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A kitten in a plastic bag 
9th-Jan-2007 11:11 am
Leaving the apartment on my way to work this morning, I saw a large red plastic bag (the kind wet market vegetable sellers give you) on the 3rd floor common stair.

It wriggled.

Fuck, please don't tell me it's an abandoned newborn baby.
Yah lah, I'm quite drama.

I put my workbag down and untied the knots, my mind with more 'fucks' than a 5-cent prostitute, who is the last woman on earth.

Looking inside, I found a bundle of white and black fur. A kitten, and the same one I had seen wandering around the neighbourhood before.

Whoever put it in the bag must've also cut off all its whiskers (what is with these idiots and cutting off whiskers?!). These sick people should be tortured the same way they treat animals.

Despite its ordeal, the kitten looked fine and healthy. Still terribly affectionate as well, so I carried it to the void deck (with plenty of comfort cuddles & chin scratches) and put it down, where it ran off.
9th-Jan-2007 04:02 am (UTC)
argh. oh no. that poor kitten. i agree with you fully on how people who do such cruelty to harmless animals should be tortured (the killing of pests like cockroaches is another matter). do cats need their whiskers for any important function? i seem to recall that some animal requires their whiskers as a sensory organ, but i'm not too sure?
9th-Jan-2007 04:48 am (UTC)
Yah, whiskers are actually pretty important and act as feelers, which enable a cat to learn whether a given opening is wide enough to admit the cat.

They also operate as air current detectors, which greatly enhance a cat's ability to hunt at night. A cat with damaged whiskers will have trouble hunting in the dark.

Blind cats rely on their whiskers to navigate as well.
9th-Jan-2007 04:33 am (UTC)
I hope that whoever the heartless jerk that tortures kitties gets what they deserve. *nodnod*
9th-Jan-2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
More than likely, it was an ignorant kid brought up by equally ignorant parents who don't give a rat's ass about teaching their kids a little empathy.
9th-Jan-2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Idiots. Plain idiots. *rawr*!
9th-Jan-2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
*nods* I. See. Idiot. People.
9th-Jan-2007 08:45 am (UTC)
How can anyone be so cruel to a kitten that remains affectionate after being mistreated? ):

I hope the jerk gets whatever cat whiskers equivalent cut off.
9th-Jan-2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'd say those would be fingers... *waves a pair of bolt cutters*
9th-Jan-2007 10:07 am (UTC)
I'm glad you managed to save that poor thing. There was an article the other day in the Straits Times about a cat that had been found murdered by someone who hung it up by its neck with a piece of string.

This world can be really sick.
9th-Jan-2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Me too. I hate to think how long it was in that plastic bag, cuz I left the house around 7am and there aren't many kids (all babies) living on the floors below, so no one would've seen it there.

Strangling a cat? That's demented.
9th-Jan-2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Oh snap, that's awful. It's such a pity that it's precisely because it's affectionate and friendly that people commit animal cruelty - it sure wouldn't happen if it started to scratch one's face off! I hope it'll be okay.

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9th-Jan-2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
It is the sickest form of betrayal to torture something, which puts complete trust in a person.

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9th-Jan-2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
That's so cruel to the poor kitten. I hope karmic retribution hits them hard!
10th-Jan-2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Hear hear!
10th-Jan-2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Oh, that poor baby. I have such a soft spot for kitties. :(
10th-Jan-2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thankfully it didn't seem very traumatised by the ordeal.
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