Poor Pierced Kitty. Holly Crawford’s Cruel Handywork
Holly Crawford was arrested for cropping the tails and piercing the ears and necks of cats for the purpose of marketing over the internet as “gothic kittens”.
Holly Crawford was busted, but she’s not going to jail. Prosecutors were hoping to throw her in the joint for 18 months….but the judge went easy on her. Her punishment is six months of house arrest, another 15 months probation, some community service and 6 months of shitting into a catbox.
Authorities took away any metal objects, anything Holly could pierce with – including her nail files. Ironic, ‘cause now when she gets a manicure; she’ll have to use a scratching post.
There are other punishments Crawford has endured. Not only is she banned from operating her business, but Jolly Holly can’t get anymore pets. Yet….she can keep her 3 cats, 3 snakes and dog. When asked what kind of snakes she possesses, Crawford said “A python, a cobra and a lawyer.”
Crawford was charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy. Here’s the only facet of the case where I sympathize for her. Animal cruelty, I totally get. But “conspiracy”? Come on, she wasn’t planning on knocking off Obama.
Melinda Merck, an animal cruelty investigator and vetenarian told the courts these piercings altered the cats’ hearing. But considering Crawford constantly listened to crappy Gothic bands like “Theater of Hate”, “The Naked and the Dead” and “Sex Gang Children”; altering the cats’ hearing was probably a good thing. There is sweet revenge for the kitties, who detest goth music: Now the cats get to choose Crawford’s soundtrack; so for the next year, she’ll be listening to The Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift.
The defense also arranged for the cats to take Holly Crawford’s temperature and keep her on soft food.
Crawford claims she pierced the kittens because she “thought it was neat”. Well, I’m sure the Nazis thought tattooing numbers on Jewish people’s arms was neat; but it doesn’t make it right.
Crawford claims she doesn’t see the difference between piercing a human and piercing a cat. Um….how ‘bout the human actually CHOOSES to get pierced. Maybe the human actually KNOWS why they’re in pain? Perhaps the human doesn’t think they’re about to die?
This is a step beyond dressing your doggy in a Christmas sweater or putting a Chimp in a tux; she physically hurt innocent animals in effort to profit. Holly Crawford pierced these kittens with a 14-gauge needle, the size vets usually use on cattle because their skin is so thick. Expert witness Merck said the cats were “maimed, disfigured, could have died” and felt like “they were constantly being bitten”. She should be in jail.
If you haven’t viewed pics of Holly Crawford, she’s about as into her appearance as she is into being kind to animals. This is a woman who spends hours piercing cats to appear “gothic” and selling them online, but can’t wash her own hair. She looks like the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes. After being told this, Crawford responded with “I’ve never met a black crow, but I’d love to pierce one.”
By Claude Stuart
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