Teenagers drowning 2-day-old kittens in cup of water highlights change in attitude to animal cruelty

Teenage boys drowned a kitten like this

In 2011, Nevada created law which made first offence animal cruelty a felony (a serious crime). This was a radical move in the right direction from the standpoint of animal advocates. The law reflected a change in sentiment towards animal … please continue reading

Domestic violence which includes hurting a cat should be aggravated domestic violence

Man seriously hurt ex-girlfriends cat in dispute

It is not uncommon for a man to hurt his partner’s cat at the same time that he is hurting her in a domestic dispute which turns to violence. I read about it all the time. When this happens I … please continue reading

Allegedly disturbed boy who abused and killed a cat is let off because he’s a minor

The mentally ill boy who tortured a cat

I am revisiting a story I wrote on June 23rd about a boy who tortured and killed a domestic cat in Clinton, Iowa (opens a new window). The boy is Jonathan Trude. He is 12-years-of-age. His parents say that he … please continue reading