Soldiers taunt crippled dog in Iraq

January 25, 2007

I received this link with an email message stating that “Studies…have proven the connection between animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.” When I was a boy, I distinctly remember a group of bullies laughing at school one day about how they had thrown a kitten into the air repeatly while trying to shoot it with BB guns. These are the same kids that had complete disregard for other people and their property and would just as soon beat another kid up than look at him…basically the kinds of kids that perform criminal acts. It seems plausible to me that there is a connection between lack of compassion for animals and a similar lack of compassion for humans. So the request for a formal investigation, while it may seem on the surface to be overblown (since, afterall, it was merely a dog that was abused), is justifiable.


One Response to “Soldiers taunt crippled dog in Iraq”

  1. Curtis Long Says:

    After thinking about this and debating it with others, I’ve concluded that the event is not worth a big, expensive investigation. But the soldiers involved should be “talked to” about it — you know, they should be sent to the Principal’s Office and maybe get a spanking. Probably it’s all a moot point, anyway, because the military has either already taken care of the disciplinary matter or they’re going to ignore it regardless of what we say or do.

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