I saw recently this news item where a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Colorado City, AZ found on his doorstep a tiny kitten that, while still alive, had been encased up to its head in cement. He took this as a warning sign from the members of the cult to leave town.
Although the kitten was rushed to an animal shelter, they could not save its life. I was so sickened by this story of unbelievable and pointless cruelty to a harmless animal that I could not even bring myself to blog about it because just to think about it, let alone write about it, made me so furious. What is the matter with these people?
But from reader Ginger I learn that in response to this heinous act, the Cleveland Skeptics have set a goal of raising $1,000 for the Best Friends Animal Society that supports homeless, neglected, and abused animals in Utah.
I hope people will help in any way they can. (Update and warning: There is a sad photo and I am told that there is a very, very sad video in these links. I did not watch it myself because I was afraid of what it showed but I was told that readers should be warned about it.)