Pierced Kittens

Wait a minute.

Somebody explain this news story to me:

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Humane officers said a Pennsylvania woman marketed "gothic kittens" with ear, neck and tail piercings over the Internet. Officers with the SPCA of Luzerne County removed three kittens and a cat from a home outside Wilkes-Barre.

Officer Carol Morrison said the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raided the home on Wednesday after getting a tip that the woman was selling the pierced kittens on eBay.

"It's unbelievable anybody would do this to kittens," Morrison said.

Charges are likely against the homeowner, whose name was not released.

Morrison said the woman has a pet grooming business in the basement of the home.


I personally don't have body piercings, and I can certainly think of a million other things I'd rather do than bejewel my cat, but . . .

Is there something I don't know about kitten physiology that makes it criminal to give them body piercings? Because people do it to their babies, don't they? It's criminal to pierce a kitten's ears, but go ahead and pierce your baby's?


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