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(WTSP)   Not news: Woman calls humane officer about feral kittens in her yard, officer tells her the cats will have to be euthanized. WTF: Not so humane officer shows up euthanizes the kittens, with his gun, in her yard, while kids are watching   (on.wtsp.com) divider line 323
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2013-06-12 10:49:37 AM  
On the one hand it's a good thing that people see the consequences of their actions. You call the cops to impound an animal there is a really good chance you killed the animal.

However firing rounds off in the 'burbs? Don't these guys carry nightsticks any more?
 
2013-06-12 10:52:24 AM  
I don't care for cats, but did this idiot really think it was a good idea to shoot kittens in front of kids?  He has no business possessing a firearm.
 
2013-06-12 10:53:32 AM  
It's just one of the perks that comes with being a cop.
 
2013-06-12 10:55:01 AM  
They should've known what would happen when he did the same thing to get the ball off the roof of the garage.
 
2013-06-12 10:56:18 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: On the one hand it's a good thing that people see the consequences of their actions. You call the cops to impound an animal there is a really good chance you killed the animal.

However firing rounds off in the 'burbs? Don't these guys carry nightsticks any more?


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Could have used these. A lot of cops around here carry a mag of them just in case you encounter a dog or dangerous animal and are worried about errant rounds.

Still, I have no problem with this. I'm sure this woman doesn't let her kids watch TV or the news, let them know how meat gets to the grocery store or that if the kittens were taken away in a pink bow they'd have been thrown in the back of a pickup truck with the exhaust pumped in.

It's probably best to shield our children from any necessary evil in the world so that when they turn 18 they'll be well-adjusted.
 
2013-06-12 11:01:37 AM  

MichiganFTL: The Stealth Hippopotamus: On the one hand it's a good thing that people see the consequences of their actions. You call the cops to impound an animal there is a really good chance you killed the animal.

However firing rounds off in the 'burbs? Don't these guys carry nightsticks any more?



Could have used these. A lot of cops around here carry a mag of them just in case you encounter a dog or dangerous animal and are worried about errant rounds.

Still, I have no problem with this. I'm sure this woman doesn't let her kids watch TV or the news, let them know how meat gets to the grocery store or that if the kittens were taken away in a pink bow they'd have been thrown in the back of a pickup truck with the exhaust pumped in.

It's probably best to shield our children from any necessary evil in the world so that when they turn 18 they'll be well-adjusted.


Yeah, children are sheltered and spoiled if we don't let them see animals being shot in public.
 
2013-06-12 11:04:16 AM  

kronicfeld: MichiganFTL: The Stealth Hippopotamus: On the one hand it's a good thing that people see the consequences of their actions. You call the cops to impound an animal there is a really good chance you killed the animal.

However firing rounds off in the 'burbs? Don't these guys carry nightsticks any more?

Could have used these. A lot of cops around here carry a mag of them just in case you encounter a dog or dangerous animal and are worried about errant rounds.

Still, I have no problem with this. I'm sure this woman doesn't let her kids watch TV or the news, let them know how meat gets to the grocery store or that if the kittens were taken away in a pink bow they'd have been thrown in the back of a pickup truck with the exhaust pumped in.

It's probably best to shield our children from any necessary evil in the world so that when they turn 18 they'll be well-adjusted.

Yeah, children are sheltered and spoiled if we don't let them see animals being shot in public.


Children from rural areas who have hunted since they were 8 and developed the capacity to understand the need for things like this frown on your shenanigans.
 
2013-06-12 11:09:26 AM  

kronicfeld: Yeah, children are sheltered and spoiled if we don't let them see animals being shot in public.


It is better than him bludgeoning them to death.  I had an instructor in the Navy that recounted his father dispatching a litter of kittens in front of him and his brother, and it seemed pretty clear that the guy had a psychological scar from it decades later.
 
2013-06-12 11:11:12 AM  
Humane Officer (HO) Accorti

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2013-06-12 11:16:16 AM  
Sounds like he wanted an excuse to kill something with his gun. No well-adjusted person would euthanize cats this way.

/obligatory "killing kittens" joke in poor taste
 
2013-06-12 11:17:27 AM  
It's best that people are kept from seeing the consequences of their actions and let them live under the belief that things like this don't happen.
 
