Yeah this qualifies (trigger warning at the link and the rest of the post for animal abuse).
The Blue Arkansas blog reports that Jake Burris, campaign manager for 3rd District Democratic ccongressional candidate Ken Aden, returned to his Russellville home to find the family cat killed and painted with the word “liberal.”
UPDATE: The killing has been reported to authorities. The Aden campaign has issued a statement in which he takes pain to say he does not believe the campaign of his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, had anything to do with it.
I am not even sure what else to say, other than a series of frowny-faces.
The family pet, an adult, mixed-breed Siamese cat, had one side of its head bashed in to the point the cat’s eyeball was barely hanging from its socket. The perpetrators scrawled “liberal” across the cat’s body and left it on the doorstep of Burris’ house.
“To kill a child’s pet is just unconscionable,” Aden said Monday morning. “As a former combat soldier, I’ve seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity,” he said.
Indeed. And um, possibly a dangerous person? It’s a very specific level of depravity to target a beloved pet that cannot fight back.