Boy was I pleased to see the Commercial Appeal editorial entitled “An undeserved bludgeoning” coming down hard on the mayor’s office for proudly promoting with a press release the security camera footage of dogs being beaten by a worker at MAS. Indeed, the doomed dogs did not deserve to be killed by the people paid to protect them, much less beaten with a steel pole and poked with a broom stick in their final minutes of life.
Oh – wait. The editorial is saying that Matt Pepper is the one who was (metaphorically) bludgeoned without cause. *hacks up furball* And:
Some of the loudest critics want the city to operate a no-kill shelter. But the volume of abandoned and stray animals makes a no-kill shelter impractical.
What exactly does this mean? There are too many strays in Memphis and not enough steel poles to beat them all with on their way to kill room?
Washoe Co, NV takes in the same number of pets annually as Memphis but operates an open admission no kill shelter by utilizing the programs of the No Kill Equation. Their leaders reject the “too many” excuse. They are too busy getting pets back into homes.
It’s not a numbers game, it’s a commitment to saving pets’ lives. It’s an end to attempting to justify the abuse and killing at the pound. It’s the ability to look at a video of a city trained animal professional beating dogs with a steel pole, clearly distinguish exactly who is being undeservedly bludgeoned in Memphis and call out the perpetrators.
Memphis, please – stop the excuses. Stop the abuse. Stop the killing.