SCANDAL!!! Woman Pierces her Kittens
The Pierced “Gothic Kittens”
A 35 year old woman in Pennsylvania was just sentenced to house arrest for six months after having pierced her three young kittens on their necks, ears and docking their tails. As well as tying a ring around one of the kitten’s tails used to prevent blood flow, causing the tail to fall off in time.
Strangely enough, even though Crawford (as is the woman’s name) pierced her kittens with fourteen gauge needles (the size normally used to inject cattle) she claims not to have wanted to hurt them but only to have tried to “beautify” them.
She marketed them on the internet as “Gothic Kittens” and gained a lot of fame especially on her website gothickittens.net were she put up pictures of the kittens and later used it to raise money to support her appeal in court.
Her defence lawyers argue that because parents allow children to get pierced ears at young ages, it should be the same for pet owners.
But really, why should it be so? Can’t children talk, fight and argue, while cats can only meow misreably and have nothing to say about the thing that is done to them? Why should anyone be allowed to inflict pain onto any other creature just because they are their owners and have bought them off someone else? What right do we humans have to stick bits of metal into our poor fellow creatures skins?
What do you think about this? Do you think that she was right in doing such a thing to her pets, or not?
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After all, it’s one thing for a young child to have an instant-punch needle hole in an ear lobe, followed by the placement of a tiny stud which they have also WANTED, but It’s quite another thing for a cat (who never asked for such a thing in the least, or desires it I can assure you…) to have a small nail driven through it’s ear (cartilage and skin), and then for an heavy, painful bit of metal to be hung from it.
Crawford is prohibited from doing any work at her grooming shop during her six month sentence, and is not allowed to have any more animals than the three cats, three snakes and dog she now owns.
(Which I wouldn’t even let her own anymore mind you….)
Crawford’s attorney is very pleased with the sentence, since the normal sentence could have been 6 months in prison do to animal cruelty charges.
A Pre-sentence investigation done by the Adult Probation Department, finds that Crawford has been arrested 17 times and convicted of shoplifting, driving under the influence, delivery of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Crawford told the judge she has been rehabilitated and off drugs for approximately five years and decided to turn her life around by creating her business and embracing her love of pets.
“I had no idea what I was dong was a crime,” Crawford said, “It was wrong, and I’ll never do it again.”
Crawford’s website gothickittens.net was taken off the Internet by law of the court.
Still I ask you, is this a right enough sentence for a woman who caused so much pain for her poor little cats? Just for her own vanity? Or is it quiet okay, since now she feels sorry about what she did and wants pardon? Would YOU do such a thing to your beloved cat or dog?
And what will she do now when she can not work in her shop? How will she earn money to feed herself and her pets?
Who will take care of her shop while she can’t?
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