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Iowa Court Determines Man Beats Puppy Did Not Commit Animal Torture

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Dianne Ly
- 685 days ago -
According to Wednesday's Associated Press, the Iowa Court of Appeals has determined that a Scott County, Iowa, man who beat a puppy to death with a bat, did not commit animal torture

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Natasha Salgado (620)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:18 pm
Unacceptable. This pathetic excuse 4 a Judge needs to retire---he's incompetent. The judicial system is so flawed with loop holes galore. Pitiful. Thanks

Christeen Anderson (619)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:46 pm
Iowa has got to have some real jerks running the show.

Marie W. (67)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:06 am
Judges need to be beat to death with baseball bats.

Danuta Watola (1243)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:40 am

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:05 am
"Judge Larry Eisenhauer cited Meerdink's lack of "happiness" following the killing as proof that Meerdink did not act with "depraved intent.""

I would feel “lack of happiness following the killing” of that organism named Meerdink, maybe this judge also.
Thank you Dianne.

Ilona V. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 7:24 am
Sadly noted. You wonder more and more often - why do we need courts ...

Constance F. (429)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:44 am
I see the logic here. If I am sadistic and beat a puppy that would constitute as animal torture, but if I am just unhappy and beat a puppy that does not. But I am baffled ~ was not the dog tortured either way void of emotional intent. O I SEE NOW ~ the dog's suffering and death does not matter ! Ditto Natasha ~ there's the freaking disgusting loophole ! I wonder if the same loophole would count if it were a human beaten to death.

Ginger Geronimo (441)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:33 am
This isn't torture huh? Oh yeah, everyone animal & human just loves getting beaten with a baseball bat! That sounds like so much fun! Gee, where can I sign up so that someone can please beat me with a baseball bat? Idiots!!

MmAWAY M. (477)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:16 pm

Mike M. (57)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:09 am
Sad facts that such stupidity in laws, judges and the failure to allow basic rights to any living thing in America the supposed leader in rights on this planet.

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:24 am
this is pure bull****** I really lack faith alot lately in the so called system, all life that has violence done to them to me it is torture. I just don't get it, all life is sacred, and should be treated with respect ,and compassion.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:30 am
Justice in Iowa...who did this guy know that made the judge drop the case? This is the only explanation. A child of 6 would have been able to rightly rule on this case.

. (7)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:34 am
This is insane, is there nothing we can do? A petition against the judge? Iowa needs some new laws, or new judges, this was animal torture. Anyone or anything beaten with a baseball bat is torture, the judge must have been paid well to come to this decision.

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:47 am
Nie torturował, a co - pogłaskał? To może by tak i tego sędziego tym kijem pogłaskał.

Debbie W. (125)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:59 am

Genoveva M M. (342)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 9:47 pm
I like to see the same beating done to the so call judge, that maybe the only way to show him what torture is all about. So sick of this freaking law system!!! That just is a jock and shame!

Aud nordby (731)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:39 am

Leslene Dunn (75)
Monday July 15, 2013, 11:54 pm
Oh my God, take this flipping magistrate and beat him or her to near death - let them feel the horrendous pain and suffering this poor animal had to feel. Someone seriously needs to take both this retarded judge and the bastard that beat the puppy to death and execute them.
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