do you not know raccoon is a rabies vector animal , you are not suposed to eat them ! also I do live in the south and I do support not killing human babies before they are born. that is not a full grown raccoon it is a juvie. i cant imagine a group of raccoons killing a 74 year old woman and if they did how many people are there in the world killed by dogs every year ? or other people ?? i venture to say way more than raccoons. Call me Ellie May or back woods but i love all wild animals and as a rehabber i am committed.
Wow this really brought out the "animal rights" liberals...More than likely, the same people that see nothing wrong with killing babies in the womb!
Lighten up people ...good lord , a dead raccoon offends you?!? You are all a bunch of pansies .
Unbelievable, such poor taste.. Really is disgusting. This paper should be absolutely ashamed of themselves and whoever approved this is a Moron and needs to be fired.
I am can not believe you did this photo, very bad taste, very bad. Fine you want to print a recipe for this, I can deal with that, but the photo was in very bad taste. We have hunters in my family, they hunt deer, squirrel and raccoon, and yes I have eaten all of those before. BUT the photo is just uncalled for and obviously not thought through when it was decided to be use. I am very disappointed in The Charleston City Paper and all those that agreed to print this. Shame on all involved.
I've not been there yet, but it's about time! We've not had a proper gun store in Mt Pleasure since Billy Jack's closed many years back (they were located in the shopping center where Whole Foods is now). I look forward to shopping at PSA.
Facts matter, and I need to correct a mistake above: "Hammers and baseball bats kill more then guns."
The then/than error notwithstanding, this is correct in the US only when "guns" is replaced with "rifles". It's not correct when compared to pistols. Of course, people kill people and guns, baseball bats, knives, fists, explosives, cars, fire, or whatever are just tools they use.
Lastly, one doesn't need a high end car like a Porsche to commit mass murder. This guy did it with a cheap Japanese subcompact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_attack_o…
Alert! Alert! The precious-meter is going to explode!
FFS get over yourselves. The world is full of carnivores and has been for millions and millions of years.
WTF is the MATTER with you people in the South!!! Have you no morals or judgment???
Bottom line is that showing a pic of a rigor mortis corpse of an animal about to be added to a stew pot is so totally asinine & obviously designed for shameless sensationalism attention, this newspaper is on level w/ nothing more than the National Enquirer. Take it for what it is.
What a jerk!
Really people????? Whoever approved this photo needs to be FIRED. Poor taste and disgusting.
Come on this has got to stop. And people wonder why we have no respect for life and each other. And shame on the person who approved this photo for this.
"Americans eat a lot of things you might not approve of."
Got to agree with artrogue on this one, but would amend it to say a lot of cultures eat things others may not approve of. If you're any type of meat eater, you pretty much shouldn't judge someone else for eating another type of meat (cannibalism probably excepted).
That said, it really took a dead raccoon photo for people to get outraged at this gal's "journalism?" Always good to know there the line is, I guess.
the image is questionable, but what isn't being mentioned is how all animals are slaughtered to feed us. Where does the meat in the grocery stores come from? From a slaughtered animal. Just because someone likes raccoons, or even squirrels, doesn't mean that someone using them to feed themselves or even family is wrong. I don't think the image was a good idea, but what someone does for food is of no concern to anyone but that person. As someone else said, freedom of choice.
It is hardly just a South Carolina dish. Americans eat a lot of things you might not approve of. Freedom of choice
Did you ever think that those "back wooders" eat raccoon because they're hungry? Would you rather they panhandle at the crosstown to buy a 12 pack of processed mcnuggets? Who the fuck are you to judge?
And how dare you suggest SC is 100 years behind the times. 20 years tops.
Pathetic excuse for journalism. I mean really? Will next week will appeal to the Chinese population and show a dog this way?? Sure you still have some back wooders who still eat raccoon as its all about "heritage" and "tradition"...I assume you really like keeping people thinking that SC is 100 years behind the times! Ans smart advertiser should pulling their ads from this paper. This is nothing but trash. I find it completely offensive.
I think this is a pitiful way to represent SEWE! It shames Charleston.... just plain TACKY!
artrogue... I call bull on that.. and what does that have to do with the picture? duh?
LAKELAND, Fla. — Animal control officers hope to trap a pack of raccoons that mauled a 74-year-old Florida woman who tried to chase them from her yard.
The sheriff in Polk County, east of Tampa, says Gretchen Whitted fell when five raccoons surrounded and attacked her Sunday. She was taken to a hospital with extensive cuts from her neck to her legs.
“We’re not talking about a lot of little bites here,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “She was filleted.”
A neighbor called for help after hearing the woman’s cries and seeing her covered in blood.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A West Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby had her final major surgery on Friday.
WOOD-TV reported Saturday that the procedure on 10-year-old Charlotte Ponce was performed Friday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, north of Detroit.
It was her fifth operation and involved shaping and contouring Charlotte's damaged nose. She is expected to be discharged from the hospital Saturday. Her surgeon plans to reconstruct Charlotte's right ear next summer.
The raccoon attacked the girl in 2002 in her crib while her biological parents lived near Ravenna, about 15 miles east of Muskegon. The raccoon was later destroyed.
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