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Support Justice for 13 Italian Greyhounds

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by scubadiver888, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    A former medical student at Michigan State University allegedly killed 13 dogs because he was frustrated with them, the Lansing State Journal reported on Wednesday.

    Andrew David Thompson told the police he had been killing Italian greyhounds since September 2010. According to court records, Thompson would throw the dogs against the wall or beat them until they were dead.

    You can read the full story at MSU medical student says he killed 13 greyhounds out of anger | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

    Someone from the Italian Greyhound community has created a petition in the hopes that Mr. Thompson is banned from ever seeking a career in the medical field. It would be appreciated if you could sign the petition at Support Justice for 13 Italian Greyhounds.
  2. annasea

    annasea Solo Diver

    I signed it, but does something of this magnitude really need a petition? (Meaning I'd hope he'd be banned from practising medicine in the future based on his mental state alone, never mind murdering living creatures and the subsequent police record.)
  3. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
    Unless there is a statute of limitations, shouldn't he be charged with animal cruelty? That is a felony. that would 1. make it very difficult for him to get his medical license in almost any state & 2. would make it impossible for him to obtain a DEA license to prescribe controlled substances.
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    Did you read the story? Excerpting...
    The college suspended him and he is under phych treatment.
  5. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
    Missed that, part I guess. Thanks.
    DandyDon likes this.

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