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April 28, 2019

Starving a Defenseless Dog Should Require Owner to Suffer 5 Times Over the Same Cruel Lethal Treatment

By Stephen Fox

Don't read this story if you are too softhearted to deal with animal cruelty, or if you don't believe that defenseless animals deserve as much justice as humans do. This case's judge must nail this miscreant with the maximum sentence; maybe he will suffer five times what this dog in Ohio suffered before dying a horrible and ENTIRELY AVOIDABLE death. If you witness animal cruelty, report it to authorities before its too late...

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The above photo is not about the subject of this article; here is a photo of Lou before he died; I would have used this as a headline here, but it is not yet available through Commons Search:

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/04/27/animal-friends-humane-society-announces-starved-dog-dies/3598609002/

(Please don't read this story if you have too soft a heart or are not thick-skinned enough to handle extreme animal cruelty, or if you don't believe that defenseless animals deserve as much justice as humans do.

I pray that the judge in this case absolutely nails this miscreant with the absolute maximum sentence, and then that he suffers five times what this dog in Ohio suffered before dying a horrible and ENTIRELY AVOIDABLE death. If you witness animal cruelty, speak up to authorities immediately; don't wait till it is too late, as it was in this case; if you want to communicate the prosecutor in this case, his phone numbers and address are at the end of this article.)

If you wish to add some heat to those prosecuting this miscreant, please contact the Butler County Prosecutor, Michael Gmoser at Main Number: 513-887-3474 or 513-785-5206; Butler County Prosecuting Attorney P.O. Box 515, Hamilton, OH 45012

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Sweet Lou, the Doberman, has died in Butler County, Ohio, from starvation with complications of blastomycosis, a fungal disease in the lungs. He was so hungry that he ate rocks, the Xrays showed.

"He lived his life on too short a chain and was deprived food for quite some time, and he got to the point where he was willing to eat anything that he could get his mouth on," the Humane Society post stated. His ideal weight should have been about 75 pounds. He came in at 51.9 pounds, but he'd gained about six pounds in the first few days he received care. He took a turn for the worse with breathing troubles in the last few days, dealing with a recently confirmed fungal infection called Blastomycosis.

"That is a fungal infection that dogs can pick up in the environment, and if not treated can be deadly. Lou was severely infected with this disease, and despite us doing everything medically possible, he passed away late last night after going into respiratory distress. His body was just too weak to fight the disease," Bowser said.He was 2 years old, and was brought to the Animal Friends Humane Society Monday, April 22, with open sores in and on his skeletal frame.

Named Lucifer by his owner and renamed "Lou" by his new friends, he received five days of love and medical care before he succumbed to his condition late Friday, April 26.

The Humane Society posted this on their website:

This post is not an easy one, and definitely one we hoped to never have to write. Our sweet Lou fought a hard battle, but ultimately lost the fight. We are so proud of how brave and strong he was these last 5 days. This is so unfair. He deserved so much better than this. We are at a loss for words at this time, but we want to thank everyone for their support this week. We do take comfort in knowing that Lou didn't die alone, chained up in a backyard, left to fend for himself. We will seek justice for him. We love you, Lou. RIP.

36-year-old David Neanover, of Reiley Township has been charged with animal cruelty after anonymous complaints to the Butler County Sheriff's Office Dog Warden about an emaciated dog. "No normal human being could look at this dog and think this is acceptable," Sheriff Jones said. Neanover was charged with one count of animal cruelty and will appear in front of Judge Robert Lyons at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 2, at Area I Court in Oxford, according to Tara Bowser, Executive Director of the Animal Friends Humane Society.

In the initial exam at the shelter, It was found that the dog has an ulcer on its tongue making it hard for the animal to eat or drink. "The pictures are hard to view. It's much worse in person. Animal Friends will do everything they can to save this poor animal but the current condition is very bad. I am thankful that this was reported. I just hope he can be saved and adopted to someone who cares," Sheriff Jones said last week.

The humane society had been giving updates on his all week, including a post April 24 describing his anemia, hookworms and low protein levels. The rocks found by X-rays, however, were unexpected.

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If you wish to add some heat to those prosecuting this miscreant, please contact the Butler County Prosecutor, Michael Gmoser at Main Number: 513-887-3474 or 513-785-5206; Butler County Prosecuting Attorney P.O. Box 515, Hamilton, OH 45012



Authors Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/592985284186083/

Authors Bio:



Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the most critical one, to protect Oak Flat, sacred to the San Carlos Apaches, in the Tonto National Forest, from John McCain's efforts to privatize this national forest and turn it over to Rio Tinto Mining, an Australian mining company whose record by comparison makes Monsanto look like altar boys, to be developed as North America's largest copper mine. This is monstrous and despicable, and yet only Bernie's Save Oak Flat Act (S2242) stands in the way of this diabolical plan.

We added "2020" to the title.


I am an art gallery owner in Santa Fe since 1980 selling Native American painting and NM landscapes, specializing in modern Native Ledger Art.


I have always been intensely involved in politics, going back to the mid's 1970's, being a volunteer lobbyist in the US Senate for the Secretary General of the United Nations, then a "snowball-in-hell" campaign for US Senate in NM in the late 70's, and for the past 20 years have worked extensively to pressure the FDA to rescind its approval for aspartame, the neurotoxic artificial sweetener metabolized as formaldehyde. This may be becoming a reality to an extent in California, which, under Proposition 65, is considering requiring a mandatory Carcinogen label on all aspartame products, although all bureaucracies seem to stall under any kind of corporate pressure.


Bills to ban aspartame were in the State Senates of New Mexico and Hawaii, but were shut down by corporate lobbyists (particularly Monsanto lobbyists in Hawaii and Coca Cola lobbyists in New Mexico).


For several years, I was the editor of New Mexico Sun News, and my letters to the editor and op/eds in 2016 have appeared in NM, California, Wisconsin, New York, Maryland, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and many international papers, on the subject of consumer protection. Our best issue was 10 days before Obama won in 2008, when we published a special early edition of the paper declaring that Obama Wins! This was the top story on CNN for many hours, way back then....


My highest accomplishments thus far are

1. a plan to create a UN Secretary General's Pandemic Board of Inquiry, a plan that is in the works and might be achieved even before the 75th UN General Assembly in September 2020.


2. Now history until the needs becomes clear to the powers who run the United Nations: a UN Resolution to create a new Undersecretary General for Nutrition and Consumer Protection, strongly supported ten years ago by India and 53 cosponsoring nations, but shut down by the US Mission to the UN in 2008. To read it, google UNITED NATIONS UNDERSECRETARY GENERAL FOR NUTRITION, please.


These are not easy battles, any of them, and they require a great deal of political and journalistic focus. OpEdNews is the perfect place for those who have a lot to say, so much that they exceed the limiting capacities of their local and regional newspapers. Trying to go beyond the regional papers seems to require some kind of "inside" credentials, as if you had to be in a club of corporate-accepted writers, and if not, you are "from somewhere else," a sad state of corporate induced xenophobia that should have no place in America in 2020!

This should be a goal for every author with something current to say: breaking through yet another glass ceiling, and get your say said in editorial pages all over America. Certainly, this was a tool that was essentially ignored in 2016, and cannot be ignored in the big elections of 2020.


In my capacity as Editor of the Santa Fe Sun News, Fox interviewed Mikhail Gorbachev: http://www.prlog.org/10064349-mikhail-gorbachev



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