A US jury has decided that an American coal company was not responsible for the killing of three union leaders at a Colombian mine in 2001.Ok so far so good…
The jurors in Alabama on Thursday rejected charges that coal giant Drummond had hired right-wing paramilitary gunman to kill employees and union leaders in La Loma.
The case was seen as a test of whether American firms can be held responsible in US courts for alleged misconduct abroad.This is kind of an absurd statement for anyone who knows Americans. We like money, but most people in America would not put corporate profits over human life.
There are about 15 similar cases pending in US courts against corporations for alleged human rights abuses committed overseas.Did you just read what I read. In 2001 you say? Isn’t that about the time George W. Bush became president? I am being facetious of course. It is ironic that George W. Bush could be responsible for this push for corporate responsibility. This is the same man from the same party that many liberals say pander to corporations and their interests.
The action began in 2001 under an 18th century law which allows foreigners to sue American firms in a US court.
You know it must be pretty gruesome when I take the side of an animal over a human, but the info that has been released about Michael Vick and his dogfighting ring left me no choice.
When a Bad Newz Kennels dog was wounded in a losing fight, NFL star Michael Vick was consulted before the animal was doused with water and electrocuted.
That's just one of the gruesome details that emerged Tuesday when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were indicted by a federal grand jury.
That is pretty disgusting, but that’s not all…
About eight young dogs were put to death at the Surry County home after they were found not ready to fight in April 2007, the indictment said. They were killed "by hanging, drowning and/or slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."
Fights would end when one dog died or with the surrender of the losing dog, which was sometimes put to death by drowning, strangulation, hanging, gun shot, electrocution or some other method, according to the documents.
I never really liked Michael Vick as a player, but now he will pretty much be universally hated throughout the league. Dogs are like children to most people and these accusations will ensure he hears it from opposing fans all season long…maybe even the rest of his career…depending on how this case is resolved.
To keep things in perspective and to illustrate how some animal freaks lose all sense of logic when discussing situations like this, read this post by one of the readers to the article I linked this story too.
About the only thing more repulsive than torturing animals for entertainment are the people who try to defend his actions. There is no defense for such heinous acts. Period.
I would agree that there is no defense for such heinous acts, but I can sure think of a lot of things worse than torturing animals. For one, torturing humans...rape...murder...etc.
So don't go thinking I have gone PETA on you. I still believe PETA is a terrorist group and most of the true followers of that organization will most likely be in hell.Stumble It!