A 22 year-old-woman living in Swansea, South Wales, was incensed when her cat ate some of her £15 pizza. She’d been looking forward to her pizza all day. She was fuming and raging so much that in a fit of temper she placed her cat in a cat carrier and placed the carrier in her bath so that the water came up to knee height for her cat.
This is an example of a person punishing her cat for something she did wrong: leaving her pizza out for her cat to find. It was foreseeable that her cat would be attracted to it. The cat was behaving naturally. The women is ignorant and arrogant enough to brazenly post her misdeed on social media.
She posted a photo of this with her explanation on Facebook and guess what? There was outrage and a petition which was started by Americans collected 3,000 signatures. The petition requested the involvement of the authorities to investigate what can only be described as cat abuse
The RSPCA investigated and took no further action. They must have gone around to the woman’s house having found the location through her computer’s IP address.
There were death threats against the lady! That is going too far obviously but it does show the strength of feeling against animal abuse of any kind and this is a good thing.
I am impressed that animal lovers have the opportunity to express their passion and to take action against animal abusers which works. Things actually happen.
This is one of the strengths of Facebook. Personally I am not a great fan of FB but it can work wonders.
It is impressive to see how internet discussions can be translated to almost immediate action on the ground.
Cat abusers should beware. There are passionate cat lovers about. I’d expect this story to be a warning to other people to avoid showing off their abusive behavior.
The pictures are courtesy Daily Mail and redacted by them. I presume they blocked out the swear words. This is also interesting because Facebook accepted the words while the Daily Mail thinks them too rude for their website 😉 .