Don’t F**k With Cats is a documentary streaming on Netflix that is even crazier than the title. At first, a group on Facebook is created to find a man who put two kittens in a vacuum-sealed bag and suffocated them. That alone is enough to turn your stomach. Then, a video of him playing with the dead kittens is posting. Then another cat killing video. Then another one. Then a human murder. All the while, these internet vigilantes are tracing him all over the world in order to catch him, since the police had no jurisdiction over the internet. At the end of the documentary, they finally find him and justice is served. We see the sick obsession with movies that the killer has and we discover the motives behind his actions. The end of the movie seems to wrap things up with a pretty little bow. But there are some aspects of the case that left certain questions unanswered.
1. Who originally tipped off Baudi Moovin and the reporter in London?
Both Baudi Moovin and the reporter received a message that said “the person you are looking for is Luka Magnotta. Based on Luka’s need for attention and stockpile of fake accounts, it can be assumed that Luka was the one who told on himself in order for the spotlight to be turned on him, but it was never confirmed who actually gave them the name they were looking for.
2. Whose hands were in the python video?
Luka seemed to have acted alone in his videos, despite his claims that he was forced to perform these acts by “Manny Lopez.” However, there were a second pair of hands in the video with the cat and the python that was never investigated. Related, where in the world did he get a python?!
3. How did Luka know where Baudi Moovin worked?
Baudi specifically used an alias so that no one could find her. I’m assuming she did not post any personal details about herself, but that wasn’t mentioned. How was Luka able to figure out not only where she lived and worked, but obtain a video of the casino she worked in? Did he have someone else do it for him?
4. How did Luka make all of those accounts?
The effort that would take would be exhaustive. He’d have to make new emails to make new accounts and keep a log of which emails went with which account so that he could log on and make posts on his “fan pages.” Did he have a program that was able to do it for him?
5. How much does Luka’s mom really know?
Luka’s mom seemed thoroughly convinced that Luka was innocent, which can only mean two things: she was delusional or she was protecting him. Was she the one giving him money to flee the country? Did she think that her son deserved to be famous just like he did and enabled his violent tendencies out of guilt? Or did he have her so wrapped around his finger that she really believed he was incapable of these crimes, even though they were on camera?
6. Did Luka hate Christmas?
In the first two videos, there was Christmas music playing in the background. Then a troll account admitting to the murders had a Santa hat on. Since everything else had sort of symbol, why was he incorporating Christmans so much?
7. Why were the cat videos so much harder to watch than the murder video?
The people who were shown watching the cat videos were in near tears and had to avert their eyes, but when they watched the video of Jun Lin, it was not nearly as emotionally moving for them. Why was so much more time spent on the animal crimes and the murder was almost off-handedly mentioned? Why didn’t Jun Lin get more than just a single interview of his friend to commemorate his life that was taken so horrifically?
8. How can we stop perpetuating the fame of serial killers?
At the very end of the movie, Baudi Moovin turns to the camera and asks if the viewers are complicit in the crime by giving Luka exactly what he wanted: fame. It’s more of a hypothetical and philosophical question, but how can we study serial killers without giving them the satisfaction that they crave?