Summer Hazard

You hear the stories every year of children left in hot cars and dogs left in hot cars. Well, Miami police hit the jackpot for that particular offence on Monday. Upon being alerted to strange noises from inside a parked van police arrived and opened the vehicle. To their surprise there were a total of 21 animals in the van. Eight roosters, four guinea hens, four pigeons, four goats and a duck, no partridge apparently the pear tree didn't fit. One of the goats was dead, animal control took in the rest of the animals. The real animals in this, the two men who parked and left the van, were arrested when they returned to the parking spot. They are being held on $110,000 bond each. Just lock 'em in a Department of Corrections van in the parking lot till trial.
     Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 13, 2011

What a terrible thing to do. Sadly, I am sure the punishment for the offence is lacking because they were 'just animals'.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/13/11 at 12:29 PM
Some "Mom" left her 2 kids in the van, in the sun while she and her SO went in and had lunch!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/13/11 at 12:46 PM
This happens ALL the time with dogs, and children as well. It is always sad. Gene Weingarten, Pulitzer prize winning jounalist with the Washington Post wrote an excellent column on this not to long ago and was on NPR yesterday discussing how this can happen to anyone.

The number and variety of animals in this case is definitely weird.
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/13/11 at 02:01 PM
The article in the above post is the one he won a Pulitzer prize for.
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/13/11 at 02:05 PM
Here in Georgia, that sort of thing is felony animal cruelty, thank Goodness. It doesn't stop it happening, but at least the perps have to face real punishment.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/13/11 at 02:45 PM
Bob, humans are omnivores, we are meant to eat meat and veggies. That said, there is a huge difference between how animals being killed for food die and what was done to these aminals. Torturing animals is unacceptable. The above story is one of cruel and thoughtless humans torturing animals. Sorry you can't see the difference.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/14/11 at 08:49 AM
I would like to add to patty's comments.

As a hunter I don't believe in trophy hunting. If I shoot it I eat it. To me trophy hunting is just another form of animal cruelty and a total waste of the resources God provided for us.

But I also have a problem with some of the mass production methods used to raise meat animals. I think that putting animals that are meant to roam their pastures in tiny cells where they can barely move and feeding them growth hormones and antibiotics is bad for the animals and for us.

OK, Yogi steps down from his soapbox now.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 07/14/11 at 09:24 AM
I take it that Bob belongs to PETA.
Posted by Mini Viking on 07/15/11 at 01:17 PM
Bonus Points for one of the guys arrested for this being a "Reality Porn Star" for a series called "Bang Bus," where they ride around in a van having sex with young women. Hopefully not the same van!
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 07/15/11 at 02:14 PM
That was their story, but it was not women in the van, so who were they really 'Banging' on the 'Bus'?!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/16/11 at 01:31 AM
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