What a p**ck... His lawyer seems to be a bit of work as well
[quote] Santuomo's attorney said that his client is remorseful over his actions and that people need to temper their outrage. "It's the same old story. They couldn't care less about people and they love animals," lawyer Sam Shamansky said.
"...it's now time for the public to practice what they preach and show a little forgiveness and mercy. Maybe that might be a novel approach."[quote]
By no means am I condoning what he did...and it's absolutely terrible that the innocent dogs had to lose their lives....but I would have to say that a quick gunshot (not sure why it took 11 in this case) is much more merciful vs. some of the cruel things others have done to animals. One example I can think of is the "artist" who chained his dog up in an art gallery and let it starve to death http://www.theginblog.com/2007/10/ar...-dies-is-this-art-or-animal-abuse/
. Or there's the whole thing about how certain firms take animal testing waayyy overboard (I definitely agree that some animal testing is a necessary evil, especially for new drug development)... for example, they've done tests where they force feed monkeys Drain-O to determine how much it takes to reach the fatal quantity... or how P&G put a Bagel in an oven to cause severe burns, to test some scar reducing cream...
(Before I get called a PETA nutjob... I think their intentions are good, but their practices are terrible, and they may be doing more harm than good to the cause).
ETA: Holy crap this is disturbing http://www.theginblog.com/2008/03/th...-the-unpatriotic-parts-of-the-war/
[Edited 2009-07-10 22:12:29]