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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Few children could conjure up a worst nightmare: On Thursday, following strict orders, an officer outside the New Orleans Superdome took away the last thing one little boy trying to board a bus had left -- his dog.

Such tragic scenes played out again and again during the awful days after Katrina hit land: people not being permitted to evacuate with their pets. Amid the chaos and tumult Katrina unleashed, numerous evacuees were forced to leave behind their cherished animal companions -- in their homes, in their offices, in hospitals, and other public facilities, and at rescue stations and shelters that do not permit pets to accompany their owners.

Even after losing everything you have, it seems, you can still suffer loss.

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Ok, I know that people come first in a rescue but damn, they've lost everything...then they are forced to give up their pets too? They have to just leave them there to starve? Some people think of their pets as their kids. Could you even imagine?




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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 08:00 PM
 
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its sad, but better than having a neighbor die......

a friend of mine goes to school at univ of new orleans, and he lost all his stuff, his apartment got flooded and everything....luckily he left as soon as he heard word and flew up to tenessee. he saw people he knew on tv too that were stuck down there, and he saw like dead bodies in places he used to go to everyday, he said it was strange seein all that on tv....
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Neller0414
[B]its sad, but better than having a neighbor die......

Bullshit, I would put a bullet in any one of my neigbors heads for my dogs...
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Bullshit, I would put a bullet in any one of my neigbors heads for my dogs...
*Mental note: Don't move next door to desmo.*




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*Mental note: Don't move next door to desmo.*

haha no shit.....


damn, well i guess i live in a good area though, but still......damn
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*Mental note: Don't move next door to desmo.*
I'm safe to live next door to, just don't fuck with my dogs...
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I'm safe to live next door to, just don't fuck with my dogs...
Hey, I love dogs, I just don't LOVE dogs.




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My boys a killer swimmer. He'd be savin my ass. Thats what he's supposed to do anyways...
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It is sad people had to leave pets behind, but I'd rather that than try to stuff a bunch of animals on a plane or bus so they can defecate everywhere and bite people. Stressful situations don't usually bring out the best in animals. I love dogs (and pets in general), and have had or been around some absolutely great ones. However, I will never equate them or their lives to humans. Maybe I'm just cold-hearted, but IMO animals can be whatever we want them to be. Companions, food, test subjects, etc.

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...animals can be whatever we want them to be. Companions, food, test subjects.
I TOTALLY disagree with that. Aside from being competely off the subject, I think it's wrong that we pump animals full of chemicals, cut them open and see the results (yes, smoking causes cancer, why do more experiments?) ....especially since there are more advanced tests (non-animal) that take less time at a fraction of the cost. They've come a long way with effective, affordable, and humane research methods include studies of human populations, volunteers, and patients, as well as sophisticated in vitro, genomic, and computer-modeling techniques. Hey, it's your tax dollars.

It's completely archaic to do these tests anymore and advanced thinking companies are doing away with them. Ever hear of Thalidomide? That was the drug that they tested on animals and gave to pregnant mothers to "cure" morning sickness. It caused severe birth defects and was taken off the market. Two words: Unethical and Unnecessary. ((Off Rant.))

By the way, you'd be surprised who does animal experiments. To educate yourselves....check out IAMS CRUELTY



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