Remember the “gothic kittens” story? Holly Crawford, the woman who pierced black kittens so she could sell them as “gothic kittens” has been sentenced to house arrest. She won’t be able to operate her dog grooming business, but will be able to keep her current pets. The judge also ordered her to take down the web site she set up to solicit donations for her appeal. Crawford sounds like a real peach. She’s been “arrested 17 times and convicted of shoplifting, driving under the influence, delivery of a controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver heroin.”
“Oh please!” doesn’t really cover what I’m thinking about this. Apparently, some people in Russia are getting their cats tattooed which requires general anesthetic. At least it’s not common. The woman who had this cat tattooed says she did it because “we live in interesting times and it’s an interesting tattoo for these times.” Hunh? Not surprisingly, animal welfare groups are very concerned.
Reminds me of the woman in the U.S. who pierced black kittens multiple times and tried to sell them as “gothic” kittens on eBay.