People can be sickening, especially when they project nonsense onto the innocent. Even animals. If it turns out that someone tortured this cat for the way he looks, beat him for no good reason, or just dumped him in a bin so injured, none of the above is justifiable.
Cruel thugs took their anger out on a defenceless cat and left him for dead in a Tredworth bin – leaving its owner facing a £600 vet bill.
“I took a call at work from the vet to say he had been found in a bin, but was in a bad way. He had been there for a while. She took him straight to the vet for treatment. It is shocking someone would do something like that.”
Baz was taken for emergency treatment at Pets at Home in Bristol Road and underwent an operation on Wednesday.
The police are hoping witnesses come forward. Perhaps donors will help the owner with the considerable vet bills for the recovering feline who has lost an eye.
As commentators noted, we may not be justified in thinking that someone did this on purpose. It could have been an accident. However, the fact that he was found discarded but not dead does not bode well for an innocuous explanation.
In the history of humanity, people have used animals as scapegoats and considered some of them harbingers of evil or servants of the devil. They have been tortured and killed because of it. You’d think we’d be beyond that. No. People who deliberately hurt animals have psychological issues, lack of empathy for a living creature. I’d be concerned it could translate to a human situation as well. The police continue to investigate for good reason.