Rubber Band Cat Abuse on Video

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

I apologize in advance readers, but I’m about to blow a fuse over the YouTube cat rubber band videos that are finding their way onto the internet.

I had NOT planned on this being my next article. I tend to do my stories in order of importance and I felt this situation needed to be addressed immediately.

I caution everyone not to watch this unless you want to become highly upset or depressed.

This YouTube video features a kitten being tortured. There are many more to choose from of cats or kittens being tortured by having a rubber band put around their paws to bind the legs together. This can cause short term physical and mental trauma if the rubber bands are left on too long and even death or amputation.

The YouTube index makes sure to list similar videos to make it easier for the uploaders to see who is best at cat torture.

The video I’ve included here features a kitten immobilized by a rubber band around the paws. It’s thrashing around on the floor in obvious terror while we hear laughter in the background. When the kitten stops moving the tormentor’s nudge it to make it start crawling again.

I’m not an expert in voice analysis, but the laughter sounds like young people versus old.

I’m all for free speech and the right to post material to the internet. It’s not the video itself that’s sending me into a fury. It’s the thought of what these young people will do next and the pleasure they’re getting from torturing a poor defenseless animal.

Think about it. When rubber bands aren’t enough, what’s the next step up in cat torture? I hate to even think about it. After seeing several YouTube cat rubber band videos to choose from, I’m afraid to type in other forms of cat torture that come to mind.

Are these young people seeing who can post the most horrific video? Do they belong to some sort of club for young animal abusers?

My anger today is directed at society in whole. First at the ones who delight in posting these videos. Also at those who gets their perverted kicks out of watching them for entertainment.

Here’s the video entitled Hopping Kitty on YouTube.

THE VIDEO NO LONGER EXISTS YOUTUBE HAS INFORMED US.

Where are the parents? Are they aware they have future criminals living under their roof? Do they even CARE? I’ve done a lot of articles, not only for pictures-of-cats.org, but also for examiner.com where I write on domestic abuse. Animal abuse leads to bullying which leads to abusing those the abuser has a relationship with.

Do the readers here think the parents will “ground” their children or just have a little “talk,” meaning the problem will still exist. I know if these were my children they would lose computer privileges indefinitely. They don’t deserve the pleasure that comes from online relationships because what they give back to the world is anything BUT pleasure.

The most important article I’ve ever written was Kids Killing Cats. It showed that EVERY famous serial killer in the U.S. began by abusing animals.

I’d also like to know whether these cat rubber band abusers have learned this behavior from their parents or their peers or thought it up out of sheer boredom.

Will anything be done if these YouTube video abusers are identified? Will charges be filed or will the matter be swept under the rug because no one wants to think young people can be so cruel? I imagine if the case should ever go to court it would be hard to prove who was responsible. Even if someone confessed, being young unfortunately means little or no punishment.

My personal guess is everyone involved in the defense, and possibly the judge, will pass this behavior off as a harmless prank

I have only one thing to say to young people who enjoy tormenting animals. I hope you enjoy your life in prison, because you’ll get there eventually. I’d also like to warn you karma’s a BITCH! You will reap what you sow. Either in this lifetime or the next.

Here’s a YouTube video of a cat rescued after having rubber bands tied around the paws for approximately two weeks. It is also graphic. This cat is SAFE now. The kitten being tortured with the rubber band is who knows where and possibly being tormented as you read this.

Sorry readers, I’m still boiling. Here’s the video of the safe cat.

THE VIDEO NO LONGER EXISTS YOUTUBE HAS INFORMED US

Thank you for rescuing and caring for this poor cat who didn’t deserve any of this.

Readers, I can’t wait to see your comments on this one. I personally believe in freedom of speech and the right to post on the internet. This falls into a different category entirely and there should be laws against this.

Elisa

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Jan 26, 2012
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I agree with you Ruth
by: Ruth

I agree with you Ruth, it should be about the cat not about making people feel better.
That poor cat had suffered enough and to put her through major surgery and more trauma would have been cruel.
There sometimes comes a point with animals when they have no or little quality of life and sad as it is we have to let them go and R.I.P

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Jan 25, 2012
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Cat not safe
by: Ruth (Monty’s Mom)

I wanted to find out more about the poor kitty in the bottom video with necrosis in all four paws. It turns out she had to be euthanized. She started refusing food and water and the people helping her took that as a sign that she had suffered enough. People on YouTube were posting things like, “They should have made prostheses for her, not killed her!” But the surgery involved, getting fitted for her prostheses, learning to use them– that’s all a low, hard row to hoe. I don’t even know if something like that is available for cats, and even if it were possible (it should be) would we be doing it more to make ourselves feel better than to help the cat? We want a happy ending, but sometimes, this side of heaven, there just isn’t one.

She ate initially at the shelter, but after a few days she stopped. Probably she realized that even though help had come, it was too late. Unless the cat was showing a really strong will to live, I think euthanasia is the kindest option in a case like this.


Jan 15, 2012
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You’re right
by: @Ann

You’re right Ann they are criminals now. But the court would probably scale it down to being problem children. I watched the whole video. They’d wait for the kitten to stop moving then give it a nudge. What bothers me is how little the kitten moved. Like it had already been put thru too much before this video was even made


Jan 15, 2012
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sick!!!
by: Rat

This is just sick!!! Wots next!!! Wot are they doing to the kitten now!!! If children are doing this now….we will have even worst to come.


Jan 15, 2012
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Good article on a horrible subject
by: Ann Wilson Smith

Good article Elisa, but I disagree with you on one thing. These kids are NOT FUTURE criminals, they are criminals now! They need to be prosecuted NOW, not waiting until they do it again or until they move to bigger prey. I can’t even watch the videos. They enrage me and make me cry. I love kitties so much I can’t imagine getting any pleasure from hurting them. (I can’t imagine getting pleasure out of hurting anyone!) I don’t know what punishment would be appropriate for this crime, other than to have the same done to them by someone much bigger than they are which will never be done, but maybe if that was the case, it would open some eyes and these kids would stop doing this stuff!


Jan 15, 2012
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Can’t bear to watch
by: Ruth

I can’t bear to watch videos torturing cats as it makes me feel so helpless and sad and I want to torture the cowardly low lifes who are doing it to them.
I just hope Karma does exist Elisa because cruel people should suffer for what they have put innocent animals through.

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Jan 15, 2012
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Telling
by: Michael

Telling. I guess YouTube had a word with them. Too many complaints possibly. I’ll leave the blank video there.


Jan 15, 2012
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closed account
by: Elisa

The uploader has closed their YouTube account!


Jan 15, 2012
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SICK
by: Michael

I watched 5 seconds of the top video and felt sick. Young people laughing at a kitten that they put in fear and discomfort. These people sound like ordinary people and they are. That is what is horrendous. These are your next door neighbor’s kids.

Frankly it it very upsetting. I am not just upset about the kitten but also the human race!

Where are we going? What destiny is the human race facing if we behave like this?



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