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08-30-2005, 06:34 AM
Hi. i recently discovered an absoluely appalling asian company that specialise in creating these ornaments called bonsai kittens. the process involves growing kittens in glass/plastic bottles so their bodies take on the shape of the recepticle they are in. the soft skeletons of the kittens resemble the bottles making apparently beautiful living decorative objects (eh?). its called animal body modification. i cant quite comprehend humans some times. nyway, i feel it is my duty to report this disgusting and heartbreaking buisness - the website is horrific- loads of people think this is fantastic. what shall we do about it? :evil:

09-01-2005, 05:46 PM
This has been going around for so many years I can not believe this is still being spread. It is just a joke. A sick joke, but really, don't pass this on, it's been so many years being spread that I must get 2-5 emails about this a week.

IT IS NOT TRUE. It doesn't even make sense if you really think about it.

10-04-2005, 10:11 PM
I was just going to report it tooo. But I saw this. Its not true? I really don't know some people can be sick in the head to do stufff like that trust me.

10-12-2005, 08:57 AM
I emailed the WSPA not that long ago regarding that and they sent me an email back, this is what it said...

Dear Elesha,

Thank you for your email,

We have received an enormous amount of calls, letters and emails about this website www.bonsaikitten.com since it first went up more than three years ago.

It appears that this site, which purports to shape animals by putting them in little glass jars, is the product of a sick imagination. Designed by a Massachussets Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) student as a joke albeit a distasteful one, the site has generated a storm of controversy on the web with people circulating petitions, newspaper articles being written and mirror sites popping up all over as individuals rush to defend the author's write to free speech.

The site's author is claiming that the images on the site are computer generated and that no animals were actually harmed. This has been borne out by a Massachussetts SPCA investigation which found no evidence of actual animal abuse.

Two U.S. based organizations, the Humane Society of the United States and In Defense of Animals also spend time looking in to this website to ascertain whether or not any animals have been harmed. Both organizations sought to have the website closed down to no avail. The owner of the site simply moved to a new host everytime. Sadly, the site has a number of "fans" and mirror sites have begun to spring up here and there as well. This makes it very unlikely that anyone will be able to stop the site.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation even weighed in and was apparently investigating whether a new U.S. law could be used to prosecute the owner of the site. The law makes it an offence to produce a depiction of animal cruelty for distribution across state lines. Constitutional guarantees of free speech and the author's insistence that the site was a joke make it unlikely that any such charges will result.

Our advise is to treat this story as a hoax and ignore it. Please do not forward any email or petitions. It may never go away. Expending any energy on this at all is a mere waste of time. Moreover, it gives the site's author the sick thrill of offending animal lovers which is exactly what he was looking for in the first place.

Thank you again for contacting us on this highly offensive website. If you have any other concerns, or if I have not answer any part of your query, please let me know. “

Best Regards,

Christine Rudics
Supporter Services Officer, Canada
World Society for the Protection of Animals
90 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 960, Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3
Tel: (416) 369-0044
Fax: (416) 369-0147
e-mail: rudics@wspa.ca
Internet: http://www.wspa.ca

12-29-2005, 01:14 PM
HAHAHA i saw that. it was some good photoshop work.


12-29-2005, 01:44 PM
But definitly not something to laugh over. The site purpetuates animal abuse, really it should be shut down, but then again there are a few movies out there that should have been banded becuase of the abuse in them as well. So lets not laugh over and just ignore the sites, the more attention they get the happier they are.

01-02-2006, 03:10 PM
I became a meember of this site specifically because I stumbled upon the bonsai kittens website myself and was purley disgusted! http://www.bonsaikitten.com

Something MUST be done to stop this abuse! Does anyone know how to go about reporting this or taking action? I have never done soemthing like that before. Help!

01-03-2006, 04:44 AM
tiffany please read all the posts above you xx

02-03-2006, 10:52 PM
lol...I read about this along time ago!!!at first I was horrified...but when i heard that it was a hoax...i was still horrified...lol...what if people actually try it?? lol...I do know it is just a prank tho...lol

08-10-2006, 12:11 PM
There is a sight called "snoobes" and when ever in doubt of something, just go there. It has the answers to just about anything, like the bonsai cat thing (which is false).

I think it is something like www.snoobes.com

08-10-2006, 03:58 PM
I remember seeing that site years ago when I was a lot younger. I had no idea of any computer programs, particularly Photoshop, so I thought it was real. Haunted me for a year or so until someone told me it was all fake. I still don't like animal cruelty "jokes" like that, though. I wonder who these kinds of people are if they find humor in harming an animal- be it real or pretend.

08-11-2006, 03:10 AM
i had a friend email me a clip of a squirral in a sling shot type contraption.

the way it looked was the squirral walks along the branch triggering the 'device' and so the squirral was launched from the tree. probably put together with a program of sorts but all the same not funny.

08-12-2006, 02:07 PM
I think youre mistaken. Its not snoobes, its www.snopes.com

11-14-2006, 06:00 PM
unfortunately, it might be that people find some inspiration in hoaxes as these bonsai kittens and try it out for themselves

11-14-2006, 07:56 PM
I wish a student with this much photoshop talent, would not use it in such a twisted way.