Bloody Tangipahoa

continuing a long tradition of petty grudges and self-destructive vendettas

Mass euthanasia in Tangipahoa shelter possibly driven by ego, not concern for epidemic

Posted by badger on August 8, 2008

The more that i read the story, the more than i try to puzzle out the timeline of what happened.

  1. None of the regular full-time staff showed up on Monday.
  2. The parish animal control officers were pulled in from the field to work the kennels.
  3. Animals are diagnosed with a disease, which seems to be coronavirus.
  4. Animals euthanized.

It feels like i’m missing something here. Why did all of the regular full-time staff not show up? Was this a sick-out or did everyone just not show up? Two of them have already quit and one is on administrative leave. Why?

I’m getting the suspicion that the animals were euthanized out of spite, to teach the staff who didn’t show up a lesson, in addition to saving work. This is not really about the single issue of this one particular mass euthansia, but something strange about the way that this center is run. This is probably why there is a long chain of command in ass-covering, as this was not about concern for a viral epidemic. Someone was making a powerplay at the shelter to demonstrate who was in power.

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3 Responses to “Mass euthanasia in Tangipahoa shelter possibly driven by ego, not concern for epidemic”

  1. two said

    Interesting about the employees not showing up. I recently adopted an animal from the shelter, and know for a fact that this is not the first time that happened. On July 15, I arrived to find the shelter closed for adoptions due to no employees showing up for work on that day. I thought that was rather strange at the time. I thought maybe some sort of sick out, also.

  2. badger said

    July 15th too?

    Yes, definitely interesting. Thanks for the comment.

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