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Post by sassy on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:50 pm

At least 35 cats thought to have been mutilated by so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon, with Peta offering £5,000 reward

Martin Clunes has written to Scotland Yard calling for officers to catch the so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon.

At least 35 cats are thought to have been mutilated around the south London borough, according to the actor, who sent the email to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, on behalf of animal rights group Peta.
Clunes, who went to school in Croydon, wrote: “I read with horror that some of the cats had been decapitated and dismembered – this is the stuff of nightmares. The local community is understandably distraught and frightened. No one feels safe while this sick individual is on the loose.”

He added: “Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there – many of them move on to their fellow humans. That is a scary thought indeed.”

He concluded the letter by saying: “Because repeat crimes are the rule rather than the exception among animal abusers and given the malicious nature of these crimes, I implore you to take every measure necessary, including re-examining all available CCTV footage, to apprehend this dangerous criminal. The safety of the entire community depends on it.”

Peta has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/10/martin-clunes-plea-to-catch-cat-ripper-croydon

Must be awful for anyone with a cat around there, because you can't keep them in all the time.

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Post by Syl on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:56 pm

Horrible.
And I agree with what Martin Clunes said, a person who is cruel enough to deliberately hurt and kill a defenceless animal could also have it in them to hurt and kill a human being.
They must have some sort of empathy gene missing.

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Post by eddie on Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:16 pm

It wasn't me

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:29 pm

I lov cats and have 3 of them, a bossy femalee and two large males.

But, be aware of their killer instincts.  As one study, published in Nature Communications, found:  

Nature Communications wrote:“Our findings suggest that free-ranging cats cause substantially greater wildlife mortality than previously thought and are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for U.S. birds and mammals,” the authors wrote.
http://www.ibtimes.com/your-cat-killing-machine-how-evolution-has-shaped-our-pets-ruthless-predators-photos-1049036

In some places there are calls to stop keeping them as house pets.

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Re: Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer

Post by eddie on Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:33 pm

Cats are a big problem in the uk
People never neuter them like (most) sensible dog owners do, and they just rip open bin bags and shit in other people's gardens.
Dogs only shit in their own garden and (most) dog owners pick up their dogs poo.

Cats have no real use either (sorry people!)
Dogs are trained to do all sorts of jobs that humans can't and cats just lick their arses and fuck off to be fed by whomever will feed them.

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Re: Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer

Post by eddie on Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:34 pm

But whoever is killing them in London, is a disgusting piece of shit and I hope he/she is caught

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Post by nicko on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:03 pm

Did you put that in as an afterthought Edds?
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Post by nicko on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:23 pm

Who ever is doing it should have his balls chopped off and I would happily do it!
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Post by eddie on Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:36 pm

nicko wrote:Did you put that in as an afterthought Edds?

Well yes because even though I mean all I've said (I'm not a fan of cats) I'd never ever hurt one and think anyone who does is scum!!
My little girl loves cats so I'll probably end up getting one anyway No

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Re: Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:24 pm

killing pet cats is wrong, but they are annoying and you CAN keep them in all the time or build them a cat run Rolling Eyes

we have ferals here that are a bit of a different story, and any cat let loose is a  enviromental threat.

BUT even if they were feral cats this doesn't sound like 'humane kills', so they should try to catch this sicko quick smart

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:24 pm

who said you cant train a cat
I think this is one of Nicko's Cool Cool


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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:38 pm

eddie wrote:
Cats have no real use either (sorry people!)
Dogs are trained to do all sorts of jobs that humans can't and cats just lick their arses and fuck off to be fed by whomever will feed them.

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Post by eddie on Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:28 pm

Hahahahaha too freakin right
Made me chuckle that did

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Post by nicko on Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:01 pm

In the last month my old cat has caught and killed 56 mice, not in my house I hasten to add.
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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:38 pm

Go on the old cat!!!

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Post by Syl on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:52 pm

nicko wrote:In the last month my old cat has caught and killed 56 mice,    not in my house I hasten to add.  

That's a lot of mice. Shocked
My horrible next door neighbour has 3 cats that use our garden as their own personal toilet.
In return they(the cats) thank me by leaving assorted corpses on my back patio....bless. Rolling Eyes
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Post by nicko on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:27 pm

My old cat goes over the Farm to do his toilet.

My young cat has a litter tray witch she uses immediately as soon as I have put clean litter in,

the little sod.
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Post by Syl on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:36 pm

Haha....we went in our sons house every night to look after his cat when he was away. It used the litter tray till the last day, then just as son was due home the cat used the bath tub.....never done it before or since.

I think he must have been fretting. Crying or Very sad

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Re: Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer

Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:49 pm

[quote="sassy"]At least 35 cats thought to have been mutilated by so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon, with Peta offering £5,000 reward

[url=http://www.theguardian.com/culture/martin-clunes]Martin Clunes[/url] has written to Scotland Yard calling for officers to catch the so-called Cat Ripper of Croydon.

At least 35 cats are thought to have been mutilated around the south London borough, according to the actor, who sent the email to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, on behalf of animal rights group [url=http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/martin-clunes-joins-celebrities-speaking-out-against-croydon-cat-killer/]Peta[/url].
Clunes, who went to school in Croydon, wrote: “I read with horror that some of the cats had been decapitated and dismembered – this is the stuff of nightmares. The local community is understandably distraught and frightened. No one feels safe while this sick individual is on the loose.”

He added: “Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there – many of them move on to their fellow humans. That is a scary thought indeed.”

He concluded the letter by saying: “Because repeat crimes are the rule rather than the exception among animal abusers and given the malicious nature of these crimes, I implore you to take every measure necessary, including re-examining all available CCTV footage, to apprehend this dangerous criminal. The safety of the entire community depends on it.”

Peta has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/10/martin-clunes-plea-to-catch-cat-ripper-croydon

Must be awful for anyone with a cat around there, because you can't keep them in all the time.[/quote]

Probably someone who's budgie got slaughtered by a moggy.
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Post by nicko on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:46 am

I worry about my young cat, she will go to anyone,
the old one will run as soon as a stranger approaches.
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Post by nicko on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:00 pm

I suppose it's better than a large turd deposited on the footpath by a dog and not picked up.
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Post by feelthelove on Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:25 pm

This is awful.  There was a problem locally to me last year too Sad

Very worrying, particularly as cruelty to animals can lead to other violent crime.

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Re: Martin Clunes in plea to catch Croydon cat killer

Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:30 pm

Definitely a sick and evil scumbag doing this!


Especially as they would have to spend some time to entice a cat towards them by acting friendly and gaining some trust from the cat first... then picking it up and walking off with them...?


Surely some people must have seen this going on if it is how it's happening...!?


Also this would suggest that the sicko has quite a knowledge of how cats behave and how to handle them... and this could only have come from already have being around cats before?


Or maybe they are setting up traps around the area...?


Or giving the cats some sort of drugged food...?


I have had cats myself and I can tell you how difficult and dangerous it is to try to get hold of a cat that really doesn't want to be touched/picked up etc, and how hard it is to keep hold of a cat that is struggling to get away!


Whoever is responsible would be most likely to have some serious bite and scratch marks!


I am working in Croydon at the moment and it was in the local paper the other week about this... they were saying that the cats claws were being tested for traces of human dna from the likely scratching of culprit.


Hope they catch the sick fuk soon!!!


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