Man threatens to shoot his cat but message intended to garner support for aid

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Get email updates when we post
Loading

It’s complicated, but posting a video holding a frightened cat by the scruff of the neck with a man holding a gun to its head and threatening on social media to shoot the pet, isn’t the right way to garner support for the suffering hurricane victims in the British Virgin Islands.

The video was posted online by Leo Ferraro, 50, a self professed animal lover from the Swiss canton of Aargau, wanting John Cleese, the Monty Python star to retweet his message. Ferraro grabs one of his cats and points a gun to its head, while addressing celebrities threatening to shoot the cat if they didn’t share his message.

“…if I don’t get RT (retweet) for my friends in #bvistrong (British Virgin Islands)by today noon – this creature will be a dead cat.”

Ferraro is an online producer for Swiss daily “Tages-Anzeiger” and breeds cats in his spare time. He was hoping to garner the help of prominent people to increase his social media reach for help. Ferraro spends a lot of time in the Caribbean and has been heartbroken since viewing all of the destruction and the suffering of the residents.

He does state he is very aware of the outrage his video has caused in Switzerland, but calls it a “cry for attention.” It is not known at this time if authorities are investigating this as a possible animal cruelty case, but the online community has no patience for such madness as this.

“A ban on keeping animals and taking away your gun is the least you deserve, you scumbag,” one person posted under the disturbing video.

Ferraro later tried to reassure everyone that his cat was fine and posted a photo of the cat sleeping on the couch.

Thoughts?

(Photos via Twitter and Daily Mail)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUenTQhqKAE

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

 

 

 

13 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    No, not the way to garner attention unless you want to sit in jail for a while. I hope they throw the book at this idiot, and I hope the cat finds a new home!

    Reply
    • ellen cottone says:

      This man may be a nut to american sensibilities.
      but he IS cat rescue on this island, he is their only advocate.
      animals are treated like nothing in these islands.
      This is traditional pirate island existence, the laws in these islands are much different than what we are used to. nobody goes to jail for animal crimes. your lucky if humans get justice. youll notice only people from other countries are complaining not his own island authority. they have bigger fish to fry.

      This stuff is a culture shock to us. some how this mans stunt has gotten international press.
      i hope it works. we all know he needs help. Leo is nothing more then a big cat himself.
      please help crazy cat, and all his friends.

      Reply
      • linda says:

        ellen if he wanted a cry for attention why not show him point a gun to his own head and not the cat’s?

      • ellen cottone says:

        That is an even more creative “cry for attention”
        that one might have landed him in the loony bin.
        and then who will champion for his little wiskered friends?
        I have a feeling the local authority, does alot of eye rolling and head shaking when it comes to big leo. i shudder to think, whats his next stunt going to be

  2. ellen cottone says:

    well john cleese!?

    Will you be “silly walking” all the way to the bank ?
    May be you can use some of that “90 thousand pounds’ in “your ” pajamas!?
    to help a poor cat (and 120 of his other cat friends) and his crazy cat guardian Leo, in hurricane ravaged “British ” West indies!?

    Leo dosent mean to be crazy, he just is and the situation is apocalyptic.
    old rules of decorum Do not apply.
    especially from the lofty safety of Switzerland and Great Briton.
    why do I get the feeling Leo and john are old buddies. why do i get the felling john cleese is no stranger to the British side of the Bahamas. time to open up your wallets,

    “all yous that gots money , poor dems who gots none.”
    (old welsh, Match girl song).

    Incidentally,
    the cat is not stressed out at all . notice his paw, no claws out hes having fun and knows he is loved by Leo. . Leo is a cat lover trying to make a desperate plea for help. all the people who complain about a cats “comfort” better be digging deep in their pockets . the man is creative. the area is desperate.
    I get it.

    In case you do not know the origin of the joke ,
    its not Monty Python, It is based on an old 1970s National Lampoon magazine, Joke

    Reply
  3. Bunny Peters says:

    SMH: not an effective way to get a message across asking for help…..

    He needs a psych evaluation ASAP and no more animals, ever…….

    Reply
  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    If Leo Ferraro is an animal lover I am Gabriel the Archangel – He is a breeder who lives off animals – his idiotic post only shows what a pea brain he is – if he is so worried about gaining funds for victims he should donate his ill gotten gains he gets from using animals as baby machines. This guy’s excuses are beyond stupid.

    Reply
  5. Linda Szymoniak says:

    This is exactly how to get people to NOT donate. I’d want to spend more time tracking down this monster and getting him charged with animal abuse.

    Reply
  6. michelle taylor says:

    This is stupid,dangerous and this idiot needs to have animal abuse criminal charges imposed on him as well as all of his animals seized and a ban imposed preventing current and future ownership of animals.It is obvious that this POS has psychiatric medical issues.I am heavily in animal welfare and I am disgusted by this cretins dangerous actions.

    Reply
  7. michelle taylor says:

    This stupid,dangerous idiot needs to have animal abuse criminal charges imposed on him, as well as all of his animals seized and a ban imposed preventing current and future ownership of animals.It is obvious that this POS has psychiatric medical issues.I am heavily in animal welfare and I am disgusted by this cretins dangerous actions.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *