Friday, September 19, 2008

It takes a real man...

...to beat his girlfriend's pet to death.

I'm convinced that anyone who would do that to a house pet would do it to a child.

It's too bad we don't know exactly how long the jerk in question pounded on the little tabby cat. I mean, if we knew that he had kicked and hit it for, say, twelve and a half minutes, then we could leave him in the cage with the Bengal tiger for exactly seven hundred and fifty seconds. I think that would be making the punishment fit the crime exquisitely. He would either learn to be friendly to animals in very short order, or he'd become Purina Cat Chow, machs nichts.

18 comments:

Breda said...

I can't read stories like that - they make me want to pay a visit to these people and, well...

OldTexan said...

Any person who will attack and kill an animal out of anger and with the motive to cause pain to another person will also attack and kill a human.

It is that simple and I am sure this guy has a history of violence so lock him up for a good long time.

og said...

You're being far too kind. I'd rather not discuss what I'd do to this kind of scum. Plausible deniability, and all.

phlegmfatale said...

I can't wrap my brain around how someone could brutalize a house pet or a little kid. I think your proposal for punishment is the most sane, civilized one, Tam.

BobG said...

I doubt if he would last that long with a tiger. Someone with a baseball bat would be more appropriate.

AndyJ said...

No Tam, he wouldn't become Puring Cat Chow, he would become something to be cleaned out of the cat litter. Wonder how big a pooper scooper that would take?

The Freeholder said...

There are some fairly well-documented studies relating to animal abuse and future likelihood of that abuse enlarging to humans. it would be interesting to peer into this guy's past and see just how often he has had violent outbursts toward either pets or people.

Rabbit said...

I'd be up for putting him in a locked room with me and a bat. I have absolutely no tolerance for animal cruelty.

I approve of your idea, Tam, but perhaps putting him in a phone booth with a big, pissed-off male bobcat be just so much more elegant? We could sell tickets.

Maybe make that three bobcats. Like Kodachrome, it would just so make the moment...

Regards,
Rabbit.

staghounds said...

You folks don't understand. That wasn't a "jealous rage".

He knew exactly what he was doing and why he did it.

It was a MESSAGE-

"See what I'm capable of?"

That's why these slugs injure animals or damage property. Same reason the Jihadis blow up markets full of Moslem shoppers.

lergnom said...

What Breda said, with ruffles and flourishes and Vick's vapo-rub.

The Armed Canadian said...

It's why I could never be an Animal Cop like I've seen on TV. Can't even watch the show. Because the first time I go to a house to check on why Fluffy is begging for help in the window or Fido is chained in the yard with ribs showing will be my last day of freedom. I wouldn't be able to contain my rage at such callous behavior towards an innocent living thing before I'd have Fido off the chain and the piece of human wreckage in his place seeing how they liked two weeks in the cold without heat, food or water.

My career as an animal cop would be a very short one. Same goes for animal shelter or domestic abuse. In fact, I doubt I could handle being a regular cop under those circumstances. I don't know how they cope with the man or woman who beats their kids. I'd be able to control the urges but part of me, just once, would want to bring in the criminal and have people wonder how he cracked two ribs and had one eye swollen shut. "Must have tripped." or "Resisted arrest.". You have to wonder how often it occurs.

Some garbage deserve it. It is bullying of the worst sort and anyone who harms an innocent, pet or child, who can't fight back isn't deserving of the protections and veneer of civilization. If force is how they choose to communicate then force is the language we should speak to them in.

Poor cat. Such a pretty one too.

Tbeck said...

He's claiming self-defense. Apparently a 7.5 lb., declawed cat presented an imminent and otherwise unavoidable risk of serious bodily injury.

If the former athlete can't defend himself against a puddy-tat, he's really going to dislike prison.

Gay_Cynic said...

mmm.

If someone were to maliciously harm my cat, my dog, or my child...well, best said they'd be well advised to surrender themselves to the nearest police officer immediately and *make up* additional crimes to ensure their term in the pokey exceeded my probable lifespan.

Such things peeve me, and another posters comment resonates - probably for the best I never became a cop; the daily conflict between ethics and morals would grow trying very quickly.

Anonymous said...

A dateing tip for the men look at how your companion treats her dad for the women see how your companion treats his mom. If any companion is rude and or insulting to clearks, servers, children. Do yourself a favor and cut your losses and leave imediatly do not try to fix them it is a waste of time and energy. Cruelty to small animals is a huge red flag RUN! RUN! RUN!
Bullies are cowards but if they get the uper hand on you they are merciless.
Sorry for the loss of the ladies cat but it served her by being the vehicle that revieled this idget's character and saving its owner form further abuse.
I salute the tabby.

rexi said...

this story literally made me cry. i only hope that Norman didn't suffer long and that this a-hole gets whats coming to him...

Joe Huffman said...

BobG, Tam didn't say how big the cage was. If sized appropriately and had a few obstacles it would take a few minutes for the big tabby to claim his dinner.

I would like to suggest the tabby have not eaten for at least a day prior to being introduced to Mr. Petcka. Furthermore I would think it would be appropriate for Mr. Petcka's buttocks to be tenderized by caning just prior to said introduction as well. The scent of blood and all that you realize.

Anthony said...

What a sick bastard. I am just glad that it was not the girlfriend or a child.

That would earn a visit.

reflectoscope said...

Feeding that gomer to a tiger is a horrible idea!


The tiger might get sick...