Tuesday, August 24, 2010
it's everywhere. the story of the woman who put a cat in a wheelie bin (that's fancy brit talk for garbage can) and all of the outrage that followed is hard to miss. there's even a facebook group.
but why is this story so big? the cat is ok. the woman did a horrible thing, yes, but it was not a crime. and isn't that what we should be more outraged about? that it's so easy to throw a cat away and not be prosecuted for it?
i suppose what i hope to see come out of this is a new way of thinking about cats and an end to their status as "disposable" pets; ones that can be tossed to the shelter whenever we tire of them. so if nothing else, let lola's story outrage you. but focus that anger on the real crime - the deaths of shelter cats every day, everywhere.