Κι όμως έγινε πιστευτό!
Aν έχεις έστω και ένα μικρό δείγμα ανθρωπιάς aπάνω σου διάθεσε ενα λεπτό να διαβάσεις το ακόλουθo email..
Νέα μόδα έχει σηκωθεί στην Κίνα τον τελευταίο καιρό και δεν αφορά ρούχα, αλλα ζωντανά γατάκια τα οποία μεγαλώνουν μέσα σε γυάλινα μπουκάλια παραμόρφωμένα παίρνοντας το σχήμα του μπουκαλιού!!!
Αν είναι δυνατόν!!!!
Το ζώο ταίζεται με καλαμάκι από μια μικρή εισδοχή και αφοδεύει απο μια τρύπα στο πίσω μέρος του βάζου.
Λίγο πρίν τοποθετηθεί μέσα στο βάζο το γατάκι δέχεται ηρεμιστικό μυών ούτως ώστε να μην μπορεί ν΄ αντισταθεί.
Μέσα σε ένα μήνα και με τις «κατάλληλες» ανθρώπινες επεμβάσεις το γατάκι παίρνει το σχήμα του βάζου.. Ακόμα και το κεφάλι του!!
Τα ζώα μετά πωλούνται για σουβενίρ στο σπίτι..
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες: http://zealcorp.com/bonsaikitten/bkintro.html
Μαζεύονται υπογραφές στη ακόλουθη ιστοσελίδα http://www.petitiononline.com/J1A2D3E4/petition.html και σας παρακαλω να διαθέσετε ούτε ενα λεπτό από το χρόνο σας να υπογράψετε να σταματήσει αυτή η κτηνωδία.
Προωθήστε αυτό το email σε όσους περισσότερους μπορείτε και μην ξεχνάτε να διαγράφετε τις προηγούμενες επαφές από τον κορμό του μηνύματος.
HOAX!!!!!! KAI MAΛΙΣΤΑ ΠΑΛΙΟ…
Το όνομα Bonsai Kitten αναφέρεται σε μία γνωστή διαδικτυακή φάρσα. Επρόκειτο για μία ιστοσελίδα που δημιουργήθηκε το 2000 και στην οποία υποτίθεται πως εικονίζονταν ζωντανά γατάκια τα οποία μεγαλώνουν μέσα σε γυάλινα μπουκάλια και σταδιακά παραμορφώνονται παίρνοντας το σχήμα του μπουκαλιού.
Το Ομοσπονδιακό Γραφείο Ερευνών των ΗΠΑ εξέτασε την υπόθεση και κατέληξε στο συμπέρασμα ότι πρόκειται για φάρσα ενός φοιτητή του Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Οι φωτογραφίες δημιουργήθηκαν με εφαρμογές επεξεργασίας εικόνων. Ωστόσο κυκλοφορούν μέχρι σήμερα μηνύματα προστατών των ζώων, όπου εκφράζουν την ανησυχία τους για τα γατάκια.
Στα ελληνικά έχουν δημιουργήσει ακόμη και σελίδα στο facebook που προτρέπει στην απαγόρευση του φαινομένου….
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες διαβάστε παρακάτω:
Bonsai Kittens Email Petition
Email exhorts recipients to sign and forward a message protesting the practise of creating «bonsai kittens» by placing cats in class jars to restrict their growth (Full commentary below.)
There a probably few sites on the Internet that have spawned more hatred and condemnation than the Bonsai Kittens website. The site supposedly provides information about how to create «bonsai kittens» by cramming cats into class jars so that they grow to take on the shape of the jar.
Information on the website notes:
By physically constraining the growth of a developing living thing, it can be directed to take the shape of the vessel that constrains it. Just as a topiary gardener produces bushes that take the forms of animals or any other thing, you no longer need be satisfied with a housepet having the same mundane shape as all other members of its species.
