Person threw a litter of kittens at a moving train

This happened in a place that I know because my brother lives in the town: Lingwood, Norfolk. There is a pedestrian railway crossing near the station.

We are told that just before 5:20 pm on September 15th a person or persons in undergrowth near this railway crossing threw a litter of kittens at a moving train.

Litter of tabby kittens thrown at moving train
Litter of tabby kittens thrown at moving train. The four surivors.
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It is the sort of behavior that could only be actions of someone on drugs, surely? They must be mentally ill. If not they are the cruellest person in the UK this morning.

The driver of the train (travelling from Norwich to Great Yarmouth) saw the incident and reported it. Therefore it seems that the kittens were thrown at the front of the train. Obviously the intention was to kill them all.

It is not clear if the kittens were in a container or whether they were thrown together.

The British Transport Police found one dead kitten and an dead adult cat. The adult cat had apparently died before the incident. Perhaps she was the mother.

Four kittens survived which I think is extraordinary. Two have been rehomed by Foxy Lodge Wildlife Rescue in Hemsby.

Lingwood railway crossing
Lingwood railway crossing. I believe this is the one.

I heard the news on the radio this morning while lying in bed. It shocked me. It is the behavior of this individual which is so shocking. One has to ask why? We know there is a rescue centre near by so what was so hard about taking the kittens to that rescue centre?

This is why I have the impression that the criminal who did this is on drugs of some sort. There is a sort of sad underclass in the UK whose behavior is beyond the pale. It is upsetting to decent, ordinary people.

6 thoughts on “Person threw a litter of kittens at a moving train”

  1. After taking a donation of food and cat litter over to The Cat Network on foot Sunday I chose a route home that took me next to some railroad tracks for a couple of blocks and a train was actually going by as I walked. Never in a million years would I have thought, “Now there is something I should throw kittens at.” The world is going crazy. I know it is. I started a new teaching job in sort of a poorer part of town in a neighboring city and yesterday I had three fights in my room. Well, one was just one kid throwing chairs around so that we all had to leave to avoid being hit by a chair, the others were outright brawls, brawls that occurred without warning. Years ago you could head off a fight, because there was posturing and arguing and a lot of bravado that came first and you could calm them down and reason with them. Today when kids fight there is no precursor to it, there is no warning. They go from calm to violently attacking someone in the blink of an eye. I was told it happens all the time and that I was doing well to only have three fights in my room. Last year the music teacher had six or seven in a day sometimes. I taught for over a decade in rough areas of a bigger city than where I am now and in all that time I witnessed maybe three fights. Now it is just a daily ocurrence plus the fact that these altercations just come out of nowhere so it is mystifying to me what is actually going on. It’s like being in an episode of the Twilight Zone, seeing that happen and then reading about stuff like this. Stop the world, I want to get off.

    • Ruth, I am with you on this. I see the world gradually imploding by which I mean going wrong. There are many signs and perhaps these kids who fight spontaneously are another symptom. There appears to a gradual breakdown. The state schools in the UK are terrible regarding discipline. If a teacher can keep order she is successful. Forget teaching. On the scale we are seeing it, this seems to be a new phenomenon.

      The EU is breaking up. There is mass migration. The Middle East is a mess. China is posturing for war and so is Russia. N. Korea is destabilising the East. Africa is a basket case. Wildlife is being destroyed rapidly. There is massive debt in the West both personal and regarding countries. I could go on.


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