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    Subject: Re: Beagle fans stay away....
    Date: Nov 25, 2003
    Sender: LOLAPrevious | Next

    hmmmm...I find it very interesting that someone can get upset about a dog...About Buckly, who, has had a nice life, been played with by the children, has a nice doggy bed to sleep in, and so on and so forth.

    However...You say you want PETA's involvement?

    Did you fail to notice the dog fighting scene? Do you know how tragic dog fights are? Do you know that Pit Bulls are born and raised to fight by using other weaker and smaller dogs? Do you realize the implications of this?

    I think, that if PETA cared enough to do anything, then they would probally go after an old man bringing two pre-teens to a dog-fight, placing money on the winning dog(By that I mean the dog that is not being eaten alive), only to later have the assumed dead dog's blood wiped off of the childs face.

    I agree that animals are misrepresented far too often in films...i am glad that you brought that point up, I just find it very strange that the dog fighting scene was overlooked in your adoration for the beagles.

    That is my ramble for the day...
    Maybe.

    Lola~

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    Beagle fans stay away....

    I sat there for 90 minutes trying to find something redeeming in this story and something to care about in the characters. I sat there with my 2 beagles on my lap and thrilled in finding a fellow beagle (Buckley) in a featured role. When he is then struck down and senselessly run over and killed by the drug addict character of Eli Cash, the death is treated with the same cold indifference with which the characters treat each other. I wish PETA or other dog lovers would speak out about another horrible exploitation of animals (remember the poor dog in the cast in "There's something about Mary", or the electrocuted cat in "Christmas Vacation"?). This just further serves to promote animals as cheap disposable commodities, undeserving of the respect they require as loving, loyal sentient beings.
    I'm glad I only rented this and did not buy it. I only wish I had turned it off after the first hour as I was tempted to, because even without this awful scene, and despite the stellar cast, this is a perfectly awful movie."






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  • agree with Frank   from JEB, Jan 3, 2002
  • Agree with Frank, almost agree with JEB   from Sylvie, Mar 13, 2002
  • this is not a comedy   from Ethan, Jan 7, 2002
  • Re: this is not a comedy   from Meg, Jan 22, 2002
  • I disagree with the this is not a comedy   from Chrik, Jan 11, 2002
  • I disagree with your disgreement   from Ethan, Jan 13, 2002
  • It stinks   from Steve, Jan 19, 2002
  • Re: It stinks   from Derek, Jan 1, 2004
  • Boring   from Johndie, Jan 20, 2002
  • Re: Boring   from wilfred richards, Jun 12, 2003
  • Ever follow the life of a lottery winner?   from Leon, Jan 20, 2002
  • laugh or cry - great discussion   from FV, Feb 8, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from Sylvie, Mar 6, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from fv, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from Sylvie, Mar 8, 2002
  • Stupifying and Dull   from Pete, Feb 24, 2002
  • Beagle fans stay away....   from Larry, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Beagle fans stay away....   from Willy, Sep 29, 2002
  • Re: Beagle fans stay away....   from kofuzi, Oct 7, 2002
  • quality   from sean, May 15, 2003
  • » Re: Beagle fans stay away.... «   from LOLA, Nov 25, 2003
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from Team Thelema, Dec 31, 2002
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from Bruno, Jan 24, 2003
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from James, Jan 12, 2004
  • i liked it very much   from frenchgirl, Jun 30, 2002
  • Paintings   from Brian Magee, Feb 4, 2003
  • Re: Paintings   from , Mar 7, 2003
  • The Music   from Tim, Feb 15, 2003
  • Re: The Music   from asdd, Apr 26, 2006
  • i love it   from dawgmonkey82, Apr 14, 2003
  • IT'S AWESOME!   from roxyjules, Jun 8, 2003
  • Re: IT'S AWESOME!   from mightym0us, Jun 12, 2003
  • The best movie ever created   from Caitlin, Aug 7, 2003
  • Re: The best movie ever created???? What?   from Phil, Aug 10, 2003
  • Chas's wife died in a plane accident!!   from john stewart, Nov 1, 2003
  • Music makes the movie   from adam mason, Feb 4, 2004
  • It sticks   from sylvie, Jun 17, 2004
  • AMAZING   from Ryan Conlon "the king", Nov 25, 2004
  • well i feel sheepish   from Rophy, Sep 13, 2005
  • agree with Frank   from JEB, Jan 3, 2002
  • Agree with Frank, almost agree with JEB   from Sylvie, Mar 13, 2002
  • this is not a comedy   from Ethan, Jan 7, 2002
  • Re: this is not a comedy   from Meg, Jan 22, 2002
  • I disagree with the this is not a comedy   from Chrik, Jan 11, 2002
  • I disagree with your disgreement   from Ethan, Jan 13, 2002
  • It stinks   from Steve, Jan 19, 2002
  • Re: It stinks   from Derek, Jan 1, 2004
  • Boring   from Johndie, Jan 20, 2002
  • Re: Boring   from wilfred richards, Jun 12, 2003
  • Ever follow the life of a lottery winner?   from Leon, Jan 20, 2002
  • laugh or cry - great discussion   from FV, Feb 8, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from Sylvie, Mar 6, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from fv, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: laugh or cry - great discussion   from Sylvie, Mar 8, 2002
  • Stupifying and Dull   from Pete, Feb 24, 2002
  • Beagle fans stay away....   from Larry, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Beagle fans stay away....   from Willy, Sep 29, 2002
  • Re: Beagle fans stay away....   from kofuzi, Oct 7, 2002
  • quality   from sean, May 15, 2003
  • » Re: Beagle fans stay away.... «   from LOLA, Nov 25, 2003
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from Team Thelema, Dec 31, 2002
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from Bruno, Jan 24, 2003
  • Re: Stupifying and Dull   from James, Jan 12, 2004
  • i liked it very much   from frenchgirl, Jun 30, 2002
  • Paintings   from Brian Magee, Feb 4, 2003
  • Re: Paintings   from , Mar 7, 2003
  • The Music   from Tim, Feb 15, 2003
  • Re: The Music   from asdd, Apr 26, 2006
  • i love it   from dawgmonkey82, Apr 14, 2003
  • IT'S AWESOME!   from roxyjules, Jun 8, 2003
  • Re: IT'S AWESOME!   from mightym0us, Jun 12, 2003
  • The best movie ever created   from Caitlin, Aug 7, 2003
  • Re: The best movie ever created???? What?   from Phil, Aug 10, 2003
  • Chas's wife died in a plane accident!!   from john stewart, Nov 1, 2003
  • Music makes the movie   from adam mason, Feb 4, 2004
  • It sticks   from sylvie, Jun 17, 2004
  • AMAZING   from Ryan Conlon "the king", Nov 25, 2004
  • well i feel sheepish   from Rophy, Sep 13, 2005