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post #1 of 25
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Sorry if this has already been posted, John just sent me the link to post on here

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,469724,00.html

post #2 of 25
What a moron!
post #3 of 25
What an idiot!!
post #4 of 25
Brains in their pants!
post #5 of 25
makes you wonder about people!

geeeesh!
post #6 of 25
This person has taken animal abuse to a whole new level. A woman in Pennsylvania has given her kittens piercings in their ears, neck and tail and then as if that isn't bad enough, she proceeded to try to sell them on the internet. I read about it here. This makes me so mad. Why someone would even consider doing this is beyond me.
post #7 of 25
Poor kittens
post #8 of 25
Wow, what on earth was she thinking?
post #9 of 25
Some people have no brain in their heads...
post #10 of 25
I don't agree with what she did, but what is the difference between her piercing a cat's ear vs. feral cats that get part of their ear chopped off to indicate they are fixed? Both are cruel IMHO.
post #11 of 25
It's an example like this that I stick pins in my voodoo doll!
post #12 of 25
Oh god that's one of the stupidest cases of animal abuse i've seen.

In regards to the fixing thing, i have no idea why one would cut part of the ear off. Around here they get a tattoo inside their ear during the operation.

But randomly stick pieces of metal into a kitten because you think it's 'kitch' is just plain moronic!!
post #13 of 25
Two threads merged.
post #14 of 25
I'm pretty sure most people here will react the same way I did when I saw it (where is that swearing smiley when I need it!)

Quote:
Three kittens with ear, neck and tail piercings were removed from a home by humane officers on Wednesday.

One of the officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Luzerne County said the pierced kittens were being sold as “gothic kittens†on an Internet auction site.
Full story here: http://www.timesleader.com/news/Pier...2-17-2008.html
post #15 of 25
Another thread merged.
post #16 of 25
I cannot imagine how she subdued the kittens and accomplished piercing and jewelry insertion. I could barely get my human piercees to be still when I was a piercer.
post #17 of 25
What a idiot!!
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
In regards to the fixing thing, i have no idea why one would cut part of the ear off. Around here they get a tattoo inside their ear during the operation.
From what I understand, the ear thing is done mainly in TNR programs so that people can quickly identify, even from a distance, whether the cat(s) has already been trapped and neutered. It is especially useful for feral cats since many of them are too scared to come near human beings.
post #19 of 25
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28300503/

The link has no pictures, but if you want to see them, you can use google and find them easily.

What a sick freak!
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I don't agree with what she did, but what is the difference between her piercing a cat's ear vs. feral cats that get part of their ear chopped off to indicate they are fixed? Both are cruel IMHO.
Well, in one case a small part of the ear is removed. There is nothing left behind to hinder or obstruct the cat. Where as a steel barbell or earing has a significant weight to is particularly when the tissue it is in is paper thin. Did you see how those poor kitten's ears were drooping? I imagine it would also make it hard for them to rotate their ears and what happens if they are playing or get out and tear the piercing out? Plus, it wasn't just their ears it was also the back of their necks and tail base.
post #21 of 25
What the heck?! Peirced neck? I really hate to think what goes on in these idiots heads that they can justify doing such things to animals.
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I don't agree with what she did, but what is the difference between her piercing a cat's ear vs. feral cats that get part of their ear chopped off to indicate they are fixed? Both are cruel IMHO.

What? How can one possibly think this? Piercing a cats body is just stupid. It serves no purpose what so ever.

The trap neuter and release program for ferals is a different story and you really can't compare one to another and to do so is confusing.

When they tipped the cat's ear, the cat has been marked. Unless you would rather people trap ferals, tranquilize them and then shave them to see if they been spayed. Which could happen to one cat over and over and over again. Especially in highly populated feral cat colonies. Tipping a cats ear serves a purpose. One can look at the cat and know that it has been fixed. That's a purpose that doesn't seem inhumane at all. I wouldn't call this "chopping their ear off"
http://www.friendsofromancats.org/im...range_High.jpg

Unless you don't care about the over population of cat's or got a better idea than the Feral Cat Coalition who have been doing this for I don't know how many years. I am sure they would be open to suggestions.
post #23 of 25
What an awful "human"
3 cheers for the alert man who saw the EBay ad & got the contact info., then visited the kittens and alerted the authorities:
post #24 of 25
Clipping a cats ear would not hurt or hinder the cat anymore than the spay/neuter itself when done under anesthetic (for TNR purposes).

Piercing a helpless cats ear or other bo$dy part is just downright cruel
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
What the heck?! Peirced neck? I really hate to think what goes on in these idiots heads that they can justify doing such things to animals.
The justification must be the idiots that are probably willing to buy them, thinking it's "Cool".
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