‘Halloween Cat Punt’ Event

Cat Punting
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Cat Punting

Facebook tells us that on Saturday 31st October at 8 pm (EDT) there is a ‘Halloween Cat Punt’ event. The invitation to it is worldwide and so far 62 people have said that they are going to it. There are four ‘maybes’ and 295 people have been invited. The numbers are climbing.

Cat Punting

Cat Punting

This is a fictional event (in my view) and the whole point is to annoy cat and animal lovers. It is just another version of trolling but it does encourage cat abuse and is therefore insidious and dangerous; bordering on criminality. And some idiots may indeed participate wherever they are.

The Facebook page (this is a mobile version) implores: BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY (update 20th Oct – the FB page has been removed it seems).

The event is being ‘hosted’ by Adam Troy. Comments on the page state:

“My daughter loves this event. Tiddles has learnt to love it.” (Alison Campbell)

“Sorry I can’t attend this cat punt as I’m already attending two others that day and only have 2 cats. If I had a third one to punt I’d be there.” (Derek Mecklenburg)

Jonathan Pearson posts a picture of a cat in a glass jar (see below) with the caption: “Almost forgot to poke holes in the lid.”

Cat Punting

Amelia Mills posted a picture of a cat in a suitcase with the caption: “Packed and ready to go!”

Cat Punting

There are references on the Facebook page to fisting a cat. Utterly disgusting and perverted. I won’t show the pictures.

Ryan Staunton is another one of these sickos who posts a picture of a cat with an injured face (see below) with the caption:

“On no not another cat punching event! Poor old punchbag isn’t gonna like that, he’s 12 years old now and god only knows how many cat punching events he’s endured at this stage….it will be time for the old claw hammer soon enough me thinks, as you can see he’s not holding up so well these days.”

Cat Punting

Last February Elisa wrote an article about Facebook dark humor which she correctly described as near the bone and almost criminal in its content. Jamie Cardy commented on that page. He is his usual provocative, troll-like self.

The infamous troll and sicko, Jamie Cardy (Jamie Card, Jamie Lawlcard), participates in this fictional cat abusing event. On his sparse Facebook page (thankfully devoid of friends), he declares that he is a volunteer at the UK’s best known animal rescue centre: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. This is just a windup, I believe.

His header photo is the one of the young cat with a speech bubble at the top of this page. He obviously supports this mysterious and sociopathic event: the Halloween Cat Punt.

The trouble is that Halloween (which I don’t like in any shape or form) is an invitation to start abusing cats particularly black ones as they are still associated with witchcraft and superstition.

There are many more groups of cat haters and abusers who like to make sick jokes about cats thereby promoting and revelling in cat abuse of the worst kind. Facebook continues to do nothing about it it seems to me.

I have just added FB comments. Please also comment on Facebook to spread the word. Thanks:

P.S. My thanks to Elisa for spotting this.

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41 Responses

  1. regina deschino says:


  2. Danièle SAUVET says:

    A quel titre les hommes s’arrogent-ils le droit de faire souffrir une race que la leur.

    • Michael Broad says:

      Thanks for commenting Danièle. I think your French can be translated as: What gives humankind the right to make other species suffer? If that is a correct translation then the answer is that some humans can tend to believe that they are superior to other species and can therefore use and abuse them at will. There is mass human abuse of animals on the planet. The trade in wildlife alone is worth around $10 billion or more annually.

  3. vincenzo says:

    No crudeltà

  4. Serbella McGee says:

    It’s sad that I am surprised that FB even bothered to take the page down. I’m not going to say good for them because they do a really lousy job of policing that site anyway. Guess Looney is going to have to go elsewhere for his/her sick thrills.

  5. Looney says:

    THIS IS FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!! I guess you uptight fucks have no sense of humor. Sad for you. We’ll be laughing at your expense. HAVE A NICE DAY!

    • Michael Broad says:

      I have published your comment for the sole reason to remind visitors to this page that sh*ts like you are all around us and you are of the same mentality as the ‘cat punt’ promoters. Your username is “Looney” – that you definitely are.

  6. Lidia Bergamaschi says:

    Sick people dangerous and ugly that is all. Just deserve to spend years and years of life in jail.

  7. Penny says:

    Let me see someone kick a cat , and I will go to jail for kicking that person ass

  8. seems to have disappeared from FB. Thanks to all who reported.

  9. Christine van Duuren says:

    Yup! Looks like the page was taken down. Can’t seen Adam Troy’s page too.

    • Michael Broad says:

      Thanks for telling me this, Christine. It does seem to have been removed. It may have happened because of this article and people responding by contacting FB.

  10. Christine van Duuren says:

    Well, I have said my fair share of nasty things on the facebook page. I have however tried to get on the facebook page again and am either blocked or the page has been closed. Can you confirm?

  11. Jennifer says:

    This is mental illness at its worse! I got so upset over this (real or not) that my stomach hurt and couldn’t sleep! ?

    • Michael Broad says:

      It is the dark underbelly of humankind but it is not that exceptional. There are a lot of people this crazy and it upsets me.

  12. not satire says:

    Obviously not satire and 100% real

    • Michael Broad says:

      Thanks for commenting. I don’t it is real either as it is trolling really but it is dangerous and it can incite violence against cats.

  13. Sally Cutts says:

    I’m very tired of Facebook having no phone support to report illegal or offensive posts, groups, events, etc. As one of the richest companies in the world, this service should be available. The choices they offer for reporting often have NOTHING to do with WHY you report. I think their should be a petition for Facebook to have phone support. They could easily afford to offer that service.

  14. Geri says:

    I cannot comment as it would be as vile as your troll. But that should say enough about how I view these sick,mentally disturbed threats to society.

  15. Cat Defender says:

    Come at me you sick pieces of shit so I can kick you then hammer your worthless head in with a hammer and watch you bleed to death! Hope cat abusers do us all a favour and kill themselves!

  16. Diana says:

    Sick sick world we live in…I hate people!! And seriously Facebook you are just as sick as these people allowing a page like that…SO DISGUSTED!!!!!

    • Michael Broad says:

      I feel like you. These sorts of sh*ts make the world a worse place and they damage my faith in humankind to the point where, like you, I begin to hate people.

  17. jacqueline noone says:


  18. Laura sansone says:

    Stop promoting the abuse of animals!!!!

  19. Sandy Driggers says:

    WTH is wrong with these sick bastards!

  20. Myrna Cobart says:

    This is SICK!!! Facebook should be ASHAMED!!!!!

    • Michael Broad says:

      Myrna, my experience with Facebook is that they are either unable to police their site adequately or don’t want to bother. Not good either way. Thanks for commenting.

  21. Sheri Chewning says:

    This is too horrible to contemplate. Do not the powers that be troll their own device to see what is posted. This is blatent cruelty. This should be reported & stopped. People are horrible beings.

    • Michael Broad says:

      Yes Sheri, this does look horrible. I don’t believe it is real though although some nasty people may be encouraged to get involved.

  22. Serbella McGee says:

    Just another reason why I absolutely HATE Facebook.

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