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  Death At Vacation Resorts
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“We Love Pets,

They Are Always Welcome Here!”


The Website Promoting Their Hotels and Resorts


“Any Employee Caught Feeding or Helping These Cats,

Will Be Terminated – Period.”


A Resort Corporation Executive



There are many feral cat colonies

All across our immense nation today

The offspring of our pet ‘throw-aways’

These innocents are now vilified, everyday


Down in Orlando, Florida, these Anti-Animal Days

These feral cat colonies, have been around a long time

Felines residing around vacation resorts, were welcomed

But what they are doing to these creatures now, is a crime


The Loews Corporation has hired Pest Control Contractors

Who trap these felines, and leave them baking in the hot sun

Hotel employees, who attempt to help these innocent victims

Now find themselves ostracized, and their employment is done


Several animal welfare groups like the national Alley Cat Allies

Have offered to humanely trap, and re-locate, these innocent cats

But in our cruel, animal hating days, in this barbaric nation of ours

All requests to corporate personnel to help are dismissed, just like that


I have seen the work of Pest Control Contractors, and it is not a pretty sight

They’ll often leave animals rotting in their traps, for days and weeks at a time

With no food or water, and with no protection at all, from the weather extremes

Whenever I find their traps, I free their victims, and my act is considered the crime


Pest Controllers cruelly drown their victims

Those which are still alive inside their cages

I have sadly found many dead trapped animals

That didn’t live long enough for the drowning stage


One of the rescued felines in my home today

Had been an innocent victim of ‘Pest Control’

She quickly blossomed into a real sweetheart

And today, both my spouse and I love her so


And I really don’t care much for Florida

But if I should ever find myself there again

I’ll never again stay at another Loews Resort

My patronage of this corporation is at an end



©The Extremely Sad Spring of 2012, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 4/17/2012
An absolute outrage! I'm so glad that at least one has found a loving and caring home with you and your wife. I am so tired and sickened by the lack of caring, compassion and love in this world, both towards animals and humans. So sad it breaks a heart. ~Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/16/2012
Unbelievable!!!!! Thanks for the heads up.....

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/16/2012
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/16/2012
Very interesting since Loews allegedly prides itself on a pet friendly atmosphere. This is disturbing. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/14/2012
how cynical and cruel is that!
Thank You, Ed, for exposing this hypocrisy

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/14/2012
My neighbors cats must be feral because they're in my yard a lot. But I say, live and let live because they don't bother me any and are soon gone because I don't feed them.

It is sad that some resorts see fit to trap and kill feral cats if there are other options.

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 4/14/2012
It is happening everywhere, Ed ... Sad, so sad ...
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/14/2012
Cruelty outright wrath
Hugs to Kitty Mr. Ed
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/14/2012
one can not help but wonder, how desperate are these people that take these jobs, how are they not haunted by their actions and how have their hearts grown so cold and indifferent to the animal world...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/14/2012
ghandi was right

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/14/2012
Horrific Practice!!!!
*Mr Ed* thanks for bringing to light!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/14/2012
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/14/2012
Crulety to animals is a crime of the highest degree. When will mankind that their life depends on the life of nature? Sad story indeed.
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/14/2012
I had to take quite a few 'moments' before I could even think about responding. This just tears me apart, as do all the terrible things we do to animals.
Somebody keeps saying we humans are superior - I think we are just bullies.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/14/2012
ED ...

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 4/14/2012
I thought this was going to be about the rash of murders and disappearances on cruise ships and resorts in other countries.
Just because people are not in the US they sometimes think, and rightly so they can get away with murder.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/14/2012
In the campground where I live the corporate office that owns it will, if they catch you, evict you if u feed the ducks that are living in the lake & if u are caught taking care of the feral cats they will as well evict...usually after the summer, cats are around more often as people bring them here as kittens the leave them when they grow up...e
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/14/2012
Oh my how heartbreaking it is for these poor animals and so glad you do what you do for them that’s great and truly the animal Hero as always a touching write Laura
Reviewed by jude forese 4/14/2012
so many phony agencies it's hard to keep up with them ... their cruelty aimed at those they were founded to protect ,,,
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/14/2012
This is one way, and a good one, dollars speak more loudly it seems, then moral suation, you're on the right track, bless ya!

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Where The Redwing Sings

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Mystery of Madera Canyon

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