I didn't really plan to write an entry until much later today, but this simply pisses me off to no end, so off writing I am!
A 3-year old kid flushed a new-born kitten down the toilet. Yes, you read that right. Read the article, and marvel at how they treat the whole ordeal.
I'm not really a fan of animals. One could go as far as to say I hate animals (ohh, another entry to come). But what I hate even more is the treatment of some animals. I don't mind the meat industry though. The fact that animals are sacrificed in order for humans to eat isn't disturbing. I actually find the treatment of dolphins documented in The Cove to be quite reasonable when compared to the meat industry in the west. What I do hate however, is the completely uncalled for abuse of animals and pets, based on either a lack of knowledge or just pure sadism. Which was displayed in the above article.
Somehow, when children do terrible things, things go without concequence. In the article, nobody really minded the whole thing. The child did something out of habit, and so nobody is to blame.
Seriously, the kid has been flushing things down the toilet for a long time, their cat just had kittens, and nobody could even consider to do anything to keep the two separated? Sigh. Another example of people being complete idiots.
I think the most noteworthy thing about it though, is how it's treated just because it's a kid doing it. An article in the biggest swedish newspaper even ended with the sentence "it's hard to be mad at the girl when she's so cute". Remember this woman? A national hate campaign was launched against her, the internet helped out in finding her name out. Unlucky for her she wasn't cute enough, because then she'd gone without repercussions.