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Cat set on fire, euthenized. $5,000 reward...
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:43:35 AM »

WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Animal Services section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects who set a stray cat on fire in West Sacramento last week, causing the cat to be euthanized.

Melanie Hatchett and her friend were walking near Circle Park in West Sacramento at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night when they saw what appeared to be a ball of fire moving through park.

“It was completely engulfed in flames,” said Melanie Hatchett.

Hatchett says a flash lit up the darkness.

“Her entire body was charred on top. There was no fur on the bottom, it looked like,” said Hatchett. “It was the most terrible sight in the entire world.”

The cat obeyed its instincts and rolled in the grass, trying to put the flames out.

“And it ran into the grass next to the tree over there, trying to roll itself out from being on fire,” said Hatchett. “She was meowing like crazy; in so much pain. She was laying there meowing and looking at us and staring at us and just saying: ‘help me.’”

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/05/07/5000-reward-offered-for-information-in-cat-burning-case/
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Part of me desperately wants the guilty party to burn in the unquenchable fire for this heinous act.  Whenever I hear about animal abuse, it just stops me in my tracks and fills me with a burning rage.  I once sent two frat boys to the hospital for throwing rocks at a baby bird.  I'm no PETA supporter, but this sh!t makes me shake with rage...  But because I am now a Christian, I am bound to pray for these people that God will have mercy on them and they will repent for this.  
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Re: Cat set on fire, euthenized. $5,000 reward...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 06:22:58 AM »
I'd say that one could still find it righteous to pray that they were punished appropriately. I'm very willing to do so.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 01:34:06 PM »
I think that the Lord deals with those who hurt the weak.  I consider someone who abuses animals that don't have a fighting chance, retards, the elderly/infirm, or small children to be somewhat less than human.  I don't concern myself with whatever fate befalls these "people".
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 01:35:27 PM »
What scum bags man...I mean really....terrible.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 02:11:31 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

My biggest concern with such treatment of animals by kids is that it is a step toward how they will be treating people namely me later in life.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

I have known PETA members and have read much of what they write.  You are entirely correct.  Unfortunately, their publicity stunts give them a bad name.  The treatment of animals in slaughterhouses is every bit as bad this, just on a larger scale.  But, God forbid, if you bring this up people get defensive as they consider any mention of these abuses to be an attack on their eating habits.

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 02:49:23 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

My biggest concern with such treatment of animals by kids is that it is a step toward how they will be treating people namely me later in life.



Hmm.  Well, I guess I don't know enough about the bulk of their work to agree or disagree with you, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.  I guess I was mainly going off their publicity stunts.  A few years back, there were two or three PETA folks protesting in front of Bass Pro Headquarters.  Seems they don't like 'catch and release' fishing on account of it traumatizes the fish.  Goofy stuff like this sure doesn't curry any favor in an area known for it's fishing. 

I've read some studies noting the serial killer/animal abuse correlation.  That surely concerns me as I kiss my Sp.Ed teacher wife goodbye in the mornings.   Still, regardless of what they grow up be, animal abuse is cause for severe reckoning in my book. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 03:02:04 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

My biggest concern with such treatment of animals by kids is that it is a step toward how they will be treating people namely me later in life.



Hmm.  Well, I guess I don't know enough about the bulk of their work to agree or disagree with you, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.  I guess I was mainly going off their publicity stunts.  A few years back, there were two or three PETA folks protesting in front of Bass Pro Headquarters.  Seems they don't like 'catch and release' fishing on account of it traumatizes the fish.  Goofy stuff like this sure doesn't curry any favor in an area known for it's fishing. 

I've read some studies noting the serial killer/animal abuse correlation.  That surely concerns me as I kiss my Sp.Ed teacher wife goodbye in the mornings.   Still, regardless of what they grow up be, animal abuse is cause for severe reckoning in my book. 

Catch and release fishing is just stupid and a waste of time.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 03:03:20 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

My biggest concern with such treatment of animals by kids is that it is a step toward how they will be treating people namely me later in life.



Hmm.  Well, I guess I don't know enough about the bulk of their work to agree or disagree with you, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.  I guess I was mainly going off their publicity stunts.  A few years back, there were two or three PETA folks protesting in front of Bass Pro Headquarters.  Seems they don't like 'catch and release' fishing on account of it traumatizes the fish.  Goofy stuff like this sure doesn't curry any favor in an area known for it's fishing. 

