This is pretty sad. There have been warnings posted on Craigslist that say something to the effect of someone has been answering ads for free pets and taking the animals out into the woods to be used for target practice. Most of their victims have been cats. Of all the "free cat" ads they've answered, only 2 got away. The first time I heard about this was on Facebook, and Craigslist did have the warnings up about this. Who knows how many people actually do this when they pick up a "free pet" and offer to give it a good home. This is just so sad! If it were actually true. But in my research, I found that it has proven to be a hoax. Take a look at this article and video: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Is-someone-using-Craigslist-to-get-pets-for-target-practice-161727915.html?tab=video&c=y
Someone in the comments section mentioned that this is probably more propaganda by PETA to discourage people from giving pets away for free. PETA has a natural knack for going about things in this kind of creepy way! Almost every commercial PETA has ever made has been banned because of the way they talk about these kind of things. I won't even watch a PETA commercial! They had like one out a couple years ago. It was probably the most "normal" commercial they've ever had, which is why there is only one, and it hasn't been played in 2 years. But I don't think there is a way you can put "normal" and "PETA" in the same sentence. Unless you're saying "PETA is normally insane". I would not be surprised if this is all just a rumor started by PETArds. The warning said that a witness saw these people doing this from quite a ways away. Well, if this witness was standing so far away, how could she hear the perpetrators say they got the animals from Craigslist? And it also said that 2 cats got away, how would this witness know this? Unless the cats ran to her. There is just too much information there for someone who was watching this from afar. And why didn't the witness call the police in the beginning?
It just smells fishy. Something is wrong there. There is a right way and a wrong way to do these kind of things. PETA just doesn't know the right way. They use scare-tactics that make them look totally inane. And if history is any indication, scare-tactics never work! It only makes people rebel against the one using those techniques. That's how people are. That's why I get trolls and bullies online, but I never threaten them. Last night though, I called a couple of trolls names on my videos, and I normally don't do that. I usually like to let them do all the name-calling, make themselves look like immature jerks, not me. But last night I was in a bad mood. I had so much on my mind yesterday it wasn't funny. Now that I am moving back to the coast, I'm stressing myself out trying to make all the preparations. I'm going to go out tomorrow and try to find myself some moving boxes, so I can begin the packing process. AGAIN! I also have to give this landlord 30 days notice before I leave. I know how she's going to react! Karen warned me about that.
I have my eyes on an apartment complex (yes I know! I said I would never move into another complex! But this is just temporary) and they have 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. No one bedroom though. But the 2 bedroom apartments are in my price range! I could use the extra bedroom for an office/writing area. I told my sis I'm going to get a futon to put in there, that way it can double as a bed when she comes to visit, and I don't have to put a real bed in there. Which is great news! I can use the extra space to put my computer in there. I'll still need to save for a car. My sis has agreed to still help me out in that. I figure if she puts in $100 and I put in $100, by the end of next year, I should have plenty of money to get a nice car. One that I can be happy with. In the meantime, I'll have to probably get myself one of those push carts and walk to the nearest grocery store and carry my groceries in that. Apparently this place is close to a grocery store, and at least I will be saving some money by not having to buy gas. That money I can put towards getting my car. We'll see what happens.