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Beaten Dog Inspires Domestic-Violence Law .


Animals  (tags: florida, laws, legalisation, beaten abused dog, domestic violence, inspiration survivor, safe )

Simone
- 1307 days ago - peta.org
A dog who was beaten so severely that he now has to wear special goggles to shield his eyes from sunlight has inspired a proposed law in Florida that would make it a domestic-violence offense to torment a family member by physically abusing or



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Comments

J Massetti (11)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 3:51 am
PLEASE TELL ME THE ABUSER WAS JAILED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:37 am
Thanks for telling the world
 

Peggy A. (111)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 9:24 am
Like the article says,"let's keep our fingers, toes, and paws crossed that this law passes." This one is important and if this passes,other states will follow
 

Suzanne v. (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:34 am
Cruelty to animal cases should be seen as an indicator of potential cruelty to people too.It is all too common in cases of domestic and family violence.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 6:10 am
Noted, thank you!
 

Priyeni M. (0)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 11:03 am
Good idea to h ave such a law.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 3:39 pm
This is an exceptionally important law to pass. Quite often the threat of abuse to an elder person's beloved animal is enough to put them under the influence of an unscrupulous person. And, since much elder abuse is verbal and hard to prove, evidence of violence toward a pet may be the only thing an abuser can be charged with.
 
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