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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:58 AM
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We told you so: Pet store manager charged with willful burning of shop
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/10/07/pe... /

Pet store manager charged with willful burning of shop

By Brian R. Ballou and Raja Mishra, Globe Staff | October 7, 2006

CAMBRIDGE -- The manager of a pet store destroyed in a blaze last month was charged yesterday with setting fire to the shop and killing more than two-dozen exotic pets in an arson in which he sought to frame animal rights activists.

The fire on the second floor of the Boston Tropical Fish and Reptiles shop on Sept. 27 killed a collection of snakes, frogs, and fish, with the apparent arsonist spray painting ``No more exploitation of animals" on the storefront. Detectives at the scene said the graffito might lead them to the culprit.

...

Trinh was at the fire scene on Wednesday night and expressed grief as he pointed to the charred store he managed. But when a reporter sought to interview him, he quickly left. Prosecutors said Trinh was in the process of buying the store, which had not been doing well recently. They would not elaborate on his alleged motive.

The store's owner -- Dianne San Filippo , who was also at the scene -- wondered why animal rights activists would burn pets to death. ``Is that kind of death better than exploitation?" she asked.

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I hate to say I told you so, so I'll say this. I told you so, flvegan told you so, haruka told you so, and we were right. AR people simply would not have done this.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:54 AM
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1. Of course not, just pet shop owners.........
who we all know just hate animals usually.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:05 AM
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2. Hell, I told you so...
..And I didn't even hear about it until now.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:32 AM
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3. "Alleged motive"? Insurance fraud
I am going to go out on a limb here: this shop, as with most old-timey pet shops that aren't doing well, had two problems: condition of the facility, and product mix. We have a pet store in Fayetteville that's like this. It's full of the kind of animals that do not sell well--snakes so large you must feed them rabbits, $500 lizards, and Eastern North Carolina's largest line of fish that only eat live fish such as chaca catfish, belonesox and lionfish. They stay in business for a few reasons: the building's paid for, it's in a part of Bragg Boulevard no one wants to build a new business in, their main business is selling maintenance supplies for reptiles and fishes, and the guy who owns the building has three business tenants--a bar, a very good German restaurant and a tattoo studio. Basically, he can run a public aquarium and survive under these circumstances.

It's not the kind of a business you'd want to buy, though. If the store's run-down, that's an even bigger problem, so Mr. Trinh probably figured he'd set the place on fire, blame it on animal rights activists, then use the insurance payout to renovate and stock with animals that sell well.

And then he got caught. Oops.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:07 AM
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4. GD almost needs it's own thread on this.
20-to-1 someone still uses the words "PETA" and "terrorist" in a response, though.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:09 AM
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5. Who wants to start one
Do we flip a coin?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:28 AM
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7. I, of course, choose head
s.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:30 AM
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8. The big guy calls heads.
Coin is in the air.
Tails! The skinny chick in her pajamas posts the thread.

BRB.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:38 AM
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10. It's in GD.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:44 AM
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11. And on the Greatest...
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:46 AM
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13. Wow, I don't think I've ever had a nipple-free post make Greatest
:D
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:49 AM
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17. Well, there's a first time for everything.
Oddly enough, I've never had a nipple post make Greatest.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:53 AM
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18. And again...there's a first time for everything.
Nudge, nudge...
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:55 AM
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20. Lay off sinner, it's the Lord's Day
:rofl:

Jesus, what's the matter with you people? Horndog. :eyes:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:58 AM
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21. The Lord gave us nipples though.
:rofl:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:02 AM
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23. And that Sunday, at 11:58 in the morning, flvegan got religion.
:rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:59 AM
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22. None of the photos...
containing my nipples are inappropriate for DU, even though they would be deserving of the Greatest Page.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:33 AM
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29. If none are inappropriate...
then they should be posted...over and over.

Or at least pm'd to yours truly.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:51 AM
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36. My answers to both suggestions...
1. No. I prefer not to be tombstoned.

