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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:51 PM

Prison for Man Who Amputated Kitten Toes

Prison for Man Who Amputated Kitten Toes


WASHINGTON (CN) - A D.C. man who subjected two kittens to a "brutal home amputation" was sentenced to nearly one year in prison by a judge on Friday.
Judge Patricia Broderick sentenced Eric Gaskin to 360 days in jail, with all but 180 days suspended, on two counts of animal cruelty.

The 39-year-old Gaskin pleaded guilty to the charges in November 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. After serving his sentence, Gaskin must serve three years of probation during which time he will undergo mental health treatment, take parenting classes, not have any pets and perform 40 hours of community service, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Authorities apprehended Gaskin after the Washington Humane Society had to euthanize the two kittens he had mangled.
The evidence showed that Gaskin bought the kittens at a corner store on May 4, 2012, and brought them to his sister's house where he had been staying at the time.

Though Gaskin is not a veterinarian or otherwise trained in animal medical care, he attempted to declaw the kittens or possibly even to amputate their toes using some sort of clippers and without any anesthesia.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/02/22/55117.htm

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #1
in-the-hall Feb 2013 #2
Ezlivin Feb 2013 #3
OhioChick Feb 2013 #4
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #5
LeftofObama Feb 2013 #6
Drale Feb 2013 #7
life long demo Feb 2013 #8
Bake Feb 2013 #9
Initech Feb 2013 #10
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #11
MoonRiver Feb 2013 #12
BainsBane Feb 2013 #13
tabasco Feb 2013 #14
Gorp Feb 2013 #15

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:52 PM

1. omg

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:46 PM

3. Prison won't keep him from voting Republican

N/T

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:51 PM

4. WTF is wrong with people?

This is sickening. I hear various stories on the local news about so many gross animal abuse stories nationwide, near daily and think

They need harsh penalties for shit like this.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:51 PM

5. Sickening...I know there really aren't kitten mills like there are puppy mills

But pet shops don't care who buys their pets...with rescue groups, you get interviewed and have to get a sort of background check...those kittens were killed because pet shops don't give a shit.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:52 PM

6. OMG!

Those poor babies!

I hope they keep a really close eye on this guy. Something tells me his brutality isn't going to end there.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:55 PM

7. When I read terrible shit like this

I start to think torture might be justified. Not as a means of interrogation but as a release of anger by society because prison is not enough for psychopaths like this. But then I come to my senses and remember that they will get whats coming to them because Karma's a bitch.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. Asking a question that has no answer:

What the hell is wrong with people?

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:00 PM

9. O! M! G!

What a sick, cruel SOB!!!

Bake

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:04 PM

10. W! T! F!!!! This guy should never be allowed around cats again!

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:05 PM

11. People do that?

WHAT THE HELL?

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:05 PM

12. Some, way too many, human beings are totally depraved!

Not a long enough sentence for that POS.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:09 PM

13. I'm glad this court took animal cruelty seriously

Even killing pets is usually handled as a property matter where the killer is issued a fine.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:33 PM

14. I agree!

These assholes usually move on to torture people!

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:43 PM

15. NEWSFLASH: Grumpy Cat read this post...

 

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