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FBI investigates Bonsai Kitten

2001-02-10 20:55:34+00 by Dan Lyke 12 comments

Your tax dollars at work: FBI investigates BonsaiKitten.com.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:06+00 by: whump

Perhaps the Humane Society would like to investigate Vonda McIntyre and Ursula K. Le Guin who published a chapbook on the art of "Cat Arranging" a few years ago. Like the Bonsai Kitten site, it was published in jest.

What amazes me is the culture gulf between some activist communities, and hackers. We got the joke. And I'd venture most of us have one or more cats which we adopted from humane societies and rescue groups.

If you're looking to redirect your charity to a group that doesn't get distracted as a ferret in a glitter factory, Pets Are Wonderful Support, which provides care to the companion animals of people living with HIV/AIDS, is a worthy cause.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:06+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I just don't understand why they're doing it. It's not like they're being CRUEL; they're just shaping the kittens' bodies as they grow. It's a gradual process, and causes them no pain.

I just cracked open one I had inside a Klein Bottle; the result is lovely. I'm just annoyed in that now my cat gets outside and into my bedroom though I keep the doors latched and locked. I'm still not sure how it slips through; four-dimensionally, maybe?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:07+00 by: baylink


It Walks Through Walls.

C'mon... pay attention.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:07+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Ohhh, of course. The Heinlein Maneuver.

I should've known.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:07+00 by: whump

No the Heinlein Maneuver involves spanking. Really.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:07+00 by: Larry Burton

I thought the Heinlein Maneuver was putting the make on your mother. Hmmm, I guess that could involve spanking.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:08+00 by: spink

The Heinlein maneuver involves having sex with your identical twin sisters and your mother. We will have to wait a little longer before we will be able to have sex with an entity that used to be a computer without hurting ourselves though. :)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:57+00 by: Nat

What sick people you are doing this to living and feeling creatures? I hardly can't express what Iam feeling about this. At first side it is pure anger and the question:"WHY???" Is it necessary? What for? Give me a reason, please!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:58+00 by: Larry Burton

It's called humor. Some of us have a sense of it and some of us don't.

#Comment made: 2001-06-25 22:31:37+00 by: webwide [edit history]

omg! I'm not sure which is scarier, people that don't get the joke or gun-totin' SPCA members!!!

"A gun-toting investigator from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reportedly stopped by campus and quizzed MIT network administrators about the intent of the site. Under state law, MSPCA investigators are deputized as "special state police officers" with investigation and arrest abilities."

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:07+00 by: RaverWild

hello everyone!

i'm not sure joke or not... i hate cats but the whole idea of putting a living creature into a jar or a box where it can't move for 3-4 months sound very psycho... especially when the reason is to modify the body form of this creature... imagine putting your-own baby into a plastic box for example and suplying it with systems same as in a hospital so it can eat ( i'm talking about the feed systems which suply the body with liquid stuff such as NaCl etc... ) + air suply tube and catheter and a tube for the fecals... for 3-4months!!

what did you get later??? a funny joke???

if you wanna try it on kittens then why don't you really try it on yourown kid uh???

c ya

RaverWild, 25years; BULGARIA

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:07+00 by: ebradway

putting a living creature into a jar or a box where it can't move for 3-4 months

It's a common practice with calves that results in veal cutlets. It's also how poultry is generally raised.

I've always thought it was funny, this dichomotomy Americans have between 'pets' and 'livestock'. It's OK to make Bonsai Cows, slice them into patties, bread them and cover them in cheese and marinara. But it's against the law to sell 'fragrant meat' (dog) in restaurants or grocery stores.