birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister)
После того, как собака-убийца напала на четырёхлетнего ребенка, её хозяин спонтанно поумнел в десять раз и застрелил её из охотничьего ружья. Читать, что было дальше.
birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister)
ПЕТА, организация сумасшедших клоунесс-вегетарианок, арендовала рекламный щит рядом с мясным магазином и вывесила свою галиматью (обращение поросенка к покупателям). Как отреагировал мясной магазин? Он тоже выступил с обращением, в котором призвал покупателей серьезно задуматься о жизни и смерти, кратко изложил биографии выставленных на продажу поросят, и попросил ни в коем случае не насмехаться над вдумчивым посланием коллег из ПЕТА. Никогда у них ничего не покупал, теперь и другим не советую.
birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister)
"Horse slaughter is a predatory, inhumane business, and we are pleased to win another round in the courts to block killing of these animals on American soil for export to Italy and Japan," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. "Meanwhile, we are redoubling our efforts in Congress to secure a permanent ban on the slaughter of our horses throughout North America." Особенно обожаю слово "our". Только настоящий демократ так может сказать.
birdwatcher: (Niko Pirosmani: Cook)
(1) The Shakhter Karagandy manager Viktor Kumykov expects the Kazakh club's sheep-sacrificing ritual to continue before their Champions League play-off second-leg tie against Celtic at Parkhead.
(2) PETA urges UEFA to ban animal slaughter in European football.
birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister)
ПЕТА (известная организация диких сумасшедших) собирается подать в суд на авторов каментов к интернетной статье про ПЕТУ за то, что те уподобили ее покойному д-ру Геворкяну (известному святому человеку). Яху ньюз рассудительно комментирует ситуацию в том духе, что, мол, глупо судиться с анонимными авторами каментов.
birdwatcher: (Default)
Оказывается, в тридцати трех штатах США запрещена интернет-охота. Что такое интернет-охота? Это такой сервис, когда владелец охотничьих угодий устанавливает на своей территории веб-камеры и контролируемые по интернету ружья. Открыв соответствующий аккаунт, вы получаете возможность наблюдать за дикими животными из комфорта собственной квартиры в удобное для вас время, и убивать их кликами мыши. Проанализировав логи, администраторы сервиса определяют, кто именно произвел решающий выстрел, и отправляют ему тушу Федэксом.

Интересно вo всем этом то, все вышесказанное - футурологическая концепция, работа научных фантастов. Интернет-охоты не существует в реальности. Тем не менее, она запрещена в тридцати трех штатах США.
birdwatcher: (ogre)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The animal-rights group PETA is offering to help the cash-strapped city of Colorado Springs by paying to put trash cans back in parks -- on one condition. The cans have to carry an anti-meat slogan and a picture of a woman in a lettuce bikini.
birdwatcher: (ogre)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The animal-rights group PETA is offering to help the cash-strapped city of Colorado Springs by paying to put trash cans back in parks -- on one condition. The cans have to carry an anti-meat slogan and a picture of a woman in a lettuce bikini.
birdwatcher: (cthulhu)
MSNBC -- Западная цивилизация: один гражданин, страдающий психиатрическими заболеваниями, разозлился и убил щенка. Тогда его родная мать разозлилась и сдала его в милицию. Jenkins is currently being held on $50,000 bail in DuPage County jail, where he has been since his Sept. 17 arrest.

Для [livejournal.com profile] tandem_bike: зато она не ходит в платке!
birdwatcher: (cthulhu)
MSNBC -- Западная цивилизация: один гражданин, страдающий психиатрическими заболеваниями, разозлился и убил щенка. Тогда его родная мать разозлилась и сдала его в милицию. Jenkins is currently being held on $50,000 bail in DuPage County jail, where he has been since his Sept. 17 arrest.

Для [livejournal.com profile] tandem_bike: зато она не ходит в платке!
birdwatcher: (Default)
Chicago Sun-Times -- Muslim jailed in lamb's slaughter: "I had to kill it before it died. If it dies you can't eat it. I'd have to just throw it away," Alawi said.

That's at least $100 worth of meat Alawi didn't want to lose. So he took out a sharp knife, slit the animal's throat and got ready to take the animals to the butcher shop.

That's when dozens of police cars showed up. "It was crazy," he said. "Like I killed someone." Alawi spent the next eight hours in a police lockup. Alawi said he asked to be released from his handcuffs.

The officer who arrested him refused. She asked Alawi what it feels like to be "tied up like a lamb," Alawi said.

"I said, 'I am not a lamb . . . I am a man, you know,' " Alawi said. "I tied up lamb, otherwise they move in car . . . they can get away."

A police spokesman declined to comment.
birdwatcher: (king)
Chicago Sun-Times -- Muslim jailed in lamb's slaughter: "I had to kill it before it died. If it dies you can't eat it. I'd have to just throw it away," Alawi said.

