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(Detroit Free Press)   Man charged with felony for killing kitten while driving. No, really   ( divider line
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2003-07-19 06:15:59 PM  

Nuala's her official name, but since she doesn't come when we call her anyway, she's got a myriad of names including Peewee, Sweet Pea, Ralphie(she coughs up loads of hairballs), and my personal favorite, Stinkbutt.
I wish she'd get all loco on the "kitty-weed", but alas, she usually just plops her fat ass on the couch, curls up and starts purring.
2003-07-19 06:17:46 PM  
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Lookit kitty!!!
I'm so lucky. We breed cats. Every few months we get a couple litters of adorable little kittens that just get cuter and cuter and cuter--- until we need to sell them. :(
For $500 each. :D
2003-07-19 06:17:52 PM  
Who hasn't killed a kitten while driving? Throwing it out the window when your finished is just rude. Get a sock, jackass.
2003-07-19 06:24:05 PM  
Yeah it was pretty funny, he found the bag of nip under the sink...usually when I would give him some, i would put it on top of the scratch post thingee...I did that when he was lil, so he would learn to love his post and not my furniture..and it worked WOOHOO!, but now he thinks that is the only place that catnip goes.

So he stole the whole bag, ripped it up on his lil perch thingee, then..well.. he just got wasted and freaked out. He even climbed up the screen door for sliding glass door, tore up a few plants, and emptied my bookshelf for me. After that he doesnt really like catnip anymore, he still eats it, but his love of the nip will never be like it was before the fiasco.
2003-07-19 06:24:10 PM  
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More kitties!!!!
2003-07-19 06:25:37 PM  
What a farking dick...that guy needs to get thrown out a car window too! Oh, wait...let me beat him with my aluminum bat until he is comatose!!!

I love all cats, especially Pearl
2003-07-19 06:25:57 PM  
Haos: In my profile I say I'm not a hypocrite, which I stand by. In my opinion, killing an animal for necessities like meat or (before synthetic clothes were around) leather and fur is okay. People have used animals since the dawn of time for these purposes. Jeseus fished, for crissakes. (Heh, no pun intended.) But killing an animal, ANY animal, even if it isn't soft and cuddly, just because you feel like killing it is NOT okay. I hate bugs, but I try not to squash 'em. If I have to I feel bad, like its little bug ghost is going to haunt me for squashing it for no reason other than it was a fugly little thing.
2003-07-19 06:26:26 PM  
OOPS! That didn't work out too good! :">
2003-07-19 06:27:42 PM  
Jesus, even. *duh*
2003-07-19 06:32:53 PM  
like this: <img src="the URL of your pic">
2003-07-19 06:35:26 PM  
I'm jealous! I wanna breed kitties! Very cute.
2003-07-19 06:35:37 PM  
Thanks Bibliophile! :)
2003-07-19 06:36:26 PM  
Crap, it still didn't work! :(
2003-07-19 06:37:09 PM  
Having other people kill the animal for you is still killing. Now I fish, wear animal products, and eat all the meat I can so I feel no real sympathy for animals. And I fish for fun, not because I need it. People today can live without ANY animal products. So if you love animals so much you can live you day normaly without your leather couch, fur coat, or chicken salad so you are actually killing because you want to, not because you need to. Also, buying animal products just means your paying someone else to do the dirty work.
2003-07-19 06:37:33 PM  
Now don't keep us hanging...where's your cute kitty pic?
2003-07-19 06:37:37 PM  
And they say the leftest bed wetters have no voice...bleh...just a precursor for the acceptance of "relationships" with animals...thanks a lot.

/Exits with disgust
2003-07-19 06:39:21 PM  
Screw it, go to my profile! LOL This is my tattoo of my cat Pearl.
2003-07-19 06:39:24 PM  
To all of you who are saying "It's only an animal." and "Where do you think your meat comes from" -- I think you're missing the point.

Yes, animals die for us. But the animal that dies is dying for a purpose. We eat their meat. We wear their skin. They die for a purpose. They are -- for the most part -- killed quickly and humanely. They are not being thougtlessly slaughtered for no reason.

This, however, is completely different. It is a sensless and brutal killing of an innocent and helpless pet for no reason whatsoever. Except for perhaps laziness.

It would have taken little effort to drop that little kitten off at the nearest shelter. I honestly do hope they throw the book at him.
2003-07-19 06:40:04 PM  
I think henri is my favorite
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2003-07-19 06:40:50 PM  
I just can't get that there HTML thang figgered out! LOL
2003-07-19 06:41:25 PM  
Haos, you dork.

There is a distinct difference in hunting or killing animals for sport and just wasting a life. This guy did what he did because he was a lazy jackass who didn't want to deal with his problem.

It's not like he was depopulating the cats in his neighborhood or cookin' it up special. He acted stupidly, he knew it and he got caught. Killing an animal as a resource is not the same thing.
2003-07-19 06:42:07 PM  
See? What Samael said...

damn slow typing.
2003-07-19 06:42:39 PM  
Awww...Henri is cuuuute...I'm saving all these wonderful kitty pics...
2003-07-19 06:44:45 PM  
Haos: I'm a vegetarian. And I don't hunt or fish. And technically, you're an animal, too. If you're ever in town, let's go for a ride up I-275, and we'll see how you like getting thrown out a window.
2003-07-19 06:46:25 PM  
*sigh* Where's that Fark cliche pic? "Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics: even if you win, you're still retarded." :-D That said, you have very good points, and you're right, someone else is doing my dirtywork. But I'M not doing the killing, so I feel better, okay?! When you say you fish for fun, do you mean fun like catch and release or fun like you bring the fish home but not because you can't afford food? Cause I don't understand the point of catch and release. I go crabbing to eat the damn crabs, not to sit on a boat all day and let 'em all go after I've been burnt to a crisp.
2003-07-19 06:48:49 PM  
my cat kinda looks like a few of yours, but he doesnt have the dark face...maybe mine has some siamese in him

My cat when he was lil
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Trapezoid's cat
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2003-07-19 06:49:16 PM  
Damn one-fingered typing. Bonestorm, Smuj, and Samael212 said it first, and better. Feh.
2003-07-19 06:50:18 PM  
So? I fish for fun. I enjoy catching the fish. Do I always eat it, no. This person even solved a problem by getting rid of the cat. By the way I illustrated it, I should get more jail time every time I deside to be "a jackass" and fish.

