Ok, that is awful and it made me cry. Thanks for sharing that Neil.
People say there is no proof behind the "rumors", well there is your proof people.
*signed petition after cross posting to the lady who told me there was no proof of this on another site and that she knows people on the front lines and if this was happening the media would have been all over it, gave her some "proof" now let's see what her response will be...*
***Edited By: pope1982 on 9/20/2005 2:29:32 PM*** Reason: ADD*I am going to be late, wasn't going to sign but decided to change my mind and blow off work a little bit lol*
There was somthing on the raido about this today & a vet who is there told the raido that the animals have been without food or water for 3 weeks and they can't save them all. So what they have to do no matter how heart breaking it is they have to save the ones who are still walking or barking and the ones that they fill can not be saved they are uthanizing them. It breaks my heart in two knowing a poor animal will die but when time is so valuable you have to decide to save this one or that one. But they are not walking around killing every animal.
"So what they have to do no matter how heart breaking it is they have to save the ones who are still walking or barking and the ones that they fill can not be saved they are uthanizing them. It breaks my heart in two knowing a poor animal will die but when time is so valuable you have to decide to save this one or that one. But they are not walking around killing every animal."
So when your dog (if you have one) becomes ill and is reaching the end of it's time, would you like some cousin-swapping rednecks in a truck to dive up and shoot it?
Did you hear the dogs cry? This is not humane. These are the acts of cretins with no supervision and no mercy.
Q - Why are some dogs being shot? Can't the ASPCA stop this? I've seen TV reports and it's very disturbing.
A - The ASPCA has confirmed reports of dog shootings in some local parishes. From what we have been able to determine, in some instances there were genuine issues of public safety, as well as concerns about protecting the integrity of human remains. And in some areas, there is a lack of command and control because local officials don't have experience handling free-roaming dogs and cats. On behalf of concerned citizens, ASPCA Public Information coordinator Luiza Grunebaum contacted the office of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to inquire about the dog shootings that took place in St. Bernard's Parish. According to a governor's aide, the shootings occurred under the orders of Sgt. Mike Minton, the sheriff, who "took this upon himself." Grunebaum was told the shootings have ceased, and Sgt. Minton faces disciplinary charges as a result of his directive.
The ASPCA is working with state, local and federal officials to help as much as possible with the animal victims, so that local officials can concentrate on human casualties. Unfortunately, the ASPCA and most other humane groups don't have jurisdiction over local law enforcement decisions.