This isn’t the worst crime you’ll ever read about, but its methodology is enough to curl your toes.
John Michael Kiernan III, 72, is accused of slitting the throat of a Grovetown neighborhood cat that was chasing squirrels in his yard Sunday.
It’s a paper-thin excuse for killing any animal, much less a domesticated one. The method of execution was of a savage time and place. And, oh by the way, it’s a morally reprehensible, completely unnecessary crime. Instead of calling Animal Services to have the cat removed humanely, he waited to call until after he’d allegedly euthanized it with a butcher’s knife.
Again, there are worse crimes. But this one will horrify animal lovers – and anyone who believes civilization can sometimes hang by a thread.