Sunday, May 23, 2010

Abused Animal Photo of the Day

"Rarrat with Animal Control says it looks like someone used a nail gun.
Miraculously, the cat they are now calling "Grace," seems to be doing fine.
It was purring when officers found it.
"It's the worst case of animal torture officials in northwest Iowa have ever seen.
Sioux City Animal Control officers received a tip Wednesday and picked up a female Calico cat with a nail had been driven into its skull.
Grace underwent surgery at a local veterinarian clinic Friday and is said to be doing well. Veterinarians at Siouxland Animal Hospital say the prognosis for Grace is good. She was purring and eating shortly after her surgery.
They say if the nail had hit just a millimeter or two in another direction the cat might not have made it.
It's unknown where the cat came from, but authorities are asking for any information to help them track down who is responsible. Animal control says they've received a few tips about who may have done this to Grace, but they are still investigating.
Grace will be kept at the animal hospital for the next week or so while doctors monitor her condition. Animal control is taking donations to care for the cat. When Grace is better she will be put up for adoption." Article

Mississippi Farm Bureau doesn't think crimes such as this should be first-offense felonies. Earlier post

Oh, and lets not forget this part since someone at Farm Bureau might think I'm trying to sell insurance on this website:
The use of Mississippi Farm Bureau's name and logo in this post is for criticism of MFB policies and additional commentary. Such a use is deemed fair use under the following statute:

"(d) The following shall not be actionable under this section:
1) Any fair use, including a nominative or descriptive fair use, or facilitation of such fair use, of a famous mark by another person other than as a designation of source for the person's own goods or services, including use in connection with:
(B) Identifying and parodying, criticizing, or commenting upon the famous mark owner or the goods or services of the famous mark owner;
(2) Noncommercial use of the mark; and
(3) All forms of news reporting and news commentary
Mississippi Code Section 75-25-25


Anonymous said...

In a rational world we would be shooting nails into the foreheads of people who shoot nails into kitties' foreheads.

Anonymous said...

Keep FB's feet to the fire. Never forget.

Boy Howdy said...

Sorry KF but the Supertalkers like JT and Knave see that as a minor offense. You don't know. The cat could have threatened its owners or mauled a wayward child in the neighborhood so it is the owner's prerogative to teach the cat a lesson up to, and including, death by nailgun.

Them Supertalkers have got their fingers on the pulse of the people in Mississippi and I think they know a far bit more than you the lonely King Cav owner in Jacktown.

Kingfish said...

What are you talking about? Haven't heard those two in a long time.

KaptKangaroo said...

I say kudos for keeping these abusers in the mainstream consciousness. The mainstream or *cough* paid for media tries to attack but always falls short. C'mon FB you got
to do better than that.

Boy Howdy said...

Well KF, if you haven't heard JT and Knave carry the water for Waide then you ought to listen.

Because not only have they taken outrageous stances in opposition to the animal abuse legislation of last session but they have taken a number of swipes at you and your blog. Believe me, there could be no one else they are attacking but you.

I should note that I don't control the radio station selection in my workplace. I have to listen to JT and Knave every business day. The Boss is the Boss.

The upside is that the Boss is not gay.

Kingfish said...

Next time they are taking shots at me shoot me an email.

Anonymous said...

Where is a copy of the proposed legislation? I never read it. I am not sure I support this, but I want to read it first.

Kingfish said...

See my earlier posts on this. enter Farm bureau or animal cruelty in the search box.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

JT and Dave are some of the most annoying people. In fact, most of the personalities at the radio station are annoying and very biased. But I guess that is what their target audience loves.

Anonymous said...

The bill was S.B. 2623. And I believe there is a plan in place to address these idiots for the upcoming legislative session.

Anonymous said...

We need a REAL Talk Radio in Jackson...The JT and Dave Show is not real talk radio. sam_in_ms

Anonymous said...

WoW. Farm Bureau actually supports this kind of cruelty towards animals. I'll never buy insurance from them. Thanks for the heads up kingfish

KaptKangaroo said...

I got the voice if anyone wants to back a show. Always wanted to do radio.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work KF! I totally agree with the commentor below.
Anonymous said...
Keep FB's feet to the fire. Never forget.

May 23, 2010 3:48 PM

Anonymous said...

Did somebody who works at farm bureau do this ? I am 7 yes old and I think it is horrible that a farmer insurance would hurt this kitten .

just getting started said...

Anyone who could do this to an innocent animal needs to serve time before they end up hurting somebody. Research shows that 70% who abuse an animal go on to commit other crimes with 44% of them committing violent acts against people! I would think those who currently don't support this law would quickly change their mind if one of their family or friends was murdered at the hands of someone who started by torturing animals. This needs to be stopped before they escalate to such violence. Look at the innocent victims Luke Woodham in Pearl, MS killed after burning his dog Sparkle and stating it was shear beauty watching this innocent family pet burn! Wake up people!

Anonymous said...

I hate to pile on the poor little perverts who get off torturing kitties but the truth is it is just a matter of time before they do it to people. Plainly the solution is to identify them early (prosecute them), brand them (with a felony), and keep a close watch on them (through mdoc followup to incarceration).

Kingfish said...

No one at MFB did this. And MFB does not sanction animal cruelty. What they are opposed to is making animal cruelty offenses a first offense felony.

Anonymous said...

8:51 if you are going to pretend to be 7, you should know a bit more about 7 year olds.
Should you be that rare 7 year old genius whose IQ would exceed 160, you should not be on this website and need better adult supervision. Go out and play.

Anonymous said...

To: 8:51 I am 7 yrs old and I can internet better than a 70 yr old. I dont know my IQ but it is probably higher than yours.

Anonymous said...

my mommie tell me internet not good. it scare me

ChevyF16 said...

Thx for highlighting this KF. MFB may not sanction malicious acts of cruelty to domesticated dogs and cats, but the fact that they fight and lobby so hard against such a needed and reasonable piece of legislation, comes da#n close. BTW, they are not opposed to the current first offense felony law for cruelty to chicken and cows, just domesticated dogs and cats. GMAFB.

Anonymous said...

This the 7 yr old .....

Kingfish said...
No one at MFB did this. And MFB does not sanction animal cruelty. What they are opposed to is making animal cruelty offenses a first offense felony.

I don't think the farmer company wants anybody to hurt pets , I think they are worried about people hurting farmers.

KaptKangaroo said...

DNFTT....Nice try David. This is pretty low. Impersonating a child. Really. I guess we know the lengths some will go to to alleviate their conscious of bad decisions.

KaptKangaroo said...

Anybody notice the Counties are now taking control of this issue and providing JAIL TIME of 90 days and Fines up to $1K? This is being driven by those on the front line who see the abuse that FB would have you believe, given their support, warrants a $25 fine and a slap on the back.

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