Shoot him...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Locally, we had a horrible story of a prized polo horse shot and killed and another shot in the head but lived; the second horse belonged to a little boy. A beer can with a partial print led to an arrest tonight of a man who did confess to the shootings. His excuse? He's an alcoholic and after a drinking binge stopped to take a whiz when he saw the horses in the pasture. Since he likes to 'shoot things', he got out his Magnum and shot the horses. Guess what, dude? If I get on the jury, I'd be happy to vote in favor of putting you out of your misery. Carol


Toni Lea Andrews said...

Where I'm living, it seems like EVERYBODY hunts. Camoflage is a major fashion statement. A local said, "You aren't one of those anti-hunting people, are you."

I replied that I was not against deer hunting--I get that the deer will overpopulate and starve because their natural predators are gone, etc.

I went on to say that when choosing friends, however, the knowledge that someone 'likes to shoot things' has a definite affect on the selection process.

And no, I DON'T think it's ingrained in the DNA. I know plenty of perfectly macho type-A men with no urge to kill anything.