Dallas City Council Member Proposes Gunning Down Dogs – Nathan Winograd

Dallas City Council Member Proposes Gunning Down Dogs

A city council member in Dallas is calling on officials to shoot lost and homeless dogs from helicopter gunships. According to Council Member Rickey Callahan: “They bring in guys with helicopters and all that to go after wild hogs,” he said. “We ought to be doing thusly with feral animals.”

Austin, TX, is saving 95% of animals. Williamson County, TX, is saving 95%. Seagoville, TX, is saving 99%. There’s more: the Texas cities of Kirby, Georgetown, Pflugerville,The Colony, Taylor and Rockwall also report a save rate above 90%. In doing so, they are providing lost and homeless animals the love, care, and compassion that they deserve and which is their birthright. Dallas should do what they do. Rather than learn from the success of others, at least one official in Dallas is proposing shooting them from helicopters instead.

While Americans across the nation consider dogs beloved and cherished members of their families, a Dallas official is seeking to declare open season upon them.

While science has demonstrated that dogs have the intellect of human toddlers, that they are capable of the same emotions, including love and empathy, which demands that they be treated with respect and given a helping hand when needed, Dallas is talking about causing these animals great fear, suffering and ultimately, death.

While children across the country are being taught that animals matter, that we have a duty to care for them, that love and compassion must guide our actions, a city council member wants them to witness their government gunning these animals down in cold blood.

It boggles the compassionate mind.

The story is here: http://goo.gl/4K1ZM8

Please make your voices heard, especially if you live in Dallas: http://goo.gl/RgWsy7

Learn how the failures of Dallas Animal Services are fueling these reactionary responses: nathanwinograd.com/?p=15717

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