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Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Goth", Pierced Kittens? Animal Cruelty Say Judges

An article in today's New York Times delivers some good news, although a bit belatedly for those kittens who were pierced "to give them a 'goth' appearance" and sold over the Internet for $100 per maimed feline.
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a lower court conviction of animal cruelty for a dog groomer, Holly Crawford, who admitted to piercing the kittens without anesthetic. An investigator for PETA, posing as a customer, reported her to the authorities.

The Court's 19 page opinion outlined Crawford's main defense: "that a person of normal intelligence would not know whether piercing a kitten's ears or banding its tail is maiming, mutilating, torturing or disfiguring an animal." Thankfully, the court unanimously disagreed.

On a lighter note... there's still time aplenty to enter our give-a-way to win one of two signed copies of The Bond Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, beautifully written by Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

                       Paul Markow Photography

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__ The time for comments ends this evening at 6:00 pm EST, and the winners will be randomly chosen and announced tonight!

Good luck to ya!


Dominique Booth said...

I would be honored to win a copy of this book. I met Wayne Pacelle earlier this year and my heart goes out to him and everyone like him. God bless all involved in the betterment of animals

Sagira said...

I don't mind people doing piercings on themselves, but when they start piercing animals, I think that is crossing the line. I saw photos of this being done years ago. People were also doing fancy tattoos on their dogs, etc. Not cool. :(

Very nice of you to give away a book.

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