Holly Crawford Charged with Animal Cruelty for Selling Goth Kittens

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  1. UTKEngineer

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    Holly Crawford Charged with Animal Cruelty for Selling Goth Kittens

    Holly Crawford is either 16 steps out of fashion, or she's just another money-grubber. Take your pick. Last year, she found a stray cat and decided it would be wise to pierce its ears and neck. Then she got the bright idea to sell her animals online...

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    Holly Crawford's "gothic kittens" came equipped with such fabulous features as pierced ears and submission rings implanted into the napes of their necks
    ​So the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania woman began marketing "gothic kittens" over the internet for hundreds of dollars a pop. They came equipped with such fabulous features as pierced ears and submission rings implanted into the napes of their necks.

    Why a 35-year-old woman was into goth, we can't tell you. But we can say that PETA caught wind of her advertisements and sent word to Luzerne County animal rescue people. Her home was subsequently raided and she was charged with animal cruelty.

    PETA, quite naturally, calls Crawford's methods "barbaric." But she says she took the same precautions with piercing that she would with a human. And since she's a dog groomer by trade, she had no intention of ever hurting the animals.

    She's pleaded innocent and is expected discover her fate this week. So what do you think, dear reader? Is this cruelty, or just some innocent -- albeit weird -- American money grubbing?

    Edit to add link:http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/02/holly_crawford_charged_with_an.php
     
  2. NeverMore1701

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    I think she should get similar treatment with some dirty rebar.
     

  3. Bilbo Bagins

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    You know PETA are such a PITA.

    They also think the art of Kitten Bonsai is "cruel":upeyes:

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  4. Jon91N/A

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    I think it's stupid but it probably didn't hurt them much, especially on the nape. If anything, it's probably better than clipping a dogss ears or tail.
     
  5. 8-Ball

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    So people can pierce babies ears, but not kittens? Uh, ok.
     
  6. DScottHewitt

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    Don't cats carry kittens by the nape?

    I'm not sure if it is "cute", but it might not be physically harmful.



    Harm would be a component of "cruelty".
     
  7. Peace Warrior

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    Quantify the validity of doing such perverse things to animals, and you can begin to qualify doing such thing to people; moreover, the fact that this is being done to kittens is a further 'red flag' about the ability of some people's desire to do such things to unwary children instead of a "consenting adult."

    I have/had no clue who this holly what'shername is or does to try to make this planet a better place, but it's obvious her mental ability to properly feel compassion has been severely skewed by something that has gone on or that is currently going on in her life. She needs to seek out professional help soon, IMO.
     
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    If the same types that mutilate babies were doing the kittens, this would be a protected issue. HH
     
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    Well, I'd tell her if she thought she could actually get done on my cat, go right ahead. Wait a tick, let me get my camera. And the iodine. All yours now.

    I think she'd change her mind rather quickly.
     
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    And you can trim puppy ears and dock their tales. Not a personal fan of pierced babies, cats or puppies but not sure how somebody can whine about one and not the other.
     
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    Please pardon, but I think your ideology is showing.


    Might should give it tug.





    Oh no, thank you sir.
     
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    Do tell. HH
     
  13. Jon91N/A

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    I believe so. If they can handle hanging from the neck by mom's teeth then a small gauge piercing really isn't going to cause harm.

    Agreed.
     
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    Out of curiosity, do you also think it's cruel to clip ears and tails?
     
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    I do, I'll toss in declawing as well.
     
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    I'd like to see that stupid ***** try that on my cats.:supergrin:

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    as much as i hate to admit it, i actually agree with pita this time. the jewelry will get caught and possibly ripped out when the animals fight or play with other animals, or if the animal has a scratch at one of the pierced spots.
     
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    My home county, Yay!!
     
  20. Ranger357

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    People argueing over whether poking holes in kittens is mean or not :rofl: