Stories like these are the ones that make us cringe, wondering if we are, indeed, beasts
, as Joyce Carol Oates once wrote. How sentient and intelligent can we be if we actually harm other beings so disgustingly and heartlessly?
A 49-year-old man in Florida was caught hanging a Dalmatian and a Doberman Pincher from a tree. It sounds like something right out of the pages of a horror novel, perhaps, or a sadistic movie about serial killers; but it’s true, and Jorge Guzman-Zubiaur, who is accused of the crime, only took the dogs down from the tree after his neighbors expressed their outrage over the act and called the police.