17 Jun '11, 1am

Woman pierced kittens for gothic look

Woman pierced kittens for gothic look

A groomer had tried to sell kittens pierced like this to make them look 'gothic'. She has been sentenced to six months' home detention. -- PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK: It is cruel to pierce kittens to give them a gothic appearance, US judges have ruled. On Monday, three judges of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a lower court conviction of an animal groomer, Holly Crawford, who sold 'gothic' kittens on online marketplace eBay. 'Metal protruded from the kittens' small bodies, pierced through their ears and necks, and at least one of these kittens also had an elastic band tied around its tail, an attempt at docking, which is a procedure to stem the blood flow so that the tail eventually falls off,' Judge Kate Ford Elliott wrote in a 19-page opinion. Crawford, who had offered the kittens for US$100 (S$124), was exposed after an investigator for People for the ...

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