The “cat-bin lady” must be breathing a sigh of relief about now, because a recently leaked video makes her look like Dr. Doolittle in comparison.
The culprit this time is a young woman who gleefully tosses yelping puppies from a bucket into a river. The content of the video is so disturbing that the girl or woman is now being sought out by users of the popular Internet forum 4Chan, who previously outed the cat-bin lady. Some sleuthing helped uncover the location: the Vrbas River in Bugojno, Bosnia. Bosnian police are now hot on the puppy tosser’s trail, and PETA has offered a $2,000 reward to anyone who can uncover her identity. Isn’t it nice to know Osama bin Laden can release several videos over a decade and remain hidden, while someone who practices her pitching with puppies – horrible though it may be – sparks a worldwide manhunt in less than a day?
If it is hoax, why would anyone create it? But if it isn’t a hoax, why would
A. Anyone do it?
B. Anyone film it?
C. Anyone post the video online?
Perhaps equally disturbing is the creation of a world-wide lynch mob, fueled by social media sites and forums, which has collectively tracked down a suspect and is now calling for physical harm to be done to her? What if the wrong person is identified and is attacked, even killed?