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I hope the person that did this to Sookie dies a slow, painful and horrible death. Karma is a b*tch and I'm sure he/she is going to pay for this soon. :mad:
 

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Female genital mutilation.






Mr Rossi, fellow posters, and mod's, my sincere apologies for the graphic nature of the above picture. Also, my apologies again as I do not want to take away anything from the sincerity of the thread, nor do I want to hijack it either. I feel for Sookie - and her family, and indeed, all types of consequences pertaining to animal cruelty - really, I do.

But being the world travellers that we all are, there has to be a matter of perspective on despicable acts of violence against the innocent, doesn't there?

Cat. Human. Cat? Human?

Therefore, whilst only few at this stage, the number of exasperated posts in this thread so far, probably canvasses a wider emotion. So I just want to niggle a thought process based on the above photo, like what happened to poor Sookie.

Or... is it?
 

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If someone has an outdoor cat, and is moving to the uae, strongly suggest to make it an indoor cat. Regardless if you think it is inhumane to lock a cat inside, this country is not the place for pets in general. Some of us love them and wont do without them. We have to protect them from people who are against living around animals. :( Poor little cat. Keep your eyes on your animals at all time if outside. Sad.

Mr Bubbly, FGM is horrible. It doesnt detract any from animal abuse. One shouldnt get any less upset by animal abuse, then women being abused. Different but same emotions come in to play.

We cant change everything but we can try to make a difference through education.
 

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FGM is completely unnecessary. None of my previous girlfriends had their clitorises amputated and they didn't get any enjoyment from sex either.

Anyway, not sure what is to be gained from ranking crimes in order to determine how much we should care about them. Is someone being raped fairly insignificant because at least they weren't murdered?
 

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Cat. Human. Cat? Human?
When I first posted the link, I did think someone would post up a message along the lines of "it's only a cat, what about ..........", though you did throw a curveball with female circumcision and not something like labour camps.

Personally speaking beyond my family and close friends, cats I'm afraid. I'm looking at mine chasing a fly around the balcony and it'll be the biggest smile I'll have all day. They haven't created wealth, poverty, banks, governments, religion, wars, polluted their environment, practiced circumcision or made arsey and illogical comments on internet forums.

To echo what Jinx said, seriously think about keeping your cat indoors. We cat proofed our back garden inexpensively so she can run around there, though I still keep an eye on her. If anyone is interested I'll take a few photos and pass on where we got the materials.
 

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oh my goddness!!!

5 mins with the a*&hole who did this and one metre of fishing line, please. it would result in the idiot losing ability to reproduce for life, and possibly some "discomfort" when urinating.
 

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I had to say goodbye to my poor old boy almost two weeks ago now. He had been abandoned in the desert and my neighbour found him. He was around eighteen months old when he came to live with me and he was with me for just over twelve years. I have just brought home a new addition - a little lady of around four years who was rescued from one of the palaces because she was malnourished. Her name is now Lola (aka Showgirl ) and she is stunning! How anyone can be cruel to any animal is beyond me. Mutilation of female genitalia is, however, a whole other matter. All I can say is that they are both equally abhorrent in their own way to my mind. Incidentally, Lola has gained 200 g in one week, she has 1.2 kg to go to reach her 5 kg target. That's a big target for a teeny tiny pup.
 

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Just today, I happened across this photo through the share system on FB.




Seems to me then, in the context of this and other threads, that the main issue at hand is mankind; us. Whether it be the desolate ideology of draconian religious, political and social beliefs and the subsequent consequences... or just plain ol' unprogressive money hungry stupidity, we are to blame.

The topic of animal cruelty is just as important as human cruelty, I totally agree. However, I just think that we should be dealing with the latter first - the prevention before the cure, if there even is one.

And that's me and my (humbly opinionated) pictorial and verbal ranting done for now.
 

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could it be true that men are more prone to animal cruelty than women?

hunting as a sport... how barbaric is that...
 

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I agree.

And I don't believe the gentlemen above, as an example, are even the sporting types either.
 

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At least women have created a nice industry to recycle the fur of the animals so their deaths were not in vain.
 

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At least women have created a nice industry to recycle the fur of the animals so their deaths were not in vain.
Your comment was probably tongue in cheek, but I still disagree even though I am not a tree hugger... ;)

If there is no fur business, there will be very little reason to kill those animals.
 
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Your comment was probably tongue in cheek, but I still disagree even though I am not a tree hugger... ;)

If there is no fur business, there will be very little reason to kill those animals.
So now women are to blame for people killing animals for sport? How do you explain the ******** who have elk/tigers/lions/bears, etc. mounted on their walls?

Animals killed for furs are raised on fur farms and are killed in a much different way than people who go out killing animals for sport (e.g. with rifles, crossbows, etc)
 

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So now women are to blame for people killing animals for sport? How do you explain the ******** who have elk/tigers/lions/bears, etc. mounted on their walls?

Animals killed for furs are raised on fur farms and are killed in a much different way than people who go out killing animals for sport (e.g. with rifles, crossbows, etc)
You read it however you want.

In my opinion, animals wouldn't be killed (in a "humane" farm or wild) for their skins if there is no fur business. I guess same for trophies, but I don't believe there are farms that raise animals for that particular purpose.

And I would prefer someone kill the animals for meat than fur.
 
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You read it however you want.

In my opinion, animals wouldn't be killed (in a "humane" farm or wild) for their skins if there is no fur business. I guess same for trophies, but I don't believe there are farms that raise animals for that particular purpose.

And I would prefer someone kill the animals for meat than fur.
My point is/was that animals that are killed for their fur are generally raised on farms and the ones that are hunted for sport are, well.....hunted for sport. I thought you were implying that the only reason animals are hunted for sport is for furs

If there wasn't a fur business, animals would still be killed for other reasons, e.g. trophies. Those are the ones that are killed for sport, not the ones that are raised on farms. That's a business and the animals are killed in a more "efficient" way, not for target practice. I'm not in any way saying that's OK - I don't agree with it either.
 
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