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What the hell is wrong w/people?

Little Navarro was being cooked
I was going to save this post for the next Blog the Change but this article just drove me over the edge. Buffalo police find cat 'marinating' in trunk of Gary Korkuc's car. It seems like at least once a week, the Daily News runs a similar story. I'm sure similar stories are run in papers in every community. What the hell is wrong with people? What makes it worse is the laws on animal cruelty are so lax that these people wind up with the proverbial "slap on the wrist." Isn't there enough evidence that folks that abuse animals also have no regard for human life? We've got to lobby our leaders to treat animal abuse seriously and toughen laws. Right now, there's no punishment harsh enough to make someone think twice.

Here's one from back in December. Slain cat's DNA leads to killer; brute stabbed little Madea with an umbrella, says ASPCA

"It was only a cat. Who cares?" said the man that stabbed Madea to death
Then there was my all-time "favorite": the two beasts who put poor little Tiger Lily in the oven, turned it up to 500 degrees and left the apartment so they wouldn't have to listen to the cat's screams. Bronx teen confesses to roasting kitten

"I hate cats," said 17-year-old Cheyenne Cherry.
I hope you've made it this far. The last one involves one stupid broad. Beau of Broadway actress Ashley Yeater arrested for viciously whipping her pet Yorkshire Terrier. This air-head forgave the idiot and chose him over her dog.

Emmit after being attacked.
What the hell IS wrong with people??

ADDENDUM: About 10 pages back in the same paper as the "marinating cat" story, there was another story about a man, who was arrested for starving his pet pit bull. The animal also had an untreated ulcer on his hip and his legs were infected. The article said this jerk "had a history of abusing animals." WHY WAS THIS GOON GIVEN ANOTHER ANIMAL??? I hope he didn't adopt from a shelter. If so, are shelters so desperate to adopt out animals that they don't do background checks and will give them to anyone with the cash? I'm very much against euthanasia; but if shelters will give pets to anyone regardless of their past, I'd rather see an animal put down peaceably than have to go through what Navarro, Madea, Tiger Lily and Emmit had to go through. What the hell is wrong with people?

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  1. This is all so heartbreaking, CK! I just can't understand why anyone would want to be so cruel. You're right; anyone who does this will treat their fellow man just as badly.

  2. I just don't understand it. You wonder what happens to people in their lives that makes them that cruel and thoughtless.

  3. OH MY C - dat is horrible. We've had 1 case here in the last 10 years - a guy baked his girl friends doogie. You are right - laws are not tough enough. Get get a slap on the wrist. It's really SICK, SICK, SICK.

  4. You are right - those that love animals need to do something. There are so many pet owners in America - we should be able to get the laws changed!

  5. It is incredibly sad and heartwrenching to read these stories. It is scary to know that these sadists are roaming around - a ticking time bomb. Who will be the next victim? Another poor and helpless animal, or the final thrill, a human being. I know this is harsh on my part, but these type of crimes make me have a knee jerk reaction and say, "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth." But then, what type of society would we be if we were to choose this path? Of course, I know this is not the path to choose. Can this type of person ever be "rehabilitated"? Sadly, I don't think so, and I don't have the answer to this type of societal problem. I do agree with Keisha that there should be stricter laws for these types of crimes. As long as criminals know they can get away with murder, they will continue to maim and kill animals and humans. Signed: by Smokey's mom on his behalf.

  6. A habitual animal abuser who still has a pet? That's insanity! It's crazy how people are always saying "It's just a dog," or "It's just a cat". It's an intelligent living thing that deserves to be treated humanely.

  7. Commenting on the Addendum: I totally agree with you. The thought of animals being euthanized is so heartbreaking, but as CK says, if the alternative is to give them to psychopaths who will take their rage and frustration on these hapless animals, then I do believe it would be more humane to put them down. Kudos to all shelters that take in "unadoptable" anipals and keep them protected until their death. Signed: by Smokey's Mom on his behalf.

  8. Addendum comment - I agree too. Would rather see an anipal put to sleep then to be given to an abuser! Most of our shelters here do a background check. Maybe not the Humane Society one, but I know the others do cuz they checked us out for each anipal we adopted. Even called our vet. No anipal should have suffer any kind of abuse. I'm so happy you brought dat article to our attention Cathy.


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