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Thread: Twitter Shame??? What in the world??

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    Okay so walking out of the store in 80+degree weather there is a vehicle(suv) with a dog in the back windows up and doors locked....the dog was salivating and panting.....another lady walked by me and stared at me as if it were my dog and I went to my car (which is a MINI) This dog was a big dog....
    anywho she walked up to the vehicle was taking a picture of the plate and the dog and I asked her if she was going to call it in....
    she promptly got on the phone and called ot in to the local authorities mind you the dog had been in there for more than 30 minutes b/c she said that's how long she had been in the store and the vehicle was there when she got there.....So after she called it in i drove over to where she was parked...I asked her
    " are they sending out the police or animal control?"
    The vehicle wasn't even parked in the shade, windows all the way up. not running.
    She said the local police and then animal control.....I said okay and she said to me something I have never heard or done
    "I am going to Twitter shame this person right now!"

    Okay so I am of the younger generation I am 35, I am not computer illiterate, but I have never twitted, tweeted or ever plan on twirting, tweeting or twitting. But twitter shame?

    nanner nanner boo boo.....

    :shock: Could someone please explain to me how this works

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    I have twittered for over a year and have never heard that before.

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    My only guess was that she was going run and tell mom. this lady was older than I was and i thought to myself, i'm glad she called the authorities but I'd be really mad if that were me she were "shaming" b/c isn't every body get to see this twitting thing?

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    hey, it's out in public, it's fair game.

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    Owner should be happy if all she gets is Twitter shamed, and not a busted back window in the SUV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    Owner should be happy if all she gets is Twitter shamed, and not a busted back window in the SUV.
    That is probably what I would have done.

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    I don't care who she shames, the animal's life is in danger!!!

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    I second that one..... I wish I would have been there. I would have went into the store After calling the police and announced it over the loud speaker..... Then she/he really would have been shamed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I don't care who she shames, the animal's life is in danger!!!

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    LOL ,

    Those social networking sites are too funny. Have people lost the common sense to handle a problem without Twitter or Facebook?
    Is that what it has come too? Using the internet to shame and embarrass someone or a total stranger.
    We pay a tax for 911 service it is there for a reason.....Last time I heard Twitter isn't a 911 affiliate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    Owner should be happy if all she gets is Twitter shamed, and not a busted back window in the SUV.
    That is probably what I would have done.
    Same here, and I have.

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    That happened here in Potomac, upscale area the congressmen live in..The woman got jail time. Texas also gives jail time the same as if you left your child in a car. And for me, they darn well deserve it and a large fine and lose the dog. Give it to someone who will properly care for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    That happened here in Potomac, upscale area the congressmen live in..The woman got jail time. Texas also gives jail time the same as if you left your child in a car. And for me, they darn well deserve it and a large fine and lose the dog. Give it to someone who will properly care for it.
    I lived in Texas years ago, while at the grocery store a lady had put her child in the car seat and shut the door. She had sat her purse down in the front seat, and of course her keys where in it. She locked the door and panicked. The store manager called the police and fire department. The police arrived first and told her he was going to break the window. She said no !!
    The cop did it anyways. It was a rather warm day, the baby was crying and sweat was just pouring off this little guy. She was ticketed for basically being dumb.

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    I'm computer illiterate so I have no idea. I'm just now trying to learn facebook.

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    Did the police or animal control come rescue the dog while
    you were there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniCC
    My only guess was that she was going run and tell mom. this lady was older than I was and i thought to myself, i'm glad she called the authorities but I'd be really mad if that were me she were "shaming" b/c isn't every body get to see this twitting thing?
    It's up to you whether or not 'everyone' can see what you post on twitter. You can lock it so only people you pick see it, or whatever.

    Whoever locked the poor puppy in there did a horrible thing, and I take that very seriously. But at the same time I had to laugh at the twitter shaming thing. People are so goofy sometimes.

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    Here's a good one: they're trying to pass a law here in PA that it's illegal to leave your child in the car while you go in the casino to gamble. WHAT?? Your child??? This has actually been happening!! That's another case of how can you make stupidity illegal. I'd break that car window in a heartbeat if it were a child or a dog in there. Then I'd get arrested and sued but %$%# it- it would be worth it.

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    Why are so many of you assuming it was a "she" who left the dog locked in the hot car? :roll:

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    Good for her! She should be shamed and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Why are so many of you assuming it was a "she" who left the dog locked in the hot car? :roll:
    You're right; I assumed it was a she. Don't know why. Men are equal opportunity losers when it comes to animal neglect/abuse/cruelty.

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    I wish I knew of a better way other than breaking the window of the suv - but I felt bad for this dog and he was so pretty. Beautiful chocolate lab. I told that lady it was basically the same thing as locking your kid in the car and I didn't leave until she said she would stay until the police got there. After all she was tweeting about it let her handle it. we have a kennel in the back for hunting, but our puppies are treated like kings! they have their own runs and get rewarded when the guys have a good hunting day we have a rotating schedule for all the guys to come out and clean the pens, wash the water bowls, wtaer them and feed them every day and our guys are maid to pay a penalty if they have to get someone else do their duty for them. It all goes back to responsibility - if you have animals you have a morale responsibility to take care of them. Not to mention love them.
    but i just didn't understand the TWEETING...shame. It was just a new one to me. i am so glad there are so many animal lovers on here. ;) I have 2 yorkies myself including the kennel with the beagles.

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    Ditter has a great point!

    "Twitter shame" put me in mind of the stocks in early Jamestowne VA where a person could be shackled for a day or more and shamed and ridiculed by the public for their transgressions.
    With the state of things these days, I sort of wish we could go back to that, don't you? There is SO little self-responsibility now.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Here's a good one: they're trying to pass a law here in PA that it's illegal to leave your child in the car while you go in the casino to gamble. WHAT?? Your child??? This has actually been happening!! That's another case of how can you make stupidity illegal. I'd break that car window in a heartbeat if it were a child or a dog in there. Then I'd get arrested and sued but %$%# it- it would be worth it.
    This happened in SC - they used to have video poker parlors. A woman left her baby (VERY young) in the car while she played for hours, baby died. SC repealed all gambling places, partly because of this case.
    People get STUPID in casinos. (not everyone....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts

    This happened in SC - they used to have video poker parlors. A woman left her baby (VERY young) in the car while she played for hours, baby died. SC repealed all gambling places, partly because of this case.
    People get STUPID in casinos. (not everyone....)
    Evidently they get stupid in walmarts too...

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    you can't fix stupid...

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    i agree you can't hide it either - though some have tried....lol

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