A terrible crime took place in our home today. Part of a beloved animal’s face was violently torn away, including one eye. His guts were left all over the floor at the foot of the stairs. Was it a vicious act of hate? An accident? A misunderstanding?
Does it matter? Our granddaughter’s feline BFF is permanently disfigured, whatever the motive behind the attack.
I’m not sure which of our two furry family members is responsible for this brutal assault, although I have my suspicions. My mind reels with questions:
- If the canine perpetrator is brought to justice, shall we charge him or her with a hate crime, since the victim was a member of the cat family, historic enemies of dogs?
- And could it be proven?
- If so, should the penalty be more severe?