This photo shows a Dangerous Situation: Cat could become stuck and suffocate. It doesn’t matter that someone was nearby (the photographer), animals get caught in food and drink containers everyday.
I know of one recent tragedy- the 2 year old dog was found in the morning - dead - it had gotten into a can of food overnight and could not extricate itself. The dog’s owner found that her sweet dog had died, alone and suffering, needlessly and tragically.
Please don’t publish these so called “cute” photos, they add to the irresponsibility and accidents so rampant these days.
I can see the series of photos: Cat getting caught, cat tipping the glass up and drowning in the water, cat struggling and finally succumbing. Of course that assumes that the photographer is so callous as to allow the poor thing to die just for the sake of a picture.
Well.. if it’s an AP or Reuters photog he really may be in trouble.
Bod Dole used Bob Dole effectively for his long political career.
What is strange is admin is reporting on who is Anonymous and who is also Anonymous. Why have such an option for Anonymous if such title is not actually Anonymous? Redundant question.
Anonymous is so general and is used by more than one contributor.
My Anonymous is used because of the nasty vitriol from posters who just dove in with their claws to attack me for pointing out the obvious: putting animals in harm’s way for jokes, money, laughs, cutsey comments, etc. is stupid and …HARMFUL.
Thanks everyone for showing what to expect from those who have nothing better to do than put others down.
Ok, come on. This was someone’s kitchen and someone’s cat stuck head in glass trying to get a drink of the water. Person thought *how cute of my stupid kitty.* Had digital camera handy and took pic. Pic ends up on internet because our kitties being stupid are indeed cute. damn I love mine but damn I wonder how they made it as wild and feral.
Making a to-do of this as some kind of abuse is not seeing it for what it is. Someone’s beloved kitty being silly and photogenic
for the record, i think the pic is funny and i assume that the cat didn’t experience any pain and that it all happened very quickly.
i know one of my boys loves to stick his head in my cups and glasses. i know that i’d take a pic real quick if i had my camera in my hand at that moment, as long as he wasn’t in stress or pain. imo, animals are very wise and intelligent.
i also have always found it sad that we laugh at the expense of another’s pain. i detest those ‘funniest pet/people’ t.v. programs when they show animals and people falling, tripping, i.e., truly getting hurt and we all laugh! one i saw recently was a cat trying to jump across to a window from a sofa. the cat didn’t make it and hit the wall and fell. it’d be nice if they would keep rolling to show us that the animal suffered no injury. it is an empty request that [i]no animals be harmed in the making[/i].
wonder why we humans have created the messes we’re in… maybe this is
a clue! where does our compassion and loving-kindness go?
1. anonymous: if you knew the dog that died so horribly, it must have been tragic for you. i’m sorry. your perspective makes sense from your experience.
2. there is no point in judging anonymous’s original post. things got ugly when others began harshly criticizing someone’s concern. there are 5 posts sarcastically criticizing anonymous’s concern for animals. what site are we on??? how many times have we been criticized because of how much we love our pets and because of how much we do for them???!
3. anonymous’s post didn’t criticize anyone directly, wasn’t harsh, spoke from his/her own experience. it was responsible, fair, polite. to one person it may seem that anonymous’s post was extreme but to another, imagine if you knew of an animal dying tragically stuck in a container, then this pic would be a legitimate trigger.
4. if admin had anything to say regarding the request that photos like these not be posted, then admin hopefully replied to anonymous directly.