Friday, September 19, 2008

Something Sad and Disturbing

Avram brought this to my attention and like him I agree we should spread the word about this. I dont know how many of our readers are in the New York Area so many may never have heard about this situation so I will outline it for you.

Joseph Petcka an actor is currently on trial for animal cruelty because he killed his girlfriend's cat Norman. The 7 pound cat was beaten to death by this person. And now while the trial is ongoing a NY Post writer Andrea Peyser has been writing articles blasting the trial as a waste of time and money and in one instance even claims that the cat deserved to be beaten to death.

A blog detailing the situation is also calling for people to contact the NY Post and make their displeasure at this writer known. You can see the post at this link.

As an animal lover and a cat mommy I'm deeply disturbed by the while thing and hope that others will join us in making our displeasure known. Like the poster of the blog says"I urge you to contact the NYP…but by all means, be respectful, do not threaten, do not do or say anything stupid, do not act like a jerk yourself, behave appropriately, but let them know this is outrageous:" They will take more serious intelligent well thought out correspondence than ranting hate mail.


happy moggy said...

Of course the man deserves to go on trial. If you take out your anger with a person on an animal it's a straightforward case of cruelty. Terrible cruelty.

Journalists are fond of saying things to get a reaction, and pump up their reputation. Maybe an idea to ignore the silliness from this particular hack.

Anonymous said...

Animal cruelty is an awful but unfortunately real thing. I hope all those who abuse animals are persecuted to the fullest degree, if not by a legal team but by God, karma, or whatever heavenly force.

But on a brighter note, there are two kittehs who have a safe and happy home, and their names are Arthur and Beowulf. I'd love to see new pictures and read new stories of them when you have a chance. :)

-Karen, avid reader from Cambridge, MA.

Fisher said...

It is indeed sad and disturbing. This is a perfect example of reasoning that causes my bean to say, "no wonder we don't have world peace."
Thanks for sharing and we will spread the word.
Your friend,

Grey eye kitty said...

I can never understand how one can beat up a helpless cat, this person must know that there is consequence to face after such a horrible deed.
Deal Liz, I've started a kitten blog with the aim of getting this stray kitten adopted. If you have time please take a look at
If you like it, please help get the word out.
Many thanks

curator said...

This sort of thing makes me foam at the mouth. Wonder how he'd like being beaten on. Hmmmmm....

themythicalmagazine said...

i wrote about this in my blog. it's disgusting. he could face up to 2 years in prison, but i think they should consider giving him a longer stay... if somebody is capable of doing this to an innocent animal, what comes next?