2. No, you MAN!

:rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:00 PM
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38. What if I promise that only
my feminine side will look at them?
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:02 PM
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39. No.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:03 PM
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40. I also wanted to add that this is straight up
discrimination based on my gender. I'm so...hurt.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:04 PM
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41. Life isn't fair.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:05 PM
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42. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:08 PM
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43. Hey wait a minute
This is the vegetarian crow substitute distribution thread, not the tilting at windmills thread, young man.*

*Can I still call you young man? Do I have to stop when you birthday rolls around? I'm confused. :shrug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:10 PM
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45. I show
my youth in my maturity, so you be the judge.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:14 PM
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46. Wow, now I'm even more confused
Sometimes you're very mature, sometimes you're very erm... less than mature. :rofl: I'll just call you whatever the hell I want, since you knew that was what I'd decide on anyhow. :D
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:08 PM
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44. I am.
That's why I'm kicking some ass in GD right now.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:15 AM
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6. That's HORRIBLE!!!
The Sea Shepherd Society would be fucking outraged. :cry: :grr: :nuke:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:36 AM
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Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:45 AM
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12. No. The AR folks killed all the crickets, remember?
They were trying to set them free.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:46 AM
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15. Oh yeah.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:46 AM
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14. Hey, me, too!
Feeling alone and left out this days... :cry: (Well, not really, just bumping the thread)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:47 AM
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16. oops, sorry
jobycom did too. And a quite a few more people on both the lounge and GD threads.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:55 AM
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19. S'okay. My response in that thread
was an agreement with another poster, more than a theory ventured on my own. As I said, just bumping this thread, because the other angered me more than I let on. :)
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:20 AM
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24. Well, aside from the OP, I saw exactly three people in the
original thread who were willing to think it was an AR person responsible. By far, the majority of posters dfended AR people.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:22 AM
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26. The GD thread was a lot worse. nt
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:26 AM
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27. That's the thread I was referencing.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:30 AM
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28. It's kinda hard to be dismissive when it's your friends and ideological
brethren being accused of killing animals, when you know that they love them and never would.

I'd be outraged if even one person said it, because it's so insulting and so obviously false.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:21 AM
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25. Don't forget me, I told 'em so to, lol.
I was impressed that they spelled 'exploitation' right, though.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:37 AM
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30. Yep, you get credit too
Good point. The message seemed odd to me though, since it's so wordy. You don't write an essay on a wall with a can of Krylon if you want to get out of there before the cops show.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:47 AM
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32. the reporters really pissed me off
I went to the article and watched the video coverage. There used to be a time when there were things called 'investigative journalists" where they actually believed in things like deception and malfeasance and tried to get to the bottom of things. Those reporters went 'look someone painted something on a wall, therefore, they must have done this, because there is no such thing as trickery and deception'. It was staggeringly ignorant reporting...I really couldn't believe what I was watching. Of course we have those multi-million dollar lobbying firms to thank for that, the ones whose propaganda b.s. DUers spout on a regular basis despite the fact that the animal exploiting industries are the Republican devil incarnate, a fact that so many DUers can't allow themselves to accept because they are so pathetically blinded by their own guilt.

//end of rant
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:49 AM
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35. I wish I could nominate a single post.
That was a fine rant indeed.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:43 AM
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31. Here's a real animal rights story, sorta.

http://www.dailyinterlake.com/articles/2006/10/08/news/...

By LYNNETTE HINTZE
The Daily Inter Lake

Puppy love

Mother hound leads rescuers to abandoned pups

*
It was a total shot in the dark when Humane Society workers
Marje Guest and Melanie Soderfelt followed an abandoned hound
through the thick woods near Swan Lake to search for a litter of puppies.

But mama hound, true to her breed, knew right where shed left her newborns.

The rescue of the emaciated mother hound and the discovery a day later of
her four puppies that had survived freezing overnight temperatures is miraculous,
shelter officials said. And in a business that deals with abandoned pets day in and day out,
its a story with a happy ending.

It was so thrilling, said Guest, manager of the Humane Societys
Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center north of Kalispell, where the
rescued dogs are staying. We do good every day, but this was really good.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:48 AM
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33. That's good, that those pups had a happy ending.
Since they were in the paper they should have no shortage of families willing to adopt them.

I hope they find whoever dumped them and prosecute. :(
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:48 AM
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34. Thats a great story.
I love that kind of news.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:51 AM
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37. In my perfect world Pee Wee Herman would have been the hero of the day...
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 11:55 AM by BrotherBuzz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbazxboLEE&mode=user&se...

Would have, could have, should have been
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