Skip to comments.Animals - dogs and cats - hacked, kicked and torched in Romania after boy, 4, mauled by street dog
Posted on 12/02/2013 7:58:12 PM PST by Innovative
The August death of the 4-year-old has sparked violence against animals in a country where laws protecting them are already week. So far, a dog had its snout hacked off, a litter of puppies was wrapped up and burned to death, and cats have had their spines snapped by cruel revenge-seekers.
Four Paws animal charity said it had registered 15 savage attacks in the six weeks after the boy's death compared to just six cases in the previous nine months.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Warning: Some disturbing photos on the site.
I don’t know whether or not you want to do a doggie and kitty ping.
Normally I try to find and post heartwarming animal stories. I came across this one and thought long and hard about whether or not to post it — but I decided to post it, because “see no evil, hear no evil” doesn’t make evil go away and we need to be aware of both the good and the evil that exists.
I took my dogs out to meet the new neighbors today. I got lucky and an elderly couple is buying the house next door.
Yeah. Hack my dog if you wanto wear your guts for shoelaces.
I’m reading a book called Rabid. Its the story of rabies through the history of Europe. Imagine a time before vaccinations and neutering. This sort of thing happened a lot back then. It really wasn’t until the 18th century that dogs or cats were considered pets.
Several years ago, Mr. RR and I stayed a week in a wonderful hotel in Bucharest. Upon check in, we were warned about the feral dogs that roamed the city. They have a huge problem with them. I love animals and cannot and will not abide any abuse to any of them. However, on a short walk from our hotel, I was attacked by two dogs......still have the scars on my right leg.
The government there really needs to get a grip on the problem. And it is a serious problem. The dogs are literally crawling up out of the sewers at night to prowl.
I don’t think I can look.
I;ve walked into this chat room, but I’m not yet ready to see the story. Manana, manana.
Had a relative who worked in the oil industry in Libya (before Gadaffi). Everyone had a rifle handy because of the packs of feral dogs. I’ve hear of ocassional problems in rural areas of the USA, but thought it was a 3rd world problem.
Sad and horrible that there are people who would do such things.
Warning: Some disturbing photos on the site.
No not people, Romanians!
“Ive hear of ocassional problems in rural areas of the USA, but thought it was a 3rd world problem.”
We moved to Jersey City in, I guess, about 1987. There were packs of feral dogs about there at that time. I don’t see them anymore, which is good.
But still, this story sounds awful. I’m not clicking through.
“Several years ago, Mr. RR and I stayed a week in a wonderful hotel in Bucharest”
For the summer of 2004 I lived in Cluj, Romania. I do not remember having contact with any dogs.
Here at my beach in the Philippines, I encounter many dogs, many that will not let me get near them, but I feed one of my own, and my neighbor’s dog, now nursing 4 puppies.
The strays will not let people get anywhere near them.
At my request, two guys from the health department came to give free rabies shots to all the dogs and cats that I could round up.
The Duc du Berry and brothers Limbourg disagree with you (note the little guys on the table)...
...Certainly, by the time Van Eyck painted Arnolfini and His Bride (c. 1434) small domestic breeds were established and had themselves become an icon of fidelity (i.e., "Fido") such that they were common in wedding portraits...
In fact, they show up in a number of van Eyck's paintings...
Also, thinking Egyptians?
Absolutely, but I was also trying to narrow the definition of “pets” to something compatible with our modern definition. In ancient Egypt, dogs were certainly kept, but more typically as strictly hunters, sentinels or badges of authority. IIRC, we start seeing dogs bred for domestic companionship and even given individual names in the late middle ages and early renaissance.
“where laws protecting them are already week”
I can understand poor spelling and grammar on a Freeper post, especially when it is just a casual comment; but how does a major news publication have such lack of editorial ability?
The remains of dogs unearthed in Pompeii had collars on, with names inscribed on them.
The author is a real Moran.
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