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Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison For Shooting Police Dog
Meanwhile, pet-killing officers nationwide enjoy freedom…
Activist PostIn South Carolina, a man committing an armed robbery shot and killed a police dog while being chased, and now he has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. There is certainly no moral justification for armed robbery or killing animals in cold blood, yet there is hypocrisy in the ‘justice system’ that should be taken note of.
If a man is forced to spend nearly the rest of his life rotting inside the largest prison system in the world for killing a dog belonging to an officer of the police state, why are officers who shoot animals without a second thought getting away with no charge?
One doesn’t have to think hard to recall instances of officers executing canines, such as the incident in Hawthorne, California in 2013 where they killed a non-threatening dog while the owner was handcuffed and had to watch. Police shooting dogs continues to fill YouTube on a daily basis. In fact, it’s been estimated that a dog is shot by law enforcement every 98 minutes in the United States. Police have even been suspected of bringing “injured” dogs to the range for target practice.
Or how about police going on a rampage and killing a pet parakeet? Don’t believe it? Check that story here. Or shooting up a store to get to a squirrel? Sure, why not, you can see that one here. Dogs and other pets belonging to peaceful citizens are constantly being shot dead simply because of an officer feeling arbitrarily threatened.
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Group Gets Death Threats Over Plan to Hunt Endangered Rhino
The Dallas Safari Club’s controversial plan takes an ugly turn.
January 09, 2014 By Salvatore Cardoni
Sal holds a Political Science degree from the George Washington University. He’s written about all things environment since 2007.
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The tension percolating around a controversial plan to auction a permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa upsurged yesterday when the Texas group behind the proposal said it had received threatening emails.
“We’ve had a number of death threats to our members,” said Ben Carter, the executive director of the Dallas Safari Club.
Authorities don’t know who sent the messages, but an FBI spokesperson would not rule out that they had originated with animal rights activists.
The permit, granted by the government of Namibia last fall, is set to be auctioned off on Saturday during the club’s annual three-day convention in Dallas. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia’s Black Rhino. Furthermore, the winner will only be allowed to hunt a rhino that’s too old to breed.
Still, since the club announced its “kill one to save many” idea in October, animal rights advocates have fervently opposed it.
The authorized killing—“culling” in wildlife management parlance—of a herd is generally acceptable for a species with a healthy population, but not for one on the federal endangered species list, they argue.
“If these are multimillionaires and they want to help rhinos, they can give their money to help rhinos—they don’t need to accompany their cash transfer with a high-caliber bullet,” Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said last fall.
Carter stands firm on the other side of the debate, reports NPR.
“It takes money for these animals to exist. A lot of people don’t recognize that,” says Carter. An endangered species like the black rhino needs a lot of support—land, protection, management, studies. “This is one way to raise a lot of money at one time,” he says. “That can make a huge impact on the future of the species.”
What’s not up for discussion is the perilous future awaiting these critically endangered rhinos.
Fewer than 5,000—including 1,800 in Namibia—remain in the wild, down from 70,000 forty years ago when poachers first began their murderous spree. Rhino horn is used in carvings and for (debunked) medicinal purposes, mostly in Asia.
“This auction is telling the world that an American will pay anything to kill their species,” said Jeff Flocken of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. “This is, in fact, making a spectacle of killing an endangered species.”
But it will also presumably make a lot of money, with Dallas Safari Club predicting the permit could garner north of $1 million. Even if that lofty price isn’t fetched, the group said it hoped to at least surpass $233,000, the previous high bid for a Namibian rhino-hunting permit.://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/09/rhino-hunt-threats?roi=echo3-18442417413-16974331-120d07f3a427179f6c72d615e0845480&cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-01-10