2013-06-12 11:17:30 AM  

MichiganFTL: Children from rural areas who have hunted since they were 8 and developed the capacity to understand the need for things like this frown on your shenanigans.


As someone who's hunted since I was 8, I frown on the assumption that hunting and euthanizing kittens with a pistol in someone's backyard are even close to similar.

If it was a rabid pitbull being agressive sure, but he farking shot kittens in a backyard with kids in the house. I don't even like cats and I think it's a pretty sick (and lazy) way of dealing with it.
 
2013-06-12 11:21:26 AM  

scottydoesntknow: If it was a rabid pitbull being agressive sure, but he farking shot kittens in a backyard with kids in the house. I don't even like cats and I think it's a pretty sick (and lazy) way of dealing with it.


Concur.  They're freaking kittens.

However, with the shelters all full, they were either DOA at the shelter or some older cat was as soon as they got there.
 
2013-06-12 11:22:16 AM  
Another question is why didn't she put her kids in side or tell them to look away when the guy pulled his gun?
 
2013-06-12 11:24:14 AM  

scottydoesntknow: MichiganFTL: Children from rural areas who have hunted since they were 8 and developed the capacity to understand the need for things like this frown on your shenanigans.

As someone who's hunted since I was 8, I frown on the assumption that hunting and euthanizing kittens with a pistol in someone's backyard are even close to similar.

If it was a rabid pitbull being agressive sure, but he farking shot kittens in a backyard with kids in the house. I don't even like cats and I think it's a pretty sick (and lazy) way of dealing with it.


So the difference between shooting a cute and cuddly rabbit (which some people keep as pets) with a shotgun on state land is somehow morally superior to shooting kittens in the backyard when the other option for the kittens was to be subjected to a controlled-atmosphere killing with isoflurane/sevoflurane or by cervial dislocation? Yeah, that's soo much better/humane for the animal, but at least the chitlings can be sheltered a bit longer until they catch mommy watching game of thrones.
 
2013-06-12 11:32:43 AM  

MichiganFTL: Yeah, that's soo much better/humane for the animal, but at least the chitlings can be sheltered a bit longer until they catch mommy watching game of thrones.


And that still wouldn't be so bad.

...you do know that "Hollywood gore" and gore are very different, yes? And that watching things on the flicker-box is vastly different from experiencing them? For example, factoryconnection's CSB - that guy may still associate the smell of gunfire with that incident (smell-memory being what it is), or the sound of the animals, or the look on dad's face, or even that cute fluffy calico-looking one that ended up split-headed with an eye staring right at him.

You don't get that from movies or TV, even watching The Red Wedding (whatever that is) in 7.1 surround on Frank's 2000" TV.
 
2013-06-12 11:33:21 AM  
To Serve and Protect, indeed.
 
2013-06-12 11:37:42 AM  

Dr Dreidel: even that cute fluffy calico-looking one that ended up split-headed with an eye staring right at him.


That's on the parents if you want to shield them like that. You can tell your kids to go to their rooms or to another area of the house where they couldn't see. Yeah, they could hear, but at least they won't have to see any of that for a few years until they're walking home from school and see the squirrel that played chicken with the Town and Country. Can't protect children from everything. What's wrong with sitting them down and actually talking to them about what happened in a way that doesn't involve kitty-heaven and gumdrops?
 
2013-06-12 11:39:55 AM  

MichiganFTL: scottydoesntknow: MichiganFTL: Children from rural areas who have hunted since they were 8 and developed the capacity to understand the need for things like this frown on your shenanigans.

As someone who's hunted since I was 8, I frown on the assumption that hunting and euthanizing kittens with a pistol in someone's backyard are even close to similar.

If it was a rabid pitbull being agressive sure, but he farking shot kittens in a backyard with kids in the house. I don't even like cats and I think it's a pretty sick (and lazy) way of dealing with it.

So the difference between shooting a cute and cuddly rabbit (which some people keep as pets) with a shotgun on state land is somehow morally superior to shooting kittens in the backyard when the other option for the kittens was to be subjected to a controlled-atmosphere killing with isoflurane/sevoflurane or by cervial dislocation? Yeah, that's soo much better/humane for the animal, but at least the chitlings can be sheltered a bit longer until they catch mommy watching game of thrones.


