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..
PETA OFFERS $1,000 IN PLANT CITY TO NAB HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER
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
Come on America! Is a human life less important than an injured canine?
How can we help??
Hit and Run Accidents