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Animal Cruelty Laws: ALDF Ranks States By Abuse Regulations


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Dianne Ly
- 606 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Many U.S. states are failing to protect animals from cruelty, sexual assault, neglect and other forms of abuse, an Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) report finds.



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Yvonne F. (170)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:26 am
Outrageous!!! This shows how lazzie fair the society is when it comes to protect the ones with no voice!
Thanks Dianne
 

Teresa W. (681)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:53 am
noted, thank you
 

Joe R. (189)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:52 am
Thanks Dianne. The linked report is fascinating. Minnesota ranks 14th. We've got much room for improvement! (Shame on those "ag gag" states!)
 

Jan Garen (76)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:53 am
The ag gag is one of the most disgraceful examples of anti animal welfare that I have seen come out of government.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:04 am
thank you Dianne!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:31 am
Noted and Tnx Dianne :-0
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:34 am
Thank you Dianne
 

Susan P. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thank You ALDF. Thank You for your dedication to animals. We need to end the extreme cruelty of animals today. The same that abuse and torture animals easily move to children. It is proven and we need to protect those that can't protect themselves
 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:48 am
noted
 

Mónica AYUGA (109)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:06 am
A estas alturas, en el siglo XXI, ya debería de haber leyes más efectivas contra el maltrato animal
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:41 pm
There should be national laws and protection for animals that all states have to come under plus harsher penalties for those abusing or neglecting animals Until someone takes animal cruelty more seriously it will keep happening
 

iveta cer (67)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:07 pm
Sad :(:( . Poor animals !! They have to be protected from animal abusers and we will do our best to help them !! Thank you Dianne
 

. (4)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:52 pm
Noted, thank you Dianne.
 

Marlene Dinkins (231)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:59 pm
noted thnx Dianne!!! its so disgraceful!!!! there are too many animals abusers at there, somebody have to protec them!!!!!!. carol you are very right!!!! i hope this change for the inocents!!!!!! ciao
 

Ana Pires (8)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:15 pm
Noted. Something need to be done for animal welfare! Respect for all living creatures!
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:01 pm
Thanks for sharing. Noted.

Needless to say, the places that fare so badly in recognition of animal rights need bringing in new legislation to combat this problem. The fact that animals are left unprotected is a free invitation to their abusers, as they know they can get away with hurting them. This is principally wrong. At least some of them would think twice before resorting to it were there to be good laws that protect animals and were these laws to be enforced. It would seem that all people must know this--animal abuse--is bad by themselves, and yet many must be forcibly reminded of it. But, it would be oversimplification if the finger of blame fell on animal abusers alone -- it is a societal problem. What is not forbidden is permitted, as the saying goes. E.g., sadly, the prevalent view of farm animals is that of food, and not that of sentient beings capable of complex perceptions and emotions and thus deserving of our respect and protection. If, on top of that, the law is so weak, no wonder they are mistreated as they are. With such realities, it is a deeply sad world to live in... and it makes animals' lives hell. Ag gag and the like -- nothing but a shame.






 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:03 pm
"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." ― Albert Einstein
 

Tanya W. (46)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:04 am
Noted and wishing for a better world where animals don't need to be protected and defended form the sick and depraved.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 8:11 am
Thanks but so sad to see that many states on this list,,,though not surprised as many of these places are totally hick places where animals,not much is relevant.
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:30 pm
If those in power refuse to legislate to protect animals, it makes you wonder how they treat animals themselves.

Noted. Thanks, Dianne.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:40 am
noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:39 am
ANIMAL ABUSE SHOULD BE LEGAL - AND IT SHOULD NOT BE CALLED "ABUSE".

i was searching for gay-themed topics on google, when i saw a headline that went something like this: "does homosexual behavior in dogs tell me that i was born gay?". now, i realize that to equate humans' expansive understanding of life with dogs' limited understanding is just a childlike thing to do (and makes google's headline as moot a point as rick springfield telling jessie's girl that he loves her), but it did get me thinking...

