There you have it. Elizabeth Carlisle: the Petland employee who drowned two rabbits, yelled at them because they didn’t die fast enough, then had her picture taken with the two dead animals while smiling and who then posted it all on Facebook so she could brag about her killing spree to her buddies got of with a slap on the wrist. (my previous post about Carlisle: drowning rabbits
I have to say: I am pleased that she at least got a conviction in the first place. But a 250 dollar fine, some community service and a probation seems very little for the clear and utter disregard of both animal life and suffering. This was clear animal cruelty at its core to me at its. Even from a very traditional animal welfare point of view there was no excuse for this. And still she has many supporters and got off easy. The punishment should have been far sterner to send a clear signal.
But the signal that was sent appears to be the opposite of what was needed for the animals. And it becomes quite clear when you read some of the utterly retarded comments made on that news article (they really make me angry).
anyone that has grown up on or around a farm knows that this is a perfectly acceptable means of dispatching a tiny animal , next to ringing its neck,
Of course total nonsense. According to these folks who like to brag about ‘responsible use of animals’ they need to die quickly. Drowning them takes minutes. And he doesn’t forget to mention the delicious taste of rabbit either.
People are putting there kids in the trash. Who cares about a couple f-ing rabbits?
And how does this defend blatant animal cruelty and breaking the law?
What a waste of my tax dollars …all over a couple of useless rabbits, who multiply by the thousands if you’ll let them, just another cute form of vermin,like deer..
This one says it all now doesn’t it.
Reading those comments while taking into account what happened really depresses me. We still have a long way to go. But whatever you say or do…You can’t talk empathy and compassion into people. It seems to me that there are many people out there who just want to act like monsters because they can. And they will enjoy it and brag about it as much as they can. Sometimes our entire struggle feels so hopeless.
This post will be crossposted on empathy for animals