View Poll Results: Should piercing the ears of kittens and selling them as 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

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  • Yes, it's animal cruelty and exploitive of innocent kittens

    25 46.30%
  • It seems less cruel than docking tails and ears

    6 11.11%
  • No, unless silliness is a crime

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Thread: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Thanks for saying that, I went looking and I found this. There was much more involved. I agree with 6 months sentence she got.
    Being a cat owner I wondered when I saw the "earrings" picture how that would affect the cat when jumping or fighting.

    I'm not a fan of tail docking and other aesthetic "treatments" but I do wonder when the treatment impairs or affects an animals ability to defend itself or carry out normal activities. The piercings on the back of the neck or scruff of the kitten certainly would affect it as others have mentioned.

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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    What a bitch. All because you find some niche does not mean it is right. Give me a break.
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    A cat that has been declawed can still grab you with it's front paws and teeth and tear you up by pedaling with it's back feet. That said I would never have a cat of mine declawed, plenty of different kinds of scratching posts and a quick trigger finger on a water bottle make amputating my cat's first finger joint unnecessary, (for me at least).

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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    My daughter got her ears pierced when she was 5 months old. Not a big deal. I find the entire practice related to breeding pedigree animals to be a lot more disgusting and inhumane than piercing.
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    This is stupid. This is not abuse of an animal. We do much worse in the name of fashion, science and food etc.

    The animal is her property, she is not putting the animal in any danger or abusing it. The rings do not affect the cat one way or the other.

    The people crying about it being abuse in my opinion need to get a grip.
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Not as long as chopping off part of infant's penis is legal.


    Cutting off some of the skin on a penis is not chopping off an entire part of the penis.

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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post


    Cutting off some of the skin on a penis is not chopping off an entire part of the penis.

    I'm pretty sure that's exactly what cutting part of it off means.
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    It subjects the animal to unnecessary pain - it is cruelty.
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    One could argue that doing this to a cat actually might raise its standard of living. If a normal cat goes for 20 bucks and a gothic cat goes for 200. What one do you think is going to a house that can more likely afford anything that might cost money do to a unforseen situation?
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    Re: Should selling 'Gothic Kittens' be a crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    A woman got 6 months house arrest for piercing the ears of kittens and selling them as Gothic Kittens. Do you think this should be a crime?

    "Gothic Kittens" Cruelty Case: 6 Months House Arrest for Piercing Cats' Ears - Crimesider - CBS News

    Absolutely should be illegal. Anyone who has had a cat knows exactly what that cat is gonna do when it sees those earrings dangling in front of its face constantly. The actual piercing may not have been cruel, but when the cat unintentionally rips the things out thinking they were a toy...that's where the cruelty comes in.

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