Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Made in China

Natalie DiBlasio 
October 23, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (click here) is asking pet owners and veterinarians to help solve a mystery: Why have jerky treats coming mostly from China sickened more than 3,600 dogs and cats and killed at least 580 of them since 2007?

The number of illnesses and deaths — the vast majority of which have affected dogs — has risen since January.

"Much like us humans, these pets ought to be able to eat their food and not get sick from it," says Michael Blackwell, president of the Humane Society University.

Blackwell says there is little the consumer can do.

"It you are dealing with a contaminant or an adulterant, it's not going to show up on the label."...

I hope the NRA is proud.

It is bad enough a child had a gun that looked like an assault rifle, but, the Sheriff Officers killed him? There no lives in danger. 

This image, released by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, shows a replica gun that was being carried by a 13-year-old boy in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Two Sonoma County deputies saw the boy walking with the replica assault weapon at about 3 p.m. local time Tuesday in Santa Rosa. Lt. Dennis O'Leary says they repeatedly ordered him to drop what appeared to be a rifle before firing several rounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Photo: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, AP

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Northern California sheriff's deputies (click here) have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff's officials and family members said.
Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw the boy walking with what appeared to be a high-powered weapon Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, sheriff's Lt.Dennis O'Leary said.
The replica gun resembled an AK-47 with a black magazine cartridge and brown butt, according to a photograph released by the sheriff's office. Deputies would only learn after the shooting that it wasn't an actual firearm, according to O'Leary.

Rodrigo Lopez identified the boy as his son, Andy, to a newspaper and said the young teen was carrying a toy gun that belonged to a friend....
Simply telling a child to put down a gun that belonged to a friend and not receiving compliance is not a reason to fire on that child. No one's life was in danger, except, the child.  There was no crime being committed. What?
These are exactly the stupid episodes that occur when there are too many guns on the street. It sort of reminds of Baghdad, the enemy is sincerely unclear anymore in the USA.