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Alleged cat throwing teenager to face the Childrens Court

By johnboy 13 December 2011 92

A 16-year-old boy was arrested early this morning (Tuesday, December 13) for animal cruelty after police were called to a Scullin apartment complex in relation to a disturbance.

About 12.30am police attended the location and spoke with a number of people in the carpark of the complex regarding complaints about excessive noise. A short time later, police were called back to the location and observed the youth carrying a cat that had its paws bound together.

Police removed the cable ties from the cat and when placed on the ground the cat did not appear to have the use of its hind legs. The members transported the cat to the Animal Emergency Centre where a vet stated the cat was suffering from pelvis fractures and nerve damage.

The young person was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was later bailed. He will be summonsed to attend the ACT Childrens Court at a later date, when he will be charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal causing serious injury.

Police will allege the youth threw the cat from a second story balcony before tying its front paws together using plastic cable ties. Anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who can assist the police investigation, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Shelob 3:34 pm 18 Jan 12

creative_canberran said :

+1 PBO

Try him as an adult, bound his limbs and make him crawl through Garema Place at lunch hour with a sign saying “I torture defenceless animals.”

Can this please happen.

Eppo 9:40 am 10 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

You left out the bit where you let them out the back door to go and devastate the local wildlife for a while.

+1000

I don’t blame the cat for what comes naturally. However, owners who let their cats out to prowl the neighbourhood are scum of the earth types. Especially when it results in other people’s pets being eaten, from their own backyard.

You’re far more damaging to the environment and local wildlife than a cat is.

By your logic, why do we even care about this balcony incident? There are far worse things going on in the world.

chris820 11:11 pm 09 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

Cats spend every waking moment trying to catch other animals so they can torture them to death by breaking their limbs one by one and watching their victim painfully crawl across the ground on the bleeding stumps of their shattered limbs.

Utter bull****. Simple as that.

I’ve watched them do it.
They catch a mouse, then give one of its legs a good crunch and let it go. The poor mouse tries to make a dash for freedom and the cat has another pounce, gives another of its legs a quick chew, and so on.
Cats are ugly, evil creatures.

Cats are intrigued by movement. It’s instinctual, not evil.
You’re being anthropomorphic.

Mumbucks 10:20 pm 09 Jan 12

Holditz said :

I just watched on a Southern Cross news brief, the toerag pleaded not guilty.

Won’t do him any good.

Holditz 8:50 pm 09 Jan 12

I just watched on a Southern Cross news brief, the toerag pleaded not guilty.

Thumper 9:43 pm 16 Dec 11

jcitizen said :

apparently its alright if its school “muck up day” but not here?

I guess this guys just another” bogan” hey?

No ! Thats never ok no matter what day it is or who carried it out.

Read the ‘muck up’ day thread before you comment.

jcitizen 9:09 pm 16 Dec 11

apparently its alright if its school “muck up day” but not here?

I guess this guys just another” bogan” hey?

No ! Thats never ok no matter what day it is or who carried it out.

jamiescot 5:33 pm 15 Dec 11

HenryBG said :

jamiescot said :

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Nature isn’t pretty, sometimes they do not finish the job, leaving an animal to suffer and die a slow death or endure a longer tormented life from a near death injury. However they do this from a primal instict to hunt and feed themselves and their young. ….
What that idiot did was a lowly, cowardly act, committed by a person who felt they could be some sort of hero by picking on an innocent animal, which in my mind casts doubt on their morals, maturity and masculinity …..

So you argue that the long and terrible ordeal that a cat puts its victims through is something to do with “primal instinct” and is therefore…what? OK?

What makes you assume that a stupid teenage bogan doesn’t have any of these “primal instincts”?

Correct. Nature is cruel. Animals kill each other to survive and pass on genes to ensure the continuation of their species. It may not be pretty, but it got us where we are today. The attributes that separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom are morals, reasoning, compassion, amongst others. A “teenage bogan”, or yourself, throwing a cat of balcony for the hell of it, is not demonstrating any of those attributes, and unless either of you plan to eat the cat are not showing any behaviour linked to other animals. You and this “teenage bogan” won’t be hard to spot though, as the trail of blood from dragging your knuckles on the ground should give the game away.

HenryBG 4:35 pm 15 Dec 11

jamiescot said :

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Nature isn’t pretty, sometimes they do not finish the job, leaving an animal to suffer and die a slow death or endure a longer tormented life from a near death injury. However they do this from a primal instict to hunt and feed themselves and their young. ….
What that idiot did was a lowly, cowardly act, committed by a person who felt they could be some sort of hero by picking on an innocent animal, which in my mind casts doubt on their morals, maturity and masculinity …..

So you argue that the long and terrible ordeal that a cat puts its victims through is something to do with “primal instinct” and is therefore…what? OK?

What makes you assume that a stupid teenage bogan doesn’t have any of these “primal instincts”?

Stevian 3:38 pm 15 Dec 11

Classified said :

I think we’re forgetting what cats really are: an occasional tasty treat for the whole family.

Small mammals are quite flavoursome when baked — Dr Who

chewy14 3:36 pm 15 Dec 11

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

Um, you said that cats spend every waking moment trying to catch other animals so they can torture them to death My cats sleep about 20 hours a day. So do most cats.

So that’s 4 hours of hunting per day.

Did you intend your non-sequitur to have any purpose, at all?

In between that they lie around in the lounge room, chase each other, and eat food.

You’re the one advocating throwing cats off buildings. Not me.

You come across as a wonderfully compassionate and well adjusted individual.

You left out the bit where you let them out the back door to go and devastate the local wildlife for a while.

You’re far more damaging to the environment and local wildlife than a cat is.
Can we throw you off a balcony?
C’Mon, it will be fun, you know you want to let us.

HenryBG 2:53 pm 15 Dec 11

Thumper said :

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

Um, you said that cats spend every waking moment trying to catch other animals so they can torture them to death My cats sleep about 20 hours a day. So do most cats.

So that’s 4 hours of hunting per day.

Did you intend your non-sequitur to have any purpose, at all?

In between that they lie around in the lounge room, chase each other, and eat food.

You’re the one advocating throwing cats off buildings. Not me.

You come across as a wonderfully compassionate and well adjusted individual.

You left out the bit where you let them out the back door to go and devastate the local wildlife for a while.

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