I posted on February 14 that the only thing keeping the 127 seized Pitbulls (plus newborn litters of pups) alive was that they were being held as evidence in the case of the third defendant in the dogfighting prosecution. Today, that case was closed:
Amanda Grace Lunsford, 25, the third and final defendant in the case, pleaded guilty this morning to a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals.
Authorities wasted no time in seeking a judge’s order to kill all the dogs:
A Superior Court judge this morning ordered that 127 pit bulls seized in a raid of a breeder of fighting dogs should be euthanized.
Who to thank for this travesty?
Judge Ed Wilson entered the order after hearing arguments from Wilkes County officials, from the prosecutor and from The Humane Society of the U.S. that the dogs are dangerous and would pose a risk if adopted into homes. [emphasis=mine]
I don’t know anyone who donates money to Wilkes County authorities but I do know that lots of people donate to the HSUS, thinking they are helping animals. Ain’t that a damn shame?
I would cry, if I was a cryer. I’m not so I’ll just say a prayer instead:
As long as space remains,
As long as sentient beings remain,
Until then, may I too remain,
And dispel the miseries of the world.