PICTURE OF GIRL IN DOG CAGE IN BACK OF MOVING PICK-UP
NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS IT FIRST WOULD SEEM....
So this mom, dad & ten year old girl from Texas are driving in their pickup. In the back bed of the truck, the little girl's dog was in a cage. The dog was very scared, yelping and barking. The little girl wanted to help her scared dog, she asked if she could go sit with him in the back and her parents let her.
THIS WAS THE ONLY BAD DECISION THE PARENTS MADE.
To comfort her dog, this small girl decided to climb into the large cage so she could hold him. While this cage was secured somewhat with straps, this didn't make it "safe" for her to ride in the back of this pick-up - which is the ONLY issue here.
Until a driver sees the girl in the cage, snaps the pic above, then calls the police, describes what she sees & the fact that the girl is in a cage now becomes the issue.
THE NON-ISSUE NOW GET'S BLOWN OUT PROPORTION.
From there on out, the focus of the police, the TV reporters, newscasts, bloggers was that this girl was IN A CAGE. SO WHAT?? She was in there with her puppy. The issue was that a ten year old shouldn't ride in the bed of a pick-up truck. Was she ever in any danger - no, not unless they get into an accident. But nope, "O M F G how could they put this girl in that cage" became the focus and guess what...
THE GIRL IS TAKEN AWAY, SENT TO GRANDMA'S, PARENTS ARE ARRESTED & CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD.
WASN'T NECCESSARY IN MY OPINION.
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