- Posted May 20, 2009 by
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Vick is Not Alone: Man Puts Cat Inside a Bong
Michael Vick is not the only one that was cruel to animals!
Acea Schomaker, a 20-year-old Nebraska man was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty in March for allegedly placing a cat inside a homemade bong and exposing it to marijuana smoke.
Schomaker's 22-year-old girlfriend, Marissa Vieux, also faces animal cruelty charges and appeared in court today. A June 8 jury trial date was set for Vieux.
Both Schomaker and Vieux pleaded not guilty last month, and Schomaker says he had no intention of harming the cat, a 6-month-old female named Shadow, by subjecting it to marijuana.
Vieux says she adopted Shadow from friends who had abused her. Apparently the traumatized cat came with behavior problems, and Schomaker claims he only placed her in the bong to soothe her. "Every time we took her out she would pretty much just lay down and proceed to clean herself and act like a stoned person," he has said.
I wonder if anyone will call for these two to never work again. I know some will say this is not the same thing. However, if he wasn't rich and famous, would you still call for him to lose everything? He's by far, not the only person who has ever done this. Why do we only make a big deal out of it when there's a celebrity involved?