April 2011

Man Hangs Dalmatian From Tree

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.