Cody A. Mann, a 28 year old man from Minnesota, was charged last week with two felony counts of animal cruelty and torture after admitting to killing, skinning, and baking his pet cat.
It is Mann's lawyer, however, who is receiving the brunt of the public outrage, mostly because of her (totally not callous) statement, "I've represented people doing more horrible things to other people. At the end of the day, it's meat. I don't know why there's the outrage about cooking a cat."
Actually, according to the ever-omniscient Wikipedia, cat meat is considered taboo in most cultures. And even if it weren't, this is America, and in America we like our cats grumpy and full of LOLs — not baked with a side of onion.