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Army Medical Officer Could Face a Jail Sentence for Saving Pregnant Cat

Animals  (tags: cats, rescues, Italy, injustice )

- 1609 days ago -
Lieutenant Barbara Balanzoni, a medical officer in the Italian Army, could face up to one year in a military prison for saving the life of a pregnant cat and her kittens.

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Constance F (418)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:49 am
uggh, the absolute inanity of the "letter of the law" mentality. but on a possibly bright side and with any sense of reason and compassion, maybe this case will force the military to reevaluate their "wild" animal policy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:11 am
This is one of the most ridiculous stories--EVER. Let no good deed go unpunished--as goes it. Compassion is a sin now. Simply disgusting. Thx Freya

aj E (164)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:05 am
horrible. where's a petition?

Kay M (347)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 2:27 pm
fine, no unaccompanied animals. would it be ok if she had the cat accompany her everywhere?

Ondine J (134)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:04 pm
Noted, this is just another example of stupidity and a lack of compassion. Thanks for posting

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 9:54 am
Totally BS. There is a petition a j E. Its under hottest petitions.

Dawn M (142)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 2:18 pm
What is this world coming to??!!

Christine S (134)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:35 pm
Please let's give her a medal for being compassionate, not jail time!

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:10 pm
I really hate all of that monsters .

Deb Ryan (55)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:26 pm
Very sad

leslie gonzalez (3)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:29 pm
A CAT. I hope the men and women involved in convicting this medical officer are recieving the worst back lash from their own famiy and friends. When soldiers are trained to turn on /off their compassion and humanity for life, like a light switch, they should no longer be allowed to be protectors. This women represents the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual strength of italys military not the weakness. Your my hero.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:08 pm
I signed the petition ! can't remember where... but Ingrid is saying it's under HOTTEST PETITIONS.
.. thank you

Tanya Selth (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:12 pm
What is this world coming too. Too often people are being punished for good deeds.

Iveta c (41)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:02 pm
What a stupid idiots !!!! I signed petition !!! Barbara Balanzoni is a hero !!!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:46 pm

Sandi C (98)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 7:28 pm
That's tolaty insane.

Michael A (28)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:50 am

Rhonda B (106)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:24 am
crazy. Where's the petition, so I can sign.

. (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:34 am
Ce n'est pas les gens qui aident les animaux qu'il faut emprisonner, ce sont ceux qui les maltraitent...

Ingrid A (524)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:18 am
Your welcome Gabriella. Its under hottest petitions like I said Rhonda.

Pam B (12)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:00 am
Absolutely crazy and the Italian taxpayer pays for this nonsense. Sadly, not much publicity has been given to this issue here in Italy.

Monika S (19)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 11:48 pm
we've got 3,328 signatures, help us get to 4,000
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