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The Weekend Is Here!

Yay the weekend has finally arrived! I made chili last night, then toodled a bit on the computer before hitting the bed -- before 12:30 on a weekend that might be a new record for me!

I have a new default icon of my two lovely girls Ginger and Nutmeg. I am so happy!

I saw this posted last night in dog_lovers
Josephine is a little stray dog that was found after someone tried to skin her alive and left her for dead.

There is no punishment harsh enough for the people that did this.

Operation Kindness is offering a $2500.00 reward for info leading to the capture of the assholes that did it.


There was a similar story on our local news a few days ago about someone throwing acid in the face of a German Shepard and leaving it for dead.

Then there are pages like this filled with atrocities of terrific proportions. A woman who tied her Jack Russell Terrier to her car was fined $250.0 and was given probation, that's funny the dog didn't get off with probation... Why should she? Grrrrrrrrr...

I cannot understand how human beings with all their supposed intelligence and "humanity" could do something like this... To harm any defenseless animal, simply for your own amusement is unthinkable to me. I have no patience with people who do such things and I hope they rot in hell quite frankly.

Several studies have shown a link between animal abuse/mutilation and violent crimes toward people. When are we as a society going to enforce the punishments already in place and tighten the severity of those punishments for people who do such things?? Wake up people -- this is a serious problem! Leave it to fester if you will... but if you are content with some poor stray animal being beaten, set on fire, covered in glue, or left for dead, please dear god don't start bitching and moaning when you find out that the person who did it is now doing the same (or worse, to other people, including children).

The human race is so disgusting, sometimes I wish I was a cockroach. Disgusting yes, but not nearly as disgusting as the things people can do to one another and the animals we are here to protect.

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rainpuddle13
Nov. 22nd, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)
Hey Sweets - up to betaing?
gilathief
Nov. 22nd, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
Just sent
Hey since you are still hiding out and not on ICQ, I just sent the beta!
ashleigh_713
Nov. 22nd, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
"There is no punishment harsh enough for the people that did this."

I've always felt there should be a whole separate way of trying and punishing people who hurt those without the power to defend themselves. Anyone who torments something weaker...

Still, my beliefs also lead me to think they will be punished. Ultimately and finally.

Loved seeing your babies.
gilathief
Nov. 22nd, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
Thanks!
I agree. Yeah I know just that when I am frustrated it seems so inadeqate, ya know? I really believe there should be stiffer penalties for these monsters... ARGH!

Thanks for the comment... haven't seen you around much lately, but our internet was down forever and I have been exhausted the paast couple of days!

playboy_mommy
Nov. 22nd, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Animal cruelty makes me positively ill. :-/ Ugh. I try to avoid reading too much information about issues like this (although I did a project for school many years ago on the same topic); it just breaks my heart, you know? I absolutely adore my cat, Beowulf (whom I adopted from a shelter) as well as animals in general. Some people are just horrible. It's really quite sad.

Oh, and by the way...your puppies are precious. :o)
gilathief
Nov. 23rd, 2003 09:14 am (UTC)
Animal cruellty
I try to avoid reading too much information about issues like this (although I did a project for school many years ago on the same topic); it just breaks my heart

I know what you mean and a lot of times I feel the same; there are times when I just can't think about it. Sometimes my husband will walk in and find me watching Animal Precinct or some such show, and of course I am in tears and he looks at me and says,"Why do you do this to yourself? ... It always makes you sad." and I just think about the animals who have actually had to endure the suffering, not just descriptions of it. It's all too much sometimes.

I understand where you are coming from with the statement above becuase I feel the same all the time, but then there's a part of me that feels even worse for ignoring the problem.

By the way, I think it is terrific that you got Beowulf (I love that name) from a shelter. I wish more people would. I have known a lot of breeders in my time and they are all excellent people who love the animals they care for more than anything. Many people who purchase animals though aren't concerned with getting an animal from a quality breeder who has taken the time and money to educate themselves about proper dog care, so people end up paying exorbetant (sp?) prices for dogs that receive only a minimum level of treatment.

Ginger, the beagle/shepard mix in the first picture was adopted from a shelter after she and her six brothers and sisters were dumped on the side of a rural road and left for dead. They weren't even a month old. When a shelter volunteer found the puppies they had worms (of course) kennel cough, and mange. It took nearly 2 months of almost weekly visits to our vet to get her in good shape. The vet says now (about two years later) she is one of the healthiest dogs he has ever seen.

Nutmeg, the chocolate lab/border collie mix was a puppy that my uncle's dog had. I have tried so hard to get him to spay her, but he refuses and the puppies were living in a bad situation where he wouldn't even try to find good homes for them. Since he drinks and is gone a lot my grandmother goes and feeds and cares for the dogs as much as her health will allow. I called and said I could take Nutmeg, but my grandmother was worried that her brother (the only other puppy from that particular litter) wouldn't do well without her. So a friend of mine (who had been wanting a dog) took him in and they absolutely adore him.

God I could talk forever about animals... I guess it comes naturally. My mom said that my dad once pulled over his car on a busy highway to move a snapping turtle out of harm's way.

Thanks for the note hope you are having a good weekend.
gilathief
Nov. 23rd, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: Animal cruellty
Forgot to add that your kitty is gorgeous and sooo fluffy! Guessing it's a boy??
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