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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:32 AM
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Camera catches "man" swinging cat by tail - cat ok - man identified
Man Swings Cat By Tail, Camera Catches Horrific Act (DISTURBING VIDEO)

Mowgli, a two-year-old cat from England, is too afraid to leave his owner's apartment ever since a man, now suspected to be 20-year-old Rian Richards, spun him around more than 14 times by his tail, nearly smashing his skull into the pavement, the Telegraph reported.

"I heard a demonic laugh and a commotion and looked outside to see someone swinging something around," Lynne Jarvis, the owner's neighbor, told the paper. "At first I thought it was a black cardigan but then I realised it was Mowgli."

The "sickening" incident was captured on a CCTV camera near the apartment of Michelle Buchanan, Mowgli's owner. The footage was handed over to RSPCA, which asked for the public's help in identifying the man responsible.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/man-caught-on-...
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:42 AM
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1. That guy could use some therapy.
A person has to have some serious issues to hurt a little animal just for shits and giggles.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:51 PM
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5. Agreed. People who can do this must have serious empathy problems.
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Lizzie Poppet Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:06 PM
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12. I got some "therapy" for that shitstain.
But board rules prohibit me from providing details... :grr:
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:49 AM
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2. They shouldn't have posted the video, in my opinion
The description was sufficient. Why post the video for other people who delight in cruelty to get their rocks off? (ok I didn't watch it, since it's labeled graphic I assume it's the actual video.)

Anyway the guy is an a**hole and I sure hope his rep hurts him enough that he really regrets it.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:53 PM
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6. It needs to be posted
It will help identify the man, and really ram home what kind of sickos there are in the world. People need to stop burying their heads in the sand and face reality, no matter how awful it is.

It would be nice if Anonymous caught wind of this...they're pretty good at doxing people. They've nailed some animal abusers in the past.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:53 AM
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3. Also, I hope the owner keeps the cat indoors from now on.
Cats generally should be kept indoors, for their safety as well as the safety of others (especially small wildlife).
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:53 AM
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4. +5
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:57 PM
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7. Keep your cat inside because someone might do this to them? seriously?
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:23 PM
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11. Nope, because there are about a zillion other reasons
but just happens it would prevent jerks like this guy from harming them too.

Let's see. Dogs. Cars. Getting into harmful substances. In my neighborhood, wildlife, including foxes, hawks, groundhogs, and who knows what else.

Ask a vet if you don't believe me.

Then there's the damage the overpopulation of cats does to the environment, especially songbirds. I love cats AND birds. That's why I keep my cats inside and the birds outside.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:23 PM
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17. Mine keep the mice and rats down. There are reasons and situations for all 3 ways
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 02:24 PM by uppityperson
Inside only. In/out. And outside cats.

Mine are in/outside cats. They keep the mice and rats down outside during the day. They come in at night to avoid the coyotes. And to shed fur on me while I am sleeping.

For the OP, I hope this guys gets the help he needs before he hurts more beings.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:32 PM
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20. There's no reason to let a cat out unattended.
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 04:35 PM by EFerrari
If you have coyotes, you also have other animals that prey on rats and mice.

If you have coyotes, you know that they don't always hunt at night.

Cats have no magical protection that keeps them safe from predators, human or other, outdoors.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:55 PM
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22. Out of 20 cats, have lost 1 to a coyote. I'd rather they eat the mice than poison them
and no, coyotes don't keep the mice and rats down enough. I'm not sure what "other animals" you assume are around that prey on rats and mice. Maybe raccoons? Hawks do but haven't seen any of them in here. We do have barred owls, very friendly guys. However, as evidenced by the number of mice, voles and rats the cats lay out on my doorstep, those "other animals" aren't keeping down the rats and mice.

Having had in/out cats for 37 yrs, have lost only 1 to a coyote. The remainder have died of cancer, kidney failure, the like. Oh, to be fair, one got killed in a car engine.

There are reasons to let a cat out unattended, depending on the situation.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:08 PM
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24. If you've had 20 cats in 37 years, you have more problems
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 06:08 PM by EFerrari
than only letting your cats outside for your convenience.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:09 PM
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25. hahahahahaha.
You are too funny. Assume much?
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:02 PM
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8. I try, but mine got out 2 mights ago and didn't come home until the next day, with several scratches
and holes in his side which the Vet though might be from a BB gun. X-ray didn't show any BB pellets, though.

Anyway, now the cat has absolutely no interest in going outside. I was fighting her for 2 years trying to keep her in the house and now she's perfectly content to stay here.

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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:13 PM
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14. Really. I agree. Too many f*cking sociopaths out there
And cats do fine indoors.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:25 PM
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18. +1,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000 * pi +7 trillion
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:29 PM
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19. +2
for my two indoor cats, 11 & 13 years old, who have spent their entire lives indoors..
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:02 PM
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9. I'd like to Richards around and bash his skull into the pavement.
Yes I would.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:06 PM
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10. Keep your cats INDOORS, people. Just one MORE reason why it's not safe for
them to go outside.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:15 PM
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16. Keep all your pets indoors and only take your dogs out on leashes.
That is unless you have a fenced yard. But of course, a fence will not stop cats.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:02 PM
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27. My two are strictly indoor cats only. I live a couple
houses off a very very busy street. If they were out they would be run over so fast. :scared: Also to many dangers outside besides cars.
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:10 PM
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13. Psychopaths start practicing with animals, always report any animal abuse you see.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:14 PM
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15. Truth. n/t
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 04:37 PM
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21. Agree 100%. n/t.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:09 PM
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26. People who abuse animals rarely stop there
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:59 PM
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23. he should be swung around by an appendage for a while and see how he likes it
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