Beat a Dog, Go to Jail. Kill a Baby, Ah, So What…

It’s a very strange country we live in.  It’s bad (and it is bad) to beat a dog but it’s ok (and it isn’t ok at all) to abort a baby.  Very strange.

A call from a neighbor led the sheriff’s office to file animal cruelty charges against a North Knox County man.  The suspect is Jeffrey Coppock, 44.  Officers responded to Coppock’s home, 6136 Evening Star Lane, on April 8 where they found a Shih Tzu in the back yard they believe Coppock had beaten.  A report from the sheriff’s office said the dog had blood around its nose, appeared to have broken bones, was taking short, shallow breaths and was wet.  An officer also saw several bloody spots in the home.  Knox County Animal Control took the dog and another one, an Australian mix, to Young-Williams Animal Center for medical evaluations and treatment.  The Shih Tzu is in guarded condition and “not out of the woods yet,” according to Young-Williams experts.

Maybe we should festoon news websites with the pictures and stories of abortion participants too.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s worse.  But what of the criminal record of this dog beater?

Coppock was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. The sheriff’s office says he was released the next day on a $2,500 bond.  Coppock has a previous criminal history involving traffic violations.

Not to minimize the evil he’s done to a helpless animal, but that’s still nothing at all in comparison to what hundreds across the state did today to children.  Nothing.