Friday, August 12, 2005

Blah blah blah...

Two recent items that apparently have no bearing on each other whatsoever:

Jourdanton, TX--This morning, PETA sent an urgent plea to District Attorney Rene Pena in Floresville, urging him to vigorously prosecute animal control officer Chantan Morin and other Jourdanton city workers who are reportedly being investigated for cruelty to animals. The city employees allegedly drowned at least five dogs on July 11 at the city's sewage treatment plant. According to news sources, one witness alleges that the animals were confined to cages and then lowered into the water. Those who escaped were evidently strangled with noose poles and then held under water, struggling and flailing, until they died.

'Animal care workers are trusted to protect animals from abuse, which makes the alleged actions of Morin and the others all the more troubling,' says PETA Animal Sheltering Advisor Teresa Chagrin. 'Mental health professionals and top law enforcement officials consider cruelty to animals to be a red flag.'

PETA is also sending its anti-violence public service announcement hosted by actor Dennis Franz to TV stations serving the Atascosa County area.
But she told a news conference there was no indication of "pain or suffering" among the 18 animals that police in Ahoskie, N.C., found in a shopping center garbage bin or the 13 found in a van registered to PETA. The animals received lethal injections, Newkirk said.

Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, of Norfolk, and Andrew Benjamin Cook, 24, of Virginia Beach, appeared Friday in Hertford County District Court and their trial was set for July 19. Each faces 31 felony charges of animal cruelty and nine misdemeanor counts -- eight of illegal disposal of dead animals and one of trespassing.
I'm not saying these guys in Jourdanton didn't screw up--it seems they most certainly did. I have no idea why they would euthanize dogs that way. If they only wanted to save money, as they said, ammo is pretty cheap and very effective. But for PETA to jump in and start crying about it, I can only say: Pot, meet Kettle.

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