Va. man jailed for guinea pig hat fac...

Va. man jailed for guinea pig hat faces new charge

There are 17 comments on the WTKR story from Mar 31, 2010, titled Va. man jailed for guinea pig hat faces new charge. In it, WTKR reports that:

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - A Virginia man facing an animal cruelty charge for skinning a guinea pig to make a hat now is accused of threatening children.

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Chuck

Church View, VA

#1 Mar 31, 2010
This is socialism run amock. It's okay to kill human babies but not animals. Davy Crockett would have been jailed for his hat and condemmed for having a legal gun.
Jola

Winchester, VA

#2 Mar 31, 2010
I am against the killing of human babies, and I am glad that this guy is being looked into. Certainly would not want him killing my human baby!
lme

United States

#3 Jul 10, 2010
what exactly does one do with an idiot such as this?
lme

United States

#4 Jul 10, 2010
Chuck wrote:
This is socialism run amock. It's okay to kill human babies but not animals. Davy Crockett would have been jailed for his hat and condemmed for having a legal gun.
this is not 1786-1836 (crockett's life span) when a skin cap to keep warm may have been the deciding factor between life and death.
Bigboy

Angier, NC

#5 Jul 10, 2010
Skin his head, and put it on a coconut in a public place.
OldBikr

Hayes, VA

#6 Jul 11, 2010
WTF was this stuff? An effing guinea pig hat? Damn this one sure wasn't a Rhodes Scholar, was he?

One thing though, guinea pigs are usually pretty small, so I guess we can assume the perp here was a pin-head. After all, it only took one pig to make him a hat.

Still I gotta ask, is there a law against bad taste? If there is such a law then this ape is totally GUILTY.

I never heard of a law prohibiting the use of guinea pig skin as a material to make clothing with, what is up with that?
guinea piggy

Norfolk, VA

#7 Jul 11, 2010
People would be surprised if they knew how many clothing and food items are made from animals that we like to think of as pets. I had several pair of gloves, back in the 80's, that were lined with cat fur (not rabbit). I once knew an old Chinese lady that saw some gerbils and yelled, "Chinese rats! I cook!". Those 'chinese rats' were my wifes pets.
OldBikr

Hayes, VA

#8 Jul 11, 2010
Chinese rats. LOL
guinea piggy

Cape Charles, VA

#9 Jul 11, 2010
OldBikr wrote:
Chinese rats. LOL
Traditional Cooking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup...
OldBikr

Hayes, VA

#10 Jul 13, 2010
Good point there Guinea Piggy, interesting vid too.

OK, I can deal with it. Guinea pigs are a food item in South America, they even put the meat on pizzas or so I have heard. I watched Zimmern eat them on "Bizarre Foods" and he is still around.

I have eaten squirrels and they are nothing but tree-rats so I can relate, sort of. Squirrels are not pets though, Guinea pigs are. At least they are here in the US.

But what kind of a pin-head makes a hat out of a guinea pig? I don't think it is illegal to do that, but it is so wrong. Culture vs Counter Culture style of thing doncha know.

I suppose this jerk did this for shock value and to get attention. I hope he is pleased with the attention he is getting then.

I feel entirely different when people are doing what they gotta, just to survive; than I do about people just being jerks.

I still gotta point out one thing, if he only needed one guinea pig to make the hat he must have been literally a pin-head. LOL
guinea piggy

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Jul 13, 2010
OldBikr wrote:
I have eaten squirrels and they are nothing but tree-rats so I can relate, sort of. Squirrels are not pets though, Guinea pigs are.
Actually, to many people squirrels are pets. You might enjoy this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup...

But, squirrels do make a nice stew! Not much meat, but tasty.
Spike

Virginia Beach, VA

#12 Jul 13, 2010
Chinchilla's and Minks??? Snakes and Alligators??? Buffalo's and Cows??? It's done to these animals all the time, but where's the uproar? I guess if the animal could be a "pet" it's different. Still would have been a stupid looking hat.
Spike

Virginia Beach, VA

#13 Jul 13, 2010
lme wrote:
<quoted text>
this is not 1786-1836 (crockett's life span) when a skin cap to keep warm may have been the deciding factor between life and death.
Ever play baseball/softball? What was the glove made of?
guinea piggy

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Jul 13, 2010
Spike wrote:
Chinchilla's and Minks??? Snakes and Alligators??? Buffalo's and Cows??? It's done to these animals all the time, but where's the uproar? I guess if the animal could be a "pet" it's different. Still would have been a stupid looking hat.
I had pet caiman crocodile when I was 10. His name was Chester. It may be hard for many people understand, but, I played with him and he never bit me. Unfortunately, he got into a fight with a cat and lost. I buried him in a makeshift coffin and cried. He really was a friend. Today, you can still buy them as pets in a few places. Unfortunately, many gator products are actually made from these caiman crocodiles, and not the alligator or crocodile hides they are said to be. They are used as pets, food, clothing, etc.
Cobb

United States

#15 Aug 4, 2010
The guy is a nutcase, pure & simple.
Bogus Billy

Cambridge, MA

#16 Sep 13, 2010
Hats off to this idiot. He should be stabbed to death with a sharpened iron rod.
sherry hamm

Front Royal, VA

#17 Dec 2, 2010
has anyone ever carried a rabbit foot they are pets also but people kill and eat them use the fur the whole 9 yards

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