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Battle Lake man accused of cutting dog's throat fails to appear in ...

There are 40 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 26, 2010, titled Battle Lake man accused of cutting dog's throat fails to appear in .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A man accused of animal cruelty for trying to kill his dog failed to appear at the Otter Tail County courthouse today where demonstrators had gathered with their pets.

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Pud Grant

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jul 26, 2010
P T Bull wrote:
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I'm hearing dueling banjos all of a sudden.
The Green Bay Packer Team Song?
T-Jack

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Jul 26, 2010
The Cold Hard Truth wrote:
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I think that many like myself could care less if he is raked over the coals. Most of us hope he gets maximum punishment too. The point being made is that many folks are murdered every day and there is not multiple stories about them where as this guy did a horrible thing by cutting the dogs throat the dog did not die and is ok now. The folks that have had their throats cut by others are not ok and there are not 3-5 stories about them in the paper. Thats the point. There have been what, 30 murders in Minneapolis so far this year, how many of them had this type of coverage? How many protesters are at the hearings for the murderers caught? Is a dogs life worth more than a humans and I am not getting into the abortion deal, just straight up someone walking around and talking, dog or him/her worth more in the great scheme of things?
There IS a public outrage about what is going on in North MPLS, and it DOES get press. There are stories about the effects of violence on the neighborhood all the time. There are stories about people TRYING to reverse the trend by example or in response to tragedy. After these murders there are candlelight vigils, peace rallys, youth rallys, town hall meetings, demonstrations - and they get coverage. Sorry it's not as much as you would like, but there's just simply more bad news to report than good.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#26 Jul 26, 2010
Jealous of Mr Zen wrote:
<quoted text>I truly love reading your posts and envy Mr. Zen for being able to spend time with such loving and caring person.
Why, thank you for such a lovely compliment!

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#27 Jul 26, 2010
Keep It Simple Stupid wrote:
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I'm not so sure it is a disturbed thing as much of an uncontrolled testosterone thing. Men are just animals, and if not controlled- are definitely prone to aggression. I've thrown a lot of golf clubs, wrentches, kicked tires, etc. But I agree there is a fine line between that, and attacking a living thing. Of course I've seen some dang aggressive psycho women also. Many of these people in the world- men and women- have so little reality, sense, or reason, that they are worse than animals. And that is very, very sad.
This is just one of the many reasons our society is struggling. So little personal accountability. Self discipline seems to be gone. Whether it is beating dogs, or abusing children, or just spending wildly beyond your means. But I digress.
A lot of truth in what you're saying, Keep. Barring a medical condition or ilicit steroid use, though, testosterone can't be blamed for such disturbing behavior as slitting a dog's throat and leaving it for dead. I don't know what happens in the mind and heart of a man (or woman, as there are shockingly many) who willfully bring torture upon a living creature. I wish I did understand it. Kicking tires and throwing wrenches is just plain therapeutic when frustration and anger get the better of us, and who hasn't thrown at least one golf club? That game brings out the ugly in me! We had a pair of boxing gloves and a big body bag for workouts hanging in our garage that got its share of abuse. That's what separates the 'dangerously disturbed' from the rest of us; we take it out on things and they take it out on living beings.
zipper head

River Falls, WI

#28 Jul 26, 2010
Future serial killer ?
_OUTRAGED_

Urbandale, IA

#29 Jul 26, 2010
What a sicko! I expect to see a hefty fine with jail time out of this. On the other hand, with todays judicial system being a "JOKE", he will probably get a slap on the wrist just like Michael Vick. On the lighter side of it, this man has to walk the streets everyday wondering which animal lover will flip out and have a lil "Vigilanty Justice"!~KARMA SAYS "FEED HIM TO THE WOLVES"!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 08

Minneapolis, MN

#30 Jul 26, 2010
It doesn't matter what the story is about the right wingers have always got to take a shot at the dems. How pathetic. This guy needs to get put away for a while. If he gets a slap on the wrist some idiot will tell us how it is all the liberal democrats fault. Grow up and stop with the nonsense.
Le Braun

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Jul 26, 2010
bulletstheonlycure wrote:
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pet owners are a different breed. i know i am. i could care less if any of my neighbor's kids died or most people for that matter, but you look at my dog wrong and you are done for.
I agree
i hate ptbull

Grand Forks, ND

#34 Jul 26, 2010
Psychiatrist wrote:
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You sound insane. I've sent the men in white coats to come take you away to Camp Macadamia, where you will find the companionship of others just like you.
your right this guy his mom and dad should be hanged for having him you chicken shit freak
I seen it

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Jul 26, 2010
bulletstheonlycure wrote:
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pet owners are a different breed. i know i am. i could care less if any of my neighbor's kids died or most people for that matter, but you look at my dog wrong and you are done for.
Family tree looks like a telephone pole, EH??
SthMPLS

