The So-Called “Gothic Kitten” Trial

Aww. No one needs to do anything to you. You are purrfect just the way the goddess made you Goth kitty.

Due to the subject matter of this blog, Siouxsie felt obligated to post about the “gothic kitten” trial.   There’s not much to report though.  Basically, a complete moron with no sense of decency decided to market black kittens as goth.  And to do so, the moron felt that she needed to give the kittens multiple piercings.  She pierced their ears, necks and backs; and tried to remove their tails.

The trial of 35-year-old dog groomer Holly Crawford began Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  The Washington Post reports that yesterday

[a] . . . jury convicted . . . Holly Crawford of one misdemeanor count and one summary count of animal cruelty, but acquitted her on two separate counts. She will be sentenced March 31.

Crawford was charged in December 2008 after animal welfare officers took several kittens and a cat from her home. Deputy District Attorney David Pedri told jurors that Crawford inflicted pain on three black kittens to make money by selling “gothic kittens” on the Internet.

Thankfully, instead of people purchasing the kittens, people who saw the ads on e-Bay contacted the SPCA.  According to the Huffington Post, “Crawford’s home . . . was raided . . . after the SPCA . . . received a tip that she was marketing the animals online for hundreds of dollars.”

Crawford is a  cruel dope.  Black cats are goth enough as is.  Plus, there isn’t anything goth or gothic about what she did.

Here is what Ms. Crawford needs to understand.  While goth may, in part, be about fashion — it is about fashion choices for yourself.   It is not about forcibly imposing those choices on someone (or something) else.

Hopefully, Ms. Crawford will never be responsible for animals again.   And Siouxsie urges that Crawford be permanently enjoined from ever again using the word goth.

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~ by siouxsielaw on February 4, 2010.

4 Responses to “The So-Called “Gothic Kitten” Trial”

  1. Thanks for sharing I liked it
    see you soon on your blog again : )

  2. Hello, It’s a rare find for a nice blog like this. I enjoyed it. Kudos to you. Have a nice day!

  3. […] previously voiced disgust with Ms. Crawford and her use of the word “gothic” to describe the […]

  4. […] now, everyone knows about the gothic kitten case.  If you don’t,  I’ve covered it here, and here.  Or I guess you could read the NYT […]

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