A) If my children witness a rabbit being shot with a shotgun on state land, it's because I took them out there to experience hunting. I brought THEM out there.This woman never asked for the officer to shoot the kittens in their backyard, and the officer never gave any mention of it until he pulled out his gun and started busting caps in kitten's asses.

B) I don't care what he did after he removed the kittens from the backyard. He could've pulled over on the side of the road a ways down and shot them there. He could've thrown em in a potato sack and tossed em in a river. There are tons of ways he could've handled it, but choosing to shoot kittens in someone's backyard was the wrong choice and that's where the complaint is coming from.

C) Stop being a douche and pretending this is some kind of helicopter parent crap. I would also flip shiat if a cop started firing his gun in my backyard.
 
2013-06-12 11:45:36 AM  

scottydoesntknow: MichiganFTL: scottydoesntknow: MichiganFTL: Children from rural areas who have hunted since they were 8 and developed the capacity to understand the need for things like this frown on your shenanigans.

As someone who's hunted since I was 8, I frown on the assumption that hunting and euthanizing kittens with a pistol in someone's backyard are even close to similar.

If it was a rabid pitbull being agressive sure, but he farking shot kittens in a backyard with kids in the house. I don't even like cats and I think it's a pretty sick (and lazy) way of dealing with it.

So the difference between shooting a cute and cuddly rabbit (which some people keep as pets) with a shotgun on state land is somehow morally superior to shooting kittens in the backyard when the other option for the kittens was to be subjected to a controlled-atmosphere killing with isoflurane/sevoflurane or by cervial dislocation? Yeah, that's soo much better/humane for the animal, but at least the chitlings can be sheltered a bit longer until they catch mommy watching game of thrones.

A) If my children witness a rabbit being shot with a shotgun on state land, it's because I took them out there to experience hunting. I brought THEM out there.This woman never asked for the officer to shoot the kittens in their backyard, and the officer never gave any mention of it until he pulled out his gun and started busting caps in kitten's asses.

B) I don't care what he did after he removed the kittens from the backyard. He could've pulled over on the side of the road a ways down and shot them there. He could've thrown em in a potato sack and tossed em in a river. There are tons of ways he could've handled it, but choosing to shoot kittens in someone's backyard was the wrong choice and that's where the complaint is coming from.

C) Stop being a douche and pretending this is some kind of helicopter parent crap. I would also flip shiat if a cop started firing his gun in my backyard.


Well, 1) The article stated the children HEARD the gunshots ("The complainant explained she felt overwhelmed due to the fact that her children were inside the residence and heard the gunshots. ", they did not actually witness the cats being killed. So now we have to protect kids from sounds? 2) I can see you're all about being humane, so that's a good thing. I think a quick death via gunshot is more humane than drowning in a potato sack. 3) Even the woman stated she was fine with the cats being euthanized, she just didn't want her children to know/hear the gunshots...
 
2013-06-12 11:55:13 AM  

MichiganFTL: You can tell your kids to go to their rooms or to another area of the house where they couldn't see.


Or - and bear with me now - the cop can take the kitties to their doom on someone else's lawn. Or even in the privacy of a veterinary clinic. I don't know if there are rules about this sort of thing (when there isn't a public-health emergency), but beginning from an epidemiology standpoint and going all the way down to child psychology, there are many reasons NOT to kill animals of unknown status on someone's front lawn.

Also, the cop fired his gun on private property against the wishes of the resident. Even without the animals, that should be a no-no (again, absent emergent need).
 
2013-06-12 12:01:15 PM  
The best part of this video was listening to the women cry about it. If this had happened when I was a kid, my mom would have told me to shut up and go clean my room.
 
2013-06-12 12:03:42 PM  
Sounds like the "humane officer" was neither. But he probably got a boner from using his gun.
 
2013-06-12 12:13:15 PM  
Sweet breakdancing Jesus, what's wrong with this asshole?  Shooting kittens?  Do they not issue these police officers boots, or something?
 
2013-06-12 12:23:32 PM  

Aarontology: Another question is why didn't she put her kids in side or tell them to look away when the guy pulled his gun?


I'd wager he didn't give any warning.
 
2013-06-12 12:23:44 PM  

Saborlas: Sounds like he wanted an excuse to kill something with his gun. No well-adjusted person would euthanize cats this way.

