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(SFGate)   Napa snipers target kittens   ( divider line
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12315 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Nov 2003 at 5:31 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-11-15 07:30:31 PM  
The fact that they were doing this at night and locating them only by the reflections of their eyes is impressive. Almost makes me want to try it out and see if I can do it.
2003-11-15 07:32:33 PM  
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He'll protect the kitties
2003-11-15 07:39:25 PM  

THAT WAS HORRIBLE AND DISTURBING!!! I mean, there so little meat left to eat; it's a complete waste of ammo!
2003-11-15 07:42:09 PM  
"A third cat's hindquarters were paralyzed by a bullet in his spine; now he has to drag himself around -- both in the house and outside."

Dear God,

Please send these assholes to my house to try and finish the job they started on my cat. We will be eagerly awaiting their arrival.

2003-11-15 07:49:03 PM  
I'm surprised at the number of trolls/morons who don't think this is that big a deal. If I caught one of those chickenshiats I would put a bullet through their head.

Animals are one thing, but actually killing or harming humans is another. So call me trolling but does anyone think this is ludicrus for a few measly cats? Would people on here rather help out their fellow man than cats?

There is no excuse for killing other humans even if they kill your Fluffy
2003-11-15 07:58:22 PM  
Amen uncaringbastard Nice to see some sanity in this thread.
2003-11-15 08:02:33 PM  
Sanity is relative. And since my relatives are insane. . .
2003-11-15 08:02:52 PM  
yes Haos it's over reacting. but the few measly cats part of your post gives me pause. anyone who would either do this or think it's acceptable has issues. killing, maiming, etc. helpless animals is not a good sign. well unless you like to be thought of as a frustrated bully.

and it's not a matter of either or. "Would people on here rather help out their fellow man than cats?" believe it not but you can actually do both.
2003-11-15 08:07:47 PM  
I don't care what the hell you are shooting at, I don't want any bullets flying around my yard. That includes police shooting at dealers, morons shooting at pets, nutbars shooting themselves. No bullets equals less chance of holes being put in my precious body.
2003-11-15 08:10:01 PM  
and for uncaringbastard, simply shooting a neighbors pet that annoys you ......... well think that one through. not behavior that should be encoraged in the general populace.
2003-11-15 08:10:46 PM  
Curious, it's more of the "animals=poeple" mindset that Haos and I are against. Believe that if you choose, but, like christianity and other believers in fantasy, prepare to be mocked.
2003-11-15 08:12:19 PM  
I hope they catch these assholes and toss their ripe hineys into the slammer for some "introspection" by some of the prison BSDs.
2003-11-15 08:12:21 PM  
I hope the reincarnation of Jeffery Dahlmer eats these cat snipers for lunch someday.
2003-11-15 08:12:26 PM  
I agree that shooting up a neighborhood is stupid. Especially since sledgehammers are much more fun.
2003-11-15 08:15:22 PM  
Ah, moving right from the animal rights troll to the Christianity troll, are we. You don't waste any time.
2003-11-15 08:16:09 PM  
HERO TAG ALL THE WAY.........I'm allergic to cats.
2003-11-15 08:16:52 PM  
A possibility exists that I might be mocked by someone who calls themself "uncaringbastard?" I never would've expected that. Goodness gracious, what a world we live in...
2003-11-15 08:17:19 PM  
I know who did it.

2003-11-15 08:18:32 PM  
Still, all that's stated is that they're using ".22 caliber bullets". Since this is from SF, I doubt the residents can tell if it's a .22 from a centerfire rifle, a .22 LR, a .22 short, a .22 long, a .22 Magnum, or even just a .22 caliber air-rifle. It sounds like they're using a .22 rimfire, probably a .22 LR; that's the most common type, and it's easy to shoot accurately. Purr-fect for cat sniping.

If it's any one of those except the centerfire, then the risk for the neighborhood is pretty low. Aiming at the dirt makes for a good backstop.
2003-11-15 08:21:33 PM  
thanks, travis bickle
2003-11-15 08:22:56 PM  
Actually, until you put yourself out there, I didn't even know you were on the board. It's almost enough to make me care what you say.

But it's not.

If everybody thinks I'm trolling, then what do you call "Draw and quarter them!", "I hope they get raped in jail!", etc. I'm only giving back what I see.
2003-11-15 08:32:41 PM  
Please, if you "save the animal" people want to help your case against animals, please dont say that you're going to kill/maim the people who are shooting these cats.

