Valentines cat punching event

Have you see this? It is not surprising to me but it still sickens me to the bone. It is what I call the dark, nasty underbelly of life which sometimes leaks to the surface through Facebook and other social media sites.

Warning: unless you have a strong stomach don’t click on the link below which takes you to the Facebook page where maniacs appear to have formed a club where they relish abusing domestic cats by punching them. They also appear to set fire to cats. Setting fire to cats is not an uncommon method of cat abuse.

“No need to PANIC ! Cinders is alive and well, and will be fit for next weeks video shoot and display. Don’t forget your cameras.” (Cinders – a sick name because the cat was deliberately burned. The picture is under the sicko comment).

This page should be deleted immediately by Facebook and the police should be investigating and arrests made under animal cruelty laws in the USA. Fat chance of that happening.

Facebook may eventually delete the page and ban the participants but….at best they are horrendously slow and at worst they turn a blind eye to it. Facebook probably can’t control their own website because it is too large. Today the Archbishop of Canterbury is complaining about antisemitic rants or nasty innuendo-laden photos on Facebook, which are not deleted. Facebook are not doing a good enough job at policing their website.

It is small wonder that I gradually become more and more fed up with the world. This ‘club’ is an example of what is wrong. Let’s not kid ourselves. This is the tip of the iceberg.

Elisa tells me there is a petition going around to have the page deleted. Good, but it won’t stop these sick, ignorant people hurting cats.

Valentines cat punching event.

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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.

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  • If you are not Native American you are an invasive species here.Dogs,chickens,cows,etc. are not native.Cows do a lot of damage to the environment,more so than cats.But because they are a money "crop" they are given a free pass.And if people were not so callous and cruel,animals,in general,would not get killed on the road or poisoned or abused.Get your facts straight,Trey. Humans are the biggest and most destructive of all species.Like killing off natural predators so there will be more prey animals for humans to hunt or more land for cattle to graze on.And by the way,people are more likely to get Toxoplasmosis by handling raw meat or eating under cooked meat than exposure to cats.

    • Thanks Geri. I completely agree with you. I don't think Trey cares about facts. He just likes to troll and hates cats. I have banned him.

  • Michael, I have 8 rescues that are inside and I take care of about 6 outside....I have 4 out of the 6 fixed and I'm always trying to find homes for them. I don't know how many I've adopted out over the years. There have been cats that I believe had a home then just let out to wonder the streets...heartbreaking. : ( So here I am, along with many others, trying to help and save these animals from a hard life and then there's these mentally ill maniacs deliberately harming them....I'm just so beside myself...!!!

    • Well, I despair with you. It hurts us all this sort of news. Thanks for sharing. And well done in caring for cats in need.

  • This is so disturbing I can't stand it!! I can't stop thinking about those poor animals....I saw that they may be in Brighton, is that in Michigan? If I could find out where they are I will hound the police until they do something about this outrage!! If anyone has any information about where this is happening I will do whatever it takes to stop this!!

    • They should be banged up in jail for a good while. I doubt anything will happen. The cruel thing is that despite the FB page being frozen or eventually deleted, they'll probably go on abusing cats. The human is sick sometimes.

  • You've already taught the whole world that you don't care how any of your cats die by letting them roam free like expendable garbage and litter that you don't care what happens to it. Then you're surprised by this? YOU taught everyone that this is how much value cats' lives have. Aren't you proud of yourselves.

    • Trey, if it were a FB page about abusing children would you be on-line ranting at parents for daring to let their children out of their sight?

      There are some sick individuals out there and those who find pleasure from torturing and killing are people who should not be at liberty to carry out their sick fantasies.

      If the sickos were locked up it would be a safer place for humans and animals alike.

      • Speaking of children: People who let cats roam free should also be investigated by Family-Services & Social-Services if they have any children. If people see their cats as family members, and then let them roam free to be hit by cars, lap up antifreeze in gutters, or get killed by animal attacks; this does not bode well for them being responsible for ANY other lives in their care. They are already in direct violation of all animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment laws on all the books in every county of every state. As well as being in direct violation of all national and international invasive-species laws by not keeping their invasive-species cat contained at all times.

        Are these criminally-negligent cretins who treat their "family" like this going to tell their toddlers to go play in the freeway and then blame the cars for their children's deaths too? Not long ago a toddler died in a waterway after the parents let it wander off on its own, the parents blamed the water.

        No doubt their very own children are just as expendable as their "family" cats.

        Someone who lets cats roam free are showing signs of being incapable of responsibly taking care of ANY other lives -- even a pet goldfish. They need to be investigated for all facets of their lives. Children need to be removed from the homes of any and all such criminally-negligent and criminally-irresponsible caretakers for the children's own safety.

        On top of that, they don't even care about the safety and well being of anyone else in the world. Do you know how many fatalities and lifelong debilitating injuries have been caused by vehicular accidents from people trying to avoid hitting a free-roaming cat?

      • They also lock-up any parents of human children that are that criminally-negligent and criminally-irresponsible if their own actions caused the death of a "family member". The world is not your cat's baby-sitter. Either value and cherish them as you claim to, or don't complain when the rest of the world sees them as expendable and useless as you do.

  • When you encounter a post or website that has a digital footprint that can be traced then use this link & report it. The FBI will track these future serial killers down. I posted this link to that facebook account last night & this morning they were gone. Terrorist don't want to get caught, they just want to torment us because they are tormented within.

    http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/reporting-internet-animal-abuse.html

  • I did a dog article last week where a dog was starved in a crate and I refused to post a photo. People don't want to go to their Facebook page and have the abuse staring right at them. I can't do crush articles either. I do have my limits.

    • Agreed. The time for posting grizly photos is over. But they are still out there on someone's camera. The bastards.

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