Let me play the smallest violin for the kitten being thrown out of a car.

I'll look at it this way. I wont give a flying fark until the poverty and starvation in the human race is taken care of. I'll worry about people, you kitty lovers can mourn over your cute little pets.
2003-07-19 06:51:50 PM  
thufferin thuckatash that coulda been me.
2003-07-19 06:51:57 PM  
I'm not sure where any "good point" was raised by Haos. "I eat meat" is not justification for throwing an animal out of the window of a moving car, no matter how you look at it.
2003-07-19 06:54:52 PM  
This site is great for learning HTML:
2003-07-19 06:55:33 PM  
Hahaha. Bibliophile, you should try visiting said site. :-P
2003-07-19 06:56:08 PM  
damn, you sure are bitter. people are saying it is wrong because an animal cant really fight back. It is a loyal, small creature that doesnt know hate as you do. You and this prick in the story must have been bullied as a kid, and now hurting an animal is all you got

sad...what sad sad little man(or woman, you're still crazy though) you are
2003-07-19 06:57:13 PM  
2003-07-19 06:57:42 PM  
It may not be federal, but I'm all for the guy going to a normal pound-[him]-in-the-ass prison.
2003-07-19 06:58:33 PM  
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
2003-07-19 06:59:01 PM  
Alright Im just going in cirlces with this. I could care less about any animals but Smuj people are different. I do whatever I can for the human race and am kind to most people (stupid online flame wars not included). But that is an entirly new topic for another day. Either killing an animal for need or just to see kitty's guts splatter on the side of the road doesn't bother me and thats how I will continue to live guilt free.

Now its time to eat some steak and shoot fish in a barrel!
2003-07-19 06:59:35 PM  
fark going to prison, i hope this piece of shiat gets by a bus.
2003-07-19 07:00:07 PM  
O-kay, forget the friggin hyperlink. Just copy this:
*blind leading the blind! feh.
2003-07-19 07:01:12 PM  
I wonder how many poor defenseless insects I've killed today...stepping on them, smashing them on my windshield, swatting them with a flyswatter...

Gosh. I don't feel bad at all. I wonder what's wrong with me? And if they did, would I go to prison??????

I'd better be more careful.

/cat owner and realist
2003-07-19 07:01:32 PM  
smuj yeah, yeah, yeah...
2003-07-19 07:06:09 PM  

The point is, this guy didn't have to fling the cat out of a speeding car to get rid of it. Animal shelters are happy to take in unwanted pets. A cheap ad in a local paper will usually find a home for the critter too. Please tell me you don't think flinging a living creature out of a speeding car onto a highway is an correct way to dispose of an unwanted pet? The jackass was lazy, and should be punished by having to do community service in an animal shelter.
2003-07-19 07:09:34 PM  
Oh come on now. I was just saying I try not to kill buggies to counterpoint haos's remark about us only caring about kittens 'cause they're cute. Stop making fun of me!! waaaaa!!
2003-07-19 07:10:33 PM  
Anybody who can do this to an animal will eventually go on to harm humans. That is not theory, but fact.

THAT is like saying.....anyone who would post generalizations to an entire population based on what some people do, is a complete scientifically formulated opinion and should be repected without question..


I have killed animals. For need, for relaxation (hunting/fishing) I havent ever harmed a human.. but some push me close..
2003-07-19 07:14:28 PM  
Im not going to say who but a certain someone who says the aren't a hypocrite also says they are a Grammer Nazi but when referring to my name, you should have written Haos' remark instead of Haos's remark!

/really starting to piss people off!
2003-07-19 07:15:47 PM  
I have killed animals. For need, for relaxation (hunting/fishing) I havent ever harmed a human.. but some push me close..

I think he's referring to people who maliciously kill animals for no contextual reason. Hunting is seen by some as a sport, and fishing can be justified by eating the animal. However, throwing a kitten out of a car window just because you no longer want it shows a level of contept for life in general, and could possibly lead to exercising such a mentality on us higher lifeforms down the line.

There's something just not right with this guy, shame we had to find out this way.
2003-07-19 07:16:27 PM  
what if the dude threw a 5 month old golden retriever out of his moving car?

I don't hear a lot of stories about how grandpa used to crush the skulls of puppies with is boot.
I get the feeling that some of these "it's just a cat" reponses are just bitter cat haters.

-also, next time I go to the steak house i'm asking for a steak from a cow tossed out of an airplane.
2003-07-19 07:18:50 PM  

You can ask for that! SWEET! I bet it would be real tender too!
2003-07-19 07:20:36 PM  
Why must concern for humans and concern for animals be mutually exclusive? "I'll worry about animals once human problems are taken care of" is a pretty weak argument. We can worry about both at the same time.
2003-07-19 07:25:29 PM  
Haos lol. Touche`
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