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  1. #1
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    Sick Sick Sick!!!

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20051125/D8E3HI1G0.html



    His sons, 4-year-old Abraham and 2-year-old Nur, pulled the cubs' tails and dragged them around their sun-parched yard by ropes tied tightly to their necks. Other children followed, poking and teasing the frightened cats.

    Mohamed, 43, said he bought the cubs from poachers and he does not know what happened to the mother. The poachers had kicked the female cub in the face, blinding the animal, he said. "Unless these cubs are properly looked after and cared for they will soon die," said Befekadu of the Environmental Protection Agency.

    And the picture of the cubs is just heartbreaking!

  2. #2
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    that pisses me off ... and these people want us to help them learn how to live a civilized culture? Number one, do not beat animals ....

  3. #3
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    What an awful story, how can all of those people sit around and watch those poor cubs fight and think it's a sport?! It makes me sick and I hope that someone from the government is able to step in and take those cubs to safety.
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    Animals are people, too!

  5. #5
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    I read that on AOL. That is horrible. The poor animals are being harassed for sheer pleasure. It's a good thing that the United States are trying to do something about it. I personally think though, if Bush can spend thousands of dollars for the War with Iraq, he could spend a couple of thousand dollars to rescue those cats and take the where they can get help.
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  6. #6
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    The cubs are in US custody now. The complete story is at the CNN link:

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa....ap/index.html
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Two cheetah cubs held captive and abused at a remote village restaurant in eastern Ethiopia are now in the custody of a government veterinarian and U.S. troops, a senior official said Monday.

    Government vet Fekadu Shiferaw confiscated the 3-month-old cheetahs on Sunday from a restaurant owner in Gode, where they were being forced to fight each other for the amusement of children.

    He gave them to U.S. troops for safekeeping until they can be flown to Addis Ababa, about 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) west of Gode, said Kifle Argaw, the government's senior wildlife vet.


  7. #7
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    Good! The greedy owner got nothing and is having his other animals confiscated as well! Excellent.