- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)12
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Get priorities straight
I have come to the boiling point and must respond. I have read numerous articles regarding the dog that met its demise in Marble Hill. I in no way condone any such action that allegedly brought on the death of the pit bull, but why do people not use some common sense in the lengths we go to and the money we spend in order to protect an animal's so-called "rights"?
We exhumed the carcass and submitted it to the Animal Health Diagnostics Center. No conclusion was arrived at due to the decomposition. No evidence of a bullet wound. Is there no common sense in people any more? Couldn't the law enforcement and animal rights groups involved in the case not have come to that conclusion?
On the other hand, it's called a "choice" to burn to death in the womb or decapitate and dismember tiny little innocent babies, piece by piece in the place where they should be the most protected, their mother's womb. What has happened to our sensitivity to human life when we elevate the animal world to the level where we should be protecting our own species, human life? These little babies are sucked out and thrown in the trash or used for experimentation by the millions, and we just sit back and ignore it's happening. The time has come when we need to stand up for our own, our tiny little babies, more than animal life. God help us. Let's get priorities straight.
CAROL TRANKLER, Jackson