Friday, March 23, 2007

Serve it up for a fetus, but not for Fido

Irony of ironies about the tainted pet food that has killed over a dozen animals:

The substance in the food was identified as aminopterin, a cancer drug that once was used to induce abortions in the United States and is still used to kill rats in some other countries, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said.

Kinda ironic. Rat poison. As an abortifacient? Good thing! In Fido's dish by mistake! Much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Not that I'm not sad about the people who lost beloved pets. I do hope they put an end to the carnage and catch whoever is responsible. But the irony is rich. Women would snark this stuff down to kill their kids.... I wonder if any of the same women are frantic with worry lest Fluffikins ate some of the tainted stuff?

1 comment:

Christina Dunigan said...

True, Tlalac. From the point of view of the mother of the fetus and the owner of the pet, there's no irony.