The rise of reports concerning mutilated cats (San Antonio), decapitated birds and goats (Laguna Beach, CA), etc. appears to be a variation on the Headless Man theme that preceded the fall of Allende in Chile. It's a form of terrorism. The vigilantes are rising to arms: "Groups taking action to find cat killer," San Antonio Express, TX, Oct 19, 2007 - "So far, six cats have been found mutilated and tossed into yards in just three weeks time. Two of the six mutilated cats were found in a Northwest Side ... " The newspapers are calling the culprit a "serial cat killer."

Decapitated Animals Found On OC Beaches In Past Week

November 15, 2007

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Another headless bird was found on an Orange County beach, adding to a string of similar discoveries since last Thursday, authorities said Thursday.

The beheaded bird, believed to be a dove or pigeon, was found at about noon Wednesday on the north side of Main Beach, said Sgt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department. ...

http://www.knbc.com/news/14603698/detail.html

Killing and abusing animals is so common in Florida that there is a beach named for it:

Island's strays get 2nd chance locally

Orlando Sentinel, FL - Oct 19, 2007

"Among the locals, the stretch of sand is known as "dead dog beach" because the strays are frequently tortured, mutilated, beaten to death and even shot ... "

"On Halloween night, 1930, the San Francisco Bulletin reported, Wood found them ;painted all over in red and black, with the neck of one cat badly mutilated ... "

Nov. 8: Reward offered in mutilation of girl's pony

Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Nov 9, 2007

" ... Fourteen years ago, a palomino colt was mutilated and dismembered on an Independence farm. Cruelty to a horse occurs on average perhaps once or twice a year ... "

" ... Utah, where 11 cats have been mutilated the past year ... The mutilated cat found Wednesday was near H Street and 500 North. ... "

www.aliendave.com/UUFOH_CatMutilations.html

Cats targeted in ‘terrifying’ knife attacks

Dorset Echo, UK - Oct 29, 2007

" ... A SADISTIC cat hater is feared to be loose after two pets living next door to each other were mutilated with knives within days. ... "

"Mutilated cats are turning up in the Edmonton area, and police, the local humane society, bylaw officers and five other groups are working to solve the ... "

www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/ story/2007/08/21/mutilated-cats.html

Farshores.org Far News: Mutilated Cats Mystery Evokes Worldwide Interest.

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