Monday, September 24, 2007

Would you like sauce with that?

A friend sent this article to me:
A Denver man who witnesses say ripped the head off a tame duck that lived in a pond in a hotel lobby is under arrest in St. Paul.A police officer said that Scott Clark, a guest at the Embassy Suites hotel, cornered the duck early Saturday, ripped its head off and turned to onlookers and said: "I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it.""He was allegedly drunk," St. Paul police Sgt. John Wuorinen said.

He's being held on suspicion of felony animal cruelty. If convicted he could face up to two years in prison and be fined $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday to be charged.A humane society official called the incident "unconscionable," but also criticizes the hotel for keeping live ducks in the lobby."I think Embassy Suites needs to take another look at this and review how they keep ducks safe, or use fish like most hotels would use," said Tim Shields. "This sort of behavior by someone is very troubling. Someone who would attack a duck in a public place like that, an animal in a public place like that, supposedly announce they're going to eat it is a pretty serious matter. And in fact, in Minnesota it would be a felony."
Uhm... so... eating meat in Minnesota is a felony? Doesn't anyone else see the rampant hypocrisy in this world of ours? The hotel needs to review how they keep ducks safe?! Is that the job of the hotel?? Oof... I seriously do not understand this world sometimes. Granted the man was off his nut, but .... *sigh* ... I dunno... can't we all just get along? 2 years in prison and 5 grand for killing... a duck. To some of the people I used to hang with, this man would be a hero (shoutin' out at the Albritton clan... HOLLA!). I just don't get it.

Ya know, when Ghandi was asked what he thought about Western Civilization... he said
"I think it would be a nice idea."


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