Minneapolis, MN

#36 Jul 26, 2010
Can't even kill a dog. What a failure. Bet he'd only get probation anyway.
Erika

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Jul 26, 2010
There need to be stricter laws on who can own a pet. People like him or anyone with violent backgrounds should not be allowed to have a pet at all.
Ben You Worthless Idiot

Prior Lake, MN

#38 Jul 26, 2010
Stick this piece of crap in a cage with twenty pit bulls that haven't been fed for a week.
Jam

United States

#39 Jul 26, 2010
He should have the same done to him!
mike

Winona, MN

#40 Jul 26, 2010
Oooh, what a real man you are. What kind of thrill did you get as you slit the throat of a trusting friend. I'll be the dog came right up to you and licked you face just before you took you knife against his throat. But what am I getting upset about. According to Minnesota law, a companion animal like a dog or a cat has the same value as a toaster.
GreatDay

Princeton, NC

#41 Jul 27, 2010
Once a freak always a freak, Okay, Coppers, now hunt him down and slit his throat!
Keep It Simple Stupid

Saint Paul, MN

#42 Jul 27, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
<quoted text>A lot of truth in what you're saying, Keep. Barring a medical condition or ilicit steroid use, though, testosterone can't be blamed for such disturbing behavior as slitting a dog's throat and leaving it for dead. I don't know what happens in the mind and heart of a man (or woman, as there are shockingly many) who willfully bring torture upon a living creature. I wish I did understand it. Kicking tires and throwing wrenches is just plain therapeutic when frustration and anger get the better of us, and who hasn't thrown at least one golf club? That game brings out the ugly in me! We had a pair of boxing gloves and a big body bag for workouts hanging in our garage that got its share of abuse. That's what separates the 'dangerously disturbed' from the rest of us; we take it out on things and they take it out on living beings.
It sure feels better when that 9 iron goes farther than the ball, or when that wrench goes through a wall! I guess these people are so angry from things that have happened in their life, that they don't have a clue as to how to outlet it appropriately. Too bad more aren't blessed with good parents- or at least a good mentor some where along the lines to save their souls.
Pepper

Collegeville, MN

#43 Jul 27, 2010
T-Jack wrote:
Apparently people are mad that this guy is being raked over the coals... Well, he should be. Your animosity over this story getting press doesn't change that. He's a psycho and will be handled as such.
AND if this WERE a human life - yes, there WOULD be coverage. Thank jeebus that was NOT the case, but it's still really messed up to do what he did. It alludes to a greater problem with this guy, just look at his smirky mug shot. This guy has problems. Why would he even get a dog just to torture it?
Hopefully he gets woken up with a stiff penalty and plenty of bad PR. I'm no animal rights activist, but I know crazy when I see it.
Yes, this Man is a Psyco. Everyone knows or should know that statistics prove and facts prove that these kind of people start with Animal abuse (torture and death) and then those actions carry over to people. That is the bottom line and you can't change what is proven over and over with this kind of person. Also another fact, Animals can't speak for themselves (they suffer in silence) so there are those people who want to speak for them. If there weren't people who want to speak for Animals you can bet your bottom dollar that there are more Psyco's out there who would think that they can do what they want to Animals and People and get away with it,,,
The Cold Hard Truth

Fargo, ND

#44 Jul 28, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
<quoted text>Instead of being upset that you perceive more outrage over a dog's abuse than a human's, why not channel your energy into being one voice for abused people? You're right that the victims of violence are not just okay after the cuts and bruises heal, but having compassion for them doesn't mean we can't have outrage for animals who are treated the same way. A person who beats or abuses any living creature, be it dog or human, is dangerously disturbed and need to be met with the harshest penalty legally allowed.
I am not upset in the least. Merely pointing out that there is a lot more outrage over this story about a dog that some idiot tried to cut its throat than there is over folks who have been murdered. As I said, this is a horrible, perverted, terrible thing that the young man did to this dog. It does not however compare to a human being murdered. That is what I am saying. Of course to some, it appears that an animal life is more valuable than a human, that is what I disagree with. Should one abuse and animal, of course not.
The Cold Hard Truth

Fargo, ND

#45 Jul 28, 2010
T-Jack wrote:
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There IS a public outrage about what is going on in North MPLS, and it DOES get press. There are stories about the effects of violence on the neighborhood all the time. There are stories about people TRYING to reverse the trend by example or in response to tragedy. After these murders there are candlelight vigils, peace rallys, youth rallys, town hall meetings, demonstrations - and they get coverage. Sorry it's not as much as you would like, but there's just simply more bad news to report than good.
Please see my post to Zen.

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