Categories: Cat photography

Picture of cat’s tail sticking out of bloody garbage disposal unit

WARNING – UNPLEASANT IMAGE – Is this a sick joke? Is it photoshopped? It must be. It looks very realistic. It is shocking. There is no information and bizarrely it is categorized as a news photo on this website under the title: Dying Cat Mercifully Put Down Garbage Disposal. I understand that the site where it is published is known for this sort of prank so I’ll take that as confirmation it is fake. However, I think it is going too far as a prank. It is demeaning to the domestic cat and could encourage abuse.

Picture of cat’s tail sticking out of garbage disposal unit

Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

View Comments

  • Who is the nob doing all the thumbs down? and I concur that website is going too far and I am not going to share it on FB.

    • :) he is a cat hating troll who spends too much time clicking on thumbs down. A sad individual.

    • I wasn't aware of the onion's reputation until this. Gone too far in my opinion. I hate to see this sort of thing as it is demeaning to the cat. It belittles the cat for me. It is a joke too far.

  • Yikes! That came off The Onion, and they seem to be into shock postings. They need to be boycotted for this kind of stuff.

    • Yes, it is designed to shock. I don't think should be allowed when it concerns animal abuse even if it is fake.

Recent Posts

Is it true that cats hate water?

Domestic cats don't universally hate water and some wild cats like water. It depends on…

1 hour ago

Do cats pick up on negative energy?

The wider question is whether cats pick up on human emotions and body language. Cat…

7 hours ago

The beneficial role of companion animals during coronavirus lockdown

You would expect that the presence of companion animals in a household during the coronavirus…

9 hours ago

Picture of black Maine Coon on black background

Maybe the prettiest Maine Coon you’ll see How big are Maine Coons? This picture shows…

21 hours ago

What do Abyssinian cats look like?

The Abyssinian cat is an athletic looking companion animal. People who breed Abyssinian cats i.e.…

22 hours ago

University of Guelph’s one cat meal a day study ignores the size of the stomach

The domestic cat's stomach is too small for a big, one meal a day mild…

1 day ago