Monday, June 11, 2007

your dog used for target practice

The horror of Katrina and the aftermath was hideous and impossible to watch without feeling sick. I remember weeping for days and almost screaming at the images of the idiot in chief glad-handing while residents of New Orleans were trapped with no help coming. It was and is an outrage. The mismanagement of that disaster is of historic proportions. And as an animal lover, I could only imagine how heartbreaking it would be for people to have to leave their homes, to separate from their families, and to be forced to leave their beloved pets behind. Now this, from ABC.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Kamrin said...

Unfortunately, this is only what they can prove. The stories are worse than what most know. We have 21 relatives displaced by the storm. They all came to Little Rock. The rest of the family were able to stay in Louisiana. The level of horror stories I have heard from first hand accounts would leave most folks with a deep sense of despair for the human race.

June 11, 2007 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Tater said...

wow. That just took all the wind from my sails. How fucking indecent! A good friend of mine from Chicago spent two weeks of her own time and money to get together a crew for pet rescue during the aftermath of Katrina. Donna Coates (food stylist) and crew saved numerous pets and placed them in shelters around the area. I am praying to god that none of the rescued animals were "helped" by these cruel bastard sheriff employees of St Bernard Parish. There wasn't enough obscenity occurring around them in the aftermath of this tragedy? They had to add to it by killing heartbroken and defenseless animals? If I had witnessed this in person, there would have been a much different target practice going down. This just breaks my heart and sickens me. God damn.

June 11, 2007 7:00 PM  
Anonymous tater said...

Seriously. I would have no problem whatsoever chasing these bastards around with a gun, terrorizing them and shooting them. I hope Karma finds them swiftlly and terribly. The human race is so full of shitty evil people. Just makes me feel a part of a shitty species that the earth should shrug off into extinction.

June 11, 2007 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Good Lord, that is just sickening. I'm lost for words.

June 11, 2007 10:57 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

I did not read the article. It's the same with Animal Planet. Sometimes I am haunted for days by the evidence of man's cruelty to helpless animals.

June 12, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

This is heartbreaking -- for what happened, and what it says about us as a whole. I literally can not wrap my head around what those guys did. How?!?

When the animal stories were coming out at that time, I remember there were also stories kind of coming down on people who were either helping, donating, or even writing letters about the animal situation. Folks were saying "hey, what about the PEOPLE, get your priorities straight, they're just animals and there is human devastation..." I never understood why it had to be an either/or. OF COURSE we were all horrified by the human stories! Does that that mean we can't be horrified by the animal situation as well?

We actually tried to adopt a Katrina dog, but being in WA state, no one wanted to ship that far. We did donate, (check out Pasado's Safe Haven -- amazing group) and the whole Katrina thing really influenced me to adopt our 2nd dog, Mason, who was old and not in the greatest shape when we got him.

I'm with Tater -- not normally a vengeful person in that way, but those fuckers could do with a little of their own medicine. It's just sickening.

June 12, 2007 12:43 PM  
Blogger rodger said...

I'd like to have a say in what is considered "appropriate disciplinary action"! I"m with tater...got my gun and ready to roll!

June 12, 2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger pastgirl said...

Egads. And I live in FL (for job, not by predilection) where the threat of another bad storm is all too real.

June 12, 2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger Willym said...

I could only get half-way through that article - heart-sickness and rage stopped me from continuing. I have never understood cruelty to animals of any sort. Hope the bastards really feel like big men - evil sons of bitches. With Tater - karma in the form of their own back at them would be too kind. Bastards, bastards, bastards.

June 12, 2007 8:52 PM  

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