Cruelty To Animals (née Animal Attacks)

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A man has been arrested in Melbourne after grabbing an injured kangaroo and cutting its throat. The story is here and the BBC has seen fit to include photographs, just to warn you.
 

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A man has been arrested in Melbourne after grabbing an injured kangaroo and cutting its throat. The story is here and the BBC has seen fit to include photographs, just to warn you.
Was it animal cruelty or a man putting a wounded kangaroo out of its misery?
Also...I thought kangaroos were regarded as vermin, not endangered and OK to kill (in Australia)?
 

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Was it animal cruelty or a man putting a wounded kangaroo out of its misery?
Also...I thought kangaroos were regarded as vermin, not endangered and OK to kill (in Australia)?
While laughing and videoing it for Chinese WhatsApp. Melbourne authorities obviously found it serious.

"We take all alleged cases of animal cruelty very seriously," said Glenn Sharp, a spokesman for Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

"The wildlife offences captured in this video are particularly abhorrent."
 

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How did it get wounded in the first place?
 

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https://themoscowtimes.com/news/animal-cruelty-58758

This terrible story has been haunting me. Two seventeen year old girls from Khabarosk in the far East of Russia (also a boy is mentioned, but he seems peripheral to it all) have been sentenced to four years in jail following their torturing of animals.

It appears that what they were doing is contacting people and institutions on-line who were looking for good homes for dogs and kittens - posing as sweet young ladies looking for pets - and then slicing up and decapitating these poor animals and - which was their downfall - posting pictures and videos of this online.

If you can access the above link* then there is also a link to the social media page where they posted this. However, I strongly advise you not to go there! I did so, and I now have images and scenes in my mind which I can't make go away.

Their sentence (four years in a Russian jail is no joke!) reflects the fact that - unusually for Russia - their deeds caused an outcry amongst animal welfare activists all over the country, with demands for a tough response.

I do feel for the convicts and their families, despite the terrible things that the former did.

And, the almost Fortean, question is: what the hell got into those kids? Is this some sort of new trend?

*I find that, for some odd reason, links to The Moscow Times often don't work, but you can access the piece easily online yourself.
 
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Serial killers in the making?, sick little bastards
 

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Enjoy a Russian prison sickos, i'm sure that some people in there may like to torture you.
 

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Is there an an animal serial killer on the loose and roaming the UK? It seems to me that given the propensity of the human species to be as cruel to animals as possible, it is probably not the same person.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41270717

Police forces are working together to see whether the mutilation of cats in different regions are linked to a so-called "UK animal killer".

In the latest attacks the bodies of two dismembered cats were dumped in bags on their owners' doorsteps in Northampton.

Northamptonshire Police is in contact with the Metropolitan force, which is investigating a series of cat deaths.

Animal charity Snarl believes what it calls the "UK animal killer" could be involved in many attacks.

The most recent cat death being investigated by Northamptonshire Police happened on 7 September.

The dismembered body of 15-year-old Topsy was found in a carrier bag left outside her owner's front door in Brookfield Road, Kingsley.

On 28 August a teenage girl opened a carrier bag on her doorstep in Betjeman Court in Northampton to find the mutilated body of her pet cat Rusty.

The head, limbs and ears of the ginger cat had been cut off.

A few days earlier the family's other cat had been set on fire, but survived.
Horrible to find your pets that way.
 

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I was only saying on FB yesterday that the days of free roaming cats is over, in most places anyway; it's just not safe for them out there any more :(
 

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https://themoscowtimes.com/news/animal-cruelty-58758

This terrible story has been haunting me. Two seventeen year old girls from Khabarosk in the far East of Russia (also a boy is mentioned, but he seems peripheral to it all) have been sentenced to four years in jail following their torturing of animals.

It appears that what they were doing is contacting people and institutions on-line who were looking for good homes for dogs and kittens - posing as sweet young ladies looking for pets - and then slicing up and decapitating these poor animals and - which was their downfall - posting pictures and videos of this online.

If you can access the above link* then there is also a link to the social media page where they posted this. However, I strongly advise you not to go there! I did so, and I now have images and scenes in my mind which I can't make go away.

Their sentence (four years in a Russian jail is no joke!) reflects the fact that - unusually for Russia - their deeds caused an outcry amongst animal welfare activists all over the country, with demands for a tough response.

I do feel for the convicts and their families, despite the terrible things that the former did.

And, the almost Fortean, question is: what the hell got into those kids? Is this some sort of new trend?

*I find that, for some odd reason, links to The Moscow Times often don't work, but you can access the piece easily online yourself.
I'd like to see these little turds killed. Vermin like this should be showed no mercy.
 

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More on the serial cat killer from the BBC.

Apparently the cats are killed quickly which is a small mercy at least.

The person Chantelle thinks is responsible for Scooter's death is a prolific cat killer who has been operating in Britain since 2015.

During that time he - and police are sure the killer is a man - has butchered more than 370 animals, mostly pet cats, but also foxes, rabbits and possibly a wild, baby owl.

The first reported victims were clustered around Croydon in South London - so the press named him the Croydon Cat Killer.

