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David Matori explains why he threw the puppy off the cliff.

March 8th, 2008 . by Gerry-Bevers

A few days ago I posted a link HERE to a video of a US marine throwing a puppy off a cliff. If the below image is authentic, than the marine’s name was David Matori, and his excuse for throwing the dog over the cliff was to save it from a “slow, horrible death.” Instead, of shooting the dog, he wanted to be creative. So instead of allowing the dog die a slow, horrible death, he chose to have it die a quicker, painful one. I do not sense any remorse in this scumbag.

Link to the page with the above image

2 Responses to “David Matori explains why he threw the puppy off the cliff.”

  1. comment number 1 by: bad_moon_rising

    David Motari isn’t a veterinarian so how did he know the puppy “was going to die a slow and horrible death?” The least Motari could have done was leave the puppy where he found it. It certainly would have had a lot better chance at survivng than being thrown off a cliff. It’s not as if there aren’t any people out in the desert that would have looked after the puppy. According to Major Brian Dennis “the dogs get to eat the Iraqi scraps and have a home in the middle of the desert.” If Motari really cared about the dog he would have gone the extra mile or in this case 10 miles and carried the puppy back to camp. Even if there is a rule against pets, that didn’t stop Major Dennis from saving his dog Nubs. See Iraq dog saved by St. Pete Beach Marine gets a home If Motari had really been “creative” and saved the puppy he would have been a hero. Now he’ll forever be known as just a puppy killer. Contrast Motari’s actions with Major Dennis’ story:

    While on patrol in the Anbar province, Dennis spotted what appeared to be a gray and white, male German shepherd-border collie mix. He named the dog Nubs after learning someone cut the ears off believing it would make the dog more aggressive and alert.

    Within weeks, Nubs was greeting Dennis during routine patrol stops along border communities. The Marines fed him bits of their food and by November, the Marine and his unit were keeping an eye out for the dog, which routinely chased their Humvees when they departed.

    Life on the run, however, was taking a toll on the dog. He had lost a tooth and been bitten in the neck. In late December, Dennis found Nubs near death in freezing temperatures. The dog had been stabbed with a screwdriver.

    This dog appears to have been in a much worse shape than Motari’s puppy.

    Dennis rubbed antibiotic creme on the wound and slept with Nubs to keep him warm.

    “I really expected when I woke up for watch he would be dead,” Dennis wrote. “Somehow he made it through the night.”

    Dennis thought he had seen the last of the dog days later when his squad headed back to its command post some 65 miles away. He couldn’t take the dog with him and watched as it tried to follow the Humvees away from the border.

    Two days later, while Dennis and a comrade were working on a Humvee, he looked up and saw the dog staring at him.

    “Somehow that crazy damned dog tracked us,” he wrote Jan. 9.

    But the reunion was short lived. Military policy prohibits having pets in war zones, and Dennis was given four days to get the dog off the base or kill him.

    The decision was easy: Nubs was going to San Diego. The logistics, though, were anything but easy.

    With help from his Iraqi interpreter, Dennis managed to find a Jordanian veterinarian to get the care and paperwork needed to get the dog to the states. He also negotiated the red tape to get Nubs across the border into Jordan.

    His family and close friends helped raise the $3,500 needed to get the dog from Amman, Jordan, to San Diego, said his mother, Marsha Cargo.

    “I just can’t believe it. Out there in the middle of nowhere these two find each other,” Cargo said.

    A colleague in San Diego agreed to care for the dog and have it trained until Dennis returns in March from Iraq.

  2. comment number 2 by: crypticlife

    Ugh, disgusting. And stupid.

    How does he know the puppy didn’t die a slow, horrible death being crippled at the bottom of a ravine until a camel spider decided to come along and eat its intestines?

    Shooting a doomed animal is far, far more defensible than tossing it. His “creativity” wasn’t for the sake of the dog — it was to amuse himself.