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Alison Pierce’s letter about the death of a blind, deaf dog was printed in The Journal News (New York).
Thank you for publishing the recent article about the death of Roxi Sampson. Frank Aquino, who allegedly viciously kicked an old, deaf and blind dog to death, if found guilty, must be punished to the full extent of the law. It is unfortunate that his maximum time in jail would be a mere two years.
I understand what it is like to have a dog as a beloved member of the family for many years and I would be beyond distress if something were to happen to him. People who do not have pets in their family often do not understand that the pet is a family member and when something happens to him or her, there is a significant amount of emotional turmoil. The fact that Mr. Aquino knew the dog and the family for many years is very disturbing. What could lead him to allegedly do such a thing to any animal, let alone one that he knew so well? Roxi was a sweet dog who was just looking to be a part of the picnic that she wandered into!
Imagine, if you will, that you smell the familiar smell of burgers and hot dogs cooking and you follow the smell to see what's going on, and you are met with a kick to the stomach. Then you walk away to die, not knowing what happened because you are blind and deaf. This was a pitiful and sad attack on a sweet, defenseless, beloved being.
Okay, it is this type of thing that really makes me want to adopt "an eye for an eye" approach to punishment. It is this type of cruelty, done to an utterly undeserving animal, who, to make matters worse, is BLIND
that makes me want to grab this individual and inflict, with my bare hands, some immense suffering upon him. The poor animal had no way of seeing his attacker, or even hearing his attacker. All that the animal had was his sense of smell,
which led him to the picnic area of his attacker. He was probably terrified when he was being kicked, as he could not see or hear anything. And where the F%$CK were his guardians when all this shit was going down!!!!!!
There is simply no excuse that can justify this man's actions, and he is clearly a despicable excuse for a human being, no matter what other "good" work he does.
I am beyond enraged and devastated. When i read this news piece, it knocked the wind out of me and I literally fell to my knees, and a great rage came over me, and began bawling my eyes out.
This person deserves to spend a LONG time in jail, and should NEVER EVER be permitted to come near within 50 feet of an animal ever again for the rest of his evil, sadistic life. I wish him only the worst. I am beyond livid right now.