Re: Police: Woman skinned puppy to make belt
It certainly seems pretty barbaric, and she must have a few screws loose, but I doubt many people would be upset if she killed a cow to make a belt.
My sentiments. Mention dogs and people get their knickers in a twist. Man and dogs may go back a long way and dogs are naturally domesticated. That gives dogs a privileged position in society, but technically, slaughtering all animals for their meat/hide is "cruelty to animals", even if abattoirs have evolved more humane techniques of killing than nailing a cow between the eyes 10 times with bullets. (Even then, I've heard that in some places, enzymes are injected into the animal's bloodstream to soften their meat more effectively prior to slaughter.) And what of game hunting?
I guess the issue here also has something to do with the fact that she's killing a pet which she's presumably developed tender feelings for, and not just a random animal. But I'm not sure if a definition of "cruelty to animals" should be different in either event.
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.