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Q: Why do people who abuse or kill their pets get such little jail time?

October 1, 2008 | By Sexychocolate | 11 answers | Expired: 2010 days ago

Killing a human you could get life why only two years for killing or seriously injuring a pet or animal.

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kathy m.
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Oct 14, 2008

you are lucky if someone gets 2 years or even 2 months in my town...and its happened a lot...we had a man here who tortured and then smashed a min pin and the police didnt do anything untill he went off on them and threatened their families...they shrugged it off and said it was the alcohol talking.

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melissa f.
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Oct 05, 2008

The system is getting there. Over recent years, more abusers and killers have incresingly done jail time. Aware that the slight increse is not enough, with our continued support and interest, things can get better. With the support of media and local citizens, we can help keep abuse down by spreading the word of abusers not only in the courtroom, but in homes everywhere. With media coverage and household communication, knowledge of animal abuse and control may be gained.

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Julie Kay S.
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Oct 02, 2008

Because this horror has not happened to the beloved pet of a judge yet. When that happens, things will change

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Nelson M.
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Oct 01, 2008

Unfortunately, animals are considered property.

I will guarantee that any person who kills animals for fun is a psychopath.

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Vmagal1
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Oct 01, 2008

Apparently some believe that animals lives are expendable. What the system doesn't understand is that those who kill animals purposely usually aren't that far off from harming a human being. If you read about serial killers they almost all started off torturing animals. Sometimes I wish there were vigilante groups that would handle the justice of these abused animals....grrr!

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Jennifer G.
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Oct 01, 2008

Thats what I want to know! It seems like the courts would rather see money a lot of the time than have the offender actually serve jail time. It stinks.

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Gina Z.
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Oct 01, 2008

They seem to be getting alittle stricter than before on animal abusers, but not enough!! They just don't seem to consider the life of a animal is just as important than a human.

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PJ W.
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Oct 01, 2008

Because the legislation is weak. They have no voice without us and, quite frankly, we need to be louder. It is my hope and prayer that since they are beginning to realize that pretty much all serial killers start with animals the laws will get stricter. I sure hope so. What people do to animals is sickening and I'm sure we would see less of it if they got more than a slap on the wrist. Those people are cowards and if they thought they might really get in trouble it just might stop some of them or slow them down at least.

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Cvang25
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Oct 01, 2008

in my opinion for the people in the court, animal are not a concern to the society. i just think that people dont see it as a concern or a harm to our society. i just think that the court system is just cazy because a person could molest a child and get jail time, but a person who is caught selling drugs get even a harsher punishment.

but then again,

you might wanna think about their records...


overall, that is a good question.

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Diane
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Oct 01, 2008

In a nutshell? Some people don't have the guts to stand up & say this is unacceptable. Until enough people actually say ENOUGH this slap on the wrist epidemic will continue. We are the voice of the animals & others would rather sit on the sidelines & wait for change rather than MAKE the change.
Great question : ).

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