Today three people working at a branch of my work were shot. Two are now dead. A man walked into the office with a shotgun and fired at them. He then fled and hid from police for most of the day. He is now in police custody, recovering from dog bites.
Two people went to work this morning and are not going home. At least not as they should be.
What makes me most angry, upset, bemused, is that there are people online making snide comments that it was inevitable or justified because we work for a government agency. One even said that he should have taken more people out.
I hate people sometimes, and in this case the ignorant f*cks who think they are being funny or clever sit higher on my list than the gun man. Think about what you are saying. Those women are daughters, sisters, mums, aunties, grandmas, wives, cousins and friends.
My workmates are fantastic, dedicated people and we stick together. Even though this happened in another town we stand with them and it is because of this that the stupid attitudes of outsiders will be but annoying blips on the radar. Stay strong Ashburton.
Nothing like a bit of procrastination to get me back into my blog!
I am supposed to be updating my CV to apply for all sorts of wonderful and exciting jobs around Dunedin but it is more important that I let you know about Animal Strike.
In New Zealand “party pills” and legal highs are being tested on dogs. This needs to stop. I am not unreasonable, if the tests were for life saving medicine then I would get over it but these horrible, distressing, tests are purely for recreational drugs. If people want to use them then let them volunteer to test them, we should not be allowing innocent creatures to be tested on to let shady people make stacks of money and for silly ass-hats to have a great party. Have a great party but leave the animals out of it.
Please visit the Paw Justice Animal Strike website to sign the petition and let the New Zealand Government know that people DO NOT want this to continue. Imagine your dog, cat, hamster, rat, pig, monkey or lizard – whatever animal you love, being forced to take drugs that make them feel weird and scared and they couldn’t understand why. Imagine that they cannot control themselves. Fight for their rights.
Spread the word and let’s bring an end to this.
The strike date has passed but it is not too late to make a difference.