You should really save the troll nametag for people who could care less about animals and save it for yourself
2003-11-15 08:38:50 PM  
Keep your farkin cats off my propity. And I won't shoot them. Where does it say that cat owners have more rights than the rest of us?
2003-11-15 08:48:01 PM  
MrNeutron fun? to have to hide behind a mask?
2003-11-15 08:51:11 PM  
It's cases like this that test my opposition to the death penalty. But they don't break it because a moral stance is, by nature, not situation-dependent. A more interesting question than the punishment for these particular offenders is why our society is producing people who find harming other living creatures, be they humans or other animals, acceptable. The link between animal cruelty and crimes against humans is well-established. There is a shared mentality, a lack of empathy or of considering consequences or inability to see others as having an independent existence and rights that you should respect.

So, where is the tirade against violent entertainment, chronic boredom in the suburbs, poverty and low self-esteem, the slacker generation?
2003-11-15 08:51:36 PM  
well my last post makes little sense now but thanks to the mod who took the link down.
2003-11-15 08:53:21 PM  

"I'm surprised at the number of trolls/morons who don't think this is that big a deal. If I caught one of those chickenshiats I would put a bullet through their head."

You think that a cat's life is worth more than a human's? I think you are a sick person that needs a serious reality check.

Stray cats should be fair game.
2003-11-15 08:53:36 PM  
That HTML is almost interesting enough for me to cut and paste it.

But it's not.
2003-11-15 08:53:54 PM  
Well since people ask for "Mods please delete last post" can't we ask "Mods please put back all the posts so this arguement may make SOME sence?"
2003-11-15 08:59:18 PM  
you know, after reading this article I was really upset, so i thought I would post it. but then after reading all the shiat stuff in here, well I am disgusted. most of the time the jokes are more cynical and I find the sick humor in them but today is different.

most of you sorry farking nerds in here are pathetic and it makes me sick to even read something like this.

seriously, it is god awful that hear about this but the fact that some of you actually condone this wether public or private is just downright sicking.

maybe in some wierd way it is notthe news that depresses me but fark that depresses me.

I try to find the humor in everything but today must be the day I don't.

I realize it is only a small part of you of all fark participants, but those few matter.

maybe it is time I find another place to read the funnies
2003-11-15 09:02:08 PM  
2003-11-15 08:51:11 PM MistressRowena what she said.

and uncaringbastard except to troll why repost the URL? it's not people=animals it's simply trying to show ones humanity when condemning behavior like this. yes, some go overboard but as Haos points out those that do haven't helped their cause.
2003-11-15 09:05:49 PM  
California has been having a rash of these shootings. It's really bad in Humboldt County.
Infact, a dog was shot while being walked down the street with it's human
Anyone brave enough to kill a dog right next to it's owner doesn't have far to go before the owner is in it's sights.
2003-11-15 09:07:00 PM  
Then again, I really don't have a problem with people shooting people, at least they can shoot back.
2003-11-15 09:14:22 PM  
Haos and uncaringbastard,

What about the pain they inflict on the owners of these beloved pets? Believe it or not, some people do like animals and when you injure or kill them, that can have a devistating impact on their owners. So if you care as much about people as you say you do, don't you think it's a good idea not to inflict this kind of misery on people?
2003-11-15 09:15:51 PM  
Beacause I thought it was funny. Eh. It's not a big deal to me, but if you don't like it, don't look at it. See, I don't find that image anymore disturbing than a picture of raw meat in a grocery store.

I guess as a newbie, I forgot that if you're in the minority opinion, you're automatically a troll if you make comments that differ from others' viewpoints.
2003-11-15 09:16:55 PM  

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2003-11-15 09:24:25 PM  
Zoopc -- thanks for posting the article, even if you are going to stop reading the Fark boards.

It goes to show who ya gotta watch out for in the world.

I have nothing to say to uncaringbastard other than yes, I do get my B12 and my Omega 3s so ha!
2003-11-15 09:27:46 PM  
I guess as a newbie, I forgot that if you're in the minority opinion, you're automatically a troll if you make comments that differ from others' viewpoints.

Ummm, I don't think it's the newbie aspect that has ruffled feathers. It's your endorsement of animal cruelty. Anyone who practices or condones such pratices deserves neither respect nor compassion. Animals have little or no choice. But people do given that they are supposed to be sentient beings. If you feel that injuring or killing people's loved ones, even if they are just a pet, is somehow acceptable, then you deserve whatever happens to you.

