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RE: Bad Times for Cats

Well that doesn't surprise me at all. I guess the fact of the game warden
allowing this in a town is what got me. What if a child ran across it, what

One of my drivers got caught up in a gunfire battle yesterday. He is fine,
jury is still out on the truck. He was just sitting at a traffic light when
all *#$% broke out and he was not even in a questionable neighborhood....
just two other cars battling it out... Egads!.


> Hi Donna
> Hmmm, in our daily paper three people chased another person in their car.
> When they caught up with the person who was trying to drive away one of
> the
> three shot the single person in the head.  The reason?  Because the single
> person looked at them in a strange way at the coffee drive through.  Is it
> hard to believe that people are cruel to animals?  Not at all!
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:20 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bad Times for Cats
> > In this day and age?!?!?
> >
> > My stars, I can't believe this, go get 'em Zem...
> >
> > And I am so sorry for your loss. It just never should have happened. If
> > there is anything I can do from here, just LMK.
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >
> >>
> >> I have hesitated to discuss this with you all because I have been so
> >> upset
> >> but
> >> here goes...  A very wealthy doctor and his wife own a historic house
> in
> >> LaGrange (one of many).  They decided they had a problem with skunks,
> and
> >> instead of calling the county animal control officer they called the
> game
> >> warden who gave them permission to use leghold traps.  Their house is
> >> down
> >> the
> >> street from me, in the middle of town, and surrounded by houses with
> >> small
> >> children.  They employed idiots from the primordial ooze.  Bottom line
> >> there
> >> are four dead cats (two of which were mine and all of whom were shot --
> >> in
> >> town), one cat with a broken foot, one injured fox sold to dog
> trainers,
> >> and
> >> untold dead possums.  I have not heard of their catching any skunks.  I
> >> went
> >> beserk, our policeman was  horrified, the mayor was bothered because it
> >> involved a confrontation, which he abhors.  My girlfriend, whose cat
> has
> >> the
> >> broken foot,and I have involved PETA because all the mayor would
> promise
> >> was
> >> to see what he could do.  Today he told me they had switched to humane
> >> traps
> >> and that all cats would be released.  Oh, yes, they were baiting the
> >> leghold
> >> traps with sardines!!!  If you don't hear from me for a while it will
> be
> >> because I'm in jail.  I am going to speak with the DA's office about
> >> filing
> >> animal abuse charges (a misdemeanor here).  I am now extremely
> >> knowledgeable
> >> about the kinds of traps legal in Tennessee, and it makes me sick.  I
> >> have
> >> also posted a copy of our animal abuse statute on the towns bulletin
> >> board.
> >> PETA is calling our mayor tomorrow to find out the status of the case.
> >> If
> >> that doesn't stop the slaughter I'm calling the television stations.
> >> zem
> >> zone 7
> >> West TN

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