Euthanized animals raise questions
After nearly 170 cats and dogs were euthanized Monday at the Tangipahoa Animal Shelter in Hammond, and people who worked there are speaking out.
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#1 Aug 13, 2008
Animal Rights speaks to the Competency of a Society
Mahatma Gandhi once said "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
Needless to say, if humans were treated in the same way these defenseless anmials were treated, then I wouldn't place my life in the parish government's leadership's hands.
On August 4th, 176 innocent, healthy and defenseless animals were murdered at the command of the leadership of our parish government. It's troubling that our tax dollars were used for this horrific and heartless mass execution.
I dreamed of living in a progressive, moral and responsible Parish that has repsect for the rights of all living things, and ensures that our tax dollars would not be used in a way that promotes moral decadence and anti-life measures. The actions of the local government can be accurately characterized as inhumane, hitleresque and irresponsible.
The purpose for our tax dollars locally should be to ensure that the government provides the sort of infrastucture and government services that promotes the most the well-being of life and respects the in-demand services and programs of the the people who pay taxes. The Parish sqaundered our tax dollars to promote an anti-life measure that goes against the religious, secular and humane values of our local society as well as society as a whole.
Perhaps if we had more control of our taxes in the Parish, we would have made more economical use of our money and spent it more wisely to protect the lives of these animals.
I believe that humankind, by our very nature, is sympathetic, understanding and compassionate towards not only animals, but towards humans in society who are less fortunate. This cruel and inhumane act of murdering the less fortunate and defenseless animals demonstrates a lack of concern for life and progressive values.
I am asking everyone to stand up for animal rights and go to the following website and sign the petition to demand justice for the animals of Tangipahoa: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/60/justice-for... .
At a time when we are trying to sell our state on the basis of our ethical progression, we cannot afford these sort of decadent actions that attract negative news nationally and serve to take us one step backwards.
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