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    I hope the little sh*ts get a decent amount of time in jail. How could you even represent these idiots? They were trying to impress their peers? How is that justification??!!!

    That poor old man ... and Alice


    An elderly, half-blind cat had a noose placed around its neck before being strung over a bridge by two teenagers, a Melbourne Children's Court heard today.

    The boys' lawyers argued in court on Tuesday that the pair, aged 14 and 16 at the time of the killing, were trying to impress friends, including girls who were with them.

    The younger of the pair started laughing when he appeared in a Melbourne children's court, infuriating a magistrate.

    The boy, who brought a large group of friends with him to the court, was told by the magistrate: "Do you think this is some sort of joke? Get out."

    His lawyer later apologised, claiming the boy was nervous.

    But the magistrate asked if his client was aware the victim's owner was in the court.

    "I will not tolerate contemptuous behaviour, and it will result in a period of detention if he displays it," the magistrate said.

    The boy joked with his friends outside the court and posed for a television news cameraman.

    The court heard the pair lured a cat from a front yard outside a house in Craigieburn, in Melbourne's outer north, in April 2008.

    They took it to a nearby bridge, where the 14-year-old boy tied a rope around the cat's neck.

    They threw the cat off the bridge while holding onto the rope, choking the animal to death, and left it hanging from the bridge.

    The cat's owner, 72-year-old grandfather Edwin Townsend, was in court and said his pet, Alice, had been part of the family for 20 years.

    "It has caused us a fair bit of distress and been a very traumatic experience, particularly for my grandchildren and my wife," he told reporters outside court.

    "It makes you wonder, who could stoop that low?

    "I would just like to ask them why they did it. Why, why?

    "It doesn't prove anything, it doesn't make you a bigger man than you are or anything like that."

    The boys had answered "no reason" when asked by police to explain their actions, the court heard.

    The magistrate told the lawyer of the older boy that he was "going to lock him up" because the crime was so violent.

    "I appreciate that your client doesn't want a term of detention, but I've got a job to do and I'm going to do it," he said.

    "If he spends time in custody/detention and doesn't offend again, great."

    The boys will return to court in February to be sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of aggravated cruelty to an animal.

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    Absolutely disgusting!

    What the hell were these friend(especially the girls) doing!? Arnt ladies meant to have compasion!! If my 'friend' was doing something like that, my god dont get me started!!

    I hate people
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    Reminds me of the case where the teenagers mutilated a dog alive before dismembering it (also alive). I think there was more to the story (it may have been burnt or something).

    It really makes you wonder how these people think!

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    Sick bastards. No remorse either, by the sound of it.

    Problem is, where are these kids parents in all this?
    He's laughing in court this little turd!!! Hell, he shouldn't be able to laugh cause his parents should have given him the biggest flogging, smacked his teeth in and skinned his arse so he couldn't even sit down.

    And that's from a parent who doesn't even advocate smacking.

    Grrrr.

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    Well DA, lets just say their parents probly weren't much better at his age. Hell, they're probly not much better now..
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    I can't comprehend how anyone could be this much of a lowly scumbag piece of ****

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    OMG any form of animal cruelty is bloody disgusting

    I feel so sorry for the poor old owner of the cat


    LUV to get my angry hands on these kids & give them a taste of their own freak'n medicine, sometimes harsh punishment has to applied to these cruel arsehole kids.

    Today's "do gooder's" & the law protects the "law breaking kids" too much if you ask me, give back parenting rights to the parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    OMG any form of animal cruelty is bloody disgusting

    I feel so sorry for the poor old owner of the cat


    LUV to get my angry hands on these kids & give them a taste of their own freak'n medicine, sometimes harsh punishment has to applied to these cruel arsehole kids.

    Today's "do gooder's" & the law protects the "law breaking kids" too much if you ask me, give back parenting rights to the parents.
    Oh yeah, or at least give back those parenting rights to the ones who do feel inclined to do something about it, at least.

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    It's not always the parents, though, i realise that.

    I have always believed that bullies and abusers are actually true cowards.

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    This is one of the reasons why my cat is inside cat only and my dogs are locked up, I would not and could not be held responsible if some sick bast##d did any damage to any of my animals. I will not go to jail because I defended my family when the perpetrator of the real crime goes free. I protect my family as best as I possibly can - however just as you can't wrap kids in cotton wool I guess the same applies for animals. Hand the little pricks over to me and I will deal out a better punishment than any "justice system", or failing that bring back corporal punishment. Then maybe they might learn a lesson. However regardless of the crime or the punishment, I feel for the owner, the family and the poor, poor cat. Rest In Peace.

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