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New Jersey Considers Punishing Adults for Exposing Kids to Cruelty

Animals  (tags: new jersey, cruelty, adults, punishmen t, children, animal welfare, protection )

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The American Humane Association, along with several other humane organizations, has been trying to educate people about the link (pdf) between violence toward animals and violence toward people for years. Children are not only vulnerable as victims of


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Philippa P (154)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 9:10 pm
And so it should be. Exposing children to cruelty and violence is child abuse.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 3:48 am
signed and noted with pleasure! thanks Simone

Jason Green (235)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 11:36 am
Great idea!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 9:25 pm
initiating children into abuse and violence is the perfect training ground for our grown up serial killers....i cannot think of one example (although there may be one or two) who were caught as serial killers and discovered to be from an abusive home where they began at very young ages to harm and kill animals....these are serial killers in the making ..... we insist that adults get licenses/permits for many things...marriage, driving, home repairs, beauticians, and many why is it that our most important job...that of being a parent...can be done by anyone??? how absurd is that...we allow any one to be a parent, to raise children regardless of the harm they may be causing the'm not really a huge supporter of more government in our many ways i think we have too much government in our lives....but we need something better than random chance for children...don't they deserve better than many are getting now??? think about all the people you grew up with...and try to think of those who came from really well adjusted families??? i think most of us would find this difficult...i know i would....we need to do better by our children....

Sundeep Shah (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:19 am

Jeannette A (137)
Friday December 10, 2010, 5:05 am
When children see life treated as disposable, it teaches them a lesson that is hard to unlearn. It teaches them that life is not valuable and that causing pain and injury and even death to others is a proper and even pleasurable way to behave. This should be treated the same way any hate crime is treated... with proper, effective and maximum punishment. We need to send a clear message about how horrible this crime really is.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday December 10, 2010, 10:10 am
I cannot sign and noted, thank you!

Yusif Haway (25)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:15 am
when u put a child to be look by an animal and u go and have a drink that means u are not feat to be parents if i was the presedent of ther united state i will put any parent who dont have time to watch their child but hace time to have sex and comcive the child

Esther Z (94)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:07 pm
Noted and already signed.

Krasimira B (175)
Friday December 10, 2010, 12:37 pm
Good. Noted, thank you Simone.

Ramona Thompson (210)
Friday December 10, 2010, 2:13 pm
Signed. It just makes sense that if a child who witnesses domestic abuse has greater potential to become a spouse or child abuser, that a child who witnesses animal abuse has greater potential to become an animal abuser.

Andrew Butt (84)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 8:53 am

. (1)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 9:08 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Simone.

june bullied (553)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 8:28 am
already signed and noted.

Kathleen B (272)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 1:21 pm
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