Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

Hey, remember Ronnie Williams? Sure you do. He's the overlord who got caught reducing inventory a few months ago. Well, this drove the other overlords into fits of apoplexy because, you know, the greyhounds are like family to them, and if a greyhound doesn't get the finest care possible then the enormous investment they represent is fairly wasted, not to mention that an innocent living creature has suffered and died at the hands of a callous, cruel and barbaric industry based upon the exploitation of helpless animals.

Remember, we said not to mention that. The overlords never do, but back to Ronnie Williams.
A second motion to dismiss the case against Ronald “Ronnie” Williams has been denied.
Hmmm...looks like the "my client is a soulless, bag of wasted protein who barely deserves the moniker 'sentient'" defense isn't going so well.
The motion filed by public defender Floyd Griffith in early August claimed the animal cruelty statute Williams is being prosecuted under is unconstitutional because of its vague definition of willfully causing an animals pain and suffering and “does not give fair warning” to people of common intelligence.
 OK we see your problem counselor. "People of common intelligence"? Really? Have you talked with your client at all? Did you even read the complaint?
Necropsies have been completed on the 32 greyhounds found dead in kennels at Ebro Greyhound Park last week and veterinarians think the animals died of starvation and dehydration. The trainer of the dogs, 36-year-old Ronnie Williams of Ponce de Leon, has been charged with 37 counts of felony animal cruelty and is being held in the Washington County Jail.
Does that sound like a person of "common intelligence" to you? Does it even sound like a person?
Circuit Court Judge Christopher Patterson denied the motion on Tuesday, stating in his order the “statutory language is both plain and unambiguous.”
 Well, thank you Judge Patterson. You know what else is "plain and unambiguous?" People like Ronnie Williams need to be sent far away for a very long time, and this whole savage, vile, murderous industry should be consigned to the garbage heap of history without delay. you have a problem with that Lady?

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