American Beauty Mena Suvari on Hero Dog Target Tragedy

Mena Suvari – perhaps best known for her roles in American Beauty and American Pie – gave us an interview about her upcoming movie, Hemingway’s Garden of Eden. That interview will be run, in its entirety, in December. Meanwhile, Mena was kind enough to give us her input on the hero-dog Target tragedy.

So without further adieu, here is Mena, commenting on what happened to Target.

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“I think the world just in general needs to learn how to – humanity needs to learn how to respect all life forms. I mean that. That’s really sad. You know, but that to me is just a reflection on the amount of ignorance really in the world and in society and the disassociations, the objectifications of animals and people. I mean, it’s a sad state of mind, but you know that’s why I feel like the best thing – I have a brother who’s actually in the army you know.

He was telling me once, he said like, I don’t know the exact percentages, but a very high, 80 to 90 percent of Americans don’t even have a passport. I mean, I think the best thing that you could do is travel and put yourself in somebody else’s shoes and really see how other people live and you know, it’s different all over the world. I mean, there’s appreciation for different things all over the world and every different culture. I think the more open minded you are, the better because it changes your life and it allows you to appreciate everything, but you know, that’s just sad. I mean I see that stuff, I hear that kind of stuff in L.A. all the time. It’s people just throwing dogs into a river and I mean it’s just sick. It’s really sad.”

Other Target Dog stories:

Target’s owner Sgt. Terry Young gives a full account of the tragedy in an interview:

Robert Misseri of Guardians of Rescue: Speaks out on Hero-Dog-Target Tragedy and what could’ve been done to prevent this:

Powerhouse Attorney Gloria Allred discusses if Sgt. Terry Young or any pet owner can sue a shelter for negligence towards their animal:

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