In a true showing of the positive collaboration I believe can exist between different people that may not share the same opinion Voice of The People’s Daniel Smeriglio alerted me to this horrendous story. Though this story does not involve immigration it does show the darker side of human beings. Why this officer felt it would be ok to simply shoot a dog is beyond me. To kill an animal so easily (though the dog did not die) is not too far from being able to do the same to a human being.
This is actually not too much different than the story of Congo, a German Shepard in Princeton, NJ who is facing death for protecting his owners. Of course, I don’t know all the details about the story, but according to everything I read the family instructed workers not to come onto the property until the dogs were put away. The men did not listen and instead began working. When they saw Congo one of them began hitting her with a rake. Then dog then attacked as the man pushed the dog’s owner to the ground trying to get away from it while using her as a shield.
The story mentioned below is a disgusting example of animal cruelty and a police officer acting as judge, jury, and executioner. Just because this is a dog does not make it ok.
Deputy suspended in E. Idaho after dog shooting
Associated Press – November 23, 2007 11:04 AM ET
DRIGGS, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho deputy has been suspended pending an investigation into a dog shooting.
Deputy Joseph Gutierrez apparently shot a dog on Tuesday evening.
The owners of the animal, which survived the shooting but is being treated by a local veterinarian, say Gutierrez arrived at their home in Teton County and told them the dog had bitten somebody.
The family says Gutierrez tied the dog to a pole, then shot it.
Another link to the story with more information:
Family Suing County; Humane Society Speaks Out
Story Published: Nov 20, 2007 at 10:00 PM MST
By Channel 3 Eyewitness News Team
A Teton County sheriff’s deputy is suspended and people across the country are outraged after an exclusive Channel 3 Eyewitness News investigation.
Tuesday night we told you about a family who said deputy Joseph Gutierrez showed up at their door, demanded to see their dog Bobby, then shot him three times.
Now Bobby’s owners, the Barboza family, plans to take legal action against the Teton County Sheriff’s Office after they say Deputy Joseph Gutierrez shot their dog three times and left him for dead.
A disgusting quote from this story:
Justin Frandsen: “They were joking and laughing about what weapons they wanted to shoot him with and how they were gonna shoot him. At the end of the conversation, they were almost feuding over who got to shoot the dog.”