You know, it’s funny how things can strike you.  I’ve always been far less tolerant of cruelty or violence towards animals than I have towards humans.  Of course, I’d prefer that neither humans nor animals were on the receiving end of such behaviour, but such is the world we live in.

Accordingly, I’m more than a little irritated by a video reportedly showing a puppy being tossed over a cliff by a couple of Marines.  Now, I understand that they’re in a high-stress environment where normal rules of civility are often non-existent, but they knew what they were doing.  Evidently an observer even commented that it was “sick”.

To be blunt, someone should have tossed those bastards over the cliff to see if the dog was okay.  They’re clearly not worthy of being called Marines.   What an embarrassment to the Service.