if we are told that homosexual behavior in dogs says that humans are born gay, it should be legal to hump my dog who humps my leg. let me explain: if people compare humans to dogs in an effort to justify their own sexual deviancy, then inter-species sexual behavior in dogs should justify that i was born an inter-species humper. it should suggest that my having sex with dogs should not be regarded as problematic. if dogs hump members of their own gender then they were born gay, it's as simple as that. if dogs can be born gay, i was born gay also. and if dogs hump outside of their species, they were born to be inter-species humpers. if dogs can be born inter-species humpers, then people also can be. therefore, i was born an animal abuser and i should not be looked down upon when i hump dogs.

i can understand how the opposing (ahem, CONSERVATIVE) side would say that dogs are horny and that they don't care what they hump. CONSERVATIVES would probably even relate this sexual apathy to homosexuals, blaming homosexuality on horniness as if we all lived in a single-gendered prison and had no other sexual options but to discover homosexuality within ourselves (and later maintain that we were BORN gay). the problem with conservatives (and heterosexuals not in prison) is that they just don't understand the issues with self-esteem and gender-identity that homosexuals have. conservatives don't understand what it's like to see a discovery zone in members of their own gender, they only see a discovery zone in the opposite gender. they only stare in dumbfounded curiosity at naked members of the opposite sex, the conservative heterosexual (or any heterosexual) does not stare in dumbfounded curiosity at naked members of their own gender.

dare i say that heterosexuals are "straight" with themselves as legitimate members of their own gender, dare i say that the lack of curiosity that keeps heterosexual men from regarding other mens' bodies as "discovery zones" results in a life void of gay sex. i used to play a game called "king's quest" as a boy. i remember this quote: "The leprechauns revere the power of the four-leafed clover. With it in your possession they will leave you absolutely alone." i remember the leprechauns in the presence of the clover, they were spellbound and were walking around aimlessly like they couldn't make sense of anything around them. isn't that what sexual attraction is - i know that i couldn't speak to matthew muchnok (or any big and strong football player) without fumbling around like a stuttering retard who was spellbound. just yesterday, i was getting chiropractic with anthony manes dc and i realize now that i must've seemed like such a wide-eyed man-worshipper, gawking in anticipation as i was talking to him. i am in spellbound fantasy every time i am in the presence of a MANtasy...and why would anyone stick their hand up someone's ass if they weren't spellbound? i'm sure that poop is disgusting to at least 90% of people, why doesn't poop keep people from being curious of "fisting"? it's because the curiosity of gender (sexual fantasy) trumps both reality and (quite frankly) common sense. to further my point, i will bring up a parody of steve winwood's "don't you know what the night can do" that i wrote. i called it "don't you know what's inside a dude". i've seen enough gay porn to know that sexual gratification is obtained from someone sticking their hand up someone's ass, i'm sure that the gay "men" (i use quotes because gay males are really emotional masculivoids) know what's "inside a dude," but gays just don't care about anything except for satisfying their curiosity. they get an emotional high from their own gender like it's something they're not acquainted with, they think they were all born to be as "inexplicably curious" as a dog...but dogs' curiosity is not bound by gender, so i therefore can justify the aforementioned google headline as a "moot point".

i have a mental image of "inexplicably curious" gays, it involves rainbow-colored question marks circulating around their heads 24 hours a day,

let me get back to my original point. if society is wholeheartedly going to accept the "born gay" panacea (placebos look legitimate and taste legitimate, but they have no active ingredients to justify their actual legitimacy), then they should just accept that i was BORN to be a dog-humper. and NOBODY should try to give me any kind of therapy to curb my dog. er, my appetite for dogs.

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Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:59 am
Well Shelly the difference is people can consent to whatever it is they want to do or not do,last time I checked a person could not get the consent from an animal.I won't tell you that you need help...I will tell you that you are way way way beyond help.But leave the innocent animals alone and do want you want to consenting adults in your own private place.
BTW I will tell you that you are one sick POS!!!
cAN YOU NOT GET A CONSENTING HUMAN ADULT!!
 

Wendy F. (42)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:11 pm
Noted, thanks.
 
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