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July 16, 2013 10:57 am

Canadian Mayor Who Said Israel Doesn’t ‘Deserve to Exist,’ Now Under Investigation After Bragging He Kills Kittens for Fun

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Huntingdon, Quebec Mayor Stéphane Gendron. Photo: Wikipedia.

A Canadian politician who previously stated that Israel doesn’t ‘deserve to exist,’ has caused a stir in his hometown after claiming he likes to run over cats and even kittens with his car.

Stephane Gendron, the mayor of Huntingdon, Quebec, whose other career is as a radio jockey, has been forced to apologize for describing how he enthusiastically kills cats with his car.

Gendron made the comments while on-air and later claimed that they were supposed to be humorous.

“When I see a cat in the street, I accelerate,” Gendron said, according to the Globe and Mail.

“Stray cats have no business on the street,” he continued. “So bang! I accelerate.”

He then described running over a baby kitten.

“The other day I backed up over a newborn and I’m sure it didn’t feel a thing,” Gendron said. “The pickup passed over him like it was nothing.”

Gendron issued an apology after the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said it had opened an investigation into the mayor, whose town of 2,450 is between Montreal and the New York State border.

“On July 9, 2013, I made largely exaggerated comments on the overpopulation of cats that constitutes a nuisance in our urban and rural areas,” Gendron’s statement said.

“I myself have to deal with this problem on my property, with many dozens of stray cats that come and cause problems.

“I admit that the imagery used served no purpose in advancing the debate on this issue… For all these reasons, I apologize. The use of dark humour was inappropriate in dealing with such a subject.”

In 2011 Gendron outraged the North American Jewish community with comments about Israel made on his radio show.

“Products made in Israel on land stolen from the Palestinians that is walled in, in an apartheid regime where they are cut off, it’s very serious…And a country like that does not deserve to exist.”

In a follow-up email to reporters Gendron explained his position: “I am defending a state with both Palestine and Israel living together,” he wrote. “I may be naive, but this is my position. Israel as it is today is not my cup of tea.”

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  • Julio Roberto Mendez

    Sthepane Gendron deserve apologize with all Jewish world, and i considered this is one filty person. Hijo de la gran puta, maldito y que un rayo lo parta por maldecir a Israel.

  • Michael Devolin

    All anti-Semites are mentally deficient. His behaviour, therefore, should not surprise anyone.

    • John Walker

      Opposition to the state of Israel is not anti-Semitism, and it is grossly dishonest to conflate the two in order to shield Israel from well-deserved criticism.

  • Lynne Marton

    He should not be in any official position – ever. He waves his prejudice like the Fleur de Lys on St John the Baptist Day. He is an ignorant buffoon who just shoves one foot after the other down his own throat. I would believe he does that to those poor defenseless stray cats and kittens – he tried too hard to justify his non-existent “sense of humour”. They need to get rid of him – sooner the better!!!

  • Andrea

    Quebec!!!! Figures! French and French Canadians feel no love for Israel. Ashamed to have them in my country.

  • Craig B

    You can’t condemn this imbecile without first condemn the bigger imbeciles that voted for him.

  • Linda M.

    God please save this man’s soul and turn his heart to loving all people.

    • Shifra Paikin

      Save his soul??? This depraved barbarian should rot in hell.

      The Talmud says that people who are cruel to animals are cruel to people. This monster’s sadism is organically linked to his attitudes to Israel – the only country in the Middle East that respects human rights.

  • Fso

    This guy does not deserve to live. He is a cruel fellow who take pleasure in killing defenceless animals and extended his evil mind to the God chosen people. For sure he will end up regretting his life.

    I believe this guy sniff cocaine, because he behave like a drug addict who have lost his mind. I am surprise how he manage to fool everyone and became a Mayor. He should be remove from that office and sent to rehabilitation centre to be cure of his madness.

  • Larry Mitchell

    What really frightens me is that our society considers his comments about eliminating stray cats more serious than his comments to eliminate Israel.

    • Well, finally……someone noticed this as well !!

      I do think and believe that all these ignorant haters are ill informed and have no clue what they are taking about….

      But, bigger much bigger my difficulty with comparing Israel with a kitten !!

      And, the kitten wins !!

      Sad, how far we have descended into the abyss.

