For heaven’s sake, it’s time lay off cat-bin-woman, and for the animal rights loons get back in their box.
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The animal rights movement in this country has a bit of a PR problem. I am sure it has some reasonable, well adjusted individuals within its ranks. Yet it also seems to harbour quite a number of demented window lickers, who come to the fore when incidents like the cat-in-bin scandal occur.
I am glad to say that the eye-for-an-eye principle is now seen as a little uncouth even when dealing with quite serious crimes against human beings. Yet I keep hearing not completely jovial calls for the cat bin woman to be thrown into some kind of huge garbage can. Yesterday Metro printed a letter from a particularly mad cat lover known as Wendy Keelan who wrote:
The evil scumbag who threw a cat into a bin should not be afforded police protection. The public should be allowed to throw her into a bin face down in water. She should be put in jail and the key thrown away. Thank God the cat is well and with its loving family.
Such garbage in not even internally coherent. If she is put in jail, then police protection is neither here nor there. It would also be hard, under such circumstances to arrange a public bin throwing – I’m not sure they have wheelie bins in jail.
But there is actually something more serious about the Metro being so irresponsible as to publish a letter like this. The fact is that she is almost calling for an extra-legal assault – seeing public bin throwing has no basis in our legal code. And she is whipping up aggression not just against any random individual – but a woman who’s had picture has been splashed across the papers for day while being publicly vilified. Personally I do not the want to see the life of a fellow of a fellow human being absolutely ruined to avenge the feelings of a cat.
In recent times animal rights activists have made rather a habit of disgracing themselves. The family of Isabella and Lola Kouparis – already traumatised by the fax attack on their baby daughters – faced widespread accusations of lying and even threats of violence. Meanwhile PETA a fairly mainstream (if standardly batty) animal rights group engaged in a thoroughly tasteless and idiotic attempt to make political capital out of the baby p tragedy. Having found out that one of his abusers had tortured guinea pigs as a child, they posted up adverts with his picture that read “Steven Barker: Animal Abuser, Baby Abuser, Rapist. People who are violent towards animals rarely stop there.” Ok then.
Unfortunately incidents like the 2010 cat-in-bin catastrophe offer these often misanthropic lunatics the chance to get heard in papers like the Metro. Its high time they got back in their idiot box.