With any luck, the bastards responsible for this will accidently blow their own balls off while trying to hide the rifle as a cop pulls them over.

Instant karma going to get you.
2003-11-15 09:30:29 PM  
Sorry that my cat shiat on your lawn. It must be a real pain in the ass, knowing that your grass is getting fertilized without your say so.

My cat has probably eaten several rodents in your yard, too, depriving you the pleasure of knocking back beer after beer while shooting rats and squirrels from the comfort of the couch in your back yard. How are you supposed to cool down after a frustrating day of work and wife beating?

It's not like people have traditionally allowed their cats to wander free outside for hundreds of years. It's not like there's things you can do to convince county officials, your friendly neighborhood HOA, or other lawmongers to establish leash laws. It's not like you can take your socially retarded butt over to your neighbors place to explain the situation to them. It's not like you can call animal control.

Given your genetic makeup, underdeveloped prefrontal cortex and lack of imagination, I guess you've little choice but to be a cruel asshole.

The cats you shoot will be missed more than you will, when your time comes.
2003-11-15 09:30:38 PM  
Well said Tuna!
2003-11-15 09:38:35 PM  
At the risk of being called a troll (like I farking care) I gotta go with Haos and UncaringBastard on this one.

While I can understand the urge to gack a cat (there's a stray that haunts my property yowling like a banshee every time she's in estrus. That shiat gets I sure as hell don't condone it.

But those of you howling about the death penalty are completely out of line. I bet 90% of you are also the type that would move into an area that used to be wilderness, and biatch when coyotes decide that your precious muffin, or fluffy (or whatever tardo name you give your pet) is both yummier and tastier than the local chow they used to get before developers scragged them to put in your half a million dollar a pop suburban heaven. (That's not to say I don't feel for folks who make their living on livestock and have that problem, but alot of those folks are using taste eversion these days anyway.) The truth is, and you can go ahead and admit it, we're all farkers here, that you are most concerned with your inconveinience. What you want is all that matters, and since that's the case, it's okay to be hypocritical.

Bottom line? Acknowledge that the geeks doing the shootings are wrong, need mental help, and move on. Oh, and if you have a shotgun, like me, be prepared to return fire on the farktards if you see 'em. Not because they are shooting cats, but because they are using .22s.
2003-11-15 09:39:07 PM  
Boy, just can`t get any more macho than blowing away someone`s pet after midnight! Sick freakin` farks...
2003-11-15 10:09:17 PM  

"I guess as a newbie, I forgot that if you're in the minority opinion, you're automatically a troll if you make comments that differ from others' viewpoints."

Nah, it's just that, when you repost a link that a mod has removed, there's a strong possibility you'll get banninated.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
2003-11-15 10:18:28 PM  
Keep your kids off my lawn or I'll shoot them. That's about how dumb you farkers sound.

If you don't like the cats wandering around then call animal control, or, gasp, talk to your neigbors about it. OMG, not human contact!
2003-11-15 10:27:32 PM  
The words heard uttered from the snipers before every shot..."They're coming right for us!!!!!!"
2003-11-15 10:33:53 PM  
I think the best punishment here would be to throw them (if caught)in the lion/tiger cage at the local zoo. what goes around comes around.
2003-11-15 11:08:57 PM  
Take away their driver's license. Then make them go to a year of court appointed psych sessions at the hospital clear across town. Make said biweekly appointments at an excessively inconvenient time of the day. Make them pay for it out of pocket.
I do not advocate violence. Just extreme inconvenience.
2003-11-15 11:11:30 PM  
You think that a cat's life is worth more than a human's?

I think that some cats' lives are worth more than some humans' lives. If I witness one of the aforementioned humans attempting to off one of the aforementioned cats, I'll feel no remorse for using lethal force.
2003-11-15 11:12:51 PM  
the auto parts store? first they screw up my car now this...
2003-11-15 11:17:13 PM  
Funny, the only thing wrong with this is that it's happening within a populated area. Discharging weapons withing city limits is just dumb and should be dealt with accordingly. As to the cats, I hate to break it to people, but most if not all states have a laws requiring hunters to shoot cats on sight. Why? Because cats allowed outdoors cause tremendous amount of damage to wildlife. An average outdoor cat kills 100 to 200 birds per year in addition to hundreds of rabbits, rats, etc. which would normally be prayed upon by hawks, etc. So to all you cat lovers, keep them inside, because when I came across them, I will blast them away. Actually, just got one few weeks ago right as i got out of my truck to go pheasant hunting.
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