Some folks are just crazy. I can’t think of another way to explain it. They cause untold suffering, while paying little or no consequences because of it. Meanwhile you, even those of you that hate every animal on earth, pay for what they do.
This is just some of the insanity in the news this past week (if nothing else, read the last two entries):
MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — More than 200 animals were found living in deplorable conditions this week on a farm where the owner faced problems that were more than he could handle, officials say. (USA Today)
Eleven emaciated horses, including one pregnant mare, were rescued from a property outside of Lebanon, Missouri, on Friday. (Lebanon Daily Record)
A Drakesville, Iowa, man faces 28 charges of animal and livestock neglect after authorities last week discovered 339 neglected and dead animals during a raid at his run-down home. (Press-Citizen.com)
WHITE HALL, Ark. — More than 100 dogs, 20 horses, cats, rabbits, turtles and exotic birds (183 total) have been rescued in what authorities say is the most significant puppy mill bust in county history here. (USA Today)
In Lee County, Florida, last week, animal control investigated two cases of hoarding. They removed 21 animals from a home in Cape Coral and 15 dachshunds from a home in Fort Myers. (ABC-7)
Tallassee, AL: The owner of the two dogs that mauled to death a 4-year-old child will not be charged, because the county has no law against dogs roaming free. The dogs, a shepherd mix and a lab mix, were impounded by police. (USA Today)
PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — One 13-year-old boy was killed, and another was injured, following an attack by a dog Saturday in Paterson, N.J. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said the bull mastiff escaped from its property Saturday morning, and came into contact with the two 13-year-old boys a short time afterward.
Animal welfare is not just an animal problem. It’s a human problem. And until we deal with the humans that allow these kinds of things to happen, we will continue to pay for their craziness, while they pay little or nothing.