Thursday, August 11, 2005


A public works supervisor in Jourdanton, Texas reportedly ordered six stray dogs drowned in the sewer plant instead of being properly euthanised. The dogs were taken to the sewer plant and dropped into the water. Why did they do it? Because the veterinarian, who usually administers lethal injections to stray animals, was on vacation. How did the city council find out? A child saw the act and told his mother, who made a complaint. The supervisor has now been reprimanded and asked to attend classes with animal control officers.

That one child had more sense than the man who ordered the act, and all those who did it.


Blogger Michael Higgins said...

Hi Uma
There is no excuse for this. I hate to see animals killed. But killing them in such a cruel way is heartless. I am shocked because many Americans have very strong feelings towards dogs.

Did you see this interesting post about ethical treatment of animals by Tyler Cowen (a very big blogger): Why no one has a good approach to animal welfare. I think he really gets at an interesting dilemma humans face when dealing with ethical treatment of animals.

11:01 AM  
Blogger gawker said...

I think theres something seriously wrong with Texas.

1:52 PM  
Blogger uma said...

Thanks for this, Michael. Tyler Cowen's post is really interesting. Thanks for the link!

Gawker: I don't know if it's Texas, but something's wrong somewhere...

5:20 PM  

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