Sunday, March 05, 2006

Let's get something straight here.

Mineola, N.Y. is NOT "the country"!

WARNING: This story may upset you.

Dog's Death Sparks Debate Over Trapping

MINEOLA, N.Y. - It was the last thing Gail Murphy thought she had to worry about when she took her dog for a walk through a suburban nature preserve on a quiet Sunday morning.

Zephyr, a floppy-eared mixed breed Murphy adopted in 2004, ran about 50 feet ahead — out of eyesight — for a sip from a pool of standing water. The next thing Murphy heard was a muffled "bang!"

When she got to Zephyr, he was thrashing about, trying desperately to free his head from a steel-jawed trap. Before long, his body went limp.

Some experts say such accidents will only increase as the suburbs continue to encroach on the domain of outdoorsmen, who for centuries have set traps to control predators and sell animals' furs.


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You fuckers wanna put out leg hold traps to catch "nuisances"? Let me make a suggestion:



If you have a pet, do me a favor: give them a hug for me.