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Mass, Animal Abuse

I’ve already started the New Year off on the wrong foot!

I decided to go to mass today. When I got there, the priest summoned this woman to go to the pulpit and make endless announcements that just wouldn’t end. Then the priest gave mass. When he finished, he started making more announcements on how much more money we should contribute to the church. He then started asking who was born on this day. There were two people who raised their hand and were asked by the priest to go to the front so we could all sing happy birthday to them. Then he asked who had an anniversary on this day. A woman raised her hand, and was asked to go to the front, and then we all had to sing and clap. Then he asked who was there from another parish. We had to clap for each and every one of them. It all just dragged on and on. I was hungry, I was thirsty and I needed to go to the bathroom!

I just didn’t get a darn good thing in going to church. In fact, I only felt anger and frustration!! I now feel like a dog for leaving church with anger, instead of a heart filled with love and peace!

When I left, I passed by this railroad and saw something that got my attention. I parked my car to see what was going on and saw hundreds of pigeons eating grain that had fallen of one of the railroad toppers. I then saw a huge tent like net above them and a man standing next to his truck with a dog inside. Then he popped something that sounded like firecrackers and the net suddenly shot up and fell down, trapping all the pigeons. I looked to the side and saw a cat. When the man saw the cat, he opened his truck door and let the dog loose to get the cat. The dog ran ferociously after the cat and was just about to attack it, when the cat ran up a utility pole and saved himself.

I ran screaming at the man. He quickly called the dog back and put him back into his truck. I yelled at him that I had seen how he’d let loose of his dog to kill the cat. I demanded he tell me what he was going to do with the pigeons, and he told me in a very nasty manner that he had ever right to do it, because they were going to this place where they used them for target practice. I told him that I was going to report him for animal abuse, and he snarled at me to go ahead! Asshole!!

I realize I can’t do anything about it today, but tomorrow I plan on making calls to see where I report the heartless piece of shit!

NOTHING on this earth makes me angrier than animal abuse and cruelty!

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Composição: Tom Jobim e Vinícius
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( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 1st, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
hasnt he heard of clay pigeons??

PS the church stuff would annoy/bore me too
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'll try and investigate further on the pigeon incident today!

Had the priest left all the extra baggage out, it would have been good!
Jan. 1st, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Same here
I started off the New Year tired, alone, on-call, working because someone else didn't do their job.

Not a good way to start the year. I only hope it gets better.
Jan. 1st, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Same here
i hope that guy gets whats comin to him, although unfortunately he was probably within his rights to an extent where you stand no chance of achieving any sort of satisfying recourse. sorry. best of luck with it though!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Re: Same here
meh. You know what they say, Payback is a bitch. And, I am in a good position to exact some serious payback.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Re: Same here
Let us both keep our fingers crossed that this isn't an omen of how the rest of our year will go! :o( NAH! I don't believe in bad omens! You and I are going to have a fabulous year!! :o)

You you should have done was said NO I will not go to work!

What I should have done is just close my eyes as I drove back home!!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
wow that was a really crappy day. Here to hoping tomorrow is better for you.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Yes it was a bad day. I should never have gone to church in the first place.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
That's exactly why I don't go to church. Where it used to be a place of worship it is now a social function to see whos beeting the Joneses type of thing. I honestly feel like the people there care more about how so and so is dressed or how I light a cigarette on the way out than they care for the lord on a holy day. Miserable.
As far as the gentleman who was pigeon trapping... Sad as it is he really was with his rights to do so. Doesn't make it right but none the less it was legal. Now as far as leaving his dog out to chase the cat... that was pure asshole. There was NO reason or excuse for him to do something like that.... f'in prick. I hope the remainder of ou day is filled with more happy than vial pathetic idiots.
Lots of Love and Happy New year!!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
There's this little church clear across town from where I live, where the priest gives the mass and that's it. I'll just have to make the long trip over there whenever I feel I need spiritual healing.

This church I went to is very fancy, and I can see why the Priest was so concerned for more donations, but people give what they can afford. Sadly, the experience seemed more like a sales pitch to me, than spiritual food.

As for that horrible man, I hope he rots in hell. Had I now yelled and run towards him, the cat would have eventually tired from holding on to the pole with his little claws, and the dog would have torn him to shreds. That's exactly what the man wanted!!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
Asshole. I hope the new year brings a lot of unpleasant wake-up calls for him
Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
I'm just glad the guy didn't do anything to you. After all, he's :

a) violating hunting ordinances by trapping off-season,
b) trapping non-game birds,
c) setting his dog loose, potentially creating a vicious animal situation, and
d) a total dickhead who doesn't have a problem breaking the law.

