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animal

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  06.01.2012 at 06:08
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Death metal band saves cats from life on the street


Brett Stevens, Houston Metal Music Examiner
December 28, 2011

Our streets are awash in stray animals. The ASPCA estimates that "approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats)."

Donald Tardy of death metal band Obituary and his wife, Heather, spend their spare time and most of their "spare" money picking up stray cats off the street and taking care of them. Their charity, the Metal Meowlisha, cares for 20 colonies of feral cats 365 days a year.

They say:

This also involves continually practicing Trap-Neuter-Return and using spay/neuter to control the population of free roaming cats in our area. The ASPCA endorses Trap-Neuter-Return as the ONLY Humane and Effective manner of managing free roaming cat populations, and so do we!

In caring for so many cats on the streets, we find many abandoned cats, especially in the current economy and college area that we are working in. Often they are in need of health care, some need extensive treatment. The MM works with our vet and local clinics to the sick and injured cats we find, and networks with the wonderful rescues and shelter in our city to help find homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens.

We strive to provide medical care as needed to sick or injured feral cats so they can be returned to their outdoor homes to live happily and comfortably. The MM embraces a no-kill ideology and strives to treat sick and injured cats without euthanizing cats based on financial considerations or testing positive for infectious diseases.
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Especially in winter, when many people go on vacation and "forget" their pets, cats and dogs hit the streets in droves. These animals lose their collars, lose their way and soon are more wandering strays who fall prey to cars, starvation, disease and human cruelty.

You'd rather forget about this, and so would I. But death metal has never run away from the grim truths of life, or the knowledge that we can do something to fix all of these problems. One start is to help out Donald and Heather as they care for stray cats in their area.

For more information, visit the Metal Meowlisha page and consider making a donation or helping to publicize the metal cat salvation crusade. For great justice!
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JohnDoe

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  06.01.2012 at 07:27
This is so cool
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The Turbanator

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  06.01.2012 at 08:54
Written by JohnDoe on 06.01.2012 at 07:27

This is so cool


Hahaha when I read your post and saw your avatar, I laughed so loud.
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vezzy
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  06.01.2012 at 11:19
I was heartwarmed.

Then I read the final sentence: "For great justice!" Using the old as hell, beaten Zero Wing meme is much like Godwin's law: mention Nazis/Zero Wing and you instantly lose all credibility.

Okay, so Don Tardy collects stray cats. Well, big deal, should he be kidnapping people, mutilating their corpses and sell 'em on the black market? Death metal musicians aren't violent, sociopathic murderers, obviously. Most.
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JohnDoe

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  06.01.2012 at 16:21
Written by The Turbanator on 06.01.2012 at 08:54

Written by JohnDoe on 06.01.2012 at 07:27

This is so cool


Hahaha when I read your post and saw your avatar, I laughed so loud.


I'm glad I unintentionally put a smile on your face.

the cat in my avatar is the cat my wife saved 2 years ago. It's our cat. Awesome, a bit crazy and unpredictable cat!
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Milena
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  06.01.2012 at 16:32
Written by vezzy on 06.01.2012 at 11:19

Okay, so Don Tardy collects stray cats. Well, big deal, should he be kidnapping people, mutilating their corpses and sell 'em on the black market? Death metal musicians aren't violent, sociopathic murderers, obviously. Most.

He's doing a nice thing, which not a lot of people do, so it is a big deal. And for a lot of people, playing in a death metal band is a sign you're an immature, violent and awful person anyway.
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  06.01.2012 at 17:04
Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 16:32
And for a lot of people, playing in a death metal band is a sign you're an immature, violent and awful person anyway.


Yeah, I was trying to say that I find that notion to be utterly idiotic.
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Edmund Fogg

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  06.01.2012 at 20:18
Written by vezzy on 06.01.2012 at 17:04

Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 16:32
And for a lot of people, playing in a death metal band is a sign you're an immature, violent and awful person anyway.

Yeah, I was trying to say that I find that notion to be utterly idiotic.


Wait...What? Why? The human mind isn't a complex thing and one should be defined by his musical taste no? After all Metal is a way of life [/sarcasm]
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John Doe

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  06.01.2012 at 20:40
That is awesome!
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Troy Killjoy
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  06.01.2012 at 23:09
Written by Milena on 06.01.2012 at 16:32
And for a lot of people, playing in a death metal band is a sign you're an immature, violent and awful person anyway.

http://metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=11040
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Darkside Momo
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  06.01.2012 at 23:39
Written by animal on 06.01.2012 at 06:08

the metal cat salvation crusade.

