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Elderly, Deaf Dog Kicked, Punched Repeatedly


Animals  (tags: animal abuse, elderly dog, animal cruelty, crime, animal abuser, dogs, cruelty )

Simone
- 2628 days ago - pet-abuse.com
Kenneth G. Farmer, 34, of Braintree was arrested on the evening of July 5 after a neighbor notified police that he had seen Farmer punching his dog, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins told the Forum. Officer Corey Hutson and Sgt, David DelPapa spoke with



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Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday July 10, 2007, 4:05 pm
No excuse...never an excuse. People should never be allowed to have animals when they have not one iota of empathy for other living creatures. I hate to say ths but studies tells us that abuse like this has a long history. If this man abused this dog now, he has abused him and others in the past.
This makes me so mad.
 

Marian E. (152)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 1:16 am
Claiming the dog tries to bite, well if I were there I would probably have tried to bite.
 

Erin C. (21)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:21 am
I believe the dog probably did try to bit the man - the poor thing can't see, can't hear, what do you expect? Everything must seem frightening to that little dog. Even for a person who hates animals, you might think they could have some compassion for an old, crippled dog. Apparently not.:(
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:24 pm
I have seen so many people so frustrated in their everyday life, and I don't care who you are, where you come from..you never ever lift your hand, foot or object to take your anger out on an innocent animal.
If your life so so damn bad, you have other resources to seek and to find to assist your animal.. if you desire no help for yourself..... This animal is within your care whether you want it to be or not...if you can't handle it...take this innocent creature to someplace that will care for it.....
THIS MAN IS TOO YOUNG TO HAVE NO ABILITY TO FIND HELP FOR WHATEVER AILS HIM. YOU NEVER..EVER HAVE A RIGHT TO ABUSE AN ANIMAL UNDER ANY KIND CIRCUMCTANCES. I DON'T CARE HOW BAD YOU FEEL, OR HOW BAD YOUR life or DAY IS...YOU HAVE NO RIGHT to harm any animal.

YOUR ANIMAL NEVER ASKED TO BE WHERE YOU ARE!!! and this self pitying attitude of....."sorry...me.".....oh poor me attitude" is no damn excuse.. that you have to blame an animal for your sorry life is NOT EVER your pets responsiblility.... and if your life sucks...try giving a care for someone else besides yourself.....YOU MIGHT learn something besides your own anger.
 

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:06 pm
Disgusting...JAIL FOR ANIMALS ABUSERS. What a coward Farmer is!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:14 pm
I'm sad for the dog...shame on the owner...noted..
 

Jakki S. (173)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:20 pm
Disgusting...JAIL FOR ANIMALS ABUSERS...shame on the owner
 

Jeanne A. (30)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:32 pm
I have too many choice words for this Abuser, I don't want to get hoisted off Care2. I'm sick of awful stories like this and how painful it is for me and others on Care2. Luckily, we can't get our hands on them !!!
 

(1)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:43 pm
this is terrible :)
 

Blacktiger P. (247)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:53 pm
All of the above and then some.
 

Ken S. (38)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:56 pm
Sick!!!
 

Jennie B. (14)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:05 pm
There is never an excuse for anything like this. Sickening. What is happening to people-there seem to be so many people loosing their core sense of self and stability...this is so horrible and on purpose.
This man must go to jail and not be out any time soon. He is dangerous to animals and people. Sadly noted...
 

Jacki Hoover (8)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:09 pm
Unbelievable. Said it before and will say it again, I just don't understand people who do these things. J
 

Valerie H. (56)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:34 pm
sickening - noted
 

Nancy M. (62)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:49 pm
I did note it-It is very important that it is acknowledged but I won't read it, sorry.,..
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 7:50 pm
noted...arghhh!
 

Rob S. (112)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 8:26 pm
Put him away,no excuses for his actions against the animal.
 

Bobbie W. (113)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 8:50 pm
Yes!! The article said he was charged with a felony!! As it should be! And I hope he is never allowed to own an animal again! What a creep! No dog EVER deserves to be treated like that!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:25 pm
I believe that the absence of world peace is deeply connected to our violence towards animals.

I would even go a step further and say that our violence toward other humans is deeply rooted in our violence toward animals.



Psychiatrist Explores Why People Abuse Animals Scottsdale-based forensics psychiatrist Steven Pitt recently teamed up with the Arizona Humane Society to help the group better understand the mind-set of animal abusers. A consultant for a number of law enforcement agencies in metro

 

Elle J. (279)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:26 pm
What a coward that man is! I hope he is put in prision and somebody punches and kicks him. He just disgusts me.
 

