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Pensioner fined £125 for killing neighbours’ cats — 11 Comments

  1. Barbara – if you’re still there on this day-old post-site, kindly tell Ruth that I tried to make it up to the library this afternoon (Sat.) to retrieve her e-mails. But it wasn’t meant to be.

    Am stranded. Can’t get out of this house unless my geographically nearest friend – who lives eight miles from here – comes and fetches me.

    This afternoon I peeled nearly the entire front bumper off my car, including the right headlight and hubcap. Tell your sister not to even think of asking. She doesn’t want to know.

    The worst part of it all, how in Sam Hill do I get the car down to the Toyota mechanics in this condition? If I try to TIE on the **##** bumper with a clothesline (loop the line around one end, twist it around the passenger-side mirror, then twist it again around the headrest on the passenger seat, there’s no guarantee it won’t whip loose on these gusty streets and whirl through the air like a helicopter blade, decapitating every pedestrian within a mile radius.

    And if they have to tow it in — can you even begin to conceive what they’re going to charge for THAT? Even w/o the towing, the repairs are easily going to run to four figures. When the mechanics start tossing around the phrase ‘body work,’ you know what’s coming.

    If any of this is believable, I managed to TEAR each screw-hole fastening the bumper onto the chassis (whatever). Every last hole is lacerated beyond recognition.

    This…after a stellar driving record over a lifetime. My psyche is smashed into rubble, my dear. Tell Ruthie not to expect hearing from me anytime soon. After having just shelled out hundreds of dollars to renew the house and car insurance four days ago, after having recently forked over nearly $700.00 for a computer with zero e-mail capabilities —-well, it’s too much to be borne. Over & out. xx

    • Sylvia, I just hope you are not hurt yourself, what a nightmare it all sounds for you! Don’t worry about emails, we will catch up sometime, just take care of yourself and I hope you manage to get your car fixed (or a replacement) soon xx

  2. Awful when people who seem so upstanding are in fact so cruel and mercenary that they will kill animals that have nothing and that have to scrape, root and forage for sustenance over a few plants, or because they begrudge them passing through their property. To have so much and be so selfish as to kill other creatures who hardly make a dent in their bubble of comfort and wealth makes me so sad and so angry, I hate the human race when I hear or read of people like the above.

  3. An Oxford don in tweeds and tie. A consummate scholar learned in the Classics. An author of numerous histories. A years-long gardening columnist in the Financial Times. (Italicized.) His way with words is infused with refinement, subtle wit and dry humor – every verbal felicity. A gorgeous read.

    In one of his books he writes about the nocturnal rabbits and badgers rooting around in his flowerbeds. What to do? He sets out saucers of sugared milk blended with weed killer.

    One of his favorite leisure activities? Foxhunting.

    • Again, Sylvia Ann, thank you. Your comments always are informative and your own subtle wit and dry humor appreciated.

    • I’m always shocked when humans believe that they have the right to kill animals at will.

      I didn’t even have words to say when my older sister (Lutheran schoolteacher) told me that her husband (Lutheran minister) shot and killed rabbits all the time that invaded their vegetable garden.

      REALLY!?!?! Losing a little lettuce is such a crime that it qualifies for a death penalty?

  4. Horrible evil old man, no he wasn’t fined enough, how cheap cats lives are when he has just about got away with murdering at least 5 and got this laughable fine, where are the RSPCA why aren’t they pursuing this case. I hope someone deals out some rough justice to him one dark night, he fully deserves it.

  5. Waterworth is a very cruel old man and should have been punished much more than he was.
    There are things everyone doesn’t like, some people don’t like neighbours dogs, but they don’t go around poisoning them
    It makes me very annoyed that cats lives are of so very little value to some monsters masquerading as human beings.

  6. Lets hope that the neighbourhood reaction will continue to punish him in a wide variety of ways. Ostracisation is particularly effective against people who are already marginalised. The legal profession is only as effective as it’s practitioners and this one was something of a wet lettuce. He should have been ordered tp pay the cost of replacement, upkeep of the cats in mention, plus 1000% for emotional damage to each person. No reverence for life is no small matter.

  7. Its sad and pathetic that a aged gentleman took up to serial killing his neighbour’s cats. Could be he had some grievance with his neighbour but taking revenge on the neighbours pet cats ios unforgivable.Since i have lived in North East England for a few months have a understanding of British countryside living which has independent bungalow cottages with a garden.Seems this gentleman just didn’t like the cats prowling in his compound as he admitted poisoning them.A case for a “Mental Asylum”.

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