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Oregon Supreme Court Rules Animals Can Be Considered Victims


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, protection, pets, dogs, cats, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 25 days ago - io9.com
The Oregon Supreme Court has passed a ruling that recognizes animals as more than property, to be treated (or mistreated) as their owners see fit. The ruling establishes that animals can be regarded as legal victims, which should afford them greater prote



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Lone F. (32)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 4:55 am
"To acknowledge that animals are victims of crime, that's really common sense to us," said Lora Dunn, staff attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Portland. And the ruling could lead to longer prison sentences for those convicted of animal abuse in the state." Great news, thanks Cal!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:19 am
Great to read-thanks.
 

Natally Klaric (57)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:26 am
That is wonderful news. Thank you for sharing! :)
 

John S. (303)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:01 am
Can they pick their own lawyers?
 

Marianne R. (101)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:19 am
This is wonderful - thank you for the link, Cal
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:23 am
Finally some one cares!
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:46 am
This is good news. A step in the right direction.
 

Heidi Walderra (139)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 6:57 am
Noted and shared
 

Rhonda B. (98)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 7:18 am
Noted. Thank you Cal!
 

Shelli S. (325)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 8:27 am
Rockin it in Oregon, well done!!!!!!!
 

Tina F. (97)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 8:31 am
Great news! Thanks Cal!
 

Angelika Kempter (85)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:22 pm
Thank you Cal,good News
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:00 pm
:-) :-) :-)
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1650)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 4:46 pm
WOOHOO!! Hope this sets things in motion for animals WORLDWIDE!! TY Cal!!
 

Janis K. (101)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:48 pm
Good news! Thanks
 

Cheryl Hughes (45)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 10:45 pm
Awesome news~~Thanks Cal!!
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:35 am
People who abuse animals are only one step away from abusing others.This seems a sensible decision by the Supreme Court.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 1:22 am
Thank you.
 

Cheree M. (46)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:55 am
great news!!
 

Tina C. (51)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:12 am
Thank you Robbie and cal for share these very good news.....
 

Tanya W. (51)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:51 am
Finally the penny has dropped!!!
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 6:45 am
Noted!
 

Rhonda B. (98)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 7:20 am
Thank you Cal!
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 12:49 am
Noted - good for Laura Dunn - she must be part of my extended family!- she has shown amazing compassion which is so badly needed for our precious animals. It should not state however they they can be considered, it should state they will be considered!
 
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