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More killing in the US

#1
news or Naafi?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7456051.stm

Street sweep truck sucks up dog




Ginger (centre) is seen here with two other dogs of her breed


A street-sweeping truck has sucked a dog up through its bristles on a New York street, leaving its horrified owner holding nothing but the lead.

Robert Machin, 57, had just finished walking his two Boston terriers in the Bronx and was about to load them into his car when the truck appeared.

He recalls being whipped around, only to glimpse Ginger meeting her end in the sweeper's round brushes.

City sanitation officers described the dog's death as "rare and unfortunate".

But Mr Machin, a retired public transport worker, questioned whether the driver had been observing proper procedures.

The truck, he said, seemed to have been barrelling through the street at an unsafe speed.

Truck chase

"It happened so fast," he told the New York Daily News.

"It spun me around, and as it spun me around, I caught a last glimpse of her.

"I was devastated. I was completely dumbfounded and shocked. I mean, I just witnessed my dog sucked up into a street sweeper."

He said he had chased the truck for about two and a half blocks, shouting for the operator to stop.

The driver eventually came back but refused to turn off the whirring brushes that had crushed Ginger, until he arrived, the paper adds.

The Department of Sanitation offered its condolences to Mr Machin and his family but added: "It is important for all New Yorkers to remember to maintain the safety of their animals while walking city streets."

Ginger's master who, according to the New York Daily News, plans to contact the Humane Society and hire a lawyer, said his lost dog had been like family to him.

"My children are all grown up," he said.

"These two dogs, they're my life," he added, choking back tears.

Am I a bad person for laughing out loud?

:D
 
#3
These kind of antics never seem to harm Tom and Jerry or any other cartoon animals, are you telling me that I've been lied to all these years by popular childrens programmes? I'm shocked, Horrified and maybe later I'll be outraged.

I'm too busy buying my ticket for the bus to hell at the moment though.
 
#5
A street-sweeping truck has sucked a dog up through its bristles on a New York street, leaving its horrified owner holding nothing but the lead.
Now that would be a funny sight...almost as if he was walking the street sweeper!
 
#6
When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was taken of the accident. Why do people insist on breeding bloody ridiculous animals like that if they're not prepared to have them killed in faintly ridiculous yet extremely amusing ways?
 
#7
Naturally some septic will shortly appear on the thread to remind us that if the dog had been carrying a handgun for self protection none of this would have happened.
 
#8
Victorian_Major said:
Naturally some septic will shortly appear on the thread to remind us that if the dog had been carrying a handgun for self protection none of this would have happened.
Ah, but the question is which calibre is best for stopping street sweeping trucks?

Obviously a heavy revolver in something like .500 Lindbaugh should be pretty effective, but would five shots be enough to stop it?

http://www.gunblast.com/500Linebaugh.htm

I'm not 100% certain that a Boston terrier's paws have enough dexterity to reload a revolver quickly enough, if more than five shots were required.

Perhaps Barret Light .50 would be more suitable?
 
#10
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
did it remind anyone else of "A Fish Called Wanda"? :)
No but it did remind me of the fireman's strike in 1977 when a crew from my regiment rescued some old dears cat from up a tree, then after being thanked by said little ol' lady, tee, biccies en-all, they ran over said moggie on exit. :oops: :D Made ITN that night and is still remembered by some regular fire fighters today.

Wasn't there a story of 'Fritz' tying his dog to a leval crossing for tanks, Up it went.... result ... ex dog :roll:
 

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#14
While story itself is funny as (in a slightly repelant way. I must be more of an animal lover than I thought. Steady, this aint the naafi), Some of the comments posted on here have had me laughing my sack off.

Dog so uggly it looks like it was set on fire and put out with a shovel packing heat? Love it. Got me quite literaly in stitches.
 

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