 2011 tards
by: Anonymous

You guys are idiots. He isn’t really yelling at them, He just replaces the audio of him saying things like, “Look at me.” in a quiet voice with loud yelling.


Dec 28, 2010 sad
by: Kathy W

I watched this video with no voice because I dont have a computer and have to go to the library. Any one who knows and cares about cats can clearly see the cats expressions. The black one was clearly very upset to the point where he ran outside. Poor cats. The gray one too was upset. Verbal abuse is verbal abuse. I recently read in cat fancy that cats understand the differet tones of voice that we talk to them in. Such as a cat voice from an angry tone.


Dec 20, 2010 Total Idiot
by: Anonymous

I don’t think that video is funny. People who think it is, is probably used to being verally abused and they don’t know better. Maybe all who thinks he is cute should move in and live with him.


Dec 20, 2010 Total Idiot
by: Anonymous

I don’t think that video is funny. People who think it is, is probably used to being verally abused and they don’t know better. Maybe all who thinks he is cute should move in and live with him.


Dec 20, 2010 Cat Abuse Video.
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

It takes all types of people to populate planet Earth, including “Psychopaths”. The person shouting in the “Video” seems to get pleasure of yelling at animals that can’t reciprocate his foul language. Hope he tries the same against his human brethren and experience the repercussions.For all you know, this video might be a “SHOCK VIDEO” created to attract controversy and publicity.


Dec 20, 2010 They are less than 2nd class
by: Leah (England)

I think this just shows the attitude of people, especially in America towards cats. All too often its ‘I dunno what all the fuss is about; its just a cat’

How do you change the mentality of such a huge proportion of people? I really don’t know the answer but I think a ban on declawing will go a long way to making people think twice.

I just feel such sadness and despair sometimes these people clearly have no empathy or sensitivity in their soul. That poor cat. I would like to inflict some sort of similar trauma onto the idiot in that video.


Dec 20, 2010 Cat abuse
by: Anonymous

Number one: that guy needs to be locked up in an insane asylum.The fact he mentioned “rape” sounds like he subconsciously meant a human being. Unfortunately those cats happen to be there, if they are as smart as I know cats, they will run away and not come back.
I have five cats, a little more than I should have, but I love them as though they are my children, actually, my kids kid me that I treat them better than them, they are just kidding me. When I get up in the morning, before I do anything for myself, I tend to my cats, I feed them, fresh water and scope up their litter box. I see them as animals that cannot talk like humans, and it is my responsibility to take care of their needs, they climb all over me, each has their own special spot next to me, and yes, they all sleep with me. The cats can run away, but that man sounds dangerous.


Dec 20, 2010 Cat abuse
by: Anonymous

Number one: that guy needs to be locked up in an insane asylum.The fact he mentioned “rape” sounds like he subconsciously meant a human being. Unfortunately those cats happen to be there, if they are as smart as I know cats, they will run away and not come back.
I have five cats, a little more than I should have, but I love them as though they are my children, actually, my kids kid me that I treat them better than them, they are just kidding me. When I get up in the morning, before I do anything for myself, I tend to my cats, I feed them, fresh water and scope up their litter box. I see them as animals that cannot talk like humans, and it is my responsibility to take care of their needs, they climb all over me, each has their own special spot next to me, and yes, they all sleep with me. The cats can run away, but that man sounds dangerous.


Dec 20, 2010 Why do people get cats?
by: Barbara

Why ever do people like this bother getting cats when they obviously have no respect for them? I often wonder why cats are seen as such second class citizens, easy to get, easy to abuse, easy to replace. Some of the comments are sickening. I despair of the human race sometimes.
I think most people who visit cats are probably like Ruth and I, we treat our two cats as members of the family who deserve care and respect equal to the human members of the family, I just can’t understand people who get pleasure from abusing cats or who haven’t any patience with them. It all goes back to that old chestnut – cats are not compulsory, why get one if you don’t want to treat him right?

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Dec 20, 2010 How DISGUSTING!
by: Jo Singer

Michael!

Not only is the material in this video offensive to this very beautiful cat, but to the ears and eyes of viewers.

But what I think the video graphically demonstrates is the way so many people feel about cats, especially here in the United States. They are considered by many people as “second class” citizens in the world of pets, disrespected, deningrated and abused by people who hate them.

It really is no shock to me to read those comments, knowing the all too common opinion held about these magnificent animals.

Sigh….



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Cat Abuse Video is Liked by 83 Percent of People — 2 Comments

    • It most definitely is an abuse and yelling at me is also an abuse of me! You are obviously a yeller… 🙂 Cats are frightened by loud noises and if a cat’s owner yells at his cats it is confusing for a cat and creates anxiety and uncertainty. That is a form of cat abuse. I suggest you educate yourself.

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