Swiss to vote on Lawyers for animals

Defender of the Animals

On Sunday, Swiss Vote on  a National Bill To Appoint Public Defenders for Animals.  What’s  next? No doubt this will be heading our way.

ZURICH—Last month, Antoine Goetschel went to court here in defense of an unusual client: a 22-pound pike that had fought a fisherman for 10 minutes before surrendering. 

If you treat fish like objects in a computer game, their dignity is hurt,” Mr. Goetschel argued. A court, however, ruled that Zurich was the wrong jurisdiction for the case, and the defendants were subsequently cleared.

But opponents have seized on another fish tale—Mr. Goetschel’s defense of the big pike— to argue that a mandatory public defender could make for absurd results.

The case revolved around the idea that the pike suffered excessively because of how long it took for the angler to reel it in. Mr. Goetschel lost the case last month, but is considering an appeal. Any further court action would come too late for the pike, which has been eaten.

Mr. Goetschel is the official animal lawyer for the Swiss canton of Zurich, a sort of public defender who represents the interests of pets, farm animals and wildlife. He wound up with the pike as a client when animal-welfare groups filed a complaint alleging animal cruelty in the fish’s epic battle with an amateur angler.

The case emerged after a local newspaper photo showed the fisherman proudly showing off the four-foot-long fish—a scene that, to Mr. Goetschel, was reminiscent of a safari hunter with his foot perched on the head of a dead lion. “It is this Hemingway thinking,” he says. “Why should this be legal when other animals have to be slaughtered in a humane way?”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703915204575103520836794314.html#mod=todays_us_nonsub_page_one

What no one is telling us about Fort Hood

This being the only handgun (i.e. concealable) designed to shoot rounds specifically intended to defeat soft body armor. No longer is the Ammo available to civilians.

Good question, how did he get the Ammo. How did he get this non-standard gun.  Better question. Fort Hood, a military base, and not one soldier had a gun? The Civilian Police had to come to the rescue?

Thanks go to Pamela Geller over at Atlas Shrugs for this story with update:Let me explain, even the Military does not teach the use of such weapons and does not have access to them for the reason that using such Ammo is against the Geneva Convention.

Major Muslim Hassan [Fort hood jihad] used an FNH 5.7×28 pistol. This is not a very well known weapon.  It fires a 5.7 mm,  40 gr bullet at a very high velocity, 2034 fps, giving a muzzle kinetic energy of 367 ft-lbs. (about the same as a 9mm ). This bullet has a polymer expanding tip, and due to the expansion of the tip and the high velocity, it leads to a tumbling expansible bullet which has a very destructive course. 

This is not a weapon that a unknowlegeable person would even know. Someone who was a weapons expert told him what to buy. This involves more than Hassan. This is not the Islamic terrorism of just one man.  The same weapon had to  be used in the Seattle shooting of four police officers at the cafe. These officers had their Kevlar vests. It is inconceivable that these were all head shots. There is an armor-piercing version of this bullet that is restricted from civilians.  Someone supplied this version to the muslim assassin. This is more than just one man.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/what-no-one-is-telling-us.html  More questons with few answers.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/20/senate-subpoenas-obama-wh-over-fort-hood-shootings/

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