Sunday, November 23, 2008
They're murdering stray dogs in Baghdad...again. It's not just a hate-fest between Sunnis and Chiites. They're ganging up on dogs now. Despite the fact that these crazies are killing each other, they can agree on just one thing: that dogs deserve a violent death.
What is going on in the minds of Iraqi "government" officials that they are using poisoned meat and rifles to effect a final solution on dogs? Do Iraqis hate dogs that much that they are demanding the authorities to hunt us down and kill us?
This is where our tax dollars are going. We are assisting a dog-killing government with billions of dollars. Isn't it bad enough that they want to kill each other? They have to shoot at us too?
I just want to make something really clear here. When there is a natural disaster like an earthquake anywhere in the world, who gets sent in to find survivors? DOGS, that's who.
Did you know that the US Army trains dogs for our military? For duty? Military dogs, American dogs are deployed in Iraq and getting shot at every day. Let me tell you a secret: they don't retire with benefits.
A few dogs have gotten lucky, like that Lava guy, who was befriended by a kind soldier in Iraq. But believe it or not, the US Army has got some dumb-ass rules about being nice to Baghdad dogs. It's not allowed.
Today, after looking at this creepy news story in the New York Times (below), I send my stinkiest farty wind in the direction of Baghdad. I am calling on all ex pound dogs, pound dogs, frou frou pet store dogs, all dogs, to send a giant, gas fart-bomb to Iraq today. It won't kill the dogs, only the bums who are killing us.
Here's the story from the NY Times, below. Read it and cry.
('BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad authorities killed more than 200 stray dogs on Sunday, the opening day of a campaign to cull dog packs roaming the capital that was prompted by a spate of fatal attacks on residents.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 23, 2008
Filed at 10:33 a.m. ET
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad authorities killed more than 200 stray dogs on Sunday, the opening day of a campaign to cull dog packs roaming the capital that was prompted by a spate of fatal attacks on residents.
Three teams of veterinarians and police officers used poisoned meat and rifles to kill the animals, said Dr. Hassan Chaloub, an official at the veterinary hospital supervising the effort. He said the capital has no dog shelters.
The campaign started Sunday in western Baghdad and will move to the eastern half of the city early next year.
Thirteen people died in August alone in the capital after being attacked by dogs, according to Baghdad's provincial council, which is overseeing the campaign.
People in some neighborhoods have been too frightened to go outside when the dogs are present.
''For many days, people, including me, could not go to work in the morning because of these dogs,'' said Jinan Abdul-Amir, who lives in the Sadiyah neighborhood in southwest Baghdad. ''I came here today to the veterinary hospital to file a complaint.''
Under Saddam Hussein, authorities killed stray dogs in the capital almost every year, but the practice ended with his ouster in 2003. Since then, local officials estimate, the number of strays in Baghdad has grown to more than a thousand.