Wildchips F. (127)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:30 pm
its a pity that dogs need to be treated this way. I thought man best friend is his dog...now, i presume why dog bites...must be with his master who abuse him...
we have to stop this brutal acts...we have to speak for it...if not now...when?
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:33 pm
I hope this heartless bastard gets the full five years and serves every day of it. I have seven dogs. One of them is Zeke, an 11 year old Australian Shepherd. Zeke is totally blind in his left eye, can only tell light and dark in the right. He gets around amazingly well for being blind. Zeke is the love of my life, you couldn't want a sweeter, gentler dog. The idea of someone doing to Zeke what Farmer did to his dog gives me homicidal thoughts. Someone needs to tell this guy, he better hold onto the soap in the shower.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:34 pm
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PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:35 pm


HERE IS WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING FOR. 25 YRS NOT 1 YR OR WORSE. FELONY CHARGES !!!

Senator Allard, as a veterinarian you know more than most people that animals can feel pain. The animal cruelty laws in this country are extremely deficient. Here is an example. In Denver Colorado, a 16 year old boy and a 17 year old boy set a cat on fire and threw him out of a moving vehicle. The cat suffered 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body. He underwent a series of operations to save his life. His left rear leg and his tail had to be amputated.The two boys pled guilty to the crime and were sentenced to only 2 days in jail, a $500 fine and 18 months probation.

Across the country, there are cases upon cases like this one where animals are brutally tortured for sadistic pleasure and the perpetrators get little more than a slap on the wrist. You have the power to change this by introducing a bill that makes torturing, maiming, or killing a domestic animal a federal offense, punishable by a mandatory jail sentence.

Animals aren't the only victims of these heinous crimes. Many of them are owned by people who love them and regard them as family members. Statistics show a strong correlation between animal cruelty and violent offenses against people, such as serial killings, rapes and murders. A tough federal law to punish and deter animal cruelty would not only benefit animals, it would help people too.

We urge you to support a bill to make aggravated animal cruelty a federal offense that carries a mandatory prison sentence of no less than five years. Without such a law there is no deterrence for the criminals who commit these horrible acts and there is no justice for the victims, either animal or human.

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The Federal Law We Propose:


The Companion Animal Protection Act
Declarations of Purpose:

There is abundant evidence that there is a nationwide problem of intentional acts of violence and cruelty against companion animals. The vast majority of offenders do not receive adequate punishment. Most of those who have committed violent acts of cruelty have been given probation, community service, a small fine or no punishment at all. At present, the state laws carry only maximum sentences which means that there is a ceiling on the punishment and the offenders can easily be let off the hook. We propose a federal law that imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for intentional acts of cruelty and violence against companion animals.This law is designed to prevent, deter and punish anyone who commits a violent or sadistic act against those species traditionally classified as companion animals, as defined in Section 1 below.



Definitions:



1) Companion Animal: All animals commonly thought of as pets including, but not limited to, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, pet birds, and aquarium fish.




2) Cruelty: Any act committed by a person with the intention of causing pain, injury or death to a companion animal including, but not limited to, mutilation, torture, rape, sodomy, setting on fire, burning alive, kicking, hitting, punching, strangling, tail pulling, dogfighting, use as bait or food for other animals, stepping or stomping on, poisoning, smashing against walls or concrete or other hard surfaces, decapitation, amputation of limbs, removal of internal organs, skinning, removal of ears or tails or eyes or other body parts, and spraying with caustic substances.



Sentencing:

Cruelty to companion animals as defined in this Act will carry a mandatory prison sentence of not less than 5 years and up to a maximum of 25 years without possibility for parole. A second conviction will carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and up to a maximum sentence of 50 years without possibility for parole.




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Representative/Senator
1234 Address
Washington DC, 12345

Dear Representative/Senator Full Name,

Anyone who has ever witnessed abuse of a domestic animal knows that reporting it can be a frustrating and hopeless process. Those rare cases that make it to court it often result in a fine that wouldn’t cover the cost of the vet treatment for the abuse.

But I believe that these instances of animal abuse should be a concern to more than just those who love animals. Those who abuse animals do not exist in a vacuum or restrict their violent behaviors to animals. Studies reported by animal welfare groups like the American Humane Society show a well-established link between those who abuse their families, and those who abuse their animals. Furthermore, children who are victims of abuse may themselves become animal abusers. Dog fighters are also well linked to organized crime and other violent activities. Most serial killers started their killing sprees with animals.

I’m writing to you because I believe these violent criminals deserve more than a slap on the wrist, a small fine or short jail sentence. I believe that anyone capable of such cruelty to another living creature will not stop with their pets and other people's pets. I believe these people deserve harsher punishments.

