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2013-04-01 05:42:21 PM

uncleacid: Flat cat is not watching you.


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2013-04-01 06:21:54 PM
I'm absolutely enraged that they forced a garbageman to handle the cat... the handling of corpses is a MANAGEMENT issue.  Garbage men cannot be held to this task.
 
2013-04-01 06:41:04 PM

boinkingbill: It was her carrier, she put the cat in it and the cat got out and got run over.


Thing is, if it was really an approved carrier there should have been no way that the the cat could have escaped from the cage without the cage being damaged by something other than the cat.

Given the description of the carrier, I'd say it probably had way too much weight put on it.  Or it wasn't really a compliant carrier in the first place.
 
2013-04-01 07:16:11 PM

CeroX: Ok, so here's what i'm thinking:

1. IATA-Approved Carrier
Google search pulls up this:
[182265-web1.www.petrelocation.com image 120x120]

2. FTFA: "On close inspection of the container, it was observed that the wire mesh in the front of the container was bent outwards and pushed out of the main frame. "
I used to own one of these when I had a cat and I knew of only a couple of dogs that were strong enough to force the doors open on one of these and even then, it wasn't because they bent the door, it was because the plastic gave way... There's no way a house cat could bend the metal on one of these...

3. FTFA: "India itself is not a very pet-friendly country"
This doesn't surprise me, i've worked with and known Indians and most of them find the idea of pets disgusting.

Conclusion:  Poorly paid, poorly trained, and poorly treated Indian airline workers who have distaste for pets to begin with are given the task to transport a cat. Instead of following procedures for pets, they throw the carrier in with the rest of the luggage. It goes through the conveyers and sorters where it finally gets thrown onto a loading flat by another poorly paid, poorly treated airline worker who then stacks a few hundred pounds of luggage on top of it. The weight of the other luggage warped and bent the carrier and gate allowing the cat to escape. The cat at this point is freaked the hell out from it's ride through industrial hell and it's already in the loading area on or near the tarmac and escapes and tries to get as far away from the loud noises as fast as it's feet can take it, and right into the path of a moving vehicle...

I'm sure this probably wouldn't have happened had the airline workers A) weren't paid and treated like airlines pay and treat their workers, and B) put their distaste for pets aside and actually followed pet procedures instead of treating a pet like luggage.


This is how I read the story. Unless that cat developed super powers in the x-ray machine, there's no way it could have physically bent the bars of any cat carrier I've ever seen outward.  The employees broke the carrier, likely through negligence.  It's true that there isn't much I would have expected them to do once the cat was dead but there was probably plenty that could have been done to prevent it from happening.


Also, I've never gotten the logic behind forcing owners to take their cats out of the carrier.  Even a person who is good at holding her cat might have a hard time controlling it when she's forced to dump it out in the middle of a terrifying crowd of strangers in a loud, noisy airport.  I'd honestly rather just let my pet go through the machine in the carrier.  The two times I've flown with my cat, I was pretty afraid of exactly this happening.
 
2013-04-01 07:49:10 PM
"India itself is not a very pet-friendly country"

It is rather rape friendly though. Perhaps she should consider herself lucky that worse things didn't happen to her.
 
2013-04-01 07:52:43 PM
3. FTFA: "India itself is not a very pet-friendly country"
This doesn't surprise me, i've worked with and known Indians and most of them find the idea of pets disgusting.


OK, f*ck India.
 
2013-04-01 08:42:30 PM

Kittypie070: 3. FTFA: "India itself is not a very pet-friendly country"
This doesn't surprise me, i've worked with and known Indians and most of them find the idea of pets disgusting.

OK, f*ck India.


Yeah, considering how 3rd World most of it is, I'm basically inferring they're fine with shiat and piss all over the place as long as it's human shiat and piss.
 
2013-04-01 09:18:18 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: Kittypie070: 3. FTFA: "India itself is not a very pet-friendly country"
This doesn't surprise me, i've worked with and known Indians and most of them find the idea of pets disgusting.

OK, f*ck India.

Yeah, considering how 3rd World most of it is, I'm basically inferring they're fine with shiat and piss all over the place as long as it's human shiat and piss.


It amazes me when people choose go to India for a holiday. Why? As you say it's a third world county, with poverty, filth, disease, and inhumanity at every turn, what is so appealing about that? People tell me the place is "full of culture", yeah, the culture of poverty, filth, disease and inhumanity. Delightful.
 
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