Internet Censorship

Animal cruelty encompasses a range of different behaviors harmful to animals, from neglect to malicious,
brutal killings. Studies show that animal cruelty may lead to more serious forms of crime, like heavy drug
use, violent outbursts, and most common, cold blooded murder. Many studies in psychology, sociology, and
criminology during the last twenty-five years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have
childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. A web page that goes by the
name Animal Alliance says ?most cruelty investigated by humane officers, is unintentional neglect, and can
be resolved through education.? (3) I was slightly shocked when I saw this comment. Anyone who puts an
animals' life in their hands, has a responsibility to it. You don't just forget to feed him/her, or forget to show
them love unless it is intentional, it get so much worse, though. These people aren't just forgetting to feed
their pets, or give them attention, they're kicking and beating them, poisoning and butchering these poor
creatures, and what makes me sick to my stomach, is that some of these people do it for fun!! I recently ran
across a link to a web page that contained a online petition to put a cat's killers to justice with maximum
sentence. This is the article I found on this brutal torture of an innocent creature.
***WARNING*** (graphic details)
?On October 10, 1999, a beautiful female cat came willingly to the four boys who stopped on the side of the
road and called to her. Her trust was rewarded by unthinkable terror and cruelty - being used as a tug-of-war
toy until the boys heard something pop, having her legs broken, being jumped up and down on like a
trampoline. Even when her pitiful battered body was mercifully dead, her suffering was not at an end. The
boys then placed her ravaged body under the wheel of their car, braking over her, as they drove off to find
other amusement. Once the Chesapeake Animal Control conducted their investigation and performed a
necropsy, criminal charges were filed against 3 of the 4 boys involved. If these charges are found to be
accurate, these boys are not only in violation of the laws of the State of Virginia, but are also in need of
immediate psychiatric intervention.? (1)***
Another horrific article I ran across was even worse. It was about a dog who to was also a victim of rancid
brutality. Here is that story.
***WARNING*** (graphic details)
?Jose, Marcus, Richard and Lance are accused of obtaining a video camera, pressing the 'record' button,
luring Scruffy from his home, and then torturing and killing him in an unspeakably monstrous act of cruelty.
In the videotape that the police and media have in their possession, four men are shown torturing and killing
Scruffy in lurid detail. The quality of the tape is very good, and the police have been able to obtain
photographs of the men in the tape. In this tape, one of the four men is shown to elevate Scruffy off the
ground by the neck, and then begin this horrific abuse by choking him. This 6 pound little dog did not have
a fighting chance against these men. Scruffy, still alive, was then placed in a trash bag. The four men shown
in the tape then doused the trash bag with what appeared in the video to be lamp oil, took a cigarette lighter,
and set Scruffy on fire. Scruffy, at this point in the video, began to run wildly in pain and agony around the
trees while the four men watched and laughed. When the flames finally went out, Scruffy was still alive, but
his torture was not over. Next, the men decided to try to decapitate Scruffy with a shovel. After slamming
the shovel into Scruffy's neck and not being able to attain their goal, they realized that Scruffy was more of
a fighter than they had expected. The men then opened Scruffy's mouth and began to pull his jaws apart, as
if trying to rip his face in two. Using the shovel in place of a club, the men then beat Scruffy until his tiny
body gave out, and he died. Throughout the videotape the four men are all shown laughing and having a
good time as they are carrying out these unspeakable tortures.? (1) ***
After I read these stories I was disgusted, revolted, down right sickened by the realization that these men
needed to be