The picture of the young, black, male teenager published on the Click Orlando.com website and on this page below is depressing. This man can’t have a moral compass. He can’t understand the difference between right and wrong because he thought that it was perfectly acceptable to grab a cat by his tail and throw him across a parking lot while one of his mates (presumed) videoed him and uploaded it to Snapchat. It is all perfectly normal for these people to be cruel to an animal, which is a potential felony animal cruelty crime in the USA. Why didn’t he understand it?
Why did he want to advertise to the world that he is an idiotic cat abuser with 2 brain cells? His name is Kelvin Conlon. We don’t have the name of person who filmed him and why not because he is an accomplice.
Police received an email with a link to the snapchat video or the video was attached to the email. The police found that investigating the alleged crime fairly easy thanks to the video. Conlon lived in the apartment block behind the parking lot where he had abused the cat. The police also interviewed an employee at Conlon’s school who confirmed that Conlon was the person in the video.
The police met Conlon at his school where he admitted that he had done wrong. Did he realise it when the police arrived or did he realise it at the time he abused the cat and if so why did he do it and publicise the act?
Conlon showed no remorse, we are told, for hurting the cat but he wrote a statement of apology. No explanation was forthcoming. I can guess why he did it. For the fun of it and to upload a shocking video to the internet’s social media to get views and respect from his peers. He did so with a complete disregard for the cat’s welfare.
The cat has not been found so we don’t know if he was injured or not. In order to not refer to the cat as ‘it’ I have decided to make him male but he could just as easily be female. The title uses the word ‘it’ but the title is taken from the Orlando website referred to.
This cruel act uploaded to social media is one of many very similar acts that have taken place in the past. They occur with unstinting regularity. Can we blame, at least partly, the internet for this? Online social media has distorted society and encouraged acts of animal cruelty.
Note: people need to realise that this is an OPINION article as well as cat news. It is not meant to be cold, objective reporting.