Every day, I read with horror the news of another child or children who have been abused in disgusting and awful ways. I’m not seeking these stories out, they seem to be everywhere I go!
Here are a few of the awful things I’ve read recently:
A 15 year old boy beating the 18 year old girl carrying her child with the intention of killing his unborn child. (The child’s skull was fractured in-utero and died).
2 parents who were drunk and high and rolled over onto their child in the bed and smothered him to death. (The news was that their other child was being returned to them, and that the mother had said "I guess if I wasn’t drunk, “baby” would still be alive.) Poor other baby now has to live with them.
A child who was murdered and raped by his mom’s boyfriend after numerous incidents of him reportedly cowering in fear when the mom and boyfriend came to pick him up, as well as having multiple injuries in boyfriend’s care (including a badly injured penis).
These stories are repeated with variations, across the country every day. Parents killing their children. Mothers drowning their children. Babysitters killing children. Torture, humiliation, neglect, sexual abuse, etc…
Yesterday I read two things that really set me off. The headlines were:
Protest planned after judge sends abused dog back to owner
The gist of the story was that a german shepherd had been abused and neglected by its owner, and required emergency surgery. After proving the dog was his and pleading no contest to the charges levied against him, the owner got his dog back. People are protesting.
Trial Set for California Man in Fatal Arrow Attack on Neighbor’s Cat. This story was about a man who was jailed on $75,000 bond after shooting his neighbor’s cat that was urinating in his yard with a bow and arrow.
People are justifiably unhappy with both of these incidents, but where is the outrage for these other innocent among us, our children? Why do people look the other way at people who murder their children but want “justice” for people who hurt their pets? What can be done?