Treats on the Internets

There is an update on the Lawrence, IN pound case where the sole ACO neglected pets to death and the police department in charge never bothered to check.  The ACO pleaded down to 4 animal neglect charges and probation.  (Thank you Clarice for the link.)

30 people, including an asthmatic 84 year old woman, showed up to swing a sledgehammer at the Medina Co gas chamber destruction celebration in OH. (Thanks Casey for the link.)

A Baltimore police officer has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 7 month old puppy to death and texting her a photo of her pet’s dead body.  Can we dip this guy in red paint to alert non-psychopaths he may come across in life that they are in imminent danger?  (Thanks Clarice.)

A 54 year old zoo employee dying of cancer in Holland was granted his final wish to say goodbye to the animals.  One of the giraffes walked to his bedside and gave him a kiss.  (Thanks Valerie.)

Smithsonian video: Poaching leads to psychological damage in elephants.  (Thanks Valerie.)

A place to take refuge, when needed.  (Thank you Clarice.)

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  1. Casey Post

     /  March 25, 2014

    Pro-tip for the next gas chamber smashing – bring long-handled axes. Although the reciprocating saws did a decent job as well, I’m told.

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  2. Karen F

     /  March 25, 2014

    An incredible roundup of stories, both positive and negative. Thanks, and special thanks for “Slothville.” I needed that today.

    P.S. Congratulations to Medina County!

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  3. Jacque OConnor

     /  March 25, 2014

    We had animals abused at the Bisbee (Arizona) Animal Shelter and the county attorney was unable to prosecute due to lack of evidence. The city closed the shelter “for repairs” and are hiring a new shelter manager, but much remains the same and volunteer groups have backed away from the shelter due to the city’s neglect. There should be some kind psych test for people at shelters. Jacqueline O’Connor POB 2552 Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 (520) 335-2499 The greatest menace to freedom is inert people. (Louis Brandeis, 1927) No one loves armed missionaries. (Maximilien Robespierre) If the good people don’t go into politics, the scoundrels surely will. (Judge Levi S. Udall). Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. (Bradley Manning, 8/21/13)

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