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Old 03-21-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Seal video brings national spotlight on animal abuse - CNN.com


I so wish I could catch these people and have them locked up for a while!

Totally disgusting...
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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There seems to be more and more stories, arrests/charges against people who abuse animals these days; and, of late, these stories are being followed, not only in newspapers but on TV channels. Personally, I think it is a good thing that these stories are being not only recognized, but cases are also going to court - people are being held accountable - also a good thing.

Certainly not to negate those stories, at all, there have been, for many years, horror stories about family pets being harmed or killed in situations of domestic violence. Maine was the first state in the country to establish orders of protection against animals; Vermont became the second state and now, I believe there are 22 states that have followed suit.

In our area, we recently learned about a case which involved a fairly prominent newscaster who was charged with animal cruelty; that case is going to trial as well.

I know we are not supposed to use blanket statements [in general]; however, I think those who abuse animals simply believe they can, have the same or at least similar sense of entitlement or simply don't care. I am not so sure how those offenders can rationalize in anyway that the animal does not feel something.

I am not talking about pathology of the person - I am just talking about simple caring and kindness. If one is not capable of having a pet or any animal for that reason, don't have them.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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But to add to what sugarmaple says, a lot of people kill or torture pets to terrorise their partners and kids and show everyone who's boss. If you can't be trusted with a dog you sure shouldn't be raising kids either.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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But to add to what sugarmaple says, a lot of people kill or torture pets to terrorise their partners and kids and show everyone who's boss. If you can't be trusted with a dog you sure shouldn't be raising kids either.
Yeah. I really have to laugh at all these women who have that internal 'ticking clock' and are desperate to have a kid and then when a puppy or kitten is suggested, 'Oh, no, that would be too much trouble'. Talk about brainwashing! And, guess who will most likely be a not very good parent?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'd like to see all meat eaters forced into re-education camps.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Goodness. It's about time that serious action is taken against people who abuse animals, especially those which are household pets.

Thank you for posting this.
Why are household pets any different?

I think all animal killers should be treated the same,whether household or not.
What if someone slices the throat of a cow for fun? Is that less serious than putting puppies in a river to drown?

I'm thinking most people wouldn't be this upset if it wasn't a cat or dog.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:21 PM
 
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FINALLY... a SC judge has sentenced a man for horrible crimes against 3 dogs. They were hog-tied and thrown into a canal to drown....(one did survive).

It seems so many animal abusers get away with no jail time, so a welcome verdict and sentence.

Mr. Scumbag was sentenced to 10 years in prison!!

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i read that story and it was so heartbreaking that the other 2 died. the one that did live had tape legs and mouth. he is a black lab and the other was a yellow lab and the third was a smaller mixed terrier type dog.
thankful that there were people around because they heard the black lab splashing and then saw his head. so when they got him out and to the vets, nobody imagined there were more dogs out there. and then a couple of days later the other two were found dead.
i am glad this person got 10 years, i hope he rots in jail and becomes bubba's girlfriend.
i do believe that all states should enforce animal abuse with stricter laws.
just read today that they broke up one of the largest dog fighting rings in mississippi. they confiscated like 70 cars and a lot of people ran. many in rentals and out of state. the y busted in after 2 dogs had already fought, one dog did die the other taken to the vets.
so sad. i have a ,lot of rescue groups on my facebook page and it just tears me apart. i wish there was something more i could do, i share but i wish i could do more to help.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Why are household pets any different?

I think all animal killers should be treated the same,whether household or not.
What if someone slices the throat of a cow for fun? Is that less serious than putting puppies in a river to drown?

I'm thinking most people wouldn't be this upset if it wasn't a cat or dog.
I think the public is very slow to accept 'new' ideas. I think, if there is a chance to pass more laws to protect animals it has to start with those that people are the most familiar with, household pets.

Having one foot in the door is better than no feet, in my opinion.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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FINALLY... a SC judge has sentenced a man for horrible crimes against 3 dogs. They were hog-tied and thrown into a canal to drown....(one did survive).

It seems so many animal abusers get away with no jail time, so a welcome verdict and sentence.

Mr. Scumbag was sentenced to 10 years in prison!!

Read the article at
Live5news.com

drowning them, that is cruel. he should have just taken the dogs out back and shot them.


10 years is way too much though. few thousand in fines and a year in the county jail would have been enough.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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drowning them, that is cruel. he should have just taken the dogs out back and shot them.


10 years is way too much though. few thousand in fines and a year in the county jail would have been enough.
That and a bit of public shaming.
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