And with that in mind, I urge you work towards harsher sentences and stricter punishments for these violent criminals.


Sincerely,


Your Full Name

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PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:36 pm
The Three Weak Links In The Chain
There are three weak links in the justice system that need to be strengthened. For someone who commits a violent crime against an animal to be punished accordingly, three things are needed.

1) The Investigation: Animal cruelty investigations are usually not handled by the police. They are handled by local SPCA's or animal control officers. The people who investigate these cases are the people who round up stray animals (the "dog catchers") and take them to shelters where they will be euthanized if not quickly claimed or adopted. These people generally do not care about animals and they usually do not take abuse cases seriously. The cases are often closed and never reach the prosecution stage.

2) The Prosecution: Too few prosecutors care enough about the needless suffering of animals to vigorously pursue a conviction. If there is no conviction, then there is no sentencing. When there is a conviction, some prosecutors act like defense attorneys and recommend a slap on the wrist.

3) Sentencing: If -by miracle- the chains don't break during the investigation and prosecution stages, there is still a good chance that the perpetrator will walk free or only pay a small fine. Cruel and intentional violent crimes against animals only carry maximum sentences. This means that the minimum sentence is no punishment at all. Also, there is a ceiling on the severity of punishment no matter how sadistic and horrible the crime. We are calling for minimum, mandatory prison sentences for anyone who deliberately causes pain and suffering to an animal.

You can make a difference! If you don't take the time to fight for animal justice then it will continue to be practically legal to torture, maim, burn, beat, mutilate and kill animals. Here are some examples of the extreme lack of justice for animals. Please stand up and take action!

Barbara Woodcox, President



 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:37 pm
SIGN PETITION

READ IT BEFORE,BUT SIGN & WRITE IF POSSIBLE WITH SAMPLE LETTER OR YOUR OWN !!

Sign Tougher Penalties for Animal Cruelty/Coalition For Animal Justice
PLEASE GO HERE & NOTE MY POST & SIGN PETITION !

NEWS POST LINK; http://www.care2.com/news/member/933801654/354057

Sign Tougher Penalties for Animal Cruelty/Coalition For Animal Justice

READ,FORWARD,CROSS-POST,CIRCULATE WIDELY ,PLEASE GIVE A DAM*/DON'T SIT THERE AND CONDONE THIS. SIGN NOW !!!

Tougher Penalties for Animal Cruelty
PETITION LINK;
http://www.animal-justice.org/petition.html Four Legged Justice-NOW!!
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:39 pm
This is sick once again another dam* monster in this world. Unbelievable !!

Please sign this Petition and forward it along. Go to the website and read more facts,etc...
You must sign.We need harsger enforced laws in every single state !

 

Denice G. (45)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:54 pm
DISGUSTING!!! Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 10:42 pm
There seems very little I can do for this growing social trend. I do take comfort in beliving that when I die, I will meet and be judged by every animal that has ever crossed my path. It is my prayer that EVERYONE will follow that path that leads to the Pearly Gates before you talk to St. Peter...one way or they other, these monsters will be held accountable...
 

Judy L. (114)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 10:55 pm
Sadly noted. Beautifully stated, Nyack!
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Friday July 13, 2007, 12:00 am
noted nyack,,,thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2007, 5:50 am
PLEASE NOT LET THIS MAN OWN A GUN,POOR DOG PROBLY WORKED HIS OLD BODIE FOR WHAT! BUT IT DOES HAPPEN IN UTAH THE COUNTRY FOLKS HAVE NO REGARD AND IF I CALLED A COP I'D PROBLEY BE THE ONE IN JAIL,
 

Marianna van de Lagemaat (33)
Friday July 13, 2007, 6:31 am
some people need to inflict pain to prove to themselves and others that they are in power. a sad world.
 

Shirley T. (502)
Friday July 13, 2007, 6:46 am
Someone should punch him several times for a revenge and I would love to do that!!
 

Michael Cline (23)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:20 am
i believe when you abuse animals ,you go to jail the same as children you go to jail
no bond you sit and wait until your trial and then go back to jail for the abuse
 

Sherri Dillavou (12)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:44 am
This is sick. I get so tired of hearing about these things. PEOPLE choose to have a pet, the animal does not choose you. I think personally there needs to be a screening process for who can own animals. I also think there should be an "abuse and animal lose your right to own one" law. Punishiment for animal abuse is a joke and should be much harsher.
 

kathryn cook (628)
Friday July 13, 2007, 9:39 am
how cruel
 

Mary H. (47)
Friday July 13, 2007, 12:51 pm
Noted --
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1650)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:19 pm
Poor baby girl!! That's the same as beating up an elderly woman!! I don't know what's WRONG with some people!! The word "pet" is not only a noun it is also a verb and it means "to stroke; to show affection toward." Webster's does NOT define the word "pet" as a punching bag or something to kick. I hope she will be all right....
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:29 pm
Poor baby...I hope she'll be alright!!!
 