It wouldn't have surprised me if he'd gotten violent with you, and with all due respect, he'd probably have won (he had a dog with him, if he starts losing, he calls the dog to help him).

With respect to the church situation, there is (was?) a radio show whose tagline applies here: "It's better to drive thirty minutes and be fed than to drive five minutes and be fooled."
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Here is your motto for 2007 (I expect you to tattoo it on a totally inappropriate part of your body also...):



How do you expect me to fly like an eagle when I'm surrounded by pigeons ummm...chickens???

You get the drift.

Go to the OTHER church (more oftener too)...it'll be worth the drive.

Jan. 2nd, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Ok, I've just tattooed those words on my body, but I'm not gonna tell which part. har har

Yes, I'll start going to that other little church, even though it's an hours drive. I sure don't want to come out ever again, feeling the way I did today.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
BLESS YOU MY CHILD...for thou art HOT.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
You are just too kind! :o)
Jan. 2nd, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
Hi! and Happy New Year!

I think interactions with people occur for reasons....even if the reasons aren't obvious...whether it was the crazy sounding dude with the pigeons....or the church with it's boredom and snake oil sales pitch (that was my read of it anyhow)...in general it's all part of a bigger tapestry...I'm sure...in one way or another...you made a positive impact somewhere....somehow through these interactions...it's maybe just not apparent yet...and maybe won't ever be to you....but positive all the same. It's what happens when good hearts are out and about. KnowwhatImean?
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
What I saw at that railroad, with the pigeon and cat incident, made a great impression on me, and kept me from sleeping very well last night.

Today, I'll start making phone calls, and perhaps I'll even go to that railroad where I saw such cruelty!

I know what you mean! :o)

Happy New Year to you, too!!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Well Savanah I just read your latest post about the jerk and his dog I am sorry that you got all up set and this guy needs his ass kicked!! He is just going to shoot the birds fore sport this makes me sick if he needed them for food I could see it maybe, but when ever I see someone like this killing just for fun, it gets me really pissed off. Why does he think he has a right to do this does he think it is going to make him a big man or some thing? And having his dog go after the cat if I was there I would have smacked him in the head!!

When you where at Church and he started all of this you should of raised your hand and said that you where hungry, thirsty and I needed to go to the bathroom!
And when everyone started to sing and clap. You could of smiled and waved and headed out to do what you must :o) lol with a smile in your face and song in your heart and you know some times you need to feel anger as much as you need to be happy I think that with all that is going on right now everyone is feeling down and a little angry it is hard to talk to you about how you are feeling right now on line talking in text just is not the same as talking to someone in real life
Or real time I think you know what I am saying so if you have a friend there go talk to them or call me! ((((HUGS))))
Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
You are so right, I should have raised my hand! But what if he'd of said NO!!?? heh heh

The more I live, the more I see such evil committed among animals. Way too painful.

If I find out anything today about the pigeons, I'll make a post.

Hugging you back Sweety Pie!
Jan. 3rd, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
heh heh:o) But what if he'd of said NO!!?? hum
=o) I love you sunshine!!!
Jan. 2nd, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Seems like Churches generally have two choices for Holidays where they receive more people (Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc) they can either speak to the people for the people's sake, since they have more ears available - and offer some healing to those that distance themselves from church - to perhaps bring a bond that can begin to move that person closer to God.


They can use it to be self serving.

And they generally chose the latter, which is so very sad - and the loss is generally much greater.

I'm so sorry you had that experience. I tend to stay away from Mass during the Holiday season for this reason.
I did stay up Christmas Eve and watched midnight mass with Ayoub, that was wonderful, and since it was midnight mass the wrong message didn't go out. . . people are too tired to pay attention to long messages.

I thought nets and traps were illegal in the US.


You have so much courage. . .you're my hero.

(((hugs you))))

Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised the priest wasn't aware of the growing frustration among most of us. It lasted way too long. We all went there for spiritual food, and came out starving.

I often times go to some church on a week day, when the church is empty. I'm just going to start doing that again, where I can quietly meditate without interruptions.

As for being brave, I wasn’t at all. I’m surprised my knees couldn’t be heard knocking against each other for miles away! :o)

Today I plan on making phone calls to see what the deal is on trapping pigeons, and I’m going to see where I can report the man for the dog, cat incident.

Much love, and great big hugs to you and Ayoub!
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