Before we become too divided over whether or not to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, let’s understand that we’re asking the wrong question. What we need to be thinking about is utilizing the military prison facility to indefinitely house those who’ve terrorized and murdered species other than our own. I’m referring, for example, to the subhuman monsters who participate in dogfighting.
In her voice-over for the WPLG (the Miami-based ABC affiliate) news video provided above, reporter Sasha Andrade says, “A good Samaritan called animal services … to report a crime. She says a pet owner … repetitively threw dogs in a trunk and let them fight to death. It’s called ‘trunking,’ and unfortunately it’s becoming a trend in the underground dogfighting community.”
Call me a cynic, but I think I’ve found a way to bring together the bureaucrats who can’t agree on what to do about the detainees who’ve been held at Guantanamo Bay, or about what to do with the facility itself. The answer is: Turn the place into a prison for animal abusers.
I also think we could settle our differences over the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “extraordinary rendition,” and “black sites,” if we would turn our punitive focus to those who terrorize and murder other species for spiritual reward.
I have no doubt that such detainees could be convinced — with the help of dogs, for example — to give up information about domestic, animal-targeting terror cells whose intended victims deserve the protection of an aggressive War on Terrorism Against Nonhuman Species.