This week’s “What the Hell? Wednesday” finds us going back to Salem, Oregon where the rednecks are hard at work again. Check out this article written by The Oregonian contributor Lynne Terry:
Salem, OR –
A Salem man was arrested after allegedly having his dog kill a rabbit in front of four girls at a city park.
The children were watching the bunny hop in the grass at Woodmansee Park, known for its population of feral rabbits, said Lt. Dave Okada, a Salem police spokesman. The man, who was walking his Doberman pinscher without a leash, told it to go after the rabbit.
Witnesses told Salem police the man smirked and laughed when the dog grabbed and killed the rabbit as the children cried.
Investigators later identified the suspect as Luke Kishpaugh, 33, and arrested him at home. He was booked into the Marion County Jail on allegations of aggravated animal abuse and was barred from Salem Parks, Okada said.
It’s not clear what happened to the dog. – The Oregonian, June 3, 2010
I hardly know where to start on this one since there is so much stupidity and so many innocent victims. First and foremost, we have kids scarred for life. I know, some of you may be saying, “Monkey Man, this was nature at work. Dogs kill rabbits.” Uh, no! Not without some slack jawed idiot yelling, “Sic ‘em, Brutus and shake some blood on those dumb kids.” I am sure this was no killer rabbit. If it was, a dog wouldn’t have been enough to stop it. We all know a Holy Hand Grenade is the only true method to dispatch such a creature.
The second innocent in this is the dog. He will now be branded a killer and most likely put to death because his owner trained him without conscience. Men who train dogs in this fashion are only trying to make up for lack of penis size. The dog is just being a dog by trying to please his owner. Not knowing it was misguided.
The last victim is the rabbit. Normally I wouldn’t have much sympathy for a feral rabbit because if it weren’t the dog it would have been a coyote or a car or whatever, but since those creatures breed like, well, rabbits - one less won't make any real difference.
The good thing is this guy is now in custody where his fellow inmates will be asking, “Whadda ya in for?” To which Mr. Lackofcommonsense will have to reply, “For killing a rabbit.” At which point the laughing inmates pick themselves up off the floor and draw straws to see who is going to be the first to violate this dirt bag. An easy task because he doesn’t have his dog there to protect him.
I am sure parents and police alike stood around in that park, looked at each other and said “What the Hell?”