Prison finds guard-dogs 'guilty'


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AZTOY
February 24, 2003, 05:31 PM
Prison finds guard-dogs 'guilty'
February 23, 2003

AUTHORITIES at a prison in the northern Serbian town of Sombor sentenced to death and executed two guard dogs, blaming them for an escape of five inmates, Beta news agency reported.

The dogs of the famous Serbian breed Sarplaninac were "found guilty" as they failed to raise prison guards' attention by not barking during the getaway of five prisoners who had dug a hole in a wall and climbed down, the report said.

The dogs were shot dead in Sombor's dog pound, sparking a protest from the local association for the protection of animals, Arka.

"The dogs did not deserve the death penalty and cannot ultimately be responsible for the escape," Branka Pasko of the association said.

"They could have been punished by a disciplinary fine or early retirement, as it was done with the guards," she said.

Pasko also protested against the way the dogs had been killed, saying it should have been done by injection "without suffering and pain".

Three of the five fugitives have been rearrested, while two are still at large.

http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6028095%255E13762,00.html

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Jesse H
February 24, 2003, 05:54 PM
Wonder what they'd do if a human guard made the same error?

:mad:

CZ-75
February 24, 2003, 06:02 PM
This is Serbia, folks.

I'm surprised they didn't gang rape them first.

Tim Burke
February 24, 2003, 06:27 PM
Wonder what they'd do if a human guard made the same error?I wouldn't be surprised if the whole point of this was to have the human guards wondering the same thing.

hammer4nc
February 24, 2003, 09:30 PM
Scroll down and click on some of the other stories at this site...

This is what happens when you get bored, but otherwise creative reporters trying to express their writing ability on mundane news assignments. They file the story late on Friday, when the editor is about to bug out for a long weekend, and it somehow makes the newswires. Humor value pretty high, if you like it dry.

;)

boing
February 25, 2003, 02:11 AM
"They could have been punished by a disciplinary fine or early retirement"

Yeah, that'll learn 'em!

:scrutiny:

WonderNine
February 25, 2003, 04:20 AM
Ummmm.....ok....

Kahr carrier
February 25, 2003, 07:50 AM
Poor dogs that sucks.:scrutiny:

COHIBA
February 25, 2003, 08:07 AM
anything less would have been a slap on the paw.


sorry.

Steel
February 25, 2003, 09:55 AM
did they have legal council?

a jury of their peers?

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