It would be oppressively human-centric to limit political correctness to people. Now even dogs can be accused of racism:
YONKERS — A prejudiced pooch that reportedly disliked minorities was slashed last night by a black man who had grown tired of the dog’s incessant barking at him, police said.
The German Shepherd lost an eye, and the alleged slasher — who worked for an oil delivery business where the dog stood guard — was arrested on a felony aggravated cruelty charge.
Andrew Owens, 58, was arraigned this morning in City Court after spending the night in jail.
But maybe it’s the dog who should be in jail on a hate crime charge, for allegedly mistrusting people who don’t resemble her owner:
“The dog reacts to black people, Hispanics, anyone who is not white,” owner Paul Tocco said. “She always barked at him. He (Owens) was well aware the dog didn’t like him, and he knew to stay away from her.”
“egged on” the barking dog and charged at her, Detective Ken Ross III said. He allegedly then pulled out a nine-inch folding knife.
“He taunted her with his arm, raised his arm with a knife and slashed the dog across the face,” he said. “He cut the dog over the right eye, all the way down to the eye socket bone.”
Now why would the dog want to bark at such a wonderful guy?
On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.