Man accused of blowing up dog and is not facing animal cruelty charges
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A Stevenson, Wash., man is accused of blowing up his dog and amazingly, he is not facing any animal cruelty charges as a result, reported Monday’s KOMO News.
Skamania County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to the home of 45-year-old Christopher Dillingham after 911 calls came in about an explosion of some sort.
Responding deputies found the body of a dog who appeared to have been blown up on Dillingham’s property.
Amazingly, though the dog was killed in a decidedly heinous fashion, the man believed to be responsible is not facing animal cruelty charges because the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office does not feel that the dog suffered because he was killed instantly.
Dillingham was arrested on Sunday morning and taken to the Skamania County Jail.
He is due in court to face his charges of malicious mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of explosive devices, on Monday afternoon.
Individuals who are concerned over the lack of animal cruelty charges can direct their inquiries to the following:
WHOM TO CONTACT
Dear Undersheriff Cox,
I am gravely concerned that charges are not being filed against Mr. Christopher Dillingham for blowing up his dog; this decision was based on the lack of pain the dog may not have felt as a victim in such a barbaric crime. I am writing to respectfully remind people that a crime has been committed and that Mr. Dillingham should be charged accordingly. Furthermore, it is impossible for anyone to determine what the dog felt, and we are obligated to conclude that it was certain pain and fear, however brief.
Please allow me to validate my concerns: when I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such malevolent behaviour absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse or ignore this dog’s violent killing, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society: those responsible for such heinous acts against animals will many times escalate towards human animals.
Please respect the victim by penalizing the guilty and demonstrate your commitment to justice, responsibility, and integrity, attributes unquestionably necessary in an law enforcement setting: rejecting cruelty by maintaining an unyielding position towards it would be a model for all community members and would serve to characterize this type of behaviour as both impermissible and punishable.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.
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by your pretzelogic
would you say
that human victims
don’t “feel” the
all living beings
can feel pain,
with animal cruelty,
is cruelty itself
Karen Lyons Kalmenson