Animal Worth More Than A Human?

We recently came across a news release and it caused us some deep concern. Here is how it read..


Group Joins Plant City Police Department in Effort to Bring Reckless Driver to Justice after Woman, Dog Hit
April 5, 2005

Plant City, Fla. — An elderly woman, while riding her three-wheeled bike along Paul Buchman Highway, and her canine companion were hit by a green Dodge pickup truck on February 19. The incident sent her to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. Her dog, Baby, suffered massive head trauma, and a broken jaw and pelvis. Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with hitting the pair. That is why PETA is offering as much as $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime. Will you please consider sharing this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act. "Anyone who could inflict this kind of harm and just leave the victims to die shows a level of callousness that is hard to imagine," says PETA Cruelty Caseworker Kristin DeJournett.

"People who demonstrate such blatant disregard for life and desensitization to suffering pose a serious risk of committing more violent crimes." Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Plant City Police Department at 813-757-9200.

No, we are not going to pick on PETA. In fact, we say cuddo's to any organization, no matter what their particular motivation may be, who are willing to do what they can to assist in the apprehension of a hit and run driver that has killed or injured a person. However, the idea that an injured Yorkshire Terrier warranting a $1000 reward, while poor families throughout America are unable to raise the funds necessary to offer any monetary reward for the capture of a killer of their family member, causes us some serious concerns.

Come on America! Is a human life less important than an injured canine?

How can we help??

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