Readers' Comments

add comment

Article:

Tue, Apr 21 | By Amy Lieberman | 108

NEW YORK -- Having a firm grasp on animal forensics and toxicology is key to cracking cruelty cases, but sometimes, a lack of veterinary and police training prevents investigators from solving crimes. The University of Florida at Gainesv… more ›

First-Ever Vet Forensics Program to Launch
84 results

1 | 2 |

Micki
Flag

Micki
4 years ago

Wow I was having a hard time deciding on what career I wanted to do. It was between forensics and vet tech and now I may have the answer!
Finding information on this program is hard, though.

Good Point | Reply ›

jackie
Flag

jackie
4 years ago

I.d like to hear how its going

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

again i say i wish z2 would give us and update

Good Point | Reply ›

DevilDawg
Flag

DevilDawg
5 years ago

The more cities involved the better.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

absolutly. i wonder if there has been any progress made

Good Point | Reply ›

Erica M.
Flag

Erica M.
5 years ago

I had never considered the challange in investigating these types of cruelty cases.

Good Point | Reply ›

Nicole F.
Flag

Nicole F.
5 years ago

I am so very happy to hear this! Another step in the right direction to get criminals prosecuted and bring justice to animals suffering needlessly.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lynn
Flag

Lynn
5 years ago

I'm glad they will be doing this, and I sure hope it will help them to find and convict people who are responsible for the deaths of animals....

Good Point | Reply ›

J P.
Flag

J P.
5 years ago

This is great to hear that the forensics that are used to accurately ID perpetrators in person-person crime will be used to find out who is guilty in animal cruelty cases.

Good Point | Reply ›

DevilDawg
Flag

DevilDawg
5 years ago

More advancements. Wonderful to read this.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lynn
Flag

Lynn
5 years ago

I think it's great that they will have better training and such, so they will be able to solve animals crimes better.

Good Point | Reply ›

jackie
Flag

jackie
5 years ago

good, good, good Its about time hopefully they will be able to convict more of the dirt bags. who do harm

Good Point | Reply ›

Diane H.
Flag

Diane H.
5 years ago

Long time coming. This is good news. People want to see their animal cruelty cases prosecuted

Good Point | Reply ›

Jennifer L.
Flag

Jennifer L.
5 years ago

This is interesting!! I wish I had the courage to work in this field. I couldn't handle it emotionally.

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

this is very exciting news. not ony will it help solve crimes against humans but to animals too

Good Point | Reply ›

Kbehrendt
Flag

Kbehrendt
5 years ago

Another thing I'm glad someone is doing, and also glad it's not me. I don't think I could handle comparing burnt fur stuck to the floor of an apartment to a tortured cat's DNA...

Good Point | Reply ›

Kim B.
Flag

Kim B.
5 years ago

This is great news! Hopefully there will be more convictions in animal cruelty cases and more jail time too.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lindsey J.
Flag

Lindsey J.
5 years ago

WOW this is amazing so glad they finally figured out how to do this!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Linda B.
Flag

Linda B.
5 years ago

Great story! Animal abuse is often where serial killers start so this is good news on so many levels.

Good Point | Reply ›

Gail S.
Flag

Gail S.
5 years ago

New York is always much more progressive than the rest of the U.S. They take animal crimes seriously. Most states just give a slap on the wrist to some very cruel animal abuse cases. The punishment needs to match the crime. Forensics is great.

Good Point | Reply ›

Denise L.
Flag

Denise L.
5 years ago

This is great on so many levels...sure wish they came up with this idea sooner!

Good Point | Reply ›

Heather M.
Flag

Heather M.
5 years ago

great idea, hope this program is the first of many

Good Point | Reply ›

a w.
Flag

a w.
5 years ago

awsome program... i wish gainsville was closer to my house

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

this is good in more ways then one. there may be evidence on a pet that may solve another crime as sometimes dogs are killed during another crime

Good Point | Reply ›

Amanda D.
Flag

Amanda D.
5 years ago

This is really good news, hopefully it will be big and this iwll become widespread.

Good Point | Reply ›

katelynn H.
Flag

katelynn H.
5 years ago

I think this is an awesome idea! maybe people will think before there actions...and i hope they will actually have to do more time .

Good Point | Reply ›

Kendalla
Flag

Kendalla
5 years ago

This will be a good thing, but not a job I'd want! Too sad.

Good Point | Reply ›

Stacy H.
Flag

Stacy H.
5 years ago

Sounds great, but when will they change the laws so that these cruel people will actually do hard time instead of a slap on the wrist?

Good Point | Reply ›

Lourie H.
Flag

Lourie H.
5 years ago

This is fantastic and surely needed. Anything to help put animal abusers away.

Good Point | Reply ›

Alvin & Gretchen
Flag

Alvin & Gretchen
5 years ago

Great news.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kris
Flag

Kris
5 years ago

This is great news. I am glad to hear people will have the training needed to investigate animal cruelty as it should be. There is no excuse for cases being dropped because no one has the knowledge needed to follow through; it is wonderful to see this will no longer have to be the case in the future.

Good Point | Reply ›

Brandi O.
Flag

Brandi O.
5 years ago

thank you for telling me I am in school right not for forensic science and I wanted to go for animals to put the scum bags that hurt animals in jail thank you :)

Good Point | Reply ›

Kris
Flag

Kris
5 years ago

I wish you all the success in the world as you pursue this career. I think it will be very rewarding for you if you can help put some of these people who abuse animals behind bars where they belong.