  • Drchcago

    There are many who believe the treatment of Palestinians by the Jews is akin to the holocaust, believe it or not. With such a widespread view it is not surprising that he would give voice to this situation. The Palestinians are having a tough time surviving, most of world recognizes that. The answer is for a more balanced existence in that part of the world. Like 2 countries, acting like friends and neighbors.

    • dan

      there is no such thing as ” palestinians” . they are arabs who are bombing and terrorizing israel for the last century with one goal – to eliminate israel . learn a bit you anti semitic person /

    • It would really help you to read a bit more on the subject as you are mouthing off the rhetoric that the “so called Palestinians” have said, ever since Araffat started it.

      Granted that they are handling the PR much better than Israel….. but to say that Israel
      is punishing them????? They who have One Goal..The destruction of Israel, and if
      Israel really did do what you and all the other Jew/Israel haters are saying……there would not be a Palestinian alive today!

      To the contrary, they keep them alive, as not one of the arab countries wants them, they were expelled from all and are regarded by their arab brethren as here in Hungary, they view and treat the Gypsies….less than animals, and to be wiped out, said oe of the governments close friends in a newspaper article.

  • rofedoc

    The only public office this lemming deserves to hold is custodian of the dung pile in hell

  • ROBERT Lovell

    while M. Gendron is a “special” individual we must be reminded that he should be told how “special”he is and be locked up with the other “special” individuals

  • Renee Cellmer

    “Naïve” does not serve a public leader well when speaking against Israel.
    Mr. Mayor should hope no one sees him “accelerate” over a defenseless animal.
    Shame, shame, shame.

  • Esther Sarah Evans

    This guy belongs in an insane asylum at best. He’s clearly criminal and not just creepy.
    The Canadian authorities must be prompt at condemning his incitement and make sure the public knows what is in store for people of his ilk.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Well, he could always get a job with the Huffington Post. Or the House of Lords.

  • Fred

    What about Canada that was stolen from the Canadian Indians by the French & English & showed up into the Arctic circle in isolation. At least Israel & the Jews have returned to the land that was always theirs. Arab like the white & motley migrants are nothing but squatters.
    To the upstart Gendron you are arrogant in your ignorance go kill more kittens to make you proud.

    • Lynne T

      Yes, the hypocracy of the anti-Zionist movement in the Americas is something else, especially when voiced by a “pure laine” Quebecker.

  • “Jerk” is too mild a word to describe this deranged, sadistic, ignorant moron. Reminds me of some other politician we have here in the States. They are dangerous!

  • Sam

    These antisemitic views of French Canadians is nothing new. When I lived in Montreal in the 1960s and they were blowing up buildings seeking independence, their standard slogan was ‘English speaking Canadians get out, death to the Jews’. Newly packaged as anti-Israel hatred should be no surprise.

  • Elliott

    Catholic Quebec has a long history of anti-semitism – including church figure Lionel Groulx, after whom they named a metro station in Montreal, and the Brownshirt fascists who paraded and rallied in Quebec during the 1930’s. This smalltown mayor apparently springs from those unrefined roots.

  • Marg

    Couldn’t someone run him over as he is certainly not wanted!!!!

    • Jeanne Ray

      Great idea – I would love to do it myself!!

  • Carol

    Hey Mr.Genron,
    Would you like to hear some dark humor? Someone should run you over with a car since it sounds like you don’t deserve to exist.

  • Mel Sherwood

    He seems pretty typical of most French Canadians. They croak on, and on.

    • hadassa

      He should just ‘croak’!

  • Stuart Kaufman

    The sentiments complement each other. The kind of person who expresses sympathy for those who would destroy Israel, would also kill defenseless animals.

  • shloime

    somebody should clue him in: quebec is also land stolen from the palestinians, at least as much as israel is!

  • RP

    Admitting to kill stray cats will get you in trouble with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Shouldn’t declaring that a sovereign nation with millions of people in it does not have a right to exist get you into more trouble? I think the first comment deserves a public apology as well.

    • enubus

      The SOB will never apologize regarding Israel, because the French and French in Canada hate Jews. As far as the cats are concerned I would like 5 minutes alone with the assh**le in a locked room, and only I will walk out!

  • Elliot

    This man has no place in politics. He cannot distinguish between what should be said in public or not said. He is a complete idiot.

  • Joseph Abeles

    This guy is obviously a jerk. Accelerates to hit stray cats. Expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict. What’s next?