It is a problem that the extremist wing of PETA takes things out of proportion.  It would be better for animals if people reduced their meat consumption, ate sustainable seafood more often and avoided factory meat, eggs, etc.  Instead they make it out to be that unless you are a radical vegan, you are scum of the earth so the vast majority of people ignore them altogether.  Case in point: I was skimming some vegan websites today and ran across some flame wars over honey.  

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 03:04:23 PM »
Catch and release fishing is just stupid and a waste of time.

Indeed.  Why not just eat the fish you catch, although this is probably not what PETA intended.   

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 08:15:48 PM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying. I'm not saying that what the guy did to that cat was right or anything, and indeed such things should be stopped, but right now I think that we have more important concerns with our own kind that is struggling in impoverished parts of the world. Likewise, I would be more worried about the psychological state of the person who set the cat on fire, since, there is a connection between animal torture and serial killing.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 08:44:55 PM »
Much of what PETA preaches would be analogous to your concerns about cat being set aflame.

I am being serious. Not their stupid BS they pull to catch publicity, but the bulk of their work.

My biggest concern with such treatment of animals by kids is that it is a step toward how they will be treating people namely me later in life.



Hmm.  Well, I guess I don't know enough about the bulk of their work to agree or disagree with you, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.  I guess I was mainly going off their publicity stunts.  A few years back, there were two or three PETA folks protesting in front of Bass Pro Headquarters.  Seems they don't like 'catch and release' fishing on account of it traumatizes the fish.  Goofy stuff like this sure doesn't curry any favor in an area known for it's fishing.  

It is a problem that the extremist wing of PETA takes things out of proportion.  It would be better for animals if people reduced their meat consumption, ate sustainable seafood more often and avoided factory meat, eggs, etc.  Instead they make it out to be that unless you are a radical vegan, you are scum of the earth so the vast majority of people ignore them altogether.  Case in point: I was skimming some vegan websites today and ran across some flame wars over honey.  

I recently discovered that honey is not considered VEGAN as it is an animal byproduct.

Vegans and Petans are weird.

However, when children abuse animals, including insects, parents should be concerned. Could the cat have been struck by lightning? Did the authorities rule that out?
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 11:17:52 PM »
I dont even like cats at all and that news saddened me.  what if they did that to my dog?!?!  id end up in jail if i caught em.

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 09:25:49 AM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 09:44:40 AM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

And the two aren't mutually exclusive either.  Everyone should try to make the world better according to his talents and interests.  If for some seeing compassion towards animals causes them to take a step back and realize they also need to act better towards their fellow humans, that's a good thing. 

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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2012, 10:23:55 AM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

Cats don't compete with me for resources.


They do with me.

I wish they all died from FIV.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 10:34:01 AM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

Cats don't compete with me for resources.


They do with me.

I wish they all died from FIV.

But they are fuzzier than starving children.  And they make cute memes and can't spell.  You get me a picture of a cute starving Somali with some funny misspelled joke and we'll talk.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 10:37:07 AM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

Cats don't compete with me for resources.


They do with me.

I wish they all died from FIV.

But they are fuzzier than starving children.  And they make cute memes and can't spell.  You get me a picture of a cute starving Somali with some funny misspelled joke and we'll talk.

I'll get the staff right on it. This writes itself. It has the whole pirate angle and everything.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 10:42:52 AM »
I greatly dislike cats and have no problem humanely dispatching of strays.  However, acts of cruelty such as setting them on fire do not sit well with me.  I sure my solution to this problem would not sit well with most people here, so I will keep it to myself.

I enjoy catch and release fishing.  As to those that think that it is stupid, I feel much the same way about them.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »
I know that this may sound rude and that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but who cares if a cat got set on fire? Thousands of little children die every day due to starvation and drought yet many Americans make more of an effort trying to advocate animal rights while doing nothing for the real human children that are dying.

Cats don't compete with me for resources.


They do with me.

I wish they all died from FIV.

But they are fuzzier than starving children.  And they make cute memes and can't spell.  You get me a picture of a cute starving Somali with some funny misspelled joke and we'll talk.

I'll get the staff right on it. This writes itself. It has the whole pirate angle and everything.

I eagerly anticipate it.
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 11:20:12 PM »
what if they did that to my dog?!?!  id end up in jail if i caught em.

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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 07:59:36 PM »
What scum bags man...I mean really....terrible.

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I agree, poor cat. :(