Good Point | Reply ›

Nick & Ashlee K.
Flag

Nick & Ashlee K.
5 years ago

this is awesome! definitely needed!

Good Point | Reply ›

Melissa
Flag

Melissa
5 years ago

I think its a great idea!! I'm so glad they are finally gonna have something to assist in solving cruelty cases. Its so sad to see the cases dropped b

Good Point | Reply ›

Momba
Flag

Momba
5 years ago

What a wonderful idea, and what a great new career field for the young people!

Good Point | Reply ›

Renee M.
Flag

Renee M.
5 years ago

about time!

Good Point | Reply ›

Betty W.
Flag

Betty W.
5 years ago

Great addition to the anti-cruelty units.

Good Point | Reply ›

DEREKDEMANE
Flag

DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I agree.

Good Point | Reply ›

Sue L.
Flag

Sue L.
5 years ago

It's great but sad that there are so many acts of cruelty. Like the ASPCA investigating a burnt cat. Why are there people that are such sissies and monsters that would they do such a horrific thing and enjoy it.

Good Point | Reply ›

Rjlupinskat
Flag

Rjlupinskat
5 years ago

What an awesome move on progress. I wish something like that was offered locally; I'd audit the course just for the information.

Good Point | Reply ›

Norrie
Flag

Norrie
5 years ago

Good idea but unfortunate that it needs to be.

Good Point | Reply ›

Sue L.
Flag

Sue L.
5 years ago

My thoughts exactly!!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Lisa B.
Flag

Lisa B.
5 years ago

I think it is a great idea to have forensics for cruelty cases. Many times our pets pass away and we have no idea what was wrong. There was a time when I was in high school that our dog passed away and we were told it was kidney failure. Then we found out that four other dogs in our neighborhood passed away from the same ailment. It would have been nice if we could have known what caused the kidney failure. We just thought old age, but he was only 10.

Good Point | Reply ›

Judy E.
Flag

Judy E.
5 years ago

BRAVO! IT'S ABOUT TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS PUT INTO ACTION. WHEN I THINK OF ALL THE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THIS COUNTRY, I COULD JUST CRY, IT HURTS SO MUCH. ONCE AGAIN, KUDOS TO THE ASPCA AND UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA!

Good Point | Reply ›

Sue L.
Flag

Sue L.
5 years ago

I feel the same way. I try not to think about it too much or I'd go crazy. I pray to God all the time that it stops. I hug my kitties alot too.

Good Point | Reply ›

Curlyqdina
Flag

Curlyqdina
5 years ago

great idea... if someone could hurt a animal without consequences they will eventually hurt a human being... i think that they should be penalized the same way and if this works i am all for it

Good Point | Reply ›

Traci B.
Flag

Traci B.
5 years ago

Love this article! Forensics can do sooo much, Love the study of Forensics!!! Great program!!! : )

Good Point | Reply ›

Patricia  C.
Flag

Patricia C.
5 years ago

I do know that they learn a lot from animal necropsies. I am sure this is a growing field.

Good Point | Reply ›

Stevecat511
Flag

Stevecat511
5 years ago

This is a wonderful concept! Education is key and we all agree on that. Animal cruelty/neglect cases have grown alarmingly over the years and it would be wonderful to be able to track down all the perpetrators.

Don't get me wrong, I am happy that this is being introduced. However, with the economy as bad as it is and all the budget cuts, I am wondering where the resources are going to come from. The police departments are already strapped as are the court systems. Unless there are some real financial differences made, I don't see how this is going to get off the ground.

There will definitely have to be some reworking of finances and resources and hopefully, animal lovers across America can get this going properly from the beginning. I would hate to see it introduced without real planning and forethought only to have it go downhill because someone forgot to dot the i's and cross the t's!

Good Point | Reply ›

Sheryl J.
Flag

Sheryl J.
5 years ago

Good article and good news. Let's just hope the criminal justice system also steps up and considers animal cruelty cases as important and prosecuters actually use results from a program like this to bring offenders to court.

Good Point | Reply ›

Joyce
Flag

Joyce
5 years ago

what a grea tprogram. Can't wait to see it work to help animals

Good Point | Reply ›

daryl b.
Flag

daryl b.
5 years ago

and a way not to have it as expensive as human so that they will do it

Good Point | Reply ›

Kelly
Flag

Kelly
5 years ago

This sounds like an excellent program & we definitely need trained people to help solve these crimes. Now we need the laws to change & back up the science so we can keep these monsters off the streets.

Good Point | Reply ›

Stevecat511
Flag

Stevecat511
5 years ago

I agree, Kelly! And the resources and funding too!

Good Point | Reply ›

lorraine B.
Flag

lorraine B.
5 years ago

i agree,very well said

Good Point | Reply ›

di
Flag

di
5 years ago

I hope that the animal law program now in operation at Tulsa University helps keep this program moving forward, and that OSU helps on the band wagon.

Good Point | Reply ›

1 | 2 |

Add Your Comment

Already have an account? Log in now for faster commenting or Join Zootoo

 

You might also enjoy:

Top Stories

We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›

Helping Pet Rescues is Good For Business

Advertisement

Advertisement