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Italian greyhounds murdered in Michigan

Discussion in 'Dog Blogs' started by ohmidog!, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. ohmidog!

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    [​IMG]A Michigan State University medical student is facing charges he killed 10 dogs — mostly Italian greyhounds.
    Andrew David Thompson, 24, was arraigned Monday in 55th District Court on 10 felony counts of animal killing, and one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty in connection with a dog that was severely neglected.
    Prosecutors say the killings occurred since October 2010. At least some are alleged to have happened at his apartment in Okemos, according to the Lansing State Journal.
    Thompson is being held at the Ingham County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He faces up to four years in prison on the felony charges and 93 days in jail on the misdemeanor. A preliminary hearing is set for July 7.
    Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said Thompson owned the Italian greyhounds. Dunnings would not comment on how the dogs died, and no explanation has surfaced, at least publicly, about his motivation.
    Thompson’s attorney, George Zulakis, said Monday he has not seen any police reports and could not comment on the allegations.
    MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine suspended Thompson on Thursday, officials said, in light of the accusations.
    In a somehat bizarre written statement, a university spokesman said:
    “MSU and the College of Osteopathic Medicine take these allegations very seriously. The alleged actions do not reflect the values of MSU or the ethics of the medical profession.”

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  2. Budboy88

    Budboy88 Good Dog

    Dogs cant be murdered, buy a damn dictionary.
  3. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    True enough, Budboy, lol.

    While this is a horrible story, I for one am tired of the media (including public blogs) using sensationalistic language meant to stir the emotions of readers/viewers in a biased direction. Whether that direction is correct or not.

    Having said that, I'm morbidly curious to know how/why these dogs were killed.

    The last two lines:

    ...seem to imply that he may have been using them for "practice". Considering medical proffessionals "practice" on living animals in lab settings, this isn't a particularly far fetched notion.

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