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RE: Bad Times for Cats


How horrible! I'm so sorry about your cats!!!! People are nuts! It's
absolutely scary out there. Go after those responsible for this atrocity!
We're with you!

Long Island, NY
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Zemuly Sanders
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 9:39 PM
To: gardenchat
Subject: [CHAT] Bad Times for Cats

I have hesitated to discuss this with you all because I have been so upset
but here goes...  A very wealthy doctor and his wife own a historic house in
LaGrange (one of many).  They decided they had a problem with skunks, and
instead of calling the county animal control officer they called the game
warden who gave them permission to use leghold traps.  Their house is down
the street from me, in the middle of town, and surrounded by houses with
small children.  They employed idiots from the primordial ooze.  Bottom line
there are four dead cats (two of which were mine and all of whom were shot
-- in town), one cat with a broken foot, one injured fox sold to dog
trainers, and untold dead possums.  I have not heard of their catching any
skunks.  I went beserk, our policeman was  horrified, the mayor was bothered
because it involved a confrontation, which he abhors.  My girlfriend, whose
cat has the broken foot,and I have involved PETA because all the mayor would
promise was to see what he could do.  Today he told me they had switched to
humane traps and that all cats would be released.  Oh, yes, they were
baiting the leghold traps with sardines!!!  If you don't hear from me for a
while it will be because I'm in jail.  I am going to speak with the DA's
office about filing animal abuse charges (a misdemeanor here).  I am now
extremely knowledgeable about the kinds of traps legal in Tennessee, and it
makes me sick.  I have also posted a copy of our animal abuse statute on the
towns bulletin board.
PETA is calling our mayor tomorrow to find out the status of the case.  If
that doesn't stop the slaughter I'm calling the television stations.
zone 7
West TN

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