|Barked: Mon Mar 7, '11 7:15pm PST |
|No matter what the circumstances are, abuse is wrong. Whether its a man hitting a woman or the same man kicking a cat or dog, abuse is abuse. Its an act of violence, and should be punished the same way. But in Ohio an act of violence against a dog or cat is a misdemeanor.
Its a proven fact that people who use violence against animals eventually move on to humans. But humans who hurt, starve torture and kill other humans are punished. Dogs and cats aren't so lucky. If there is any jail time its minimal, small fines and light probation.
This proposed law may not stop animal abuse but it will make those who hurt companion animals think twice before they hurt one of us.
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