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Old 05-28-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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What is it about this place? I've never heard of so many horrible cases of animal abuse anywhere else I've lived.

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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Oh God, thank you for prefacing it. It's awful, I can't even read about things like this because it effects me so. But I completely agree how incredibly horribly a person must be to abuse a helpless animal who cannot defend themselves.

I may sound like a complete geek right now but I'm impressed that you were moved enough to post about it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Sick people everywhere, it seems. Unfortunately, animals are considered property so they have very little protection from cruelty. Personally, I think animal cruelty should be a felony charge and punished accordingly.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Sick people everywhere, it seems. Unfortunately, animals are considered property so they have very little protection from cruelty. Personally, I think animal cruelty should be a felony charge and punished accordingly.
I agree. I've been appalled by the number of stories about animal abuse and cruelty here. The laws definitely need to be rewritten to address this issue.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What is it about this place? I've never heard of so many horrible cases of animal abuse anywhere else I've lived.

could it be that the there is better reporting of animal cruelty here? or better enforcement of the laws?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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could it be that the there is better reporting of animal cruelty here? or better enforcement of the laws?
Tampa ranked 20th of all states in the 2011 ALDF Animal Protection Laws ranking so more arrests would account for more reporting of incidents.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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the OP clearly hates all things Florida/Tampa - so it doesn't surprise me that he/she would label a thread There are a lot of sick people here
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Tampa ranked 20th of all states in the 2011 ALDF Animal Protection Laws ranking so more arrests would account for more reporting of incidents.
I've lived in or spent a lot of time in #'s 1, 8, 16 and 17 on that list and don't remember hearing about all the abuse I've heard about here.

A couple incidents that stand out are the mother and her very young son killing kittens in a park or the couple who tortured a cat and then tossed it in the bay inside it's crate. I realize this stuff happens everywhere, but from the "reporting" it seems a lot worse here.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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I've lived in or spent a lot of time in #'s 1, 8, 16 and 17 on that list and don't remember hearing about all the abuse I've heard about here.

A couple incidents that stand out are the mother and her very young son killing kittens in a park or the couple who tortured a cat and then tossed it in the bay inside it's crate. I realize this stuff happens everywhere, but from the "reporting" it seems a lot worse here.
There does seem to be a lot of kitty killers around here.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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When I lived in NYC there were sickos that thought it was a sport to practice their archery skills on the swans at the park ponds...sick people are everywhere...
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