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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:42 AM

Dog sentenced to death in Tennessee because he is 'gay'

*Pitbull-type dog faces being put down today unless new owner is found

*Abandoned after previous owner saw him mounting another male dog

*But animal experts say this is a sign of dominance not sexuality

By DANIEL MILLER


A dog is set to be put to death in Tennessee today after his owner abandoned him because he thought he was gay. The pitbull-type hound is currently languishing in an overcrowded animal shelter in Jackson but is due to be put this afternoon down unless a new owner can be found at the last minute.

According to the owner of the shelter, the dog's master noticed him 'hunched over' another male dog, which led him to assume he was gay. While dogs are known to occasionally display homosexual behaviour, animal experts say a male dog mounting another male dog is not a sign of sexual orientation but rather a sign of dominance.

The dog's fate has sparked a frantic appeal among animal lovers to find a new owner before it's too late. A Facebook page has been set up with the message: 'Don't let this gorgeous dog die bc his owner is ignorant of normal dog behavior!
'He's in kennel 10L and he WILL be put down tomorrow bc there is no room at the inn!'

'they (shelter) open at 9 a.m. and he will die by 1 p.m. if not adopted as he was an owner surrender. Adoption fee is 38.00 and that only includes a voucher for a rabies shot. He looks to be a pit/american bulldog mix.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2271192/Dog-sentenced-death-Tennessee-gay.html#ixzz2JZHt9T9R

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Reply Dog sentenced to death in Tennessee because he is 'gay' (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #1
Recursion Jan 2013 #2
gordianot Jan 2013 #3
jberryhill Jan 2013 #4
slackmaster Jan 2013 #5
Dreamer Tatum Jan 2013 #6
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #7
catbyte Jan 2013 #9
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #12
atreides1 Jan 2013 #8
sadbear Jan 2013 #10
DetlefK Jan 2013 #11
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #13
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #14
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #15
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #16
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #17
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #18
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #19
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:44 AM

1. Wow. I'm speechless

Apparently this asshole owner knows absolutely nothing about canine behavior.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:45 AM

2. Errr... has the guy owned a male dog before?

Not that killing a "gay" dog would be OK, but, I mean, seriously?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. Words written or spoken fail me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:46 AM

4. There is no lower limit to stupidity


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:47 AM

5. I'm not really a dog person but I've seen dogs that will hump just about anything

 

The stupid, it burns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:49 AM

6. I was pining away for yet another chance to bash the South...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:49 AM

7. They're about to "put down" the wrong animal here.

Just sayin'....

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:51 AM

9. "Bash" implies unfair criticism. Do you really think that's the case here?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:56 AM

12. I'm not concerned with what region of the US the dog owner lives in.

I'm only angered by how ignorant and bigoted and unfit to own any pet some people are.

All over the country, no doubt.

The animal is innocent, yet gets the death penalty.

It seems unfair, but it's probably a better end than continuing to be with an idiot bigot owner.

I'd prefer the idiot bigot owner be punished.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:49 AM

8. Once again Tennessee has shown its Idiocracy

There are no words that can even come close to the disgust that I feel...the South can't rise again because it has fallen too far into the abyss of stupidity!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:51 AM

10. My male dog tries to hump every other male dog he meets.

But he only really gets excited if there's a female in heat near by. (He's not fixed because he has congenital leg deformity and I want to keep him lean in order not to put too much stress on it.)

So technically, he's not gay.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:54 AM

11. Reverse doggy-style:

My colleagues have dogs: One has a female dog, a little bit taller than knee-height. The other one has a male dog, a little bit smaller than knee-height.
And sometimes, the female dog mounts and humps the male dog. (Only a few seconds, until he runs away.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:06 AM

13. The owner is too stupid to have a dog.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:10 AM

14. This has "latest trending urban legend" written all over it;

while there is *just enough* reason to for us to want to believe that this thing is really happening, this is probably a hoax. Or perhaps it's about a real dog whose circumstances have been grossly exaggerated.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:34 AM

15. Did you check Snopes?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:53 AM

16. I submitted it to snopes.com. We'll see where this goes. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. There's a dog rescue group in Jackson, TN.

savingtheanimalstogether@gmail.com

I sent them an email and a link to the story and told them that if they rescued him, I'd pay the $38.

Don't hold your breath because many of these groups don't follow their email nor react.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:14 PM

19. HOORAY!

I love happy endings!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:18 PM

20. Thank god!

A rescue from stupid.

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