Friday, September 15, 2006

The Feline Jihad

From Yahoo! News:
RED BANK, Tenn. - Police are investigating after a man wrote about launching a "feline jihad" to rid his Chattanooga suburb of stray cats.

Max Gerskin wrote a two-part series in the Chattanooga Pulse weekly publication, the first of which was published Aug. 9 and titled, "Madder Max: The Cat Lady and My New Dog." The second installment was published Wednesday and titled, "Feline Jihad: The Cat Lady, Part II."

In his commentary, Gerskin said the strays fed by a "neighborhood cat lady" have brought filth and disease to his home, and local Humane Society officials haven't been able to stop it.

As a result, he wrote, "I've officially become a trapper and it's time to take a walk to the river."

Gerskin did not respond to requests for comment, but he posted an online response Sunday at He wrote that he has not been trying to kill the cats and was using Humane Society traps to help get them to safe homes.

Yeah, he sounds like a real humanitarian!

Here's video of the newsstory.

Big props to Erin for turning me on to this particular story. For those of you who don't know, Erin is my now-former co-worker and office mate. Our job consists (or in my case, consisted) of each of us surfing the internet, making snarky comments to each other about the stuff we read. Really, without Erin's influence, The Stupid would never have come to be. And the world would be a much more stupid place!

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