Do you think animal abusers should be punished like child abusers ? I knew my Hound had been abused before I got him but didn't realize how bad till I saw the images and talked with the Neurologist. Hang them?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

In my opinion, they should be punished the same way that child abusers are.

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

I absolutely support stiffer laws and consequences .. As a matter of fact .. In my imaginary perfect world, child abusers and animal abusers would NOT go to jail as punishment ... Nope, their punishment would be that they would be released back into society, so the public can hand out their rightful punishment .. Kind of like the "scarlet letter" method. Their crimes would be made public and They would be subject to a lifetime of ridicule and persecution openly in public.

If the public were allowed to deal with them .. They would realize prison would have been a "cake walk" in comparison.

SuperFly Original Profile

I do think so. Sorry about your hound Rooster! Have to be a real low life to do that kind of crap.

Hang them. Yes, hang them by their toenails and pour bleach in their eyes. Lol just having fun.

Skip  Gentry Profile
Skip Gentry answered

Yes, I think they should be punished the same. Anyone who abuses an innocent child or animal deserves to be given the same treatment or worse. Rooster, may I ask how long you had Hunter? Again, I'm sorry for your loss.

Stormy-Lynn Calvert Profile

I say we give them the same treatment they gave the animal. Then we can talk about their punisment. Grrrrrr. I say the same thing for child abusers too! String em up!

dragonfly forty-six Profile

Yes, I feel very strongly about that. Thankfully states are finally passing stiffer penalties for sick people who abuse or neglect animals. I believe that people who abuse or neglect the innocent who rely on others for their care is one of the most heinous crimes one can do.

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dragonfly forty-six
Yes, you sure did. Compassion for the helpless is an indicator of character. You have both in spades my friend. He had a rough start, but because of you his story ended way better than it started. When it gets bad, remember that you always did or tried to do right by him. In my immense grief, that thought gave me comfort in my darkest hours. Every day people make choices, it takes a strong person to always do or try to do the right thing for another on a consistent basis. For me personally it's that commitment that has kept me from having another dog. It is a continuous struggle to balance the thought of giving another one in need a home, and having the heart to love something else in that way. Until I find my heart again, I won't be adopting again. I do not have it in me.
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
Neither do I ! I think I'll just stay alone from now on because I can't take the heartbreak again.
dragonfly forty-six
I understand.
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Absolutely! There is no excuse to hurt any other living being, human or animal. I also believe that however a person abuses an animal the same should be done to them.

I am sorry for your heartbreak, and for all that Hunter was put through. I am one of those "irrational" people who believe we go on to a better place. I believe Hunter is there no longer hurting or in fear. I believe you will get to love on him again.

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

I support laws punishing these heartless evildoers, but I have to ask, where is the line drawn? Not everyone will want to become a vegetarian, if you catch my meaning.

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Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Killing an animal for food is not the same as abusing an animal for sport.
Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Agreed. I dont think animal protection laws are strong enough. But the "processing" of food animals is alarmingly cruel. A line has to be made somewhere.
Fortis Paradise Profile
Fortis Paradise answered

Yes they should, any sort of abuser disgusts me and I hope they get what they deserve.

I just found out about your dog,I'm so sorry for your loss.

Water Nebula Profile
Water Nebula answered

It's....complicated. I hate animal abuse but whatever decides what is considered "abuse" is very flawed. We could stop people hurting dogs, yet I doubt many people would want to end fishing, meat production, and insect genocide despite evidence that these do in fact hurt sentient creatures

Van Sy Profile
Van Sy answered

Broadly speaking, cruelty to animals is the unnecessary and unacceptable suffering or harm inflicted by humans. This definition also applies to Dog Abuse. More specifically, it can also be defined as the hitting, shouting at, or injuring a dog in a particular way. People don’t understand that dogs are living too, and we all need to come together and stop dog abuse. One by one we can all change our ways for the better. Dog abuse is cruel and unacceptable, and it needs to stop. Spread the word. Give awareness over this serious topic and contact local animal shelter. Let the law takes the ruling of those abusive people.

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