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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:46 PM

Friend Goes to get beer, finds kittens in ziplock bags in the freezer

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/50072331/#50072331

Hope the video link works...happy ending...kittens are fine.

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Reply Friend Goes to get beer, finds kittens in ziplock bags in the freezer (Original post)
joeybee12 Dec 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #1
hifiguy Dec 2012 #3
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #2
digonswine Dec 2012 #4
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #5
digonswine Dec 2012 #6
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #7
digonswine Dec 2012 #8
jackbenimble Dec 2012 #13
digonswine Dec 2012 #17
hedgehog Dec 2012 #9
TheMadMonk Dec 2012 #10
FarCenter Dec 2012 #11
mythology Dec 2012 #16
DaniDubois Dec 2012 #12
jackbenimble Dec 2012 #14
flvegan Dec 2012 #15

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:57 PM

1. kittens are fine

That's what matters.

Time for some brevity then :

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:02 PM

3. + a zillion.

Jeebus, there are some fking bent arrows walking around out there.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:58 PM

2. Holy cow. How inhumane can a person become? nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. This was common practice in the day--

I lived in the country-
It was common practice to throw a litter(dogs, cats) into a sack with a brick, and drown the whole group in the river.
This was common on some farms where cats tended to overpopulate an area.
I came across sacks of corpses in the river and plastic bags of litters on the side of the road.
Others just shot them. There was no one to take them. There was no where to take them.

I would not do it, I could not do it.

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Response to digonswine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:11 PM

5. From time to time

on BANJO-L, a group for those who are interested in / play the banjo, someone posts on the subject of using cat skins for banjo heads.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:17 PM

6. Yikes-

not too far removed.
I have been thinking of a banjo to add to my guitars--I assume I do not NEED a catskin banjo to be a purist?

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Response to digonswine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:01 PM

7. We used to do that

Drop a litter into a towsack and shotgun them.

That can leave quite an impression on a kid, especially when the kid (me) had to do the shooting.

But, as you said, there was no workable alternative.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. It left an impression on me-

I was encouraged to shoot certain birds, as well.
Now, I am a good shot and want to shoot nothing.

I was always a bit sickened by the old farmers who disposed of inconvenient mammals this way. But I did understand it.

I finally watched the video of the story. It seems to have little to do with my own experience.

I am just saddened that people live this way.

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Response to digonswine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:03 PM

13. I come from the country too

But there really is no excuse for cruelty and ignorance. It isn't difficult to have a dog or cat spayed and/or neutered. Funny how that works to keep unwanted litters from happening. The people throwing litters in ponds or shooting them are just too lazy to be proactive.

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Response to jackbenimble (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

17. I do not disagree and was certainly not defending it-

BUT-

those I spoke of owned small farms, had no money for operations, and did not invite the critters to begin with.

I can imagine being in a position where I own a haybarn--many years ago--am poor, and do not feel responsible for those who make my barn a home.

And yes--there is an excuse for ignorance--it is ignorance itself. Folks did not always have the benefit of what is available now.

You do know--these unwanted cats were not pets, right?

Even now, if you live in the country in some areas, cats can just insinuate themselves into your life.

They can seriously harm your pet cat. Some pets die because of this. It is not so simple to just say we should spay/neuter them.

I don't like it, either.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:22 PM

9. I'm not sure, but one of the neighbors who comments about how inhumane it is,

appears to have 3 tear drops tattooed near his eye.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:56 PM

10. Right or wrong, freezing is one of the more humane methods...

 

...of putting down unwanted animals.

AFAIK, all those "horrible procedures" mentioned downthread, are still common practice away from the eyes of townies who see no problem with feeding feral animals in the streets, but are pure hell on any homeless humans who might sully their personal landscape.


You wonder why the rest of the world has such a low opinion of "Americans"? Among other things, it is because Americans will spend tens of thousands of dollars to "save" an environmentally destructive feral cat colony, but then turn round and criminalise the feeding of homeless HUMAN BEINGS. Then turn back and say "To fucking hell" with animals that are in the way of their making a profit.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM

11. I once put a gerbil in a matchbox in the freezer

It died while its owner was away, and I thought it best to keep it until she came home, rather than flush it without ceremony.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:12 AM

16. My stepgrandmother did something similar

She wanted to bury a cat who died, but there had been really heavy rain. So she put the body in the freezer to keep until the ground was dry enough for burial. However, she probably could have done more to disguise the cat than a ziplock.



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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:02 PM

12. There really isn't any reason other than greed, for man or animal to be hungry in the USA.

 

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Response to DaniDubois (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:04 PM

14. +1, or homeless.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:56 PM

15. Thanks for the post, despite the questionable responses.

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