/obligatory "killing kittens" joke in poor taste


This is why they make steel toed boots.
 
2013-06-12 12:24:09 PM  
They were headed straight for him!
 
2013-06-12 12:24:18 PM  
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Who's the man, now, b*tch?  HUH?
 
2013-06-12 12:24:30 PM  

pxlboy: Aarontology: Another question is why didn't she put her kids in side or tell them to look away when the guy pulled his gun?

I'd wager he didn't give any warning.


Again, she did, the kids only heard the shots.
 
2013-06-12 12:24:40 PM  
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2013-06-12 12:25:06 PM  
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How long until some dickhead posts this picture?
 
2013-06-12 12:25:11 PM  
"The cats were located within the wood pile and euthanized. The cats were removed from the wood pile and taken from the residence. The complainant's husband advised that the mother feral cat had been roaming around for several years and he had tried to remove the feral kittens himself but they would hiss and growl at him."

What a pussy.
 
2013-06-12 12:25:24 PM  
To those goig "Well this shows her the consequences of her actions!", the fark was she supposed to do? Just ignore them, let them starve/grow up, and continue to explode the feral cat population?

I like cats, but I farking dislike folks that feed (or *CREATE*), feral cats. There's nothing I love more than a bunch of unvaccinated, potentially ill animals that are acclimated to humans running around my apartment complex. At least CNR (Capture-neutur-release) the damn things, you can get humane traps for free to do it in if you talk to the right folks.

Feeding them's even worse, because it also attracts skunks and opossums....
 
2013-06-12 12:25:31 PM  
This is why you never talk to cops for any reason.

And what's wrong with a sack, some rocks, and a river?
 
2013-06-12 12:25:53 PM  
An officer's sidearm is not a toy. It is not a first resort. It isn't a nuisance removal tool. It is there in case everything goes wrong and the officer has to defend someone's life (including his or her own).

This officer has demonstrated he does not have the wisdom necessary to employ his sidearm and should, at the very least, be removed from active duty until he understands why, "shots fired in a neighborhood," ricochets and collateral damage and abuse of authority are far scarier than a few kittens.
 
2013-06-12 12:25:59 PM  
Accorti retired as a sergeant with the North Ridgeville Police Department a few years ago

I'm astounded that this lunatic is a former cop. I mean, what are the odds?
 
2013-06-12 12:26:21 PM  
Still more humane then Peta's solution.
 
2013-06-12 12:27:48 PM  
If I were in that woman's shoes, I'd probably want to know why an animal control officer was busting off shots from a farking firearm in my yard.  But then I guess my kids would become jaundiced, retiring weenies.
 
2013-06-12 12:27:59 PM  
This argument is stupid. You don't execute something on-site that isn't an immediate threat to life and limb. Period. Children be damned. Call animal control and have them handle it, that's what they are there for. Do not dispatch Barney Fife to act out his late-life serial killer training in a residential area.
 
2013-06-12 12:29:15 PM  

MichiganFTL: Could have used these. A lot of cops around here carry a mag of them just in case you encounter a dog or dangerous animal and are worried about errant rounds.


I'm guessing those yellow stains on your carpet are from the urine of some of the various animals you've euthanized?

/Or maybe your well adjusted children, who will be prepared for life now
 
2013-06-12 12:29:21 PM  

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2013-06-12 12:29:34 PM  
I agree they should of been euthanized.  But I would of euthanized them with snuggles.
 
2013-06-12 12:30:23 PM  
Any person that can easily kill five kittens like that is not that far removed from killing people.
/Yes there is a big difference between hunting and this.
 
2013-06-12 12:30:34 PM  
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2013-06-12 12:31:53 PM  
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2013-06-12 12:31:55 PM  
It's caturday already?
 
2013-06-12 12:32:46 PM  
www.popkitten.com
This makes kitteh haz a sad.
 
2013-06-12 12:32:47 PM  
Meh. The only ones who can fire a weapon in the area where I live are police officers, so they always have to put down injured/unwanted animals. No one raises a fuss about it because they are well-trained with their weapons. It is up to the police officers discretion to call the humane society (which is horribly understaffed/underfunded).
 
2013-06-12 12:33:54 PM  
So who masturbated?
 
2013-06-12 12:33:56 PM  
Was is this guy?

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