Why people hate puppy killers

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The recently discovered YouTube video of a US Marine in Iraq throwing a yelping puppy from a cliff is deeply disturbing. But what is more disturbing – the video or our reaction? Because the reaction has been furious. Death threats have been made against the marine and his sister’s family and they’ve had to disconnect their phone and alert police. Comments on websites across cyberspace have been incandescent with rage. Are the people behind this outpouring of anger as fired up about the terrible plight of the people of Iraq? Are they out there protesting against the war? Want to keep reading and watch the video to see what all the fuss is about? Then click here.

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8 Responses to “Why people hate puppy killers”

  1. Tim Says:

    It is important to remember that these soldiers are in a war situation, in fear of death and routinely witnessing horrible scenes. No excuses, but I just wanted to add that.

  2. Amy Says:

    Tim, if you’re interested in the reactions to an animals death as opposed to those of human beings, you might like to read “The Philosopher’s Dog” by Raimond Gaita. It’s a very insightful look at human relationships with animals and deals with the comparative reactions to human suffering and animal suffering at length.

  3. Tim Says:

    i’ll have a look

  4. Tim Says:

    here’s a review

  5. Tim Says:

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/07/26/1027497411106.html

  6. Tim Says:

    Raimond Gaita is the dude who wrote ‘Romulus, my father’

  7. Amy Says:

    Yeah, I know. Haven’t read “Romulus” yet, but I really enjoyed “The Philosopher’s Dog”.

  8. Tim Says:

    I’ll have to try and get a copy….not that i seem to have time to read anything at the moment…

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