Recently, there have been cases of cats being mutilated, tortured or unjustly dealt with. The one that garnered the most attention was probably the one in Yishun, where 2 cats were mutilated.
Oh, did I mentioned that it took place at the 4th of the block that I stay in?
If you haven’t heard of it, I’m not really surprised. The new media have been relatively silent on this incident. Except, for well, certain sources. The people at stomp have been really buzzing due to this. And yes, there a particular article there, with photos. It’s not a really gruesome photo, but it’s still graphic to a certain extent. Anyways, here’s the link.
Ask anybody in my neighbourhood and you’ll know that no one in the area hates cats. I’m not kidding, everyone likes the few strays that reside in our area. Yet, why is it that things like that do happen in the area?
To be honest, it’s not really a first. I’ve once seen the body of a cat, seemingly thrown down from a height.
I do not know what’s wrong with the person who did all this, even if they are, at all, the same person. Yet, it poses a problem, to people in the community. Why?
Due to the obvious fact that the person has an obvious problem in life. Normally, no one would do all that unless he is sick in his mind or that he channeled his stress via a wrong output. But of course, it’s not the cat’s fault. What could a cat possibly do to deserve this? Yet, it has happened.
We shouldn’t view the culprit as a murderous and perverse individual. Granted, he is wrong in that aspect. But what gives us the right to judge? Nothing.
But, what if the person is in need of help and he just used the wrong way to express his needs? How many times you needed something and use the wrong method to ask for it?
I think it’s really wrong that people are talking about increasing the severity of the punishment. Yes, punishments have to be there, and that it must be severe enough to discourage such wrongdoings. But shouldn’t we look at how we can prevent things like this from happening at all in the first place?
Prevention is always better than cure. This phrase exists for a reason.
Shan’t say more for now.