posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:23 AM
Well, the kitty killer was cleared of all wrong doing. The Chief figures it was as proper a way to euthanize them as anything else.
Landon said that Accorti should be fired and charged with animal cruelty. But instead, Police Chief Mike Freeman cleared the officer of any
wrongdoings and concluded that his actions were appropriate.
“After visiting the scene, talking with the responding officer and re-interviewing the complainant, I have decided his actions were appropriate and
have decided not to impose any disciplinary measures for the incident,” Freeman wrote in a press release, describing the cats as having been
“euthanized”. He also stated that research and animal organizations perceive shooting as a humane form of euthanasia. But Landon still believes
the officer should be prosecuted
“The kittens were just sitting there,” she told The Morning Journal. “They didn’t have to die. They were only 10 months old at most and they
still could have been socialized.”
I've got to wonder with this....if that was a fine and proper way to euthanize the cats ...and using that word is a real loose description IMO... are
they any limits? If he'd missed a couple times, would grabbing a cinder block to finish the job also have been considered perfectly reasonable? Any
limits at all? I'm thinking not if just unloading his handgun in a neighborhood setting like this is deemed to be just fine.
I think in all fairness here, the homeowner is being unrealistic in ONE thing. The cats were not surviving this, regardless. The shelter was full, no
intake was happening. No animal control officer is taking them home with him. They aren't PETA, after all. Still.... There is a way to do things and a
VERY definite way NOT to do things. He was so far over the line, IMHO, he couldn't tell where it was.
This is like Hudson Foods having a big turkey sale at 1/2 wholesale price to the public. Well, everyone would LOVE that, wouldn't they? Then you get
there to find it's the kill/processing plant. Errrr... Okay... Ya.. whatever.. Then get walked through the initial kill room in full production on the
way to get your 1/2 off turkey. Well, Golly, they could argue ...You got your turkey didn't ya? Nice and cheap too! ....You just end up wishing you'd
never even thought to respond at all.
edit on 14-6-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)