Dusty W. (1339)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:39 pm
This is digusting. Jail would be too good for this jerk! Poor baby........
 

Patty H. (90)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:49 pm
Jesus Christ (sorry for the blasphemy) but I have really just f*cking had it with the human race.
 

Nora Bermedo (6)
Friday July 13, 2007, 2:04 pm
Hasta cuando aquellos que se dicen seres humanos siguen maltratando a seres VIVOS , HERMANOS NUESTROS, SÓLO PORQUE SON ANIMALES. Quién es el que no tiene raciocinio? Basta ya de tanta crueldad, todos podemos vivir en el planeta y convivir pacíficamente. Nada cuesta dar un poco de amor a estos seres que dicen que no son racionales, pero que entienden y entregan amor en forma incondicional.PIENSO QUE SON MAS INTELIGENTES QUE AQUELLOS QUE NOS DENOMINAMOS SERES HUMANOS.
 

Radwen T. (574)
Friday July 13, 2007, 2:04 pm
it's painful , thank you simone
 

Kari D. (192)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:05 pm
Noted! Thanks Dusty!
 

Charles C. (160)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:51 pm
Give me just one round in an enlosed ring with this piece of worthless garbage, and he will never hurt an animal again...he would have angles in his arms and legs that did not exist before!!! Sorry for being so graphic, but I am at my boiling point with animal abusers!!! Honestly do not know if I could wait till authorities got there if I saw someone abusing an animal without them feeling my wrath!!
Noted with pain and tears Simone and ty Collen for the forward...
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2007, 5:00 pm
noted & will do what i have to do to try to change the laws ,our sweet animals deserves better then this. for every animal that is abuse by some one that it shows how many sick people we have in our society. & the abuser is not made to be in society.when are the politicians going to have a heart & put these nuts away for a very long time. when it comes to abusing animals & children , older people . its set my heart on fire. how blind are the doctor's when they have to do test on these nuts. why do they close there eyes. and ears. see no evil hear no evil. they are just allowing them to go back into society getting free money & murdering innocent animals & people when it dose not have to be that way plant a seed for justice.
 

Sharon D. (91)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:11 pm
Noted!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:11 pm
noted Simone.Have a great weekend!
 

Jeffrey Allen (148)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:44 pm
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What would this man's punishment be if the poor old dog was an old man or old woman, deaf, blind, and arthritic no less! Let that punishment be HIS punishment!! The "property" status of animals is the baseline here!! Disgraceful!!

Has anyone been able to find out if the poor dog is ok or has been found a loving home???
.
 

Gwen H. (66)
Friday July 13, 2007, 9:31 pm
I will never understand thiss kind of thng. Animals could teach us all patience, tolerance, love and acceptance. I really believe it is man who is the 'Animal.'
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2007, 8:23 am
please sign to support stronger animal laws! and punish the filfthy abuser

http://www.animal-justice.org/petition.html
 

Yan K. (75)
Saturday July 14, 2007, 8:54 am

WHAT A COWARD!

Peace to all
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Saturday July 14, 2007, 9:42 am
What is wrong with people?
 

Lucky Children Astorgues (104)
Saturday July 14, 2007, 12:11 pm
Coward and monster
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2007, 5:28 pm
First and foremost the laws have to be changed it seems and I hope not this monster may not get the full brunt of the law from what I am reading here. He needs to get the same treatment he did to the dog. How barbaric. I don't get it never will how a human can do such cruel inhumane satanic evil things to a elderly animal who can't defend itself. This individual needs first of all never ever to be able to have a animal ever again, spend a lot of time in jail.
 

Elena P. (549)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:58 am
I will never understand some so-called "humans"!!!!
 

Brenda H. (29)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:37 pm
CHANGE THE LAW'S!
 

Evo B. (4)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 3:24 am
disgusting behaviour - what goes around comes around!
 

Merry L. (74)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 11:56 am
Karma-I'm a firm believer! They let anyone have children-and also pets! Pathetic.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 4:41 pm
noted and hoping a--holes like this man disappear from earth
 

Anja M. (85)
Monday September 10, 2007, 7:29 am
NOTED! Thank you for sharing.
 
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