Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Giraffe On “The Zookeeper” Set Dies

Giraffe On “The Zookeeper” Set Dies; Whistleblower Alleges Neglect

Use National Guards for protecting American values.

I just had the thought that if we could pull the troops out of the middle east we could put these guys to work right here in the USA. We could have them be the enforcers of animal protection and responsibility laws. They could even help code enforcement to help keep our neighborhoods up to par standards. If a complaint that a dog is on the loose happens, this officer can check the fence of the yard and impose penalties to the owner of the home and or fix the fence and then send a bill for payment. If they dont pay then put out a warrant for their arrest. People in this country need to realise the important responsibility they take on when they own a pet. These guys can spend time protecting our interests here on our soil, where we need it most.

I am happy to read today that a very close form of a bill I wanted to see pass is before a NJ court now. Everyone seems to support it but it is in a stall because the “government” is changing up duties and reassigning offices. A bogus excuse if you ask me. Someone on the opposition is paying someone else to drag their feet long enough so it wont possibly pass.

If we could just begin to focus our military/economic energies into the USA we can begin to strengthen us back to top of the pack. Little problems develope to big ones when there is no plan of action. Remember the saying “Fail to plan, Plan to fail”?  We have seen from the past what new things we need to do for the future. There are many good answers to problems we face on a daily basis.

Let your Congressmen know what you want. Be specific. Give them the following details and demand to see this in your county.

S2952 , to be known and cited as the “Dog Ownership Guarantee Act” or DOG Act, would protect potential pet owners and pets by expanding and revising requirements under current State law.

Under current law, pet shops, kennels, shelters, and pounds are licensed by municipalities, but other sellers of dogs are not licensed. The bill establishes a dog dealer license to be issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, without changing the current licensing of pet shops, kennels, shelters, and pounds by municipalities or the Department of Health and Senior Services regulations of these entities. A dog dealer is defined in the bill as any person engaged in the ordinary course of business in the sale of dogs to the public for profit or any person who sells or offers for sale more than one litter of dogs in one year, including out-of-State dealers, and who does not operate as a kennel, pet shop, shelter, or pound.

 

Finally, the bill amends the “Pet Purchase Protection Act” to make it consistent with the provisions of this bill, and authorizes the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Division of Consumer Affairs to adopt regulations necessary to implement the act and this bill.

I really like the following bill too as it begins to help owners understand the responsibilities of pet ownership. If people knew how difficult it was to provide everything a pet needs for 15 years we would have much less irresponsible owners.

S2489  Establishes cruel restraint of a dog as an animal cruelty offense

This bill establishes the animal cruelty offense of cruelly restraining a dog under the State animal cruelty laws.  The bill establishes cruelly restraining a dog as a disorderly person’s offense, and a person who cruelly restrains a dog may also be liable for a civil penalty of $500 to $1,000.  A disorderly person’s offense is punishable by up to six months in jail, up to $1,500 in fines, or both.

There are maximum restraint periods of 3 hours. I think this is fantastic! Dont know how many times I have seen dogs tied up outside their home for weeks with no dog house.  Still these bills will face problems when it comes to enforcement which is why I remind you to get involved and let your representatives know where you stand. I know there is a page on this site that lists all your contacts.

We have no one to blame but ourselves that neglect and cruelty are still socially acceptable means of treatment to animals.


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Coping with Fuzzy Lines in Animal Neglect

This is one of a few of my main issues in life. I have been a dog owner since I was 7 years old. I understand all the expenses and the time and patience required. I understand circumstances change and new arrangements must be made. But my God, would you leave a child behind to fend for itself if you had to relocate? Would you put your child on a chain tied to a tree and leave it there for months at a time? Would you neglect your baby or young child loving attention or abuse them by yelling all the time?

In my studies I have found that men who abuse their wives are the ones that also abuse pets and have no regard for animals in general. Women who abuse animals are often diagnosed with mental problems. We must have greater accountability from the people that are responsible. I put my main focus on breeders. Problem is they are closely tied to Humane Societies and Veterinarians. Humane Societies as a rule do not do anything to help curb pet overpopulation. They do this to not upset their paying membership made up of these breeders. The Vets of course, will never take a stand against the breeders they profit too much from keeping the situation as is.

Can you believe someone would abandon these pups?

Can you believe someone would abandon these pups?

Last week, six dogs in poor condition were rescued from a home in deplorable condition in Bothell, WA. With the animals’ hair matted, teeth rotting, and deformed feet, plus garbage and feces littering the property, it seemed a rather clear-cut case of animal neglect. But what do you do when people treat their animals badly, but not exactly illegally? It’s a question I’ve faced on several occasions, and as I raise my daughters to care kindly for animals, I struggle to explain why some animals are treated so poorly.

I spent my summers on a farm in Indiana, and every day after strolling across our field and past the little wood, I’d see a dog chained to her doghouse. I never saw her running free, never saw anyone walking her. They claimed that if they didn’t chain her, she’d roam the neighborhood. But that didn’t seem like a good excuse to me.

When I lived in Palo Alto, my family would pass certain fences on our twice daily walks and a dog on the other side would bark ferociously. I could peek through holes in the fences and recognize that I never saw these dogs walking around the neighborhood – something very unusual because I knew dozens and dozens of the dogs who lived near me. Combined with their appearance and attitude, I was fairly certain the dogs never saw past the fence in their little yards.

In both of these cases, I didn’t feel like I could report the dog owners for abuse. I felt so terrible for these dogs, but didn’t really know what to do. I was almost willing the owners to do something illegal so I could finally take action. But nothing ever happened – I never had that moment of clarity when I felt I could finally call animal services and report the neglectful owners.

So I’d like to know how many of you have witnessed chronic poor treatment of animals in your community. When it’s not legal abuse, have you taken steps to protect the pets? What have you done to help the animals?
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