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Cat Thrown On Bonfire By Callous Thugs

Friday May 3 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A CAT was left with horrific injuries - after being thrown on to a bonfire.

The pet was so severely burned her eyes had melted together and her nose had burned off.

Lynsey Harris, from the RSPCA, said the burns the cat suffered were among the worst examples of cruelty she had ever seen, and subsequently it had to be put to sleep.

The cat - which had survived the cruelty - was found by a dog walker off Lamb Lane in Barnsley.

“This was one of the worst things I have ever seen," said Inspector Harris.

“This poor cat could have been wandering around in this pain for up to two days – and it's clear from her injuries that it looks like she had been thrown on to a fire.“

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Reply Posted by Pet Lover on Friday May 3 2013 at 09:23
That is disgusting! throw the little thugs on the fire and see how they like it! poor cat

Reply Posted by kaz on Friday May 3 2013 at 09:23
OMG there are some evil people on this earth i really do hope these horrible people are caught what lousy scum could do such a thing

Reply Posted by Shazi on Friday May 3 2013 at 09:41
I cannot comprehend how anyone or anything could be so cruel and dispicable. Animals give so much love.My heart grieves. I am trying to understand why someone would or even could hurt a fragile and loving pet in this or any way. Animals give so so so much love and affection I am not a person that would wish bad on anyone but in this instance I hope and pray for karma and they or he/she get the ying/yang of what they have done.


Reply Posted by polly on Friday May 3 2013 at 09:42
It's so sad, a reflection on a society where no life seems valued anymore.

Reply Posted by Mark Townend on Friday May 3 2013 at 09:48
Typical. It's society nowadays. Kids are let loose at school and so it goes on. They are not taught any discipline and then when it comes to teenage years or older they think they can do anything they want. Government are to blame and some of the parents too. Off to pub while kids play out and let them out till late.. No discipline. Find the thugs and throw them in jail or even better send them off to the army teach them some discipline.

Reply Posted by caz on Friday May 3 2013 at 10:15
Pure evil uneducated scum. Hope they die!

Reply Posted by vhunt on Friday May 3 2013 at 10:19

Reply Posted by les on Friday May 3 2013 at 11:38
Hatefull ignorant dispicable mentaly retarded sick evil b a s t a r d s

Reply Posted by Jools on Friday May 3 2013 at 13:36
It's terrible but please don't blame the mentally retarded. People with mental disabilities have enough problems to contend with and enough people picking on them. Please think about the words that you use. They can cause suffering and cruelty too.

Reply Posted by Rothschild on Friday May 3 2013 at 13:54
Oh dear, it seems we have a politically correct one here, unable to remember the phrase "sticks & stones". Why don;t you report it to the police? :) Sorry, but really!! Jeez! Get a grip and grow a back bone!!

Reply Posted by James on Tuesday May 7 2013 at 10:50
I agree with Jools. It's not people that are mentally retarted - which isn't a PC term anyway Rothschild. Those with a mental disability in all likelihood wouldn't have been able to initiate burning a cat on a bonfire - they probably couldn't start a fire either. What these people did is simply evil - and that sh*t is much darker and more difficult to comprehend. Sticks and stone's sometimes break bones but ill-chosen words like those from les lead to suicides and self-harm.

Reply Posted by Rothschild on Friday May 3 2013 at 13:56
These people are a product of a sick society, one that ignores the fact that it is being guided towards self destruction by its popular media, one that ignores those that point out that we, the people of society create these people by doing nothing to oppose the system that creates them. We have nobody to blame but ourselves...

Reply Posted by James on Tuesday May 7 2013 at 10:54
Now I agree with you on this one :) If we can get rid of the Daily Mail, Daily Express, Heat and rolling 24 hour news we'll be winners. Oh and we should bring in local area improvement work like painting fences, fixing walls, filling in potholes, removing graffiti etc for those on job-seekers with boredom and time on their hands for pay equivalent to or for more than benefits. There's a workforce in waiting.

Reply Posted by tracy on Friday May 3 2013 at 19:49
I hope the same hsppens to them. There scum

Reply Posted by Dawn Hood on Friday May 3 2013 at 20:37
This really is a product of a sick society; one in which all respect has diminished. I wonder if their parents are proud or if they blame the government or society for what their socially retarded and morally defunct offspring have done. The blame clearly lies with the parents for not instilling discipline and decency in to their kids.

This is why children are obliged by law to get an education and why we are witnessing a new era in our society where our youths are encouraged to go out and get a job because it pays more to work rather than sitting on their backsides and expecting everything to come to them and because it teaches them respect.

Let’s not fall into the trap though and think that these thugs must be mentally ill because anyone who has suffered a mental illness will tell you how therapeutic animals are: the unconditional love that you get from an animal is the greatest healer known to man.

Thugs are thugs and should be punished and if the sentence for cruelty to animals is not enough, then look to try them for other public order offences at the same time so that the sentences run consecutively!

Reply Posted by les on Friday May 3 2013 at 23:51
You sad spineless person there is no wonder this country is so full of people that do the things they do . theres always one that says .....you cant say that......well all these people did.....and what will the do next ?

Reply Posted by James on Tuesday May 7 2013 at 10:57
Les, you have no evidence that these people have any sort of mental 'retardation' to use your words. Retardation means their unable to do things not do cruel things - just because they're ill. I imagine if you had an accident and suffered any sort of brain damage you'd not want to be locked up in an asylum because you were 'retarded' even though you could mostly function ok. I'm also not convinced you'd find yourself throwing cats on fires left, right and center. Just my opinion.

Reply Posted by Louise fowler on Tuesday May 7 2013 at 21:06
Sick ... Karma will pay them back I hope ... Pure evil !

Reply Posted by Lynn on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 08:32
What evil,vile,cruel humans do things like this ?

Reply Posted by James on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 08:55
I can't believe this is happening right on our doorsteps, there are some nasty people around these days.

Reply Posted by Don McCarron on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 09:37
This sort of thing will continue to happen until our society starts to afford animals more protection. Our laws and punishments regarding cruelty to animals are medieval.

It's worth noting that, almost to a man, people who caught doing sick things to children started with animals. People who can do this kind of thing are a danger to society and should be dealt with much more harshly than they are at present. If I had my way cruelty to animals would receive the same punishments as cruelty to humans.

Reply Posted by les on Thursday May 9 2013 at 02:28
Thankyou james for those words of wisdom and for the person who said it wasnt pc to say certain words. but i think this topic that i am discussing is about a cat getting put on a fire ......i dont know what your discussing......but if your trying to define a word meaning i suggest you look more into meanings than the first couple of lines in wiki..... .i know what im saying and i know all the definitions now stick to the story