Several days ago it came to my attention that a site that I had visited earlier
had been shut down after persecution by forces beyond the control of the site
creator. It was a tiny, yet amusing site, one that had been named "Cruel Site
of the Day", though no living being was harmed during the creation of it. And
very clear to anyone who visited was the complete tongue in cheek nature of the idea.
So who was doing this persecution, some foreign government or religious
inquistion? No, not really. The modern-day book burners are the idiots at the
SPCA and similar organizations who apparently cannot tell a work of
absolute fiction from reality.
The site in question, bonsaikitten.com,
is now being hosted on rotten.com's hardware, at no cost.
From the Humane Society of the United States website, we quote:
"When this site initially appeared in December, a local humane organization did
get involved on a local level in checking out this person, but discovered no
evidence of actual animal abuse having occurred."
One can argue that the kitten is being "exploited". That is true. But human
beings exploit animals, which any viewing of the "Discovery Channel" or visit
to "McDonald's" will tell you. If this exploitation bothers you, your time would
best be served with a nice colonic, rather than generating complaints about
something that breaks no law and results in absolutely no harm whatsoever.