That's at least $100 worth of meat Alawi didn't want to lose. So he took out a sharp knife, slit the animal's throat and got ready to take the animals to the butcher shop.

That's when dozens of police cars showed up. "It was crazy," he said. "Like I killed someone." Alawi spent the next eight hours in a police lockup. Alawi said he asked to be released from his handcuffs.

The officer who arrested him refused. She asked Alawi what it feels like to be "tied up like a lamb," Alawi said.

"I said, 'I am not a lamb . . . I am a man, you know,' " Alawi said. "I tied up lamb, otherwise they move in car . . . they can get away."

A police spokesman declined to comment.
birdwatcher: (Default)
Обама прихлопнул во время интервью муху. Комментарий ПЕТА:
"In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."
http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/06/obama_and_the_f.php
birdwatcher: (Default)
Обама прихлопнул во время интервью муху. Комментарий ПЕТА:
"In a nutshell, our position is this: He isn't the Buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act."
http://blog.peta.org/archives/2009/06/obama_and_the_f.php
birdwatcher: (Default)
Разумные приговоры иногда выносятся по случайному стечению обстоятельств. Пример: один мужик повредил собаке своей подруги глаз. Его приговорили к 10 дням тюрьмы и возмещению ветеринарных счетов -- но не за реальное преступление "вандализм", а за выдуманное "жестокое обращение с животными".
birdwatcher: (Default)
Разумные приговоры иногда выносятся по случайному стечению обстоятельств. Пример: один мужик повредил собаке своей подруги глаз. Его приговорили к 10 дням тюрьмы и возмещению ветеринарных счетов -- но не за реальное преступление "вандализм", а за выдуманное "жестокое обращение с животными".
birdwatcher: (Default)
Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse




Совершенно фундаментальный труд. Вот, например, интересно -- я не понимал, что у CPS и PETA один предок:
This then was the tenor of the times when the Mary Ellen case arose in 1874. The intense attention it got in the press led to creation of the first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Childern, in New York City.
   Such societies were quickly established all over the United States. By 1906 there were 240 SPCCs or Humane Societies—which concerned themselves with cruelty to both children and animals—nationwide. Often, they were known to their victims simply and appopriately as "the Cruelty".
   The groups were given the same sort of broad powers to investigate families and seek the removal of their children as is given to Child Protective Services today—with remarkably similar results:
—When the broad power they had wasn't enough, they bent or broke the law. Gordon writes that when agents of the Massachussetts SPCC couldn't get into a home legally, "they climbed windows. They searched without warrants. Their case notes frequently revealed that they made their judgements first and looked for evidence later... As one annual report put it delicately: It is true that we have taken risks on the margin of legal liability which seemed needful to rescue the child...but without cost to sciety...If `indiscreet zeal' which is made such a bugbear occasionally leads us into mistakes, the public will condone the error ... much more readily than they would approve the opposite fault of timidity or lukewarmness in cases of well-ascertained cruelty." In other words, they were "erring on the side of the child".

Ну, еще одна капля в море.
birdwatcher: (Default)
Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse




Совершенно фундаментальный труд. Вот, например, интересно -- я не понимал, что у CPS и PETA один предок:
This then was the tenor of the times when the Mary Ellen case arose in 1874. The intense attention it got in the press led to creation of the first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Childern, in New York City.
   Such societies were quickly established all over the United States. By 1906 there were 240 SPCCs or Humane Societies—which concerned themselves with cruelty to both children and animals—nationwide. Often, they were known to their victims simply and appopriately as "the Cruelty".
   The groups were given the same sort of broad powers to investigate families and seek the removal of their children as is given to Child Protective Services today—with remarkably similar results:
—When the broad power they had wasn't enough, they bent or broke the law. Gordon writes that when agents of the Massachussetts SPCC couldn't get into a home legally, "they climbed windows. They searched without warrants. Their case notes frequently revealed that they made their judgements first and looked for evidence later... As one annual report put it delicately: It is true that we have taken risks on the margin of legal liability which seemed needful to rescue the child...but without cost to sciety...If `indiscreet zeal' which is made such a bugbear occasionally leads us into mistakes, the public will condone the error ... much more readily than they would approve the opposite fault of timidity or lukewarmness in cases of well-ascertained cruelty." In other words, they were "erring on the side of the child".

Ну, еще одна капля в море.
birdwatcher: (Default)
Woodstock, IL -- Один мужик, сидя у себя дома, застрелил свою собаку из своего пистолета. Woodstock police officers and members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office entered the house and took Locher into custody without incident. Обвинение: неосторожное обращение с оружием. If convicted, Locher could be sentenced to between one and three years in prison.
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Woodstock, IL -- Один мужик, сидя у себя дома, застрелил свою собаку из своего пистолета. Woodstock police officers and members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office entered the house and took Locher into custody without incident. Обвинение: неосторожное обращение с оружием. If convicted, Locher could be sentenced to between one and three years in prison.