first off, the story.
"COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities have charged a South Carolina woman with felony animal cruelty, saying she hanged her nephew's pit bull from a tree with an electrical cord and burned its body because the dog chewed on her Bible.
Animal control officers said Monday that 65-year-old Miriam Smith told them she killed a female dog named Diamond because it was a "devil dog" and she worried it could harm neighborhood children. Authorities said bond wasn't immediately set for Smith, who remains jailed in Spartanburg County after her weekend arrest.
Officials said she didn't have an attorney yet.
she faces 180 days to five years in prison if convicted.
Authorities say the remains of the dog were found under a pile of grass with part of an electrical cord around its neck"
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! I know, not all religious people are this extreme, but seriously its fucking 2011. I think we have mustered up the knowledge to comprehend that dogs as an act of nature teethe on things just as a baby would. It didnt know the significance of what it was chewing, and I'm more than positive it was only chance that he would chew it. Maybe if this woman had bought the dog proper chew toys and treated it like an actual domestic animal, she could have avoided the charges and the torn up bible. DO NOT OWN AN ANIMAL IF YOU WONT TREAT IT IN AN UNDERSTANDING MANNER! ITS PLAIN AND SIMPLE! FUCK!