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rogy On June 03, 2013




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#1New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:03:00
The British woman who sparked an Internet frenzy for throwing a cat into the trash now says her actions were "completely out of character" and meant as a "joke."

Mary Bale, 45, was caught on CCTV petting four-year-old tabby cat Lola before picking her up, tossing her into a trash can and closing the lid. When Lola's owners posted the clip online, it sparked a terse reaction from animal lovers and advocates which allegedly culminated in a series of death threats against Bale, an unmarried banker and resident of Coventry, England.

"I want to take this opportunity to apologize profusely for the upset and distress that my actions have caused," she told the Daily Mail. "I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."

Still, Bale felt the outcry had been blown out of proportion. "I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat," the Mail reported her as saying.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/mary-bale-cat-in-trash_n_693933.html
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#2New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:05:24
I don't understand what the big deal is. She doesn't appear to have harmed the cat in any way.
xTeddyx On April 30, 2012
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#3New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:07:52
Well no one and i mean no one will ever mistreat my cats, or my dogs for that matter.
CRYSTALTIPS On January 01, 2011
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#4New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:16:30
@jonnythan Said

I don't understand what the big deal is. She doesn't appear to have harmed the cat in any way.


With that comment I take it you are in a wheelie bin right now, with the oxygen rapidly depleting
sTreetAngeL On November 27, 2019
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#5New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:17:07
@xTeddyx Said

Well no one and i mean no one will ever mistreat my cats, or my dogs for that matter.



Mine either, they will get worse if they try it!


OP; I'm sure the only thing she is sorry about, is the stress that the recognition from her actions has caused herself.

That was a cruel thing she did; and in such a way as to get the animals trust first, by gently petting him, then grabbing his little neck and tossing in that covered container, where he was not only frightened, but may have starved to death/and/or dehydrated/smothered.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#6New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:17:39
@CRYSTALTIPS Said

With that comment I take it you are in a wheelie bin right now, with the oxygen rapidly depleting


Garbage cans aren't sealed.
CRYSTALTIPS On January 01, 2011
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#7New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:18:33
@jonnythan Said

Garbage cans aren't sealed.


But your gob should
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#8New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:24:46
@CRYSTALTIPS Said

But your gob should


... Beg your pardon?
CRYSTALTIPS On January 01, 2011
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#9New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:27:29
@jonnythan Said

... Beg your pardon?


Beg all you like!
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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#10New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:29:02
Are you telling me to shut my mouth? That's very rude.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#11New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:33:41
@CRYSTALTIPS Said

But your gob should



@jonnythan Said

Are you telling me to shut my mouth? That's very rude.


That seems comical, reading that while watching Brown chew a huge wad of gum with his mouth open.
Dragon_pie47 On November 24, 2010




the moon, Massachusetts
#12New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:32:21
@jonnythan Said

I don't understand what the big deal is. She doesn't appear to have harmed the cat in any way.



Same here. I can't see the problem.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#13New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:40:52
There's always someone on here who wholeheartedly runs with the assumption that being rude is the same as being clever.
JustMeAgain On January 03, 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:44:29
Anyone did that to my cat, one of us would end up in hospital, the other in the local nick.
Carolyn2602 On February 14, 2012




Brisbane, Australia
#15New Post! Aug 26, 2010 @ 20:53:44
@rogy Said

The British woman who sparked an Internet frenzy for throwing a cat into the trash now says her actions were "completely out of character" and meant as a "joke."

Mary Bale, 45, was caught on CCTV petting four-year-old tabby cat Lola before picking her up, tossing her into a trash can and closing the lid. When Lola's owners posted the clip online, it sparked a terse reaction from animal lovers and advocates which allegedly culminated in a series of death threats against Bale, an unmarried banker and resident of Coventry, England.

"I want to take this opportunity to apologize profusely for the upset and distress that my actions have caused," she told the Daily Mail. "I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."

Still, Bale felt the outcry had been blown out of proportion. "I don't know what the fuss is about. It's just a cat," the Mail reported her as saying.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/mary-bale-cat-in-trash_n_693933.html



I saw that video a few days ago, I wonder what her intention was. I particularly liked the way the cowardly woman kept looking around to ascertain there were no witnesses to her cowardly act. I believe the cat was in the bin for 16 hours? .. and there are comments on here suggesting there was no problem with that? That's bizarre!
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