Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stephen Colbert's commentary on Utah Law That Allows Cat Decapitations

I just had to share this funny clip from a recent episode of the Colbert Report where Stephen makes fun of a proposed law in Utah about the treatment of feral animals. To bring my readers up to speed on this, Utah has proposed a law that would allow people with a "reasonable suspicion" that a cat or dog is feral to kill that dog "humanely". Interestingly enough, humanely, as defined in the bill, could include methods such as decapitation or clubbing the animal in the head.

If you think that this is a sick way to treat animals and a sure path to idiots killing their neighbors' pets, you're not alone. The bill has created widespread outrage across the country from animal rights activists and concerned citizens alike. However, in his commentary, Colbert "defends" the Utah bill and talks about how the movement to club animals to death might be misunderstood by the public.

Here is his take:

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What do you think? Is the law sick, wrong, or simply misunderstood?

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