But killings were later reported all around London, prompting a second nickname, the M25 Cat Killer.

In fact, his hunting ground has spread even further than this - to the Isle of Wight, Kent, Birmingham, Wirral and Sheffield.
Plus a probable profile of the killer.

A profile drawn up by the National Crime Agency suggests that the killer's problem with cats stems from a deeper problem with women, or with one woman in particular.

"Cats are targeted because they are associated with the feminine - the killer can't deal with a woman or women who are troubling him," says Collin.

"The concern we have is that if it isn't a particular person - who will be at some risk eventually - then at some stage he'll escalate or feel brave enough to move on to vulnerable women and girls, either elderly or very young women."
 

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It's coming antifreeze time of year so look out for your cats,
drivers overfill the car with antifreeze or as antifreeze is more searching than water
a leak starts this drips under a parked car, cats like the warmth or just hiding under
the car find the antifreeze that is nice and sweet but poisonous lap it up and good
night Vienna.
 

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When I say like . . .

Blissfully unaware till now is exactly the right phrase!

I am unclear whether any of the animals who ran this gauntlet earned their freedom. I suspect they were recycled until they were tossed. :(
 

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Yep, I'd hazard a guess that they were reused until they became 'unfit for purpose'. Mind you, a dead fox - or even a fox-shaped dummy - would've performed just as well, aerodynamically speaking...though the physical risk to the human participants was no doubt a large part of the attraction. I wonder if there were rules about the size and weight of the projectiles as in other field sports - a 'standard fox', if you like?

I suppose the unfortunate creatures would at least have enjoyed a brief moment of freedom from gravity at the apex of their trajectory, giving them the thrill of feeling like pioneering vulpine astronauts.
 

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It is a fascinating engraving. The "beaters" appear to be discharging their weapons against the far wall in order to set the unfortunate creatures dashing from the traps into the hazardous zone of the tossers.

Maybe the term "tossers" has this ancient derivation! :badge:
 

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Ha! Maybe...

It's all quite complicated isn't it? It would have made an excellent early '80's videogame: Foxtoss by Namco.

I still don't understand how the f*ck they were able to (a) catch and detain the foxes, and (b) persuade them to stay on the slings prior to launching, with or without firearms going off all over the shop. Bizarre.
 

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Fasinating, and horrible.

There's a link in that article to goose pulling, which I'd never heard of either.
"...Mr. W.P. Hale succeeded in pulling in twain the gander's breathing apparatus, after which dancing was resumed."
 

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Christ on a bike...and we think Celebrity Big Brother is demeaning to humanity.
 

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Huntsman jailed for badger-baiting in Wales

An experienced huntsman has been jailed after being caught badger-baiting on remote farmland in north Wales.

RSPCA inspectors and police also found two foxes in a cage next to a pack of dogs on the farm, a meeting place for the Dwyryd Hunt, and believe they were going to be released for dogs to attack.

David Thomas, 51, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, was jailed for 22 weeks, told to pay costs of £5,000 and disqualified from keeping dogs for eight years for offences including causing a badger to suffer, keeping premises for an animal fight and causing the suffering of two confined foxes. The court was told he had been a huntsman for 32 years.

A second man, Jordan Houlston, 24, was jailed for 20 weeks

Llandudno magistrates court was shown footage captured during undercover surveillance of dogs attacking a badger. Images produced in court also included fake setts – used to hold a badger for baiting – and animal skulls, which could have been those of foxes or badgers.
RSPCA inspectors attended the farm in February last year with police and seized 23 dogs. At the same time, a search was conducted at Houlston’s address in Llandudno, where a further eight dogs were seized. At this address a veterinary kit was found, including syringes, and a selection of books, one of them titled Badger Digging with Terriers.
 

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Emotional Support Hamster Flushed Down Toilet.

“She was scared. I was scared. It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet,” Aldecosea said. “I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall.”

"Derek Dombrowski, spokesman for Spirit Airlines, acknowledged that the company had mistakenly told Aldocosea that the hamster was permitted to fly, but denied that killing the animal was their idea."

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Getting out of hand, isn't it?
 

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I don't read this thread because animal cruelty gets me upset. Having said that though ...

*hee hee*

 

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Emotional Support Hamster Flushed Down Toilet.

“She was scared. I was scared. It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet,” Aldecosea said. “I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall.”

"Derek Dombrowski, spokesman for Spirit Airlines, acknowledged that the company had mistakenly told Aldocosea that the hamster was permitted to fly, but denied that killing the animal was their idea."

:heartb:


It's all OK: she's got another hamster.

In an interview Geoff Hawkins, her new hamster, said: "I'm confident in my abilities as Belen's new ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶u̶a̶l̶ emotional support hamster. If things don't work out, however, I'm hoping for an improved severance package."

maximus otter
 

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Two guinea pigs and a cat have died at the house of the Russian nerve agent victims, because a vet did not have access to property. Do you need a vet to attend to the welfare of these animals? Officers have been searching and working in that property since the victims were hospitalised. Why they could not attend to the animals’ welfare when they first entered the property?
 
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