Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Whose side do YOU fall on?

So, I was reading the paper the other day and found this article. While I'm never one for violence, but I find it poetic justice that this gentleman (and I use this term loosely) was beaten up. Personally, I find it appalling that someone would leave their pet in a car while they went and visited friends.

Do you think the Toronto Humane Society investigator was justified in what he did?

Do you think the passersby were right in attacking the owner?

Do you think the investigator should be penalized for his actions?


Janet said...

I don't think the passersby should have beaten up the man. OTOH, I think the officer had a right to cuff him if he felt he was in danger. And I certainly think the man shouldn't be allowed to own a dog. It ALWAYS bothers me to see dogs in cars in hot weather. UM, HELLLLO? If YOU can't stand sitting in a hot car with no A/C on, what makes you think a creature in a FUR coat can handle it? ARG!

Two Kayaks said...

I cannot even read the article. I have to really be careful with what I watch and read when it comes to animals because I focus on it until I cannot sleep or eat. I was VP of our local branch of the OSPCA and always had to walk out of meetings when our investigator would read her reports. I just could not stand it.
I think there is a special place in hell for people who are cruel to animals.

Mamacita said...

I totally think the officer was justified in handcuffing the owner to the door if he was being erratic and dangerous. The dog clearly needed assistance as quickly as possible. I'm sure the guy was screaming about his broken window. Sick!

wzgirl said...

Similar to K - I can't read the details. In no certain terms I would absolutely rescue an animal in dire circumstances. Don't need more details than my imagination allows.

Donna Paonessa said...

Firstly - welcome back!! Are you up to your eyeballs in boxes???

I've followed this story from the get-go. Made me physically ILL to hear what this asshole did to his puppy. I don't think he should've been beaten up, but I do admit to being a bit gleeful that he was. What the hell was he thinking???? The investigator cuffed the guy to the car so he wouldn't get away while waiting for the police to arrive - I think he did the right thing.

Doris & Dan said...

I totally support the officer. He did well.

They will be punished for their actions and they should have no bearing on the investigator.

If he is penalized, let me know so that I can write his boss to tell him off.

Makes me ill to think of pets coming to harm by the stupidity of their owners.

Keep smilin!

Johnny said...

1. Yes
2. Yes (I woulda given the guy a "tap" in the ribs with my shoe when no one was looking)

Jeter's Mama said...

yes, kick his ass.

Sam said...

The jerk should've been locked in a hot car for the same amount of time the dog was! Yay for the officer!!! You don't want to know what I think people should've done to that guy!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

1> Yes
2> probably not, although he deserved every bit of what he got
3> No, the investigator shouldn't be punished for saving the dog and hand-cuffing the "LOSER" to the car.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I think the officer was right in cuffing the guy. If it had been a kid he would've been arrested on the spot for child endangerment or something like that. An animal is a living creature and deserves the to be treated accordingly.