For years, email chain letters condemning the procedure as unconscionably cruel and calling for the closure of the site have continually made their way around the inboxes of the world. The infamous site even drew the attention of the FBI. A 2001 report on Wired.com notes:
FBI agents in the Boston field office have launched an investigation into the site. They also have served MIT with a grand jury subpoena asking for «any and all subscriber information» about the site, which was initially hosted in a campus dormitory but has since moved to a commercial provider. MIT said in a letter to bonsaikitten.com’s pseudonymous webmaster, a graduate student using the alias Dr. Michael Wong Chang, that it will wait until Sunday to turn over records that would identify him by name. «I was surprised,» Chang said. «I really thought that the FBI had better things to do. That’s your tax dollars at work.»
Of course, this widespread condemnation and anger is not at all surprising. If it were actually real, the act of creating bonsai kittens would constitute criminal cruelty to animals. But, in reality, the website is nothing more than an ill-conceived and incredibly tasteless joke apparently perpetrated by an MIT student. The techniques described are clearly impossible, and are certainly not being carried out as described. Moreover, the site does not actually sell equipment used to create bonsai kittens, nor has it ever done so. The apparent advertisement of bonsai kittens products included on the site are entirely bogus and intended only to further the illusion that the techniques described are real. An article on the Humane Society of the United States website notes:
The Massachusetts SPCA and the FBI initiated an investigation of the site’s creator, but discovered no evidence of actual animal abuse or the sale of bonsai kitten «products,» though the investigation remains active. If the creator is not e-mailing the obscene materials to an unwilling audience, violating a User’s Agreement, committing the abuse depicted on site, or actually selling products involving animal cruelty, then the site is considered free speech and is protected by the First Amendment.
As with other satirical websites, there are no overt statements or disclaimers on the Bonsai Kittens website that specifically inform visitors that its claims are not intended to be taken seriously. Hence, after visiting the site, many people believe that bonsai kittens really are being created and are consequently outraged.
However, a closer examination of the site content soon reveals a number of tongue-in-cheek references that indicate the satirical nature of the information. For example, the site claims that those who wish to create bonsai kittens need to apply for and receive a «Bonsai Kitticulture» permit from the U.S. government. This claim is clearly nonsense and no such permit system exists. In another section, the site claims that young kittens have «springy» bones and will bounce when thrown on the floor. Again, this is obviously total nonsense. And a series of nonsensical entries in a fake «Guest Book» included on the site provide further evidence that the site is a hoax. These entries include outlandish «praise» of the site as well as absurd comments about creating bonsai boyfriends, children and horses.
Although there are photographs of cats on the site, they do not show a «finished» bonsai kitten. Instead, they depict cats in or behind unsealed jars. It appears that the defenceless animals in the pictures were thrust into jars and otherwise manipulated to create the desired images. This is cruel enough even if there was no intention to seal the jars and create bonsai cats. Also, some sick individuals might be moved to actually try the procedures outlined on the site.
The site itself has apparently moved locations several times during its history and been banned by several hosting providers. The domain name used in some versions of the petition emails, http://www.bonsaikitten.com, now leads to an advertising portal that has no relation to the original Bonsai Kittens website. At the time of writing, a mirror of the original website was available on Shorty.com.
But there is nothing remotely clever or funny about a website that uses potential animal cruelty as the foundation for its satire, even if no kittens were actually harmed. However, even if you do think the site is in such poor taste that it should be eradicated from the Internet once and for all, «signing» and forwarding an email petition on the subject is quite unlikely to achieve your aim. Email petitions are essentially ineffective, especially if the information they contain is erroneous, outdated or misleading, as is the case with the bonsai kittens email. In fact, there are a number of significant problems with email-based petitions that render them virtually useless
Ironically, forwarding the email is more likely to keep the site operational than help to shut it down. The furore caused by the site content, and the free promotion provided by the constant circulation of thousands of petition emails means that the site most probably gets a constant stream of visitors. Its continued notoriety is likely to encourage its misguided perpetrator to continue to keep the site active and online rather than remove it. The Humane Society article notes:
Please do not e-mail or otherwise contact the person running the site. The negative attention he’s received has fueled the posting of the site in several locations and the formation of a group of supporters.
The article also contains information about more effective methods of registering protest against the bonsai kittens website and other sites that promote animal cruelty.