Monday, February 9, 2009
Eluana and the animals
Over the weekend we all saw that pitiful footage of the black lab trembling in the frigid, icy water waiting rescue. How happy we all were to hear the dog was saved. Why then so much empathy for an animal and so little for Eluana who's father is attempting to starve her to death in Italy. Perhaps everyone has a mistaken idea about death by starvation. Do we all collectively think it is like hypothermia where we slowly drift to sleep and death only to "wake up" in heaven? The death that Eluana's father proposes for her is much more like the poor canine and feline friends in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Locked in their homes or chained to fences, without food or water, tongues swelling and dying of thirst. The American public did not tolerate such cruelty to animals. Many, many volunteers worked tirelessly to rescue these creatures. You can save Eulana. Please contact the Embassy of Italy at (202) 612-4400, or (202) 612-4444 asking them to communicate to the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano that he should IMMEDIATELY sign the decree which would prevent Eluana’s inhuman dehydration death. Keep up to date here.