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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm not an animal rights activist but...

While I'm not a huge lover of all things animals, I don't want to see animals hurt. I would have a horse in a minute if I was allowed. And if I lived alone again I might even have a dog. And I do eat meat and I have leather shoes. So.... be that as it may but I still am not hurtful to animals. What I do not understand is a hater of animals.

There's a dude in my hometown that was arrested for animal cruelty for drowning a litter of kittens. Someone saw him do it and reported it. And he was arrested. I hope he is prosecuted within every inch of what the law says from jail time to fines to everything.

These weren't rabid wild cats that were killing small children and other animals and they weren't a menace or danger to society. He just didn't want anymore cats pooping in his yard or flower beds. And while I agree that can be frustrating, killing them is waaaaaay overboard, in my opinion. We have a wonderful animal shelter here which will give people cages to catch unwanted critters without harm. The shelter will bring the cages to your house as well as pick them up when you catch something, whether it be cat, raccoon or dog.

When I hear things like this I feel sick. He also owns a business here and I hope as the word gets out to what he did that everyone boycotts his place. What a jerk. There are not ever words strong enough to describe a lowlife scumbag who hurts poor innocent creatures like that.

Maggie

7 comments:

Elise said...

Hello, I'm leaving you a comment to say just what a beautiful blog you have here. Such fascinating and interesting posts. And your pictures... just perfect ! Thank you for sharing all this - and best wishes to you...

Anna said...

horrible. I've read that people who hurt/harm others often start with animals. People need to be careful around him.

sad :-(

Anonymous said...

Was it in the paper? Scan the article or copy and paste the article your blog. Any local readers who read you might boycott.

That man is an asshole. May he rot in hell.

Or lose some customers.

I boycott Walmart because of what they did to one of their employees.
Or both.

Patti

Maggie said...

Elise- thank you for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it! I hope you come back again!

Anna- he's a pretty awful person...

Patti- no one local reads this blog (thankfully!) and out small town newspaper is so... well, small... that it's not online. And it's a small enough town that everyone is hearing about it. I know one lady who was a customer of his for 30+ years and called and told him she would never be back to his establishment again. go her!

Bragger said...

Scumbag is WAY too nice a term for him.

When I was skydiving, someone threw a cat out of a plane on takeoff to see if it landed on its feet. It didn't kill it, but it did maim it. He was told NEVER to come back to that dropzone. And skydivers are notorious for having a sick sense of humor. That was too much for them, though.

The Eejit said...

Yes, he should be prosecuted.
People hurt animals because they are usually an easy, defenceless target.

But your story brought back memories for me - see here. Hope the link works!

Maggie said...

Bragger- threw it out of an airplane???? Oh my fucking god- what a super asshole. Let's throw him out a plane and see what happens! Damn...

Eejit- i agree with you on all accounts.

And thanks for the link (it worked) Sad poem... and thanks for the mention on your blog, too!