Politics Geezer Butler and Beth new BFF's ?

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  1. DDragon

    DDragon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Geezer Butler, co-founder and bassist of the classic heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH, has voiced his support for a New York state bill that would outlaw declawing cats.

    Removing a cat's claws has been banned in Israel, Brazil and much of Europe but is legal in the United States, where nearly one out of four cat owners declaw their pets, usually to protect furniture from scratches.

    Assemblyperson Linda Rosenthal of District 67 reintroduced the bill in January to outlaw the practice, similar to the ban that is already in place in other major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.

    Said Butler in a statement: "New York is one of BLACK SABBATH's favorite states to perform in because New Yorkers are smart, open-minded, and compassionate.

    "I am particularly delighted to be coming back to the Empire State after learning from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that there is a bill before lawmakers that, if passed, would ban the practice of declawing cats.

    "Many know me as one of the founding members of BLACK SABBATH, but fewer likely know that I am what you might call a 'crazy cat person.'

    "My wife and I have many rescued cats and we have never dreamed of putting them through an elective, convenience surgery such as declawing.

    "Can you imagine having your fingers chopped off at the last bone? That is what the equivalent is for cats who are declawed. It is dreadfully inhumane!

    "A surge of veterinarians throughout New York support legislation to put declawing in the trash bin of history. I urge lawmakers to remain steadfast in those characteristics I admire most about New Yorkers and support the bill to ban the declawing of cats."
     
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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    What's wrong with liking cats?
     
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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    Because Beth likes them and she is an evil person which would make it wrong to like cats.
     
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    I think it's sorta cruel to do it
    but I've little doubt that there are people who would simply not have cats if they had claws
    so you'd end up with more cats in shelters and being put down

    and yeah
    what's wrong with liking cats?

    cats are neat
     
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    He's a "crazy cat person" and he and his wife rescue them. Perfect B list celeb for Beth to call her friend. Howard, use his conenections to get them hooked up.
     
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    declawing a cat is doing a horrible thing.
     
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    So is claw marks on your walls and furniture.
     
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    Then get a hamster and not a cat.
     
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    I dont own any cats but we had one long ago and it would climb up the walls using a door frame.
     
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    Cats do more damage to the natural environment every year than any other predator.

    Every feral cat should be shot.

    http://www.wildlifemanagementinstit...-than-thought&catid=34:ONB Articles&Itemid=54

    “If we extrapolate the results of this study across the country and include feral cats, we find that cats are likely killing more than 4 billion animals per year, including at least 500 million birds. Cat predation is one of the reasons why one in three American bird species are in decline,”
     
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    They had something on TV where they had a camera on a cat to see what they do outside all day
    They went around killing stuff all day. Not for food but just for the sake of killing.
     
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    Beth doesn't like cats.

    Beth likes Beth.
     
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    Good for Geezer. Sabbath rules
     
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