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Old May 7th 04, 07:32 PM
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This was very hard to read and I really was trying to hold back on my tears
as it is hard to write after seeing the posting and the article. If I knew
someone who did this to cats he'd be breathing through a tube in the
hospital. The worst thing about this is not only did he beat these cats and
abuse them severely but his girlfriend is standing by him. Thus apparently
she supports the abuse. She also did nothing when these cats were being
tortured by her boyfriend. These cats feared him when he walked in the room.
But just like a lovestruck teenager she'll ignore the warning signs and
stick with this guy. I also have to wonder where the parents of this girl
are in all this. They share in the abuse of those cats by not doing anything
and not saying no to a guy who moves into their house to be with their
teenage daughter. I think besides the boyfriend, the girl and her family
should be on the hook for not stopping this guy. They said the guy seemed
friendly but clearly the cats didn't like him. The cats were warning them
this guy was not on the level but they didn't listen.

This guy should never have been allowed to move into the house let alone be
with a 17 year old girl. The prosecuting attorney in this case certainly
seems reluctant to prosecute since he stated "You certainly can't equate
this to crimes against children, where the victims are also defenseless. But
these are creatures we have in our homes to keep us company and entertain
us." This is a typical answer from a reluctant prosecutor who will probably
not do much to prosecute and fight for a conviction. He also makes it sound
like cats are property which they aren't. They are living, breathing
creatures with feelings, a heart, a mind, and a soul. To equate them to
being property means that humans own them and thus can do what they want. In
fact this prosecutor is saying ok to animal abuse. The worst thing is the
judge will listen to the prosecutor and still let the animal abuser off.

The justice system fails to punish those who abuse animals. In fact, most of
the time they'll just let the abuser get off with a slight fine and maybe
not allow them to have animals around which you know will not stop the
abuse. As the long as the justice system lets animal abusers get away with
light sentences they'll keep up the abuse. They need to not only strengthen
the laws against animal abuse but they need a get tough stance in courts. As
for this guy who tortured the cats I would love to see him put through the
same torture! He deserves it.

My heart goes out to those cats that were the victims and hopefully they got
the medical
attention they needed. But I don't think they should have been allowed to go
back to the
family. They should have been put up for adoption to a good and loving home.
I also don't
think the family should be allowed any animals as well since they proved
they could
not care for them properly. They allowed this guy to torture them and did
nothing. Yes,
according to the article the cats were obviously treated but I think the
family could
have done more to stop this guy. Those poor cats didn't deserve this abuse.

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"Craig Petersen" wrote in message
James Marz wrote:

What would you do if your daughters boyfriend did this to your cats?

Personally I would treat this dickless piece of **** in the same manner.
What would happen to me would be irrevelant, as long as I had the
satisfaction beating the **** out of a sadistic animal abuser. Animal
abusers are PUSSYS, they pick on the most defenseless beings on the
planet, they cannot contribute ANYTHING usefull to society. If I seem a
bit extreme it's because most, if not ALL animal abusers get nothing
more than an insulting slap on the wrist.

I don't consider pets to be "property" or "things to be owned", that's
what your DVD and or TV are for. Animals are beings, just like you and
me. They are just unfortunate enough to be born on a planet that is
populated by a bunch of sadistic cannibals (AKA Man). If you have pets
you are their GUARDIAN ( you don't OWN them anymore that you would OWN
your children ), and are 100% responsible for their well being.

This was taken from an article by Amber Hunt Martin.

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It wasn't just that Edward Baker allegedly bashed the cat in the face.
Or that he chased it around the blood-spattered laundry room. Or that
he extinguished cigarettes on another cat's paws.

It was, authorities said, that he acted methodically, intentionally.

Baker, 20, is charged with animal torture, a felony punishable by up
to 4 years in prison upon conviction. Police said Baker was living
with his 17-year-old girlfriend and her family when he began
tormenting and beating two orange tabbies named Crystal and Haley,
ages 8 and 3.

Crystal had been bashed in the face with a bottle of laundry detergent
so hard, her teeth pierced the bottle. The impact broke her lower jaw
and cracked her sternum and upper jaw.

Her daughter, Haley, had singed fur and charred, black paw pads,
apparently from being burned by a lighter or cigarettes.

Both cats are healing at home, said their owner, Kim Steis.

"They're still a little afraid when someone walks down the hallway,"
she said Tuesday. "I don't think they'll ever be the same."

Steis, whose daughter Tia is still dating Baker, said the man moved
into her Clinton Township ranch in December. Baker seemed friendly,
she said, but the cats clearly didn't like him.

Steis discovered that Haley's left front leg was broken in January.
Steis didn't know how it happened, but she noticed that the usually
people-friendly pet raced from a room when Baker entered.

Then, on Feb. 21, she heard Crystal wailing in the laundry room.

She said she found the cat on her back near the furnace, hissing at
Baker, who hovered nearby.

Crystal's mouth was bloody and swollen; both eyes were bruised.

Steis has paid $1,767 in veterinarian bills.

Baker's girlfriend is standing by him and has offered to testify on
his behalf.

end article

Well, What would you like to do or say to this man?

James Marz

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