A South Florida doctor is accused of torturing a dog tied to a tree before eventually killing it. Dr. Isaias Lerner, a cardiologist who works with the South Broward Physicians Group in Coconut Creek, has been charged with one count of animal cruelty with intent to kill.
On Thursday, police were called to Lerner’s home on East Broadview Drive on Bay Harbor Island. According to the arrest report, one witness told the officer that they saw Lerner hitting a dog tied to a tree over the head with a hammer.
A second witness told police, at one point, Lerner stabbed the dog in the head around its ear and throat area with a screw driver. The doctor allegedly moved the screw driver around in a grinding manner as the dog yelped in pain and what looked like brain matter dripped from its head. The dog then slumped to the ground and died.
During questioning, Lerner reportedly admitted that he struck the dog a number of times on the head with a hammer. He said the dog ‘wobbled for a while then passed away’, according to the report.– miamik.cbs
I know: bad reporting , bad journalism, bad prose. Let’s push on. Why are people upset by this?
- It’s just a dog. A fucking dog. Doesn’t everybody have the right to slaughter their stupid fucking dog as they want to, let alone a physician?
- The doctor’s methods might have been crude — beating the patient’s brains, scooping out the residue with a screwdriver — but at least it was quick. The cur was a corpse in a manner of minutes. Compare this to keeping a cancer patient alive for six suffering months while he or she loses body parts and functions one by one, witnessed by family and friends who hear the victim screaming in agony, begging for merciful death. This cardiologist had the human decency to end his animal’s suffering FAST.
I know — you’re thinking that because this guy is a cardiologist, he should have some heart. Meaning: mercy. Meaning: sense of compassion for suffering. Meaning: using his skills and experience as a physician to find the proper avenue from life to death without recourse to a hammer to the brain and a screwdriver in the ear.
But — Like what? Sentencing his patient to deal with the insurance company? Burying his patient’s ass with paperwork, delaying genuine treatment in favor of expensive medications that simultaneously proved worthless for the patient, and profitable for the physician and his goddam fucking vampire squid insurance company?
No, by comparison this doctor is a hero. He slaughtered that innocent dog quickly, efficiently,and outside the legal outreach of his health insurance carrier. Remember: it’s just a dead dog.
Michael Vicki nods.