This article on Gawker/Valleywag asks: "Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?*"
You may not know or care what 4chan is. I'll let you read what Gawker says about them.
As the article points out, the Internet Hate Machine has been cranked into motion twice in recent weeks in order to track down the woman who trashed a cat and the girl who pitched puppies into a river.**
"OMG, are they coming back over to the Light side, like Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi???"***
I think the real point is much simpler: animal cruelty is repugnant. Even to the repugnant-est folks around.
(*Shouldn't that headline read either "Are 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guys?" or "Is 4chan Turning Into Internet Good Guy?)
(**Anyone else surprised that both were women? Isn't sociopathy, like, a million times more common in men?)
(*** actual factual quote from Gawker McValleywag himself)