The message below is another variant of the Bonsai Kitten
This was basically a joke website
originaly created by some MIT grad students, but large numbers of people took
it at face value and assumed it was real. There are a number of variants of
See here for a more
thorough de-bunking: http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/outrage/bonsai.htm
Hi Friends and Family,
I find this HARD to even imagine - but then again, there are some crazy
beings (should I dare call them HUMAN?) in this world. Please sign this
and forward to all you know.
Love and hugs to all, Renee' and Mel
Date: 6/21/2001 10:57:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time
To anyone with love and respect for life:
In New York there is a Japanese who sells "bonsai-kittens". Sounds like fun
huh? NOT! These animals are squeezed into a bottle.
Their urine and faeces are removed through probes. They feed them with a kind of tube. They feed
them chemicals to keep their bones soft and flexible so the kittens grow into the shape of the bottle. The animals will stay
their as long as they live. They can't walk or move or wash themselves. Bonsai-kittens are becoming a fashion in
New York and Asia.
See this horror at: http://www.bonsaikitten.com
Please sign this email in protest against these tortures. If you receive an email with over 500 names, please send a copy to:
From there this protest will be sent to USA and Mexican animal protection organizations. If you send this to your friends: Use
the copy/paste method in an NEW email to keep this readable....
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If you receive this or a similar message please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate
this urban legend.....