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Wave of Cat Mutilations in Florida

One of the things we often report on here on unknowncountry are cattle, cat (and human?) mutilations. It turns out that Florida is now having a wave of cat mutilations.

Cat mutilations have been a dismal reality throughout the world at least since the 1970s, and there have been periods when waves of mutilations literally circled the planet. Cattle mutilations are bad enough, but these are particularly vicious and horrible because of the way the pets are eviscerated and then generally put back where they were found, often on the owners' doorsteps.

In general, the media and police in a given community are not aware of the fact that this has happened elsewhere around the world, and that appears to be true of the latest round of these horrible acts, this time in Dade County, Florida.

So far, about 20 classic cat mutilations have been found in Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay in South Florida, and police are "looking into whether or not these cases are linked." In other words, in this situation, the police do not even appear to be aware of recent similar events around the US.

The Humane Society has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons committing the crimes in Florida. Once again, there appears to be no awareness of how common this ugly crime is, or how many places it has been committed.

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