Proud to say that my girlfriend and I are part of it
Well, the association we're part of is not metal by any means, but they do the same thing in our city of Toulouse.
(plus, one of 'our' cats is like a female Lemmy reincarnated as a cat )
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John Doe

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  06.01.2012 at 23:46
Written by Darkside Momo on 06.01.2012 at 23:39

Written by animal on 06.01.2012 at 06:08

the metal cat salvation crusade.

Proud to say that my girlfriend and I are part of it
Well, the association we're part of is not metal by any means, but they do the same thing in our city of Toulouse.
(plus, one of 'our' cats is like a female Lemmy reincarnated as a cat )

My family has also adopted cats, we have to brothers, Cooper and Theo, one's scared of everything and the others dumb as a stump and cross eyed but i love them both
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Darkside Momo
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  06.01.2012 at 23:56
Written by BoxCar Willy on 06.01.2012 at 23:46

Written by Darkside Momo on 06.01.2012 at 23:39

(plus, one of 'our' cats is like a female Lemmy reincarnated as a cat )

My family has also adopted cats, we have to brothers, Cooper and Theo, one's scared of everything and the others dumb as a stump and cross eyed but i love them both

Cats are great indeed
the Lemmy lady-cat I was speaking about is one that was rescued by the association, but we didn't adopt her. Even if we wanted, we couldn't, because she is really, really possessive and wouldn't be able to bear the presence of our two own cats...
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Lit.
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  07.01.2012 at 05:11
I hope he calls it "Obituary Home For Wayward Kitties."
But, seriously, that is so adorable.
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The Turbanator

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  07.01.2012 at 10:46
I always hated cat. No offense.

I loveeee dogs though.
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Roro

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  08.01.2012 at 13:28
I am in love with this band already !!
Slayer666
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  08.01.2012 at 14:43
I'm pretty sure they just decapitate and eat the cats after (raw, of course).
Angelic Storm
Melodious

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  08.01.2012 at 15:03
So Donald Tardy is an awesome person as well as an awesome drummer it seems! Obituary may no longer be making great albums, but at least Donald is doing a great thing here!
JohnDoe

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  08.01.2012 at 18:43
Written by Slayer666 on 08.01.2012 at 14:43

I'm pretty sure they just decapitate and eat the cats after (raw, of course).


not funny at all...
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ANGEL REAPER

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  08.01.2012 at 20:09
OK i have resisted from posting this for 2 hours!
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  08.01.2012 at 21:26
Written by JohnDoe on 08.01.2012 at 18:43

not funny at all...


If you dislike cats as much as I do, it's pretty funny.
JohnDoe

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From: Romania

  08.01.2012 at 21:31
Written by Slayer666 on 08.01.2012 at 21:26

Written by JohnDoe on 08.01.2012 at 18:43

not funny at all...


If you dislike cats as much as I do, it's pretty funny.


then why bother replying on this thread?
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vezzy
Stallmanite

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From: Bulgaria

  08.01.2012 at 22:03
Probably because a death metal musician nurturing stray cats isn't particularly notable.

Also because it's a very plausible theory. Mind you, I like cats too, that doesn't mean I can't post pictures of graphically slaughtered kittens (besides the rules stopping me, ofc).

In all fairness though, they should think of a better charity name. Metal Meowlisha?...
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Mattybu
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  08.01.2012 at 23:58
Written by vezzy on 08.01.2012 at 22:03

In all fairness though, they should think of a better charity name. Metal Meowlisha?...


Dude Metal Meowlisha is fucking badass.
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Richard 32

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  14.01.2012 at 06:46
Thanks for sharing this! I think this is a great thing to help quell the stereotypes of heavy metal. I just watched an episode of some crime show my family was watching and they were basically blaming a murder on satanism and both on heavy metal. WTF are people thinking?

Written by The Turbanator on 06.01.2012 at 08:54

Written by JohnDoe on 06.01.2012 at 07:27

This is so cool


Hahaha when I read your post and saw your avatar, I laughed so loud.

Notice also the OP's username is "animal"?
Kennoth

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  15.01.2012 at 05:19
Yeah, great thing indeed. Nothing that notable though.
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