Once cruelty or animal fighting charges are filed, it can be several months or even longer before the criminal case is resolved-either by a plea bargain or by a trial. During this time, the animal victims who were taken into custody must be housed, fed and provided with veterinary care.
Humane societies, shelters and SPCAs that take on the care of animals seized in cruelty cases face often daunting financial hardship. The fiscal burden is particularly acute when a case involves seizure of large numbers of animals.
Unable to shoulder this cost alone, many shelters are compelled to limit the assistance they can offer. This in turn creates an obstacle to effective enforcement of cruelty and fighting laws. If there is no place for the seized animals to go, law enforcement is less likely to do the seizure in the first place. We demand that it is time to make stricter animal abuse laws and harsher sentences. Mr President, it is your duty as a humanitarian to work for a better tomorrow for those who have been our loyal friends.
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The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity....
The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion in the only guarantee of morality."
― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
I ask that, we the people recognize that animals are not a commodity ..Tory Welsh