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Growing up and even now I have learned in depth about wild animals and other creatures. But when I learned about farm animals and other commonly eaten animals I was taught “milk comes from cows!” “chickens lay eggs!” very basic facts about how we consume and use them. When really these animals are so interesting and are not just “dumb” or “food” animals. People disconnect themselves from these animals so they feel less guilty when eating them.
SEEING-EYE DOG KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY ROBBERS - “He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.”
Francis Shannon and his seeing-eye dog, Lady, were robbed by three men in Hartford, Connecticut last week. Shannon and Lady were both beaten and Lady lost consciousness. Fortunately, Lady seems to have recovered. The terrible men who did this are still at large. Read more from WTNH:
A blind Hartford man is beaten and attacked outside his apartment building on Sigourney Street, and the crooks even beat up his seeing-eye dog.
The alleged victim, 49-year-old Francis Shannon, says it happened last Sunday when he went to take his dog out for a walk, but he only recently told police, fearing retaliation from the men.
He says three men beat him, held a knife to his throat and took off with his wallet. He says they also kicked and beat his seeing-eye dog, Lady, until she was unconscious. “One guy starts kicking me and punching me in the stomach and in the chest and I could feel a knife up to my throat,” said Shannon.
He says when Lady was knocked out, he thought she was dead. He was overjoyed when learned she is alive and well. His guide dog is not only his best friend, but she is his eyes.
He said he hopes the police catch the men who attacked him and Lady. It’ll be tough, because, being blind, he can’t give them a description. However, he says he recognizes the voices of the men who attacked him because they hang out regularly at a deli only a couple of blocks from where he lives.
Let’s hope Lady and her owner can recover from this traumatic incident. Click here for the full story and a news video.
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So we need to bring blood for class tonight (for making blood smears and learning to interpret them) and I have some friends who aren’t able to get blood so I’m bringing extra for them.
There’s no animals at work who need to get blood drawn for anything so I chose one to get blood from for class…this lady who works in the kennels always starts yelling about how I’m “not doing a blood transfusion” when I literally have 0.1cc’s of blood!
She actually compared me getting blood for school to euthanasias saying she could handle euths but what I’m doing is ‘just wrong’ and she couldn’t watch.
I might have gone off about how she eats meat and uses things full of animal products that were even tested on animals, how what I’m doing is to learn to help animals, and how she needs to shut the fuck up.