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Comment: I was appalled by the Bonsai Kitten hoax and it caused me
emotional distress aswel as physical (nausea). I am pleased to hear the
whole thing was just a joke but remain disgusted that another human could
be so twisted as to create it in the first place. I would like to contact
the person responsible to express my feelings and am asking you to help
me. I understand that this may not be possible but will persist until my
views are heard! If there is no way of getting an email address for the
person responsible then I wonder if you would post the following message
on your site. I want this site shut down for good so that no others may
suffer the same distress as I did.

Many Thanks


To the person responsible for the "Bonsai Kitten Hoax"

You are a really, REALLY sick person and should be locked up for what you
are doing.
You have already been extremely lucky that you have not been reported to
the POLICE!
I am deeply disturbed by your utter lack of respect for people's feelings.
When I was sent your web address through an email
I was shocked and disturbed to the point of physical emotion and nausea
and am certain I am not the first nor last to have this reaction.
It is my sincere belief that you should seek some kind of psychological
help since you are NO better than a rapist, murderer or paedophile.

This was really a sick, sick joke and you should be thankful that it isn't
for real! I wonder of you have really though about the consequences of
Your actions, doubtful! So I will paint a small picture for you...some
OTHER twisted individual (besides you) receives your site link
Via email and gets to thinking that it's not actually a bad idea after
all. If this person then started doing it for real it will of course be
entirely
YOUR fault and I would hope YOU would receive equal punishment.

If you are bothered by the following, found on your "joke" website,
US scientists have found evidence that cats really do drive people mad.
Researchers from Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University say their findings
show keeping a furry pet can lead to schizophrenia, manic depression and
even permanent brain damage.
Dr Robert Yolken and his colleague, Dr Fuller Torrey, who have conducted
years of tests, believe a parasite found in cat faeces called toxoplasma
gondii infects the human brain.
Worryingly, pregnant women who contract the parasite, can transmit it to
the foetus, with devastating effects on brain development. (all statements
taken from the Bonsai Kitten website).
Then I strongly suggest that you DO NOT buy a cat for yourself! But this
does not give you the right to inject fear and loathing into peoples
lives!

I suggest you think twice before creating anything so evil, inhuman and
disturbing again.

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evil, inhuman and
disturbing[/QB]

You had to bring species into this! [Frown]

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geez....youd think the guy was a Hitler/Stalin/Hussien clone or something

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Comment: Fix your claims about bonsaikitten.com. You say: "The process
described is impossible: animals so treated would die long before they
could be "molded."" , but they do similar things to animals and get away
with it.

For example: Foie Gras Duck and Goose Liver Pate, veal.

If you yell FIRE in a building, you will get arrested.

Sad thing is, people do worse things to animals every friggin day, having
sites like this available in the public internet, is just plain wrong..
OBVIOUSLY..

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I still wonder if there's a private internet I haven't been invited to.
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Originally posted by Wizard of Yendor:
I still wonder if there's a private internet I haven't been invited to.

You and me both, Wizard. But then again, if folks like that are on the private internet, do we really want to go there?

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If you yell FIRE in a building, you will get arrested.
Did I miss something? I can't figure out what this has to do with bonsai kittens, goose liver, veal, or anything else. It's like a weird, random public service announcement.

Izzy "friends don't let friends yell FIRE" Quigley

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Comment: Fix your claims about bonsaikitten.com. You say: "The process
described is impossible: animals so treated would die long before they
could be "molded."" , but they do similar things to animals and get away
with it.

For example: Foie Gras Duck and Goose Liver Pate, veal.

And all this time, I thought I was the only one who liked his Foie Gras Duck, Goose Liver Pate and veal live. Do you know how hard it is to find any of those things live?

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Comment: well.. i see you guys have disproved that bonsai kitten stuff..
but the website is back up.. and i called the number (since it is now
listed and you can actually order online)... and they were very much
interested in selling me one!! it doesnt seem like much of a joke.. i
think you guys should further investigate and see if maybe it is true..
and if it is [Frown]

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Comment: hey dudes is this torture real not the website but the kitties
themselves. if it is real then why would the website not be real that
would be really weird but personaly i dont think its really because if the
website is a joke then wouldnt the bonsai kitty be real??? i dunno but
yeah well emailme back

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: hey dudes is this torture real not the website but the kitties
themselves. if it is real then why would the website not be real that
would be really weird but personaly i dont think its really because if the
website is a joke then wouldnt the bonsai kitty be real??? i dunno but
yeah well emailme back

The writer of this e-mail woke up today and couldn't remember if he was a bonsai kitten who had dreamt itself a man, or a man still dreaming that he was a bonsai kitten.

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Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: hey dudes is this torture real not the website but the kitties
themselves. if it is real then why would the website not be real that
would be really weird but personaly i dont think its really because if the
website is a joke then wouldnt the bonsai kitty be real??? i dunno but
yeah well emailme back

I'm so confused. If the website is fake, the bonsai treatment is real? Huh?

Logical trainwreck, track 3.

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Comment: i'm sorry to tell you this but bonzai kittens are so very very
real

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Comment: i'm sorry to tell you this but bonzai kittens are so very very
real

Oh my god are you looking through my window?

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Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: hey dudes is this torture real not the website but the kitties
themselves. if it is real then why would the website not be real that
would be really weird but personaly i dont think its really because if the
website is a joke then wouldnt the bonsai kitty be real??? i dunno but
yeah well emailme back

They only pratice chinese foot binding with them. Imagine how cute those little shoes are!

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Comment: Bonsikitty.com is a disgusting site! As a PETA member I can't
belive that if your a reputiable company that you don't check on sites
that register with you. Yes yes! sure its a free country!
BUT............... don't you have any type or obtain some sort of moral
principals of any value other than monetary values?

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Yeah, snopes! You should have better values than that